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Scheduling stunts opportunity

Scheduling stunts opportunity

Pathfinder Editorial Board

January 8, 2018

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

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

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

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.

Editorial: School-wide Snapchat warrants Parkway technology policy updates

Editorial: School-wide Snapchat warrants Parkway technology policy updates

Pathfinder Editorial Board

August 28, 2017

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...

Drug problems need to be addressed

Drug problems need to be addressed

Katie Spillman, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

The smell of marijuana permeates the hall, it is never spoken about. Why?

Common Ground moving forward

Common Ground moving forward

Bennett Davis, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017

Students sitting around, sharing their feelings once a month, with students they barely know and teachers they barely see... wonderful. Emphasizing building character in the community, Common Ground is an excellent idea on paper. Character education helps students become better citizens of the world an...

My wisdom teeth made me chronically ill?

My wisdom teeth made me chronically ill?

Kristin Priest, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017

It felt like we were back to square one, and my mom spent hours researching, and talking to family members and friends. We had a friend that went through a similar situation with their daughter. She went to the Mayo Clinic, an extremely acclaimed clinic in Minnesota, and they diagnosed her with Juvenile...

Why students need to go green and respect the community

Why students need to go green and respect the community

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017

Over the past five years, through both my sister and I’s involvement at West, it’s been fairly obvious to me that our school cares a lot about its community. Whether sports teams are honoring those affected by cancer, classes are raising money for charities or students just show appreciation for our school, we d...

Physical education classes run athletes into the dust

Physical education classes run athletes into the dust

Emily Dickson and Grant Aden, Conceptual Editor in Chief and Sports Editor

March 9, 2017

Six miles, strength training, 700 calories burned—all in a day's work for student athletes at West and it’s not from a physical education class. It’s from running cross country. Even after hours of academic activity, students then shift their focus to after school athletics practices that contin...

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