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A four day week for productivity

A four day week for productivity

Kathryn McAuliffe, Conceptual Editor-in-Chief Intern

December 5, 2019

Microsoft made headlines last week after releasing statistics showing a 40% productivity increase when implementing a four day work week. Companies are moving to four day weeks in an attempt to help employees perfect the balancing act of work and life. Schools should look to businesses and implement four ...

Permanent Daylight Savings Time would have positive effect on students

Permanent Daylight Savings Time would have positive effect on students

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Every first Sunday of November, students gain one hour of sleep back, while every second Sunday of March, we lose one as finals and the spring sports season looms. With “fall back” approaching quickly, we need to reevaluate our policy regarding daylight savings to realize that adopting permanent...

Perfect scores do not equal perfect applications

Perfect scores do not equal perfect applications

Fatema Rehmani, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

In third grade, Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) testing was the best time of the year; teachers passed out Cheez-Its and Smarties periodically, there was no homework and more importantly, I didn’t have to learn history that week. This year, when I took the practice ACT April 2, I felt no such ...

The ultimate guide to cyber-securing yourself

The ultimate guide to cyber-securing yourself

Sri Jaladi, President of Cyber-Security club

April 29, 2019

Cyber-attacks are on the rise, invading every nook and cranny of the world and its activities: from countries, companies to schools; from grandmas to toddlers; from the Clinton-Trump presidential race to hacking grades. The 2018 Global Risks Report by the World Economic Forum ranks cyber-attacks as the third highest risk to society r...

The issue with tiger parenting

The issue with tiger parenting

Andrew Li, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Everyone loves Chinese food right? Orange chicken, Mongolian beef and sesame chicken are all great. These delicious foods demonstrate the pinnacle of culture mixing—yet not everything Asian mixes well with everything American, especially how Asians are generally more strict regarding their child’...

2/14/18: the day we failed to take action

2/14/18: the day we failed to take action

Tyler Kinzy, Sports Editor

February 14, 2019

Exactly one year ago today, my parents, like millions across America, hugged their kids a little tighter when they returned home from school. Some 1,200 miles away, families in Parkland, Fla. would never get the opportunity to enjoy one final embrace. That fateful afternoon, 17 promising lives were cut sho...

The pros and cons of taking an AP or Honors class

The pros and cons of taking an AP or Honors class

Irene Yannakakis, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019

Pros You get an extra 1.0 added to your grade point average (GPA) if you earn an “H” in an AP/Honors class. If you receive a grade of 97 percent or higher in an honors class, you receive an H for honors, which is above an A on the grade scale. That H adds 1.0 to your GPA compared to an A whic...

Censored: the Pathfinder and student press laws

Censored: the Pathfinder and student press laws

Dani Fischer, Managing Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2019

The sun is still rising and the parking lot is only beginning to fill as 12 students sit around a table in room 3000, animated as they debate the use of an oxford comma in a story from that week and plan their trip to New York. Students furiously jot down notes for things they want to bring up next time...

The concept of woke should be put to rest

The concept of woke should be put to rest

Kathryn McAuliffe, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019

It seems cyclical. Every week there’s a new trendy cause to support. Whether it be sharing a post to your story to save the rhinos or tagging an Instagram post with as many activism-themed hashtags as possible, people take to social media to soapbox and indicate to their followers that they are aware o...

Hike St. Louis: the best destinations for your next outdoor excursion

Hike St. Louis: the best destinations for your next outdoor excursion

Zaven Nalbandian, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

With nine inches of snow on the ground, getting out into nature can seem impossible and it can be hard to see that spring is just a short time away. If you’re looking to fulfill your New Years Resolution of trying something new or staying healthy, going hiking can be a great way to do both. I took ...

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