Pathfinder

  • This Monday, March 25, kicks off Spirit Week with PJ Day!

  • The Pathfinder is on hiatus during Parkway West's spring break, March 16 - 24. Regular reporting will resume March 25.

  • Did you play a fall sport or participate in a performing art? Have a 3.0 GPA? Pick up your free Best of West tee shirt from Mrs. Debenport!

Redefining himself, senior Tarek Baig overcomes racism on the ice

Redefining himself, senior Tarek Baig overcomes racism on the ice

Susie Seidel, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under sports

‘Terrorist’, ‘number 18 is a terrorist’, ‘why aren’t you riding a camel?’ are all comments that no longer phase senior Tarek Baig as he skates across the ice. “I'm sure people say it every game, but I usually hear it every other game. People will usually say it behind your back and n...

Stuck in the Abu Dhabi airport for six days, senior Hira Khan finds her way back home

Stuck in the Abu Dhabi airport for six days, senior Hira Khan finds her way back home

Andrew Li, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under features, showcase

Peeved, anxious, alone and sick with food poisoning, senior Hira Khan awaited her flight from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi; however, the flight was overbooked, leaving Khan flightless without any explanation. “I stood in line for two hours and felt even more sick as time passed by. Finally, I reached th...

Chess team savors last year with four senior players as state championship nears

Chess team savors last year with four senior players as state championship nears

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under news, showcase

Surrounded by silence, five chess players duke it out against their rival, Ladue High School, in an intense battle on the boards. Four of the five players are seniors Matt Boyd, Jason Wan, Paul Gipkhin and Neil Tomala. Tomala feels optimistic about earning a high placement at the Missouri State Champi...

Quiet Zone mandate to be enforced around the senior lounge to protect the rights of seniors

Quiet Zone mandate to be enforced around the senior lounge to protect the rights of seniors

Maria Newton, Features Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under the broken compass

Due to the large number of slumbering students in the senior lounge, senior class presidents Bella Hatzigeorgiou and MJ Stricker have decided to construct a soundproof box around the collection of priceless, vintage couches. The glass will also be tinted so that seniors do not have to suffer from brig...

Senior Will Cremeens finds himself through Jesus Christ

Senior Will Cremeens finds himself through Jesus Christ

Bella Hatzigeorgiou, Convergent Media Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under features, showcase

Feeling empty and without purpose in life, senior Will Cremeens found Christ and a community. His older brother convinced him to attend an evening youth group, Krew, at Chesterfield Presbyterian Church. Shortly after attending, Will committed to a new way of life. “Before I found my faith I wasn't living f...

Junior Andrew Jolly and senior Ali Yumuk release debut rap album

Junior Andrew Jolly and senior Ali Yumuk release debut rap album

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under news

Sparked by a shared interest in music and their favorite rapper Logic, senior Ali Yumuk and junior Andrew Jolly, wrote, recorded and produced their own rap album. After meeting for the first time, the two realized their shared passion and a collaboration began. “I met Ali in ASL class on the f...

Senior Harper Stewart returns to Camp Foley as a first-year counselor

Senior Harper Stewart returns to Camp Foley as a first-year counselor

Carly Anderson, Copy Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under features, showcase

After attending Camp Foley in Pine River, Minn. for three years as a camper, senior Harper Stewart returned this summer to work as an intern camp counselor. “While being a camper, I had participated in the Leader in Training program, where you applied to help out with organizing camp events and such. I loved being a ...

Senior Ann Truka advances in Poetry Out Loud competition

Senior Ann Truka advances in Poetry Out Loud competition

Carly Anderson, Conceptual EiC Intern

March 7, 2018


Filed under news

After four years of competing in Poetry Out Loud [POL], senior Ann Truka placed first in the St. Louis Regional Competition and has qualified to perform at the state competition in Jefferson City, Mo. March 8. “I was really hoping to win the school competition this year because I thought it'd be cool to win again as...

Senior Claire Goedde celebrates graduation a semester early

Senior Claire Goedde celebrates graduation a semester early

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under features

One of just three students in the class of 2018 to graduate in the first semester of their senior year, Claire Goedde celebrated the end of her high school years early. “When I was registering for my senior classes junior year, I noticed that I had fulfilled a lot of my credits,” Goedde said. ...

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