The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


Throughout the year, the Pathfinder has welcomed an excellent addition of new stories to our site. Certain stories have especially caught viewers’ and writers’ eyes: take a look at this year’s extraordinary articles in the 2023-2024 Pathfinder Wrapped.

2023-2024 Pathfinder Wrapped

Pathfinder Editorial Board May 30, 2024

All good things must eventually come to an end, and as the 2023-2024 school year finally draws its curtains closed, students reflect on all the memories that they forged this year. Likewise, it’s time...

With spring blossoming and hundreds of beauty products on the market, picking products for your needs can be a daunting process. But spring is the perfect opportunity to experiment with hair care and makeup products, marking a transformation into the new season.

In full bloom

Lia Emry, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

Spring into haircare products Dream Coat Supernatural Spray by Color Wow  — $28 This anti-frizz hair care product, formulated by hairstylist Chris Appleton — famed for his work, particularly...

“I waste just as much time on school as I do just stressing about it,” sophomore Nidhisha Pejathaya said.

Asking for a friend podcast EP. 1: “Student Stress”

Samir Shaik and Gianna Lionelli April 10, 2023

[A PHONE RINGS] VOICE OF SOPHOMORE NIDHISHA PEJATHAYA: I feel like stress itself, it drags me behind. VOICE OF JUNIOR ANGIE REN: I would say school does cause a lot of stress in my life, especially...

Junior Lia Emry poses with her long-lost sister over fall break, brought together by the DNA testing kit 23andMe.

How DNA testing brought two sisters together

Lia Emry, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

At 9 months, I sat in my mom's arms and drank from a bottle. My grandparents and aunt traveled to China to help my mom. On Oct. 31, 2006, my mom adopted me in Chongqing. In November 2006, after three flights...

The Pathfinder has posted hundreds of stories throughout the 2021-2022 school year for the community to read. These stories are this year’s fan favorites, from bachelorette shows to wacky traditions.

Pathfinder “fan favorites” of the 2021-2022 school year

Addie Gleason, Managing Editor in Chief June 2, 2022

The school year is coming to an end. Lockers are cleared out, friends are saying goodbye and everyone’s cramming to get their missing assignments turned in. Amid yet another atypical school year, students...

Sophomores Lia Emry, Angie Ren, Kayden Senseney and Serena Liu (bottom row, left to right) discuss their favorite competing athletes, Chloe Kim, Nathan Chen and Eileen Gu (top row, left to right), in the Winter Olympics.
(“Mascot Ceremony of Freestyle skiing – Womens Halfpipe at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics in Lausanne on 20 January 2020.”b y Martin Rulsch. “Nathan Chen at the 2018 Internationaux de France - Awarding ceremony” by David W. Carmichael.  “Gold medallist Chloe Kim during the victory ceremony of the Womens Snowboard Slopestyle at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.” by IOC Young Reporters. All photos used under Creative Commons Licenses.)

Asian American Olympians break through stereotypes during the Winter Olympics

Emma Herrmann, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

After being told to go back to China or receiving racist messages online, Asian American athletes excelled in the international Winter Olympics Games. Americans celebrated two highly talented Olympians...

Sophomore Lia Emry and her sister Jadyn Duczman smile in pictures that they’ve exchanged. The sisters have been sending photos back and forth on social media. “We look alike. We’re definitely not twins, but we do have some similar features,” Emry said.

Sisters separated: sophomore Lia Emry discovers biological sister

Leah Schroeder, Managing Editor in Chief September 10, 2021

After she was abandoned at birth, sophomore Lia Emry was adopted from China when she was just nine months old. At the age of eight, Emry took a 23andme DNA test to learn more about her ancestry and this...

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