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An inarguable side-effect of the quarter system: no one is sleeping when each of your four Advanced Placement (AP) or honors classes have at least two hours of homework.

Debating the quarter system

Pathfinder Editorial Board March 31, 2021

You don’t need us to tell you that the world is jank, and it feels like everything has changed over the past year. Here in the Parkway School District, “everything has changed” truly has felt...

Viewing history in a linear way overlooks how past events continue to shape today’s reality.

History is more than a timeline

Pathfinder Editorial Board February 25, 2021

From chapter one to chapter two, year after year, we highlight vocab terms of isolated events: revolutions, laws, court cases. This is generally how we are taught history—a series of systems and policies...

It is time we reexamine where the responsibilities of social services are placed.

It’s not just 2020

Pathfinder Editorial Board 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...

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.

Activism is not a performance. Take real actions.

Pathfinder Editorial Board 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...

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

The importance of being thankful during COVID-19

Madi Michajliczenko, Staff Writer 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...

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

Busy culture is killing us

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer 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...

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.

PIVOT: Arts education in action

Arden Dickson, Staff Writer 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...

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.

Parkway Board of Education: We are disappointed

Pathfinder Editorial Board 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...

Senior Arden Dickson poses for a college audition headshot.

Welcome to the Palette

Arden Dickson, Staff Writer 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...

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

Adapting to virtual learning in the Special School District

Pathfinder Editorial Board 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...

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