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


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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