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Unwrapping the finished product, senior Triniti Cook admires the pumpkin pie she baked for Thanksgiving dinner. Cook went to her aunts house for Thanksgiving dinner. “My favorite part about making [the pie] was listening to Christmas music and singing as I made it. We do it every year and it gets me in the Christmas spirit,” Cook said. “I love this time of year, it makes me so happy and I get excited for the family gatherings and gifts.”
Photo of the Week – Nov. 26
Tre Bell, Staff Writer • 4 days ago

Seniors Alex Spangler, Joseph Grove and Tre Bell practice their choreography for Mr. Longhorn Friday, Nov. 19. Senior boys competed for the title of Mr. Longhorn in a beauty-pageant style competition which included learning choreography for dance numbers. “Being a part of Mr. Longhorn was a fun experience. [I] was able to hang out with all the guys and learn the dance, which was fun. At first, we sucked at the dance, we were terrible, but by the end we finally got it,” Grove said.
Photo of the Week – Nov. 19
Madi Michajiliczenko, Staff Writer • November 19, 2021

A photo illustration showing a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Round two: COVID-19 booster vaccines
Mira Nalbandian, Managing Editor-in-Chief • November 17, 2021

As the world goes through phase after phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, through stay-at-home orders, vaccine distribution and mask mandates, we...

At the district level, there are currently open positions for two nurses, four teachers, eight bus drivers, 10 teaching assistants and 22 custodians. Principal Jeremy Mitchell would like to encourage individuals to explore job opportunities in Parkway. “I think in my heart of hearts that we’re a pretty good place that people would want to work for. It’s just figuring out what that looks like post-COVID,” Mitchell said. “Before you say no, or don’t consider it, try to talk to folks that have been here, whether it be students and staff, and try to get their opinion. By having conversations, your opinions of working in the educational system may change.”
The low-down on low staff
November 8, 2021
Junior Cameron Chandler walks to class at St. Louis Community College. Chandler first joined the program after a year of online school. “My mom was the one who really pushed me to do it. I think just trying new things [is a big benefit of the program] because in a normal, no COVID [situation, I don’t think that I would have joined],” Chandler said. “I was really looking into more opportunities because I had a lot of downtime thinking about where I was going, what the future held for me. I think just really taking advantage of all opportunities that are thrown at you [is important].”
A jumpstart on college
October 28, 2021
Senior Shannon Dobson sits on a curb, posing for a photo.
Financial decisions lead senior Shannon Dobson down an alternative path after high school
Madi Michajliczenko, Staff Writer • November 23, 2021

Hearts race with anticipation annually, as seniors' fate is handed down to them through the click of an email with three words, “You've been...

Teachers share their experiences with balancing in-person and virtual students.
VIP Teaching (Pt. 4)
November 22, 2021
Senior Kyle Schultz awaits the homecoming pep rally performance. Rallies and halftime performances helped Schultz in preparation for the series of Bands of America Honor Band performances. “Performing in front of hundreds of people is normal to me now. When I was a freshman in color guard, I would get really nervous, but now theres nothing better than being able to show off what we’ve worked on and everyone gets a kick out of it,” Schultz said. “I’m so used to playing when it’s loud at big school events, so when I’m in the quiet setting of a competition it feels a lot more tense.”  [Photo courtesy of Sophia Johnson]
Drumroll Please
November 18, 2021
VIP Teaching (Pt. 3)
VIP Teaching (Pt. 3)
November 15, 2021
As Joe Biden’s approval numbers continue to plummet, does our school feel the same way?
Biden's performance: Analysis from a student perspective
Thomas Bruns, Opinions/A&E Editor • November 15, 2021

I’m sure you’ve probably seen the countless articles on CNN or Fox about President Joe Biden’s plummeting approval rating. Between a botched...

Meet the Staff
Katie Wallace
Katie Wallace
Staff Writer

Pronouns: she/her I am a sophomore, and this is my second year on staff. I joined the Pathfinder because I needed an outlet to share my voice and opinions pertaining to ongoing issues in our community....

Thomas Bruns
Thomas Bruns
Opinions/A&E editor

Pronouns: he/him I am a junior and this is my second year on staff. I started taking Convergence Journalism as a class and soon decided to join the newspaper. It has taught me much about talking to...

After hearing about our winter sports teams let’s wish them the best of luck as this season is getting ready to start. If you want to follow a specific team, the team schedules are below.
Meet our winter warriors
Tre Bell , Staff Writer • November 22, 2021

After experiencing a season played in the midst of a pandemic, the winter sports teams are ready to play with some normalcy. Here is what you...

Seeing blue lock after blue lock can be frustrating, and it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. How and why are sites being blocked, how does that affect students and what is the district’s role?
Blocked: Students respond to new Parkway policy
Pathfinder Editorial Board October 30, 2021

Watching a video on combustion analysis? Blocked. Trying to send a message to your team’s GroupMe? Blocked. Trying to use services like Flickr...

Jeff Chazen and Annie Wayland have been competing in a canned food drive for several years. Watch the video to see their pregame interviews.
Before the battle: Jeff Chazen and Annie Wayland's canned food drive pregame interviews
Raj Jaladi and Drew Boone 1 day ago

Teachers share their experiences with balancing in-person and virtual students.
VIP Teaching (Pt. 4)
November 22, 2021
VIP Teaching (Pt. 3)
VIP Teaching (Pt. 3)
November 15, 2021
A&E
(L-R): Karun (Harish Patel), Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani), Sprite (Lia McHugh), Sersi (Gemma Chan), Ikaris (Richard Madden), Thena (Angelina Jolie), Gilgamesh (Don Lee) in Marvel Studios ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
The Red Room Review: The Eternals are old. Really old.
Sarah Boland and Mira Nalbandian 4 hours ago

We have one word for “Eternals”: huh? Yes, we’re back, and we went to see “Eternals'' over its opening weekend. We sat in a nearly...

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