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  • The last day to add a class is Jan. 16. Please start finalizing your schedule to fulfill your graduation requirements. Have a good semester!

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Blue Brew off to a strong start

Blue Brew off to a strong start

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

October 3, 2018


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After surveying student opinions, executing a week-long soft opening in the spring and working on improvements, Blue Brew officially launched Aug. 20. Located in the main lobby and open from 6:40 to 7:20 a.m. daily, the coffee shop is run by the Blue Brew Crew, made up of seniors Erin Clay, Aliso...

Earth Sciences camp inspires junior Lauren Beard to pursue Meteorology

Earth Sciences camp inspires junior Lauren Beard to pursue Meteorology

Maria Newton, Features Editor

September 5, 2018


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Junior Lauren Beard visited an atmospheric and Earth sciences camp at the University of Wisconsin (UW) over the summer to further her knowledge of meteorology. “I’ve just found myself drawn to [meteorology],” Beard said. “I’ve always found it really interesting how [different events around...

Parkway drops contract with Scantron® testing

Parkway drops contract with Scantron® testing

Pathfinder Editorial Board

November 30, 2017


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The question on everyone’s minds after learning about the latest Parkway policy change: How are we going to replace the gap that Scantrons® leave in our hearts–I mean, educational system? In line with Parkway’s mission and goals, teachers have been utilizing more performance events to test stud...

Health careers field trip takes students to Mercy Hospital

Health careers field trip takes students to Mercy Hospital

Carly Anderson, Managing EiC Intern

October 31, 2017


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Instead of sitting through periods two through four like your typical Friday morning, 15 students attended the Mercy Health Careers field trip along with dozens of other local high schools on Oct. 20 to learn about a variety of available health care careers. “As soon as I walked in and saw the trauma...

#ASKPWESTTEACHERS – Back to School Edition

#ASKPWESTTEACHERS – Back to School Edition

Kristin Priest, Staff Writer

August 25, 2017


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The Parkway West Pathfinder sits down with teachers, Patrick Mooney, Taylor Rose, and Peggy Dunsworth, to ask questions about the hustle and bustle of the 'back to school' weeks.

Parkway alumnus Christine Allen’s mission to end human trafficking

Parkway alumnus Christine Allen’s mission to end human trafficking

Bennett Davis, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


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Christine Allen, a Parkway alumni, founded Ark of the Rainbow in 2009 with the goal of stopping human trafficking. “What I realized during my time in India was that trafficking was a symptom of extreme poverty.  It’s impossible to end human trafficking without addressing the root cause and ...

How to limit cell phone use in the classroom

How to limit cell phone use in the classroom

Wonsang Lee, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


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The only way to solve the cell phone distraction is by having teachers’ involvement, with more than a warning. To keep student use of phones under control, teachers should establish their own rules and punishments, as it gives both teachers and students a voice in creating the classroom cell phone rules.

Meet the Parkway school board election candidates

Meet the Parkway school board election candidates

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn

April 3, 2017


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Three seats on Parkway’s school board of education are up for election on April 4, where two incumbents will be facing nine other candidates. The candidates include Debbie Hopper and Chris Jacob, who previously served three year terms, in addition to Robert Gore, AnnMarie Puhan, Peter Meisinger, Matthew Ec...

Sophomore Meghan Beckmann travels with Kiwanis International Japan Exchange Program

Sophomore Meghan Beckmann travels with Kiwanis International Japan Exchange Program

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017


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After her first year in Key Club (formerly COW), sophomore Meghan Beckmann is taking advantage of its opportunities and is on her way to Japan this June. “I just became involved in Key Club,” Beckmann said. “I thought it would be a good opportunity to get involved because it’s easy hours...

Why students need to go green and respect the community

Why students need to go green and respect the community

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017


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Over the past five years, through both my sister and I’s involvement at West, it’s been fairly obvious to me that our school cares a lot about its community. Whether sports teams are honoring those affected by cancer, classes are raising money for charities or students just show appreciation for our school, we d...

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