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It’s not just 2020

It is time we reexamine where the responsibilities of social services are placed.
December 28, 2020

We spent this year blaming 2020 for everything. We blamed it and online school as counselors struggled to solve unprecedented scheduling problems and care for students' mental health simultaneously. We...

Activism is not a performance. Take real actions.

One example of performative activism occurred on June 2, when millions of Instagram users posted black squares with the hashtag #blackouttuesday. Performative activism, which consists of low risk actions and increases social capital, does little to help further a cause.
November 24, 2020

Throughout 2020, we have witnessed several dramatic issues sweep across America. A virus has decimated communities. Wildfires have raged through forests, burning everything in their path. Police have continued...

The importance of being thankful during COVID-19

During this worry-filled time it is important that people take time for themselves and think about what they are thankful for.
November 16, 2020

What is something that you’re thankful for?  This is the question that many people are asked during the month of November because of its association with Thanksgiving. But really, name one thing that...

Busy culture is killing us

Our daily lives are consumed by the need to produce more; in turn, this alters our priorities and negatively impacts our health and relationships.
October 29, 2020

I had a conversation recently that baffled me. We were discussing our schedules, and a peer shared with me that, alongside their AP-filled class schedule, they were holding down a part-time job, participated...

PIVOT: Arts education in action

Senior section leader Abbey Thompson directs the low brass at practice. She remains socially distant and masked. “I always struggled to find motivation to get into a practice routine but with all the extra time with quarantine I was able to dedicate real time to practice. I saw a pretty big improvement not only in my sound but also my confidence as a musician,” Thompson said.
October 27, 2020

I had my first dance recital when I was five years old. My mother likes to remind me that she thought I had the best costume: a black and white tulle dress, pink bows on my tap shoes and a feather in my...

Parkway Board of Education: We are disappointed

This image represents the Parkway Board of Education letting the well being of students, staff and the greater St. Louis community slip through their hands.
October 23, 2020

To the Parkway Board of Education, Sept. 29, you held a regular board meeting that wasn’t so regular. You introduced 18 speakers and two written statements. The video recording of the meeting has...

Welcome to the Palette

Senior Arden Dickson poses for a college audition headshot.
October 5, 2020

Welcome to The Palette! My name is Arden Dickson, and I am a senior, an actor, musician and writer. I tend to go through phases frequently so it’s a little hard to explain what my hobbies and interests...

Adapting to virtual learning in the Special School District

Online learning has been a significant transition for students and staff in the Special School District (SSD).
September 30, 2020

Since March, many of us have grown used to the Zoom-meeting, online school, new-normal atmosphere. However, these adaptations have been simpler for some more than others, and several hurdles have been...

What can you do?

The emphasis on the Black Lives Matter movement has become stronger than ever and will continue to grow.
June 11, 2020

Moving further into 2020, the death of George Floyd caused by police officers has awakened the Black Lives Matter movement. For the past two weeks, protests have been spreading all over the world, from...

Black Lives Matter statement

Protesters gather for a march in downtown St. Louis in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The following statement was unanimously (9/9) approved by the Pathfinder Editorial Board.
June 10, 2020

Like school newspapers worldwide, the Pathfinder is tasked with telling stories that otherwise may never be told. This is not a responsibility we take lightly. We are committed to using our platform to...

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