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Balance means both the positive and negative

Balance means both the positive and negative

Alina Dunder, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


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Every day, people check the news for an update however, instead of being informed on new issues, they are hit with unrealistic coverage, resulting in a morphed picture of reality. What the majority of national newspapers project is either irrelevant on how to make the world a better place, or pessimistic like the consistent reports of police brutality, racism and “minorit...

Make our voices heard: every teacher needs to give course evaluations

Make our voices heard: every teacher needs to give course evaluations

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

May 2, 2017


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One of the most influential factors in our high school experience is the teachers that we have throughout it. Teachers we don’t like can turn our love for a subject into hatred, and teachers who understand our learning styles best can get us to learn things we would have never thought possible. Al...

Students are missing Parkway’s mission

Students are missing Parkway’s mission

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


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Parkway’s mission is to ensure that all students are capable, curious and confident learners who understand and respond to the challenges of the ever-changing world. This year, an important aspect was added to the mission: caring. Are we living up to the amendment of  “caring”? What is being done ...

The Homework Epidemic

The Homework Epidemic

Gabrielle Winkle, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


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With the semester coming to an end, and finals right around the corner, students have more homework than ever, leaving stress levels at an all time high. Elevated stress levels in teens over time leads to distress, and eventually larger and more serious medical complications later. Not only does it ...

Prom in perspective

Prom in perspective

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


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As Prom season arrives, juniors and seniors are planning the perfect promposals, picking out outfits and going about Prom court preparations… just like they did earlier this year for Homecoming. Homecoming (or Prom) court is an event used to name active students in the school community and award th...

The fight for the right

The fight for the right

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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Over 5,000 views per day flood the Pathfinder site, stirring up conversation in our school halls and in the homes of families. We have the ability to access and using an online public forum to express our opinions and exercise the First Amendment. Although this is great, there is no lie that we’ve...

How to limit cell phone use in the classroom

How to limit cell phone use in the classroom

Wonsang Lee, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


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The only way to solve the cell phone distraction is by having teachers’ involvement, with more than a warning. To keep student use of phones under control, teachers should establish their own rules and punishments, as it gives both teachers and students a voice in creating the classroom cell phone rules.

The Parkway Disciplinary Policy Should Be Changed To Solve the Pressing Issue

The Parkway Disciplinary Policy Should Be Changed To Solve the Pressing Issue

Bennett Davis, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017


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Fights broke out the end of February in the cafeteria and senior lounge, raising the issue of the current disciplinary policy. The Parkway Disciplinary policy outlines student expectations for behavior at school. During the 2015-16 school year, there were 56 Principal Suspensions and 29 Superintendent Suspensions at schoo...

Returning to life after chemo

Returning to life after chemo

Kristin Priest, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


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I still have good and bad days. After all, my body is still fully recovering from the harsh treatment of my medical endeavours. I routinely see my integrated medicine doctor, continually take my vitamins and follow a diet of fresh and healthy foods. Supplying my body with the appropriate fuel is critical...

Learning is not an opportunity for profit

Learning is not an opportunity for profit

Hannah Hoffmann, Technical Design Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2017


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Learning and cash. While no English class will ever teach you that these words are antonyms, it sure seems like they’re starting to be treated as the same thing. Apparently, it has become fair game to treat the pursuit of knowledge as a buying point, from completing assignments to simply reading some...

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