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It would be remiss of me not to mention that I emerged victorious in the Pathfinder's Bachelor competition.

Thank you.

Tyler Kinzy, Managing Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2021

This Wednesday will mark the three-year anniversary of the first time a story was sent to my inbox. I distinctly remember sitting in my living room towards the end of my freshman year, editing a track...

This is episode two of the mini-series,

Episode Two: Carieal Doss, Forever 18

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Link to audio version [a beat comes in] Before we begin, a quick disclaimer. This episode will focus solely on facts and personal stories, in the hopes of humanizing the tragedy of gun violence in...

A photo illustration featuring a transgender symbol and the transgender flag colors.

Transgender healthcare bans become a transparent threat

Mira Nalbandian, Entertainment Editor April 28, 2021

American legislature has a dark history of targeting trans people. Whether it be “bathroom bills” which try to keep trans people from using the bathroom with the gender identity they belong to, or...

After the French National Assembly proposed a ban on religious symbols for minors in public schools, young Muslim women in france started the hashtag “HANDS OFF MY HIJAB.” This hashtag has emassed over 70,000,000 retweets, and can be seen all over protest posters in France. It was started by Muslim model Rawdah Mohamed, which she has encouraged others to post in solidarity with Muslim women in France.

France targets the hijab: how does this affect us?

Sara Albarcha, staff writer April 26, 2021

When three middle school girls refused to remove their headdresses in France in 1989 while at school, the government intervened, banning hijabs in public school. After three decades, France has continued...

The swastika is widely believed to have originated in India, commonly used in ceremonies and festivals. The word “swastika” comes from the Sanskrit words “su” and “asti,” meaning “good” and “to exist.” From here, the symbol spread to East and Southeast Asia and eventually Europe, taking on similar meanings in those countries until Nazi Germany.

The history of the swastika: how a symbol of peace was corrupted into a symbol of hate

Tanvi Kulkarni, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

Growing up in a Hindu-dominated country, I was surrounded by religious icons and symbols, one of which included the swastika. As a fundamental part of Hinduism, it often adorned temples and homes, including...

This is episode one of the mini-series, Carieal Doss, Forever 18. Carieal passed just weeks before her high school graduation with the rest of Parkway West's class of 2020. This episode tells the story of the tragic night she was killed, as well as the aftermath from her mother, Johnetta Doss' perspective.

Episode One: Carieal Doss, Forever 18

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

Link to audio version [a beat comes in] St. Louis: home to the Gateway Arch and to one of the most successful baseball franchises in history. Home to musical artists Nelly and Tina Turner and to...

This graphic illustrates the disparities between wealthy white communities and low-income Black communities generated by racist mid-20th century housing policies. (Created via Canva)

Behind the numbers: history and bias in high-tech criminal justice

Paige Matthys-Pearce, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

As technology plays a growing role in our lives, so too does data. On the internet, virtually every click, scroll and like is tracked, often used to maximize your engagement. But as it turns out, other...

Looking at black hair, there is more value and meaning than what the eye may see.

It’s not Black and White: Lets hair about it!

Bri Davis March 1, 2021

Episode Link to Listen Transcript: Sponsored segment: For those who have not heard about Anchor, it is the easiest way to make a podcast. The most important thing, it’s free! There are creation tools...

The hosts of It’s Not Black and White, seniors Zoe DeYoung and Bri Davis.

It’s Not Black and White: AAVE, code-switching and digital blackface

Zoe DeYoung and Bri Davis January 26, 2021

Transcript: [Funky music comes in.] Bri: I ain’t ever seen two pretty best friends. Zoe: Chile! Anyways, so... Bri: It’s the salty attitude for me. Zoe: Go off sis!  Bri: Periodddddt. Bri:...

Technology use can become addictive based on the way certain neurons are fired.

Cracked screens: breaking addiction in a virtual world

Brinda Ambal and Paige Matthys-Pearce January 19, 2021

Your inbox tab runs a tally of all your unread emails. Zoom merrily chimes every time a participant is let in from the waiting room. YouTube takes advantage of an extensive algorithm to keep you falling...

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