The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High

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The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High

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The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High

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With banners up in the air, a diverse group of students, teachers, parents and alumni rally to end racism. On June 14, 2020, more than 1,000 people marched from West High campus onto the streets of Clayton Road and Baxter Road before an 8 minute, 46 second moment of silence at West Middle School in memory of George Floyd. “Im proud of our students and the Parkway community, for their maturity, ability to speak up when they see something wrong and challenging us to do more and do better,” Dr. Charlotte Ijei, the districts Director of Pupil Personnel and Diversity said.

Equity Task Force discusses the next steps for diversity and inclusion

Raj Jaladi, Multimedia Editor May 4, 2022

Two summers ago, an announcement from Superintendent Dr. Keith Marty concerning racism and hate speech in social media posts announced the formation of the Equity Task Force. The task force's purpose was...

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander month, our editorial explores the implications of the model minority myth, the role the education system has played in perpetuating it and our responsibility to take steps in the right direction.

Unraveling the myth of the model minority

Pathfinder Editorial Board May 31, 2021

The model minority myth characterizes Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) as a successful, prosperous, intelligent monolith, capable of anything and subject to equality. It’s characterized as...

At the monthly food distribution in April, food pantry volunteers pass out dates and halal chicken to Muslim families. The pantry altered its previously biased practices to better serve all who receive pantry services. “The observance of Ramadan prompted my thought process and helped the light bulb to go off in my head,” Food Pantry Director Diance Peterson said. “Im hoping we can continue to offer halal meat at every distribution.

Food pantry grapples with inequitable practices

Ulaa Kuziez, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

The food pantry recently had a reckoning with its practices and services. In April, for the first time, there was zabiha-halal meat and dates distributed to Muslim families observing Ramadan. Diane Peterson,...

This photo illustration represents tokenism, when Black and Indigeninous People of Color (BIPOC) and other minorities are used as a token of diversity because of their race or ethnicity.

The word “people” comes first in the term “people of color”

Brinda Ambal, Opinions Editor December 16, 2020

As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to have a profound effect on the way we think about representation, we have taken it upon ourselves to “increase diversity.”  We read the word “diversity”...

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