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Mu Alpha Theta sells donuts for Every Child’s Hope

Mu Alpha Theta sells donuts for Every Child’s Hope

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer

August 14, 2018


Filed under News

This summer, the West community rallied to raise money for Every Child’s Hope (ECH), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the well-beings of young people, through a gofundme page. To supplement the donations already raised, Mu Alpha Theta is hosting a fundraiser Aug. 22 before school. ...

Sophomore Anjali Shah follows her passion for STEM through research projects

Sophomore Anjali Shah follows her passion for STEM through research projects

Sabrina Bohn, Managing EiC Intern

March 5, 2018


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While most students dread the thought of writing a research paper, sophomore Anjali Shah got a head start on her future last fall by writing a textbook passage about ophthalmology and an informational article on retinas. To do this, Shah worked with graduate students training to become retina doctors from a...

Getting to know math and Personal Finance teacher Andrea Horn

Getting to know math and Personal Finance teacher Andrea Horn

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

January 9, 2018


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What got you interested in teaching? “I can’t say there was anything in particular. I played teacher/school as a kid. I think it was just always a passion and dream of mine.” What class(es) do you teach? “Geometry A and Personal Finance.” Is this your first year teaching? “...

Learn more about math teacher Michelle Meers

Learn more about math teacher Michelle Meers

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


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Pathfinder: What got you interested in teaching? Meers: “When I first decided to become a teacher, it was because I simply wanted to do something that involved math, and teaching seemed like the best option. Once I started student teaching and working with kids, I realized that I am interested in...

Mohammad Hadij offers an alternative to traditional tutoring

Mohammad Hadij offers an alternative to traditional tutoring

Claire Dreller, Staff Writer

May 9, 2016


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Hadji, Nayak, and Zhao created the tutoring program at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, and Hadji noticed attendance has increased as finals draw nearer.

West students win junior team title at Excellence in Mathematics competition

West students win junior team title at Excellence in Mathematics competition

Shannon Anderson, Conceptual EiC Intern

November 7, 2015


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In grade-level math teams, 27 students participated in the Excellence in Mathematics Contest, at Forest Park Community College, on Nov. 7. Despite not sending the maximum of 10 students per grade, the teams placed in three out of four divisions, with the junior class taking home the first place title. ...

Math teacher Ruth Knop sets a National precedent for teaching

Math teacher Ruth Knop sets a National precedent for teaching

Emily Dickson, Conceptual EiC Intern

October 23, 2015


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Ruth Knop, who teaches Algebra II and Honors Precalculus at West, met President Obama when she was honored with a Presidential Award for Mathematics Teaching this summer.

Math teacher Patrick Mooney reflects on his Jeopardy experience

Math teacher Patrick Mooney reflects on his Jeopardy experience

Kathryn Harter, Staff Writer

October 6, 2015


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https://soundcloud.com/pwestpub/math-teacher-patrick-mooney-reflects-on-his-jeopardy-experience

Pie for Pi

Pie for Pi

Allison Wills, Staf Writer

April 3, 2015


Filed under Photos, Snapshot

Senior Nicole Maurer serves pie in honor of Pi Day, Mar. 14. The math department and members of Mu Alpha Theta (math honors society) sold pie on this geometrical date as a way to fundraise for math contests and supplies, raising $1200. “We had to put all the pie on plates and make sure they were all...

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