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Editorial: counseling department is understaffed

Editorial: counseling department is understaffed

Pathfinder Editorial Board

April 9, 2018


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The counseling office is a constant hub of activity. All five counselors have a table used as a waiting room filled with drop-form-toting students, kids with parents’ notes requesting schedule changes; seniors begging for late arrival. But where are the kids who need counseling? Counselors are supp...

Advanced Placement tests carry drawbacks amid great benefits

Advanced Placement tests carry drawbacks amid great benefits

Pathfinder Editorial Board

February 22, 2018


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Because the Pathfinder staff vote of 25 respondents was significantly divided on the subject of Advanced Placement (AP) exams, with 60 percent agreeing that the AP tests are beneficial despite 40 percent agreeing that the College Board exploits students, a side-by-side comparison of opinions on this...

Scheduling stunts opportunity

Scheduling stunts opportunity

Pathfinder Editorial Board

January 8, 2018


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The counselors start coming around and teachers start conferencing with students: it’s registration time and for many students that means groans and the thought of another screwed up schedule. Everyone wonders how many of their classes or even alternate selections they will actually end up in, and th...

Parkway drops contract with Scantron® testing

Parkway drops contract with Scantron® testing

Pathfinder Editorial Board

November 30, 2017


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The question on everyone’s minds after learning about the latest Parkway policy change: How are we going to replace the gap that Scantrons® leave in our hearts–I mean, educational system? In line with Parkway’s mission and goals, teachers have been utilizing more performance events to test stud...

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...

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