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Substitutes, not study halls

Substitutes, not study halls

Pathfinder Staff

November 30, 2018


Filed under editorials, opinions

The day that a teacher is out sick and a substitute from Kelly Educational Staffing comes to take their place, students respond with either surprised glee or a suppressed groan.

Top five tech items for students

Top five tech items for students

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under opinions

The shift into technology’s presence in our everyday lives has never been more common than now. It affects how we live, work, play and most importantly, how we learn. Thus, here are five items for students to make the transition to technology in school simple.       #5- Anker PowerCore Lite With ...

The Wendigo in the room: our Columbus Day carnage

The Wendigo in the room: our Columbus Day carnage

Gokul Venkatachalam

October 8, 2018


Filed under columns, opinions, The World According to Gokul

The Algonquin people believe in a mythical monster known as the Wendigo. Depicted as a terrifying monster with a ghoulish appearance, the Wendigo is usually associated with heinous acts committed by deranged members of the community. When settlers began to arrive and steal Algonquin land, the Wendigo was...

Out with the old and in with the new: the tradition of Homecoming Court

Out with the old and in with the new: the tradition of Homecoming Court

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn

September 27, 2018


Filed under editorials, opinions

Between the football game, dance, Powder Puff, spirit week and other festivities, the traditions of Homecoming week are greatly celebrated and anticipated. However, are all of these high school traditions still right for our students? Despite Homecoming Court originating as a welcoming event for al...

9. Acceptance into elite colleges is the wrong goal

9. Acceptance into elite colleges is the wrong goal

Tyler Kinzy, Sports Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under opinions

It begins with a schedule filled to the brim with honors and AP classes to gain the upper hand in a frenzied GPA free-for-all, followed by several more hours allocated to an extensive array of athletics and extracurricular activities to further embellish one’s résumé. All of this occurs before toppi...

Virtual learning: a balancing act

Virtual learning: a balancing act

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions Editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under opinions

The change that has been rolling out around the district is now making its way to West High: every incoming freshman will have a Chromebook for this school year. Parkway’s continual expansion of online learning offers students a vast amount of opportunity and flexibility, but just like in Spiderma...

Track and cross country girls face catcalling

Track and cross country girls face catcalling

Sabrina Bohn, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under opinions

Catcalling, commenting or yelling at women passing by, is a widespread problem among the girls who run track and cross country.   “They tell me and my teammates to run faster, they comment on our bodies or they just yell and try to scare us,” sophomore Natalie Butler said. According to junio...

Praise for the honors ceremony

Praise for the honors ceremony

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under opinions, showcase

Every year, the entire student body congregates in the gym to celebrate the students that have achieved great things. We get out of class for a while, get to hear about students we might not know and generally relax before finals truly bear down on us. Last year, Holt Priest was given the Founder’s...

Over-studying never equals success

Over-studying never equals success

Maddie Hoffmann, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017


Filed under opinions

One word can incite instant panic for high school student: finals. The realization that they need a 400 percent on that Chemistry final is game-changing. This extreme anxiety is often the only source of motivation for a burnt-out student, resulting in intense study sessions weeks in advance. But t...

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