About the Pathfinder
Originally published in 1968 as “the paper without a name,” the Parkway West “Pathfinder” soon acquired a title. Under the leadership of Judy Lamb, the staff named the paper based upon the dictionary definition of “pathfinder,” meaning one skilled in leading or finding a way. Journalism classes became skilled in page layout, gathering accurate information and writing newsworthy articles.
While the value of gathering accurate information and writing newsworthy articles has not changed, technology has exploded. In 2012 the Pathfinder staff decided to take the paper into the electronic age. On October 10, the staff launched its first online newspaper. While the online edition is primarily run by 15 staff members, the paper still serves as an educational experience for students.