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Getting to know junior Principal Corey Sink

Getting to know junior Principal Corey Sink

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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Pathfinder: What got you interested in your job? Sink: “I have always wanted to be a teacher. Working with kids was certainly a passion of mine, and I enjoy coaching too, so the sports aspect met together. I moved in that direction. When I was teaching, I found that professional development was ...

Special ed students participate in Operation Christmas Child

Special ed students participate in Operation Christmas Child

Sydney Kinzy, Photo Editor

October 19, 2017


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It might be only October, but this does not phase the spirit of gift giving for students participating in Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child delivers gifts to 146 million children in more than 100 impoverished or war-torn countries. To assist St. Mark Presbyterian Church’s Operation Christmas C...

Junior Moritz Riss adjusts to life as an American teen

Junior Moritz Riss adjusts to life as an American teen

Sophie Gulino, Convergent Media Writer

October 13, 2017


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Although the vast majority of students live within twenty minutes of school, junior Moritz Riss had to cross an ocean from his home in Southwest Germany to attend Parkway West. Riss is a member of the Youth For Understanding exchange program; he found out about the program through his sisters, who also ...

Getting to know Latin teacher Jodi Wickman

Getting to know Latin teacher Jodi Wickman

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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Pathfinder: What got you interested in teaching? Wickman: “After my master’s degree, I wanted to work in a museum and was interning in the education department of Milwaukee Public Museum. I decided to teach for a couple of years to get some experience and fell in love with teaching. This is my 13th year teaching...

Learn more about math teacher Michelle Meers

Learn more about math teacher Michelle Meers

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


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Pathfinder: What got you interested in teaching? Meers: “When I first decided to become a teacher, it was because I simply wanted to do something that involved math, and teaching seemed like the best option. Once I started student teaching and working with kids, I realized that I am interested in...

From running the hallways to walking the runway

From running the hallways to walking the runway

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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From her head to her heels, sophomore Beatrice Antonenko is created into a masterpiece for the runway. Her face is carefully painted with makeup; her outfit pieced together by an artist. Antonenko started runway modeling at a young age to follow in her mother's footsteps. “My mom got me into runway ...

Paris Wilken looks to the stars

Paris Wilken looks to the stars

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions Editor

September 29, 2017


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Every clear Friday night, Paris Wilken drives to Broemmelsiek Park and unpacks a huge, olive green box. He gets his telescope set up for a night of watching the stars, one of his biggest passions. “Before you look at space you could just be like, ‘Yeah, I understand it’s a fact of life that I’m ...

Getting to know business teacher Holly Weber

Getting to know business teacher Holly Weber

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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Pathfinder: What got you interested in teaching? Weber: “My entire family is made up of teachers–my sister, my mom, my dad, my cousins and my grandma. I really think education is just in my blood!” What class(es) do you teach? “[I teach] Marketing 1, Marketing 2 and BMIT [Business Ma...

Freshman Max Werner’s love for succulents blossoms

Freshman Max Werner’s love for succulents blossoms

Sydney Kinzy, Photo Editor

September 22, 2017


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Over the last year, Tumblr has become obsessed with the tiny, delicate plants called succulents, which are now peaking the interest of young gardeners. Freshman Max Werner is one of these succulent lovers. “They are the hipster plant,” Werner said. “One thing for sure, if you look them up, is ...

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