Pathfinder

Behind the glitz and glamor: junior Aaliyah Weston’s fight against black stereotypes

Behind the glitz and glamor: junior Aaliyah Weston’s fight against black stereotypes

Tyler Kinzy, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under features, showcase

“Being a token black kid, not being allowed to be angry ever because people just know me as–” Junior Aaliyah Weston pauses, searching for the right words before redirecting her line of thought. “You know when kids say, ‘I have a black friend?’ I’m that black girl, so it’s really hard fo...

Zip code and skin color: the power in the stories that nobody tells

Zip code and skin color: the power in the stories that nobody tells

Tyler Kinzy, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under features

Sixty years ago, 10 before Parkway West opened its doors, Arkansas governor Orval Faubus infamously shut down the entirety of Little Rock’s public high school system following pressure from the federal government to enforce the landmark Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Supreme Court ruling. In...

Art students face the pressures of STEM focused education

Art students face the pressures of STEM focused education

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under A & E, showcase

Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics. These fields have been pushed on us since we were young. Elementary schoolers take art and music classes once or twice a week, but are drilled in their times tables almost every day. When schools are short on funding, art programs are the first on the c...

Photo gallery: girls cross country

Photo gallery: girls cross country

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

November 2, 2018


Filed under sports

As the girls JV cross country season winds to an end, the varsity squad is preparing to compete in the state meet Oct. 3.

Cheerleaders help the community by volunteering at nursing home

Cheerleaders help the community by volunteering at nursing home

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under sports

With stunts, flips and synchronized cheers, the cheerleading squad brings excitement and enthusiasm to sporting events across the school, but for the varsity squad, cheer does not stop at the sidelines. Every Wednesday night, a group of cheerleaders volunteers at Delmar Gardens Nursing Home’s ...

Softball team carries on annual prank and other long standing traditions

Softball team carries on annual prank and other long standing traditions

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

October 19, 2018


Filed under sports

What do toilet paper, donuts and sticky notes have in common? They are all key aspects of the softball team’s unique traditions. Each season the team has a sleepover where they teepee the coach’s house. The tradition began eight years ago when Hal Whittaker was the head coach. Now, head coach...

Senior oboist Gwyn Allendorph works to make her passion a career

Senior oboist Gwyn Allendorph works to make her passion a career

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under A & E, Features

If you want to find senior Gwyn Allendorph, check a practice room, a stage in Webster Groves or perhaps Powell Hall. An accomplished oboist, Allendorph is currently in four symphonic orchestras and has represented the school in the All-Suburban and All-State Bands. This passion and drive for musi...

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...

Blue Brew off to a strong start

Blue Brew off to a strong start

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

October 3, 2018


Filed under news

After surveying student opinions, executing a week-long soft opening in the spring and working on improvements, Blue Brew officially launched Aug. 20. Located in the main lobby and open from 6:40 to 7:20 a.m. daily, the coffee shop is run by the Blue Brew Crew, made up of seniors Erin Clay, Aliso...

Muslim students unite to form Muslim Student Association

Muslim students unite to form Muslim Student Association

Ridwan Oyebamji, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under news

Due to the demand for a Muslim Student Association (MSA) from Muslim members of the student body, seniors Areeba Naseer, Sara Imdad and Farhan Hassan appealed to their needs by creating the club. Naseer hopes to break down the false interpretations of Islam. “The benefits of joining the MSA are to ha...

The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High
Student Life