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Editorial: Caffeine or Quarantine

Editorial: Caffeine or Quarantine

Pathfinder Editorial Board

October 30, 2017


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Encouraging individual and healthy snacks, the Parkway food policy frowns upon the sharing of food with other students and tries to steer students towards healthy, contamination-free food options in order to avoid possibly life threatening allergic reactions. Despite this stance, West High has opened ...

Feeding into societal division: what happened when West failed to acknowledge Sept. 11

Feeding into societal division: what happened when West failed to acknowledge Sept. 11

Pathfinder Editorial Board

September 20, 2017


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The last time America was truly unified as a nation was 9/11. It didn’t matter who were you were, the color of your skin, or your political party of choice.

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Editorial: School-wide Snapchat warrants Parkway technology policy updates

Editorial: School-wide Snapchat warrants Parkway technology policy updates

Pathfinder Editorial Board

August 28, 2017


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Despite the app being banned on school wifi, students are among the 150 million worldwide Snapchat users that utilize the platform to send 'disappearing' photos and videos. The latest craze? A school-wide Snapchat story on which students are publicly posting material ranging from drug sales to vapi...

Track and cross country girls face catcalling

Track and cross country girls face catcalling

Sabrina Bohn, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 ...

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