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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

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

Typing on her laptop, Shah looks over the work she has done. Her research surrounds ophthalmology, and she has worked with graduate students studying the effect of the eclipse on retinas. “I got involved because my dad got me in contact with a few people, but then I reached out to more people at [Washington University] to see if I could help them work,” Shah said.

Sabrina Bohn, Managing EiC Intern

March 5, 2018

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

Horn poses with her husband, her son Braydon and her daughter Mylah at Quail Ridge Park in Wentzville, MO. “I am married [to] a teacher and coach, and [we] have two kids,

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

January 9, 2018

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

Standing by a tent while camping, math teacher Michelle Meers poses by her dog, Meeko.

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

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

At 6:45 a.m., freshman Natalie Butler prepares for her Honors Geometry final.

Claire Dreller, Staff Writer

May 9, 2016

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

Math teacher Patrick Mooney rushes results and awards to the students after the test.

Shannon Anderson, Conceptual EiC Intern

November 7, 2015

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

Awardees standing on risers applaud as President Obama enters the room. There were 108 awardees this year, all teachers of secondary math or science classes.

Emily Dickson, Conceptual EiC Intern

October 23, 2015

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


Pie for Pi

Pie for Pi

Allison Wills, Staf Writer

April 3, 2015

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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