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A reflection on various notable events throughout our unusual school year.

2020-2021: A Year in Review

Pathfinder Editorial Board June 4, 2021

It’s safe to say that the 2020-2021 school year will be remembered as a year like no other. Cancelations and modifications of many school-year traditions have been chalked up to the disaster that this...

Alumnus Antajuan Adams stands smiling in front of a mural painted at New Roots Urban Farm.

Alumnus Antajuan Adams gardens toward food sovereignty

Ulaa Kuziez, Emeritus News and Sports Editor June 3, 2021

2000 alumnus Antajuan Adams first became familiar with gardening when he was just seven years old. Learning simple skills from an elder in his community, he found that spending time in nature was enjoyable...

Class of 2021 Commencement Address

Tyler Kinzy, Managing Editor-in-Chief Emeritus June 1, 2021

Transcript During these unprecedented times, the Class of 2021 has faced challenges we never could have imagined. Every morning, we made the voyage from our bed to the desk two feet away from our bed....

Freshman and goalie Rachel Livak reaches out to save the ball from going in the net and prevents  a point for Ladue. Livak made the varsity team and has led the St. Louis area in saves with 213. “The most memorable part of my season was when they were telling us what teams were going to be on, I honestly kind of knew when I was told to go talk to Lovercheck and Herpel, but it was still an amazing feeling to know that I did it,” Livak said.

From softball catcher to lacrosse goalie, freshman Rachel Livak defends her rankings

Tre Bell, Staff Writer June 1, 2021

In her first year ever playing lacrosse, freshman Rachel Livak is leading the St. Louis area in goalie saves with 213. “I was convinced to play lacrosse by my parents, because I love to play sports...

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander month, our editorial explores the implications of the model minority myth, the role the education system has played in perpetuating it and our responsibility to take steps in the right direction.

Unraveling the myth of the model minority

Pathfinder Editorial Board May 31, 2021

The model minority myth characterizes Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) as a successful, prosperous, intelligent monolith, capable of anything and subject to equality. It’s characterized as...

As part of Creative Writing, students publish short stories.

Aspiring authors: Creative Writing Students publish short stories

Madi Michajliczenko, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Usually in English classes, students are asked to write narratives, literary analyses and even research papers; however, students in English teacher Dan Barnes’ Creative Writing I and II get to create...

The stories of student cadet teachers assisting in classrooms.

Cadet teachers reporting for duty

Madi Michajliczenko, Staff Writer May 27, 2021

Able to complete administrative tasks like collecting materials, grading papers and passing out books, student cadet teachers gain experience teaching first-hand without the responsibility of teaching....

Frank Mortimer, a certified beekeeper in New Jersey, stands smiling next to a Cornell University sign where he teaches a beekeeping course. Photo by: Sofie Mortimer 

From Pathfinder to pollinator, alumnus Frank Mortimer publishes new book

Ulaa Kuziez, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

Spending time in the beehive is a peaceful experience for 1984 alumnus Frank Mortimer. As he holds a frame with nearly 400 bees on it, he can smell the honey, touch the wax and feel the fuzz on the bees’...

Making their way through the senior parade, seniors Zoe Rutledge, Tori Fischer and Talie Ziegler smile at the crowd. Fischer has not committed to a college yet but plans on attending the University of Kentucky to study computer science and dance.

Photo of the week – May 21

Mira Nalbandian, Managing Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

Gesturing to her board, business teacher Kelly Kennedy teaches her sixth hour Web Design class. In addition to Web Design, Kennedy teachers courses on Brand Marketing and Multimedia. “I loved the creativity involved with all my jobs. I am sure there were plenty of other things I did not like, but like with most things, the longer I am away from the industry, the more positive the memories become,’” Kennedy said.

The business of teaching

Kathryn McAuliffe, Managing Editor-in-Chief May 18, 2021

Attending welding school, flying to Hawaii and teaching students, business teacher Kelly Kennedy’s career has been anything but traditional. Kennedy explored unconventional approaches to both business...

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