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  • The last day to add a class is Jan. 16. Please start finalizing your schedule to fulfill your graduation requirements. Have a good semester!

  • Tomorrow is the last day to turn in your Day of Service permission form to Ms. Cibulka in the freshman office.

  • Tickets for Ted Drewes frozen custard will be available for $3 from all science teachers until Jan. 28. Don't miss out!

Sophomore Maggie Lyerla dances through EDS

Sophomore Maggie Lyerla dances through EDS

B Antonenko, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


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Passionate about dance, sophomore Maggie Lyerla has been twirling since the age of two. However, she faces a genetic disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), where joints are overly flexible, dislocate easily and that leads to bruised skin. “My joints are more hypermobile than other people. My elbow go...

Sophomore Anjali Shah follows her passion for STEM through research projects

Sophomore Anjali Shah follows her passion for STEM through research projects

Sabrina Bohn, Managing EiC Intern

March 5, 2018


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While most students dread the thought of writing a research paper, sophomore Anjali Shah got a head start on her future last fall by writing a textbook passage about ophthalmology and an informational article on retinas. To do this, Shah worked with graduate students training to become retina doctors from a...

Sophomore Gabe Davis volunteers to teach French to children

Sophomore Gabe Davis volunteers to teach French to children

Erin Slutzky, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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Combining her love of the French language and desire to help others, sophomore Gabe Davis’ uses her passions to teach children, ages five to 12, French, at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) once a week. As a French III student, Davis was inspired to tutor children in French and proposed her idea t...

Chess team embarks on the road to state

Chess team embarks on the road to state

Andrew Li, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


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The game of chess has been around for 1,500 years and played by hundreds of millions of people, but only six players from the Parkway West chess club are going to the state competition on March 17. “Anyone can go to state, but only those that are good usually go. If a school has a good team, it w...

Senior men prepare for Mr. Longhorn festivities

Chris Bass, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


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Pageantry, entertainment, and an all-around good time? This sums up the type of atmosphere Mr. Longhorn provides. The senior beauty pageant will take place Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in the theater. A yearly contest for male seniors only, Mr. Longhorn gives senior men a moment in the spotlight all to themsel...

Getting to know American Sign Language teacher Tiffani Symons

Getting to know American Sign Language teacher Tiffani Symons

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


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Pathfinder: What got you interested in teaching? Symons: “I wanted to be a teacher since I was in high school. I realized I wanted to teach deaf and hard of hearing students, so I became a teacher for deaf and hard of hearing [students] and have been for 17 years. This opportunity to teach all ...

Freshman Tyler Kinzy goes undefeated in debate

Freshman Tyler Kinzy goes undefeated in debate

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


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During the final weekend of January, Jefferson City High School hosted their annual debate tournament for teams all around the state. “There was a bunch of different competition we normally don’t see. After a while of competing with the same schools, you recognize people and the pieces they perfor...

King of Hearts proposals take on new puns

King of Hearts proposals take on new puns

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


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Arden Dickson, 9 Pathfinder: Who did you ask? Dickson: Zane Alshekhlee, and he's a sophomore. How did you ask? I made him a poster with a pun from the musical we're working on. It was a joke about the character that I play. It said, "Bee the Barfeé to my Olive" because in the show, those ch...

Junior Sishir Yarlagadda capitalizes on Ethereum’s massive growth

Junior Sishir Yarlagadda capitalizes on Ethereum’s massive growth

Andrew Li, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


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Recently, many cryptocurrencies’ prices skyrocketed, especially one popular cryptocurrency called Ethereum, which grew about 115 times since the last year. There are many reasons as to why the massive surge happened, but why spend time figuring out the reasons when you can capitalize on it? Junior Sishir Yarlagadd...

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