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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!

8. In memory of Officer Thomas Ballman

8. In memory of Officer Thomas Ballman

Susie Seidel, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


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On Feb. 7, 2008, a shooter opened fire at a Kirkwood City Council meeting, leaving six dead and two injured. Police officer Tom Ballman was among the fatalities. He is survived by his wife Cindy and his two children, Josh and Rachel. “Dad went to work and I went to school, a normal day in Kindergar...

Junior Megan Roberts helps animals during school

Junior Megan Roberts helps animals during school

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


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Most students wake up for school and go through the same old routine. For junior Megan Roberts, her morning includes puppies and kittens as soon as she walks into school. Dreaming of helping animals everyday in the future as a veterinarian, Roberts takes a veterinarian assistant course at South T...

A Sign of Change

A Sign of Change

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


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Imagine being completely fluent in a language that is unspoken but visually understood. Where the movement of your body and mouth is the way you communicate with people around you. This is American Sign Language (ASL), claimed by Hand Speak to be “the fourth most used language in the United States." Both of junior Andrew ...

4. In memory of Joe Ross

4. In memory of Joe Ross

Maria Newton, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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Alumnus Joseph Alan Ross passed away on Jan. 20 at age 19, while studying economics at the University of Chicago. Joe, as he was more commonly referred to, graduated in the class of 2016 as the president of the Math Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and was a member of the Science Honors Society, Beta C...

Freshman Zoe Deyoung spreads joy through her New Year’s Resolution

Freshman Zoe Deyoung spreads joy through her New Year’s Resolution

Kelsey Long, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


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In a season of resolutions, freshman Zoe Deyoung decided her New Year’s resolution would be to send an uplifting text or note to someone every single day. “We have this opportunity to talk [to people] so quickly, and I think that it’s a really good way to encourage someone,” Deyoung said. ...

Sophomore Ismail Hacking clocks high earnings selling brand-name shoes

Sophomore Ismail Hacking clocks high earnings selling brand-name shoes

Gabe Davis, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


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Reselling Yeezys earns sophomore Ismail Hacking up to a profit of $1200 per pair. Yeezys are sneakers made by Adidas, in collaboration with Kanye West, and when new pairs are released on the Adidas website, they sell out within hours. “I started buying Yeezys a year and a half ago. Some of my fri...

Senior Claire Goedde celebrates graduation a semester early

Senior Claire Goedde celebrates graduation a semester early

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


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One of just three students in the class of 2018 to graduate in the first semester of their senior year, Claire Goedde celebrated the end of her high school years early. “When I was registering for my senior classes junior year, I noticed that I had fulfilled a lot of my credits,” Goedde said. ...

Junior Gokul Venkatachalam chases his dream of being an entrepreneur

Junior Gokul Venkatachalam chases his dream of being an entrepreneur

Andrew Li, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


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Everyone has to start somewhere, especially in the business world. Effectively working with his partners, Junior Gokul Venkatachalam began his journey of becoming an entrepreneur when his team launched their first company together, Threading Twine. “I got involved initially by this summer program called Catapu...

Getting to know MOSAICS teacher assistant Rose Rouner

Getting to know MOSAICS teacher assistant Rose Rouner

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


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Pathfinder: What is your job? Rouner: “We have eighth graders who come up to the high school since they are accelerated and take two classes in the morning, which is usually a biology class and geometry class. There are also a couple students who take robotics and ceramics. I oversee that and deal wi...

Senior Maddi Grant works towards happiness and health through fitness

Senior Maddi Grant works towards happiness and health through fitness

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


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High schoolers often find themselves vulnerable to the judgement of society, nitpicking parts of who they are that are deemed unsuitable to today's standards. However, instead of cowering behind those eyes, senior Maddi Grant stands strong through her fitness journey. Grant shares her progress o...

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