Lined up on the brick wall behind the baseball field, fans and younger players sit and watch varsity defeat CBC 16-6, Wednesday, March 31. The team rallied for eight runs in an explosive fifth inning, leading to an inevitable mercy-rule finish after five innings. “The student section at baseball games was really laid back and a lot of fun as we talked about the game more and explained certain situations to people who were confused or interested in learning,” senior fan Carson McCormack said. “The fans were able to be around the great weather and talk with friends.”

No spectator regulations leads to huge fan turnout at varsity baseball games

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer 2 days ago

Varsity baseball has started their season with seven wins and one loss, their best start since 2006 when the team finished 14-10. A big difference between this year and years past? Fan turnout. Because...

Photo illustration of a family with COVID-19 quarantining in separate rooms.

Living with COVID-19

Addie Gleason, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

Turning on the news, you are greeted by reporters reciting recent statistics about COVID-19. Hospitals care for an endless amount of patients as they start to overflow. Stickers carefully placed six feet...

Celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights, senior Anjali Patnana poses with her family. Patnana practices Hinduism, and Diwali is a big celebration with family. “Diwali is so much fun, it’s nice [to spend time] with family,” Patnana said.

Goodbye for now: senior Anjali Patnana reflects on being separated from her family

Gabrielle Oliver, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

It was a warm night in Mumbai, India. All of senior Anjali Patnana’s family was gathered around at the conclusion of her family’s annual trip to India in summer 2019, saying their goodbyes. Wiping...

Engaging in her online Honors English II class in the first quarter, sophomore Hannah Wagner searches to find the perfect word to add to her essay. With the first half of the school year being online, it was a different experience to do school work from her home. “I definitely think working at home was more enjoyable because I felt more comfortable writing at home,” Wagner said.

From private to public: Hannah Wagner joins the sophomore class in the middle of a pandemic

Sam Hipp, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

Walking into her first day of school on Jan. 19, sophomore Hannah Wagner found herself at a new home after previously attending Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill school. Being her second first-day, Wagner was...

Principal Jeremy Mitchell measures the distance between desks to aid in contact tracing. After measuring the desks, Mitchell gave the information to Assistant Principal Kate Piffel, who used seating charts to determine close contacts. “Dr. Mitchell measures the desks to see how far apart they are because if they are within six feet [there is a] 98% chance that those students are going to have to quarantine if they're that close to another student,” Piffel said.

Behind the scenes of COVID-19 contact tracing

Ellie West, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Assistant Principal Kate Piffel sits at her desk, a phone balanced next to her ear. An overstuffed black binder lays open on her desk and she reads something from it, listening thoughtfully to the response...

Senior Katie Ferbet signs her national letter of intent to commit to Saint Mary’s College of California Nov. 13. Ferbet had narrowed down her decision to about three schools before she made her final choice. “Once I decided, I told the coach ‘I want to accept your offer’ and that's where I am now. I definitely felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders,” Ferbet said.

College sports recruiting during COVID-19

Ellie West, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

The process to play college sports is a difficult one, with strict rules and limited windows of opportunity for interested students. With new cases topping 300,000 Jan. 8, the COVID-19 pandemic is the...

The Towsends orchestrated a Venmo challenge in which they raised money for a restaurant server.

The Townsends’ big breakfast tip

Fatema Rehmani, Conceptual Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2021

From a simple post on Facebook, to a collection of $550, Math teacher Jason Townsend and his wife, Parkway North English teacher Valerie Townsend, made the day of the woman who served them breakfast at...

Senior Sri Jaladi helps a member of City Hope Shelter register for a COVID-19 vaccine notification. Jaladi has been conducting COVID-19 safety workshops at City Hope since the onset of the pandemic. “Even though people wear masks and their cots are spaced six feet apart [in the City Hope Shelter], social-distancing is not completely feasible in congregate shelters,” Jaladi said.

As COVID-19 vaccine rolls out, senior Sri Jaladi launches a notification drive for the unhoused and the uninsured

Pathfinder Staff January 21, 2021

Ten months into the pandemic, the long-awaited vaccine to combat the virus is finally here. On Dec. 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA)...

According to data from the Dec. 21 Parkway Board of Education meeting, in-school exposure to COVID-19 has resulted in at least 234 staff quarantines and positive cases, each one represented by a dot in the above image.

Parkway needs to listen to its educators

Tyler Kinzy, Managing Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2021

Consider the Parkway School District’s four-pronged strategy to ensure staff safety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Creating objective measurement systems that are third-party verified to measure...

Math teacher Christy Moellering displays her statement earrings.

Christy Moellering

Leah Schroeder and Mira Nalbandian December 22, 2020

How has virtual school changed your style?  “Virtual school has definitely changed my style. [During virtual school] I wear comfy pants, hoodies, and no shoes every day. All first quarter, I also...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High