Speak to Silence: Introduction

Speak to Silence tackles eating disorders and oening up tough conversations in its first chapter.
January 21, 2020

New Year’s Day, 2018: My first thoughts of the year are consumed by guilt and regret. How could I have eaten so unhealthily yesterday? I shouldn’t have eaten breakfast, and I should’ve asked to go...

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by educating yourself

Photo illustration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving his
January 20, 2020

On this day celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., you’ll no doubt find your social media streams flooded with his unmatched diction cast on pretty backgrounds, his words reduced to a mere Instagram...

A four day week for productivity

A student reviews her planner and deals with impending stress.
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...

Permanent Daylight Savings Time would have positive effect on students

Fred Matamoros illustration of Dali-esque melting clock with fall leaves; can be used with stories about setting clocks back in the fall. (The Orange County Register/MCT)
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,...

Perfect scores do not equal perfect applications

Between stacks of ACT prep books, junior Ronik Bhaskar reaches forward for college pamphlets as he looks towards higher education. Bhaskar earned a 36 on his ACT. “Getting a 36 was a combination of lots of early mornings doing practice tests and a healthy dose of luck,” Bhaskar said.
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...

The ultimate guide to cyber-securing yourself

Cyber-security is very important to an increasingly digital world. This guide, by the president of the Cyber-Security club, will help you to stay safe on your digital devices.
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...

The issue with tiger parenting

Reviewing for an AP Calculus exam, junior Nayeon Ryu graphs equations on her calculator. Ryu believes that
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...

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

On the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, April 20, 2018, a student holds a sign at a protest against gun violence in downtown St. Louis.
In the face of rampant gun violence, we as a nation have turned a blind eye to an ever-present threat
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...

The pros and cons of taking an AP or Honors class

While working on an assignment in AP Human Geography, freshman Mason Paul discusses his answers. Paul is enrolled in two AP/Honors classes. “Taking AP/Honors classes are hard because you have a lot of homework, but you get to brag to your friends about taking them,” Paul said.
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...

Censored: the Pathfinder and student press laws

Pathfinder editors sit in the journalism classroom before school recapping that week.
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...

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