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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.

Track and cross country girls face catcalling

Track and cross country girls face catcalling

Sabrina Bohn, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017 • 834 views
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Catcalling, commenting or yelling at women passing by, is a widespread problem among the girls who run track and cross country.   “They tell me and my teammates to run faster, they comment on our bodies or they just yell and try to scare us,” sophomore Natalie Butler said. According to junio...

Praise for the honors ceremony

Praise for the honors ceremony

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor
May 16, 2017 • 747 views
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Every year, the entire student body congregates in the gym to celebrate the students that have achieved great things. We get out of class for a while, get to hear about students we might not know and generally relax before finals truly bear down on us. Last year, Holt Priest was given the Founder’s...

Over-studying never equals success

Over-studying never equals success

Maddie Hoffmann, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017 • 225 views
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One word can incite instant panic for high school student: finals. The realization that they need a 400 percent on that Chemistry final is game-changing. This extreme anxiety is often the only source of motivation for a burnt-out student, resulting in intense study sessions weeks in advance. But t...

Balance means both the positive and negative

Balance means both the positive and negative

Alina Dunder, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017 • 179 views
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Every day, people check the news for an update however, instead of being informed on new issues, they are hit with unrealistic coverage, resulting in a morphed picture of reality. What the majority of national newspapers project is either irrelevant on how to make the world a better place, or pessimistic like the consistent reports of police brutality, racism and “minorit...

Drug problems need to be addressed

Drug problems need to be addressed

Katie Spillman, Staff Writer
May 5, 2017 • 897 views
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The smell of marijuana permeates the hall, it is never spoken about. Why?

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Make our voices heard: every teacher needs to give course evaluations

Make our voices heard: every teacher needs to give course evaluations

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor
May 2, 2017 • 437 views
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One of the most influential factors in our high school experience is the teachers that we have throughout it. Teachers we don’t like can turn our love for a subject into hatred, and teachers who understand our learning styles best can get us to learn things we would have never thought possible. Al...

Students are missing Parkway’s mission

Students are missing Parkway’s mission

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017 • 328 views
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Parkway’s mission is to ensure that all students are capable, curious and confident learners who understand and respond to the challenges of the ever-changing world. This year, an important aspect was added to the mission: caring. Are we living up to the amendment of  “caring”? What is being done ...

The Homework Epidemic

The Homework Epidemic

Gabrielle Winkle, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017 • 236 views
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With the semester coming to an end, and finals right around the corner, students have more homework than ever, leaving stress levels at an all time high. Elevated stress levels in teens over time leads to distress, and eventually larger and more serious medical complications later. Not only does it ...

Prom in perspective

Prom in perspective

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017 • 954 views
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As Prom season arrives, juniors and seniors are planning the perfect promposals, picking out outfits and going about Prom court preparations… just like they did earlier this year for Homecoming. Homecoming (or Prom) court is an event used to name active students in the school community and award th...

The fight for the right

The fight for the right

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017 • 635 views
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Over 5,000 views per day flood the Pathfinder site, stirring up conversation in our school halls and in the homes of families. We have the ability to access and using an online public forum to express our opinions and exercise the First Amendment. Although this is great, there is no lie that we’ve...

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