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The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High

Pathfinder

The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High

Pathfinder

The debate, the battle, the war, of which is better, between CDs and vinyl, is one that true music lovers will constantly be bombarded with. Frankly, it all comes down to whether or not listeners have the patience and willpower to get up every 20 to 25 minutes to be able to listen to the rest of the record they spent far too much money on. How music is being played, though, has evolved greatly over the years —the rise of new forms of playing music simply mirrored the increase of digital involvement in our day-to-day lives. But as Spotify and Apple Music race to the throne, CDs — and vinyl too! — are inching their way back into our lives. Who knows? Maybe standing outside windows holding boomboxes up high will make a return this Valentine’s Day.

14 hits 4 u

Kristen Skordos, Staff Writer February 14, 2023

Ah, Valentine’s Day: quite possibly the most awkward yet the most adorable day of the year. How can so many people either spend the day being forced to express their love through the “perfect” gift...

When people think of love, most picture a stereotypical romantic relationship, but this year, a compilation of various love stories shows that love is so much more than what the media commonly portrays on Valentine’s Day. “Love can be anything you want it to be,” junior Katherine Goodwin said.

What is love?

Audrey Ghosh and Claire Creely February 14, 2023

When you first hear the word love, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s the person who gives you butterflies or the person who raised you. Perhaps it's that friend you play Mario Kart with all night, talking...

Sweeten your heart

Sweeten your heart

CJ1 Writers February 13, 2023

Our water fountains have personalities! Some are strong and used a lot; some seem sick and need replacement, while others are just very, very old. It’s almost like they have personalities . . . Well, what if they do?

The water fountains are alive!

Ashlyn Gillespie, Deputy Managing Editor in Chief February 3, 2023

First Floor   Cafeteria: The “Hot Stuff” Some people like this water fountain, and some don’t. I think the water is warm and weird, but if you’re thirsty during lunch, it’ll do...

This year’s “Spotify Wrapped” was distributed to listeners everywhere, including students at Parkway West High School.

Spotify Wrapped 2022: Parkway West Edition

Claire Creely, Staff Writer January 20, 2023

Students blast Spotify through their AirPods as they walk through the halls. Some play calm melodies when doing their school work or uplifting music at the gym. For students, like junior Katherine Goodwin,...

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 cover of “Disenchanted” depicts the returning cast from the original “Enchanted” and added roles. We love this movie series, but we were shocked at the announcement of a sequel. Between reused plot lines and confusing character arcs, “Disenchanted” was underwhelming.

“Disenchanted:” the Disney sequel we didn’t need

Elle Rotter and Emily Early December 21, 2022

“Enchanted:” a princess is thrown into the harsh reality of New York City, only to find herself and fall in love along the way. “Disenchanted:” a perfect plotline ruined by Disney’s attempt...

The “if” and “what”s of the Feminist Club

Kristen Skordos, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

If you had to describe the club in three words what would they be? Luisa DAquino Lazarini: Union, diversity Nikita Bhaskar: Community Lacy Roberts: Safe, cause it’s definitely a safe space for...

True crime viewership is increasing, with one out of three Americans watching it at least once weekly. It’s time to start paying more attention to how much time we spend viewing true crime because the adrenaline it causes can easily become an obsession.

Who’s to blame? The truth behind true crime addiction

Sabrina Urdaneta, Staff Writer December 2, 2022

With Netflix’s release of the first season of “DAHMER - The Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” a glaring spotlight was put on both true crime and its effects on its audience. The show accumulated...

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