The official freshman guide to a Homecoming week

Now graduated senior Will Schuchardt cheers as he emcees the 2018 Homecoming pep rally.

Zoe Deyoung, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

Nerves and excitement build as Homecoming week quickly approaches. We all know what it feels like to be a freshman, unsure of what is going on, especially when it comes to upholding the traditions the week brings. This list encompasses tips for surviving–and thriving–during a Parkway West Homecoming week....

Out with the old and in with the new: the tradition of Homecoming Court

Waiting for the announcement of the Homecoming Queen, the 2017 Homecoming court sits in the gym during the fall pep rally.

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn

September 27, 2018

Between the football game, dance, Powder Puff, spirit week and other festivities, the traditions of Homecoming week are greatly celebrated and anticipated. However, are all of these high school traditions still right for our students? Despite Homecoming Court originating as a welcoming event for al...

Players get pumped for powder puff

Senior Caroline Shaw paints a banner for the senior team for the powder puff game. She views the game as a fun memory and community-building experience. “I was super excited [to play] and I honestly signed up the first day that forms got handed out,” Shaw said.

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

October 12, 2017

The annual face-off between junior and senior girls known as the powder puff game is a cornerstone tradition of homecoming week. Generally, the seniors win the game, and the class of 2018 hopes to keep the tradition alive. “As a grade we’re pretty close-knit I would say, and so that’s to our...

Burger battle ensues at Circle 7

Juniors came up with their burger, the 'Guac my Socks off'.

Mary Moriarity

September 13, 2016

Circle 7, owned and operated by two West families, the Ferretti’s and the Coy’s,  collaborated with the school in a burger battle competition, an inter-grade contest in which each class designs and sells a gourmet burger at Circle 7. The contest formally begins on Sept. 7, and anyone can supp...

Homecoming floor decorations kick off Homecoming Week

The senior lockerbay is decorated with long strands of butcher paper and streamers.

Sydney Kinzy

September 12, 2016

On Sunday Sept. 11, freshmen through seniors gathered in their respective hallways to decorate for their class themes from 3 to 7 p.m. Freshmen decorated the music hall with their desert theme. Sophomores transformed their corner of the school into a winter wonderland. Juniors took over the art foyer...

Week of Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

Senior quarterback Megan Loaney used the

Mary Galkowski, Photographer, Staff Writer

October 6, 2015

NewsChannel 5 interviewed Alex Rossi in the library on Oct. 2 about the Pathfinder article about him.

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