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


Airplanes tend to delay or cancel flights due to freezing temperatures, snow, ice or thunderstorms. A severe snowstorm caused flight shortages on Dec. 21-26, impacting travelers like English ASC teacher Kristen Witt. “It was out of [everyone’s] control how the weather would turn out. They were doing the best they could [do], and the agent at the gate did a great job of keeping everybody informed about what was going on and kept us calm,” Witt said.

Taking on the Storm

Esta Kamau, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Passengers pull hefty suitcases behind them, rushing to their terminals at the St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Suddenly, the intercom rings and announces unfortunate news of canceled flights,...

A graphic portraying “Pathfinder Wrapped 2022.” After collecting our staff’s favorite genres, artists and hits of the year, here are our highest-ranked picks.

Pathfinder Wrapped 2022

Emily Early, Features Editor December 21, 2022

Welcome to Pathfinder Wrapped 2022.  Like Spotify Wrapped — and other streaming platforms’ versions — the Pathfinder is revisiting our year in music. And we were quite the listeners. Our staff...

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...

While taking a selfie, freshman Samir Shaik and his friends try on face masks. Skincare, a prominent part of South Korean culture, was focused on during the club meeting dedicated to the country. “[My friends and I] wanted to try something different in this club. They offered us facemasks and we were just like, ‘Of course we’d [try them]’. I had never tried a face mask and [neither had] some of my friends. So it was a mess trying to put them on, but it was so fun,” Shaik said. “I just love that this moment was captured in a photo.”

The ABC’s of the ABC club

Emily Early, Social Media Manager May 2, 2022

Anticipating the audience of their first club meeting, sophomores Suraiya Saroar and Serena Liu set up the Korean snacks on a table. Before long, a group of students filtered in the door. The bell rang,...

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...

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