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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


Filed under opinions, showcase

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


Filed under opinions

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


Filed under opinions, showcase

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


Filed under opinions

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


Filed under opinions

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 ...

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...

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