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Changing our mindset towards Special Olympics

Changing our mindset towards Special Olympics

Pathfinder Editorial Board

March 5, 2020

In the days following Special Olympics, Instagram floods with photos of “Buddies” smiling next to their athletes. Buddies are student volunteers who help and support their partnered Special Olympics athlete throughout the event. However, the basketball tournament, the sole purpose of the event, ...

Reform education for equity now

Reform education for equity now

Pathfinder Editorial Board

February 29, 2020

African-American history is American history. There is no doubt that our curriculum, and even the way we interpret the past, does not reflect that truth or even a mere semblance of it. The teaching of African-American history must transcend slavery and civil rights––especially because these two subjects are ...

Stop forcing kids into AP

Stop forcing kids into AP

Pathfinder Editorial Board

January 13, 2020

Last semester, my AP English Language and Composition class was instructed to complete a survey regarding access to Advanced Placement (AP) courses. After a slew of leading questions expressing the perceived benefits of the AP program, the survey asked about the effectiveness of various persuasion technique...

Editorial: Teacher versus colleague of the year

Editorial: Teacher versus colleague of the year

Drew Boone and Brinda Ambal

November 26, 2019

Each November, staff members receive an email encouraging them to nominate a fellow staff member for the annual school-wide Teacher of the Year award. However, when students are the ones first-handedly experiencing instruction, isn’t it conducive that students’ opinions should count? The process in...

Editorial: It’s time to clean up

Editorial: It’s time to clean up

Pathfinder Editorial Board

October 31, 2019

The cafeteria during sixth hour, now absent of laughter and warmth, is completely still at first glance. A second look reveals custodian Sean Smith continuing his daily agenda of shuffling through bins–blue, yellow and gray–making a thorough effort to separate the bits of trash which have been s...

When parents are the problem

When parents are the problem

Pathfinder Editorial Board

September 30, 2019

“My daughter will not be participating in this nonsense,” “More Lefty Stuff,” “I think being offended has become a hobby for some people.” Irrational, rude and uncalled for comments circulate social media throughout the school year; what is unexpected is that these comments come from pare...

We’ve got a situation…scheduling. It’s time to talk about solutions.

We’ve got a situation…scheduling. It’s time to talk about solutions.

Susie Seidel and Kathryn McAuliffe

August 30, 2019

Have you ever reviewed your released schedule for back to school without rolling your eyes or emailing your counselor for a change? Each back to school season consistently presents problems surrounding scheduling. Schedules could be released to students in the spring, providing a greater amount of t...

Substitutes, not study halls

Substitutes, not study halls

Pathfinder Staff

November 30, 2018

The day that a teacher is out sick and a substitute from Kelly Educational Staffing comes to take their place, students respond with either surprised glee or a suppressed groan.

Out with the old and in with the new: the tradition of Homecoming Court

Out with the old and in with the new: the tradition of Homecoming Court

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn

September 27, 2018

Between the football game, dance, Powder Puff, spirit week and other festivities, the traditions of Homecoming week are greatly celebrated and anticipated. However, are all of these high school traditions still right for our students? Despite Homecoming Court originating as a welcoming event for al...

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