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From students to published authors: Creative Writing 2 will host E-book release launch party at the Wolf Cafe

From students to published authors: Creative Writing 2 will host E-book release launch party at the Wolf Cafe

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019


Filed under News

In a frenzy to finish before their deadline, the Creative Writing 2 class logs hours that will result in a published E-book on the Amazon Kindle Store. Amazon’s self-publishing program, Kindle Direct Publishing, will help students enrolled in Creative Writing 2 achieve their goals of becoming published...

Seniors Kinza Awais and Hira Khan share students’ stories of immigration

Seniors Kinza Awais and Hira Khan share students’ stories of immigration

Sabrina Bohn, Deputy Managing EiC

December 10, 2018


Filed under Features

While most students would groan at the thought of an English project, seniors Kinza Awais and Hira Khan used the opportunity to address a topic they care about by creating a video raising awareness about immigration through students’ personal stories. “I wanted to do something I was really ...

Students facilitate the creation of a National English Honors Society chapter

Students facilitate the creation of a National English Honors Society chapter

Maria Newton

May 17, 2018


Filed under News

For the first time ever, a National English Honors Society (NEHS) chapter is being created. Sophomore Gabe Davis is heading the task of establishing the chapter. The process began in February when Davis realized that applications for Mu Alpha Theta and the other honors societies were coming out, but...

Senior Ann Truka advances in Poetry Out Loud competition

Senior Ann Truka advances in Poetry Out Loud competition

Carly Anderson, Conceptual EiC Intern

March 7, 2018


Filed under News

After four years of competing in Poetry Out Loud [POL], senior Ann Truka placed first in the St. Louis Regional Competition and has qualified to perform at the state competition in Jefferson City, Mo. March 8. “I was really hoping to win the school competition this year because I thought it'd be cool to win again as...

English teacher Taylor Rose returns to West

English teacher Taylor Rose returns to West

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Pathfinder: What got you interested in teaching? Rose: “I have always wanted to be a teacher, as so many empowering women in my family have served as teachers. From playing school with my cousins as a child to working in various educational experiences in the community, I knew that I wanted to d...

Neverland: A day in the life

Neverland: A day in the life

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under A&E

Everyone has heard the story of Peter Pan. We’ve heard the story about the boy who never grew up and his lost boys who will never grow old, the story of pirates, indians, mermaids and fairies, the tale of magic. In this spin off of Peter Pan entitled Unhooked, Lisa Maxwell creates a different kin...

Students and teachers are effected by fake news epidemic

Students and teachers are effected by fake news epidemic

Claire Smout

January 26, 2017


Filed under News

With 2016 being a presidential election year and 2.3 billion active social media users increasing, fake news has never been more prominent. “I have only encountered fake news on social media. I typically see people sharing and posting things that are clearly not true and asserting them as fact,” Engli...

Throwback Thursday: Casey Holland, English teacher

Throwback Thursday: Casey Holland, English teacher

Kjell Hagen, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016


Filed under People of West, Photos, Throwback Thursday

Pathfinder: Where did you go to high school? Holland: I went to Diamond High School, a small high school in Southwest Missouri by Joplin, MO. How was high school similar/different to high school now? This high school is way bigger than my high school where I graduated with 40 kids in my entir...

Week of Jan. 12-16

Week of Jan. 12-16

Mary Galkowski, Staff Writer, Photographer

January 19, 2016


Filed under Features

After doing a photoshoot at Shi Studios, the photographer wanted juniors Grace Folkins and Clay Bierk to meet with an agent and do another shoot in NYC on Friday, Jan. 15.

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