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  • Locker clean-out is today, May 22, from 1:43 p.m. to 1:52 p.m.

  • 2/3 hour finals Tues., 4/5 hour finals Wed., 6/7 hour finals Thurs., good luck everyone!

  • Congratulations to the new student body co-presidents Alec Zhou and Sarah Bonnett.

  • Congratulations to the boys' and girls' track teams for placing 3rd at District 2 Championships.

Parkway alumnus Christine Allen’s mission to end human trafficking

Parkway alumnus Christine Allen’s mission to end human trafficking

Bennett Davis, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017 • 1,203 views
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Christine Allen, a Parkway alumni, founded Ark of the Rainbow in 2009 with the goal of stopping human trafficking. “What I realized during my time in India was that trafficking was a symptom of extreme poverty.  It’s impossible to end human trafficking without addressing the root cause and ...

The final countdown

The final countdown

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017 • 304 views
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The school year is coming to a close, summer is 10 days away, and on top of all of that, finals for underclassmen are right around the corner. According to a Pathfinder survey, two thirds of students are stressed out about finals. For those who are panicking about finals, here are some tips from some...

Throwback Thursday : Allison Privitt

Throwback Thursday : Allison Privitt

Tyler Hannegan, Staff Writer
May 4, 2017 • 365 views
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Pathfinder: What was your childhood like? Privitt: Back when I was a kid we had no cell phones, we just had iPods and regular telephones. Back then, when somebody wanted to call somebody else, and another family member was on a computer, the technologies would cancel each other out. It was a double ne...

Solving the ‘unsolvable’

Solving the ‘unsolvable’

Justin Cupps, News Editor
May 2, 2017 • 313 views
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With over 43 quintillion possible permutations, the very first Rubik’s Cube took its creator over a month to solve. But for sophomores Jason Wan and Neil Tomala, the virtually endless solving has become a daily activity. “I had never figured out how to do it before, so I Googled it and from there I found that it was...

Faculty Spotlight: Linda Peterson, dietary aid

Faculty Spotlight: Linda Peterson, dietary aid

Alina Dunder, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017 • 369 views
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Pathfinder: What was your hometown like? Peterson: [I was born on] September 13, 1951. I was born and raised in Detroit, MI. We could go anywhere as long as we were home when the lights came on, your butt better be in the house. You could be anywhere, you could go five blocks away and play and be...

Freshmen give back through volunteer opportunities

Freshmen give back through volunteer opportunities

Gaby Van Winkle, Staff Writer
April 24, 2017 • 374 views
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Three freshmen prove giving back to the community has no age limit. For two of three hours a week, freshman Matthew Loaney volunteers at Promise Christian Academy, a special needs school in St. Louis. While there with his brother, they read to the kids, and played on the playground with them. “...

Jessica Verweyst lives the love story of a lifetime

Jessica Verweyst lives the love story of a lifetime

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer
April 24, 2017 • 576 views
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Spanish teacher Jessica Verweyst met the love of her life, Andrew Verweyst when she was a child and have been married for almost a year. “Our families went to the same church together and so his mom was pregnant with him when my mom was pregnant with my older sister. Fifteen months later, here I...

Sophomore Will Patton shines on the field and the runway

Sophomore Will Patton shines on the field and the runway

Katie Spillman, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017 • 1,620 views
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When sophomore Will Patton is not showing his skills on the varsity football team, he spends his time posing in front of a camera. “When I am in the moment I feel relaxed and comfortable. I have worked with some good people and photographers,” Patton said. “Just do what you are told and you wi...

Breaking down borders to celebrate prom

Breaking down borders to celebrate prom

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer
April 14, 2017 • 1,162 views
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Senior Joe Fuller closes a 1,200 mile gap for his Prom date that lives in Monterrey, Mexico.

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Throwback Thursday Carson Brown

Throwback Thursday Carson Brown

Tyler Hannegan, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017 • 298 views
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Pathfinder: How would you describe yourself to somebody who has never met you? Brown: I would describe myself as a quiet person who enjoys being around other people. I enjoy being around other people because I am a very social person and I feel good and confident when I talk to other people. ...

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