Chopping the competition: senior boys compete in high-stakes cook-off

Seniors Stephen Zhao, Andrew Li, Caleb Canatoy, Joaquin Rendon and Noah Wright work in teams to create tasty dishes for a cooking competition, judged by seniors Maria Newton and Harper Stewart. The boys, also including seniors Tony Galanti, Paul Gipkhin and Umer Mallick, raced against the clock and each other to avoid the losers’ punishment of having some hair waxed off. “Having a friendly competition drove me to try my hardest so that my friends could be impressed,” Li said.

Maria Newton, Features Section Editor

May 8, 2019

The stove was hot and the kitchen began filling with smoke. Eight senior boys ran frantically about the small space in search of utensils and ingredients. Two senior girls, Maria Newton and Harper Stewart, hosted a cooking competition based on the television series “Chopped” April 13 to help the senior boy...

Color guard wins prestigious award

Senior Noelle McGuire waves her color guard flags in the air at the Jaguar Pride Marching invitational. The competition was the marching band’s last, and took place this Saturday. Color guard walked away having been awarded “Best Auxiliary,” which has not happened in a long time.

Dani Fischer, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017

Saturdays are usually reserved for sleeping in, hanging out with friends, and catching up on sleep. This Saturday, however, the marching band earned the Best Auxiliary Award at the Jaguar Pride Marching Invitational, as well as Best Visual and second place in their division. “When you go to a competition...

Longhorns compete against bands from across the nation

Marching band competes at Lafayette High School on Sept. 24.

Bridget Noonan, Sports Writer

November 5, 2016

Bands traveled in from Colorado, Ohio, Texas, Minnesota, Illinois, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Kansas, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Arkansas and Nebraska to participate.

Boys cross-country speeds up the season with Brooks Memphis Twilight Invitational

Rounding a corner in the wooded section of the Parkway Central course, junior Matyas Csiki-Fejer leads the varsity boys pack.

Emily Dickson

September 2, 2016

With multiple personal course records at the Parkway Quad on Aug. 27, and a varsity score split unrivaled by any team last year, coaches are considering the Parkway West boys cross country team a strong contender for the state title. The team's next stop is Memphis, TN. The boy’s varsity cross c...

Student musicians compete at State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival

Seniors Hannah Brauer and Jordan Beveridge practice for Ed Sandheindrich's Symphonic Orchestra Ensemble.

Jacob Cupps, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016

On April 30, more than 30 music students will perform in the state competition at Mizzou.

Dinky data tables

Kumar presents his research to the board during the judging panel. The young computer programmer had to face two rounds of rigorous judging before being awarded second place.

Emily Dickson, Conceptual EiC Intern

March 28, 2016

Evidently, Parkway doesn’t see its students like scientists in their science fair. The narrow judging rubric treats science like a one-size-fits-all equation, when in reality, the most successful and ground breaking projects often develop not as rigid experiments, but as ideas, inventions and cumulative research.

Student dancers reach the high barre of excellence

Student dancers reach the high barre of excellence

Emily Dickson, Conceptual EiC Intern

November 16, 2015

Four West students share their dance experience in individual interviews with the Pathfinder.

A new experience

A new experience

Sohia McMorrow, Staff Writer

April 2, 2015

Freshman Anna Chen poses on the skydeck of the Willis Tower, the tallest building in the country. On March 26-29, Chen attended the orchestra and choir field trip to compete in the Worldstrides’ Heritage Performance in Chicago. “I didn’t think that I would be nervous but when we got on the stage...

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