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


A leaked initial draft of the Supreme Court of the United States majority opinion included a call to overturn 1973 landmark case Roe v. Wade. Image used under Creative Commons Licenses.

BREAKING: Student responses to SCOTUS leak on possible Roe v. Wade overturn

Pathfinder Editorial Board May 4, 2022

CONTENT WARNING: The following article mentions abortion, sex, rape, sexual assault and incest due to the nature of the topic. Monday, May 2, at 8:32 p.m., POLITICO released an initial draft of the...

President Joe Biden and  Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds fail to address educational issues in the 2022 State of the Union Address and the Republican rebuttal respectively.

The State of our Schools

Brinda Ambal, Conceptual Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2022

Wednesday night, I happened upon social studies teacher Zaven Nalbandian’s secret surprise extra credit assignment to analyze both the State of the Union address and the Republican Party’s rebuttal....

Freshman Sabrina Urdaneta and her friends pose in front of her house in Cuba. The house was where Urdaneta lived before she left for America, close to the city of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. “All of the walls were rusty and the tiles were falling off. The floor was dirty, but in Cuba - where I lived - my house was considered a really nice house which is crazy to think about, coming to the United States and seeing what a house here looks like,” Urdaneta said.

Año nuevo, vida nueva

Elizabeth Franklin, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

Most people in America would think a pink toothbrush printed with beaming, blushing Disney princesses on the side is nothing out of the ordinary. Most people wouldn’t think twice about seeing a new electric...

Science teacher Paul Hage points to his Smartboard in the middle of a lecture. Hage feels that topics in the subject that he teaches, specifically in his biology classes, have become increasingly relevant in recent years during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I think that science can be really relevant. Different people might have different opinions [about science],” Hage said.

Behind the Biases

Leah Schroeder, Managing Editor in Chief January 5, 2022

American politics have rarely been as contentious as they are today; the mere mention of a political sway can sound alarms for many. However, for some individuals, the restrictions surrounding the discussion...

No matter who is in office, the similarities between Republicans and Democrats remain true as politicians fail to enact impactful policies.

Democrats are failing to deliver, but you shouldn’t be surprised

Mira Nalbandian, Managing Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2021

Ten months into President Joe Biden’s term, America seems to be stuck in place. When Biden won the presidency last November, despite Donald Trump’s baseless claims otherwise, many liberals let out...

Politicization is tearing our nation apart due to its deep roots in our society.

Stop making everything political

Leah Schroeder, Managing Editor in Chief December 2, 2021

Stop Making Everything Political We’ve all heard the age-old advice to avoid talking politics at the dinner table. But in an age when everything seems to be political, what is there left to talk about?...

As Joe Biden’s approval numbers continue to plummet, does our school feel the same way?

Biden’s performance: Analysis from a student perspective

Thomas Bruns, Opinions/A&E Editor November 15, 2021

I’m sure you’ve probably seen the countless articles on CNN or Fox about President Joe Biden’s plummeting approval rating. Between a botched Afghanistan military withdrawal, an immigration crisis...

A photo illustration featuring a transgender symbol and the transgender flag colors.

Transgender healthcare bans become a transparent threat

Mira Nalbandian, Entertainment Editor April 28, 2021

American legislature has a dark history of targeting trans people. Whether it be “bathroom bills” which try to keep trans people from using the bathroom with the gender identity they belong to, or...

Student Delegates meet with Dr. Anthony Fauci during the week-long United States Senate Youth Program to discuss the pandemic and the government’s response. Jaladi also met with Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court to discuss the appointment process. “The United States Youth Senate program is an incredible experiential learning opportunity for students interested in government and politics to get a deeper understanding of our government and its functions,” Jaladi said.

The future of politics: senior Sri Jaladi and the United States Senate Youth Program

Ellie West, Staff Writer April 12, 2021

Senior Sri Jaladi rolled over and checked his phone, still groggy with sleep. He scrolled through emails and notifications, stopping when he saw a message from the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP)....

President Joe Biden takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as his wife, first lady Jill Biden, stands next to him during the 59th presidential inauguration.

Teachers reflect on the importance of inaugurations

Thomas Bruns, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

Many teachers paused their classes Jan. 20 and turned their attention to the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Students were masked and socially distanced as they watched Biden place his hand on the...

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