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Senior Kayvon Rezaei poses with his Volvo after handwashing it. He initially thought washing cars was a daunting task but soon found enjoyment in the activity.  “I’ve never hand-washed my car before so this was a new experience,” Rezaei said, “I never thought about cleaning things such as the exhaust pipes or the wheels.”

School, sports and Swedish sedans

Joseph Denklau, Guest Writer 1 hour ago

The car glides down the road; the engine purrs quietly. The speaker system is blasting a song. The driver, senior Kayvon Rezaei, drifts into the parking lot, never hesitating, the car's smooth movements...

Abruptly pulled out of Honors English I for a surprise fire drill, freshman Samir Shaik kills time on the football field by having a thumb war with freshman Mya Jenkins. Shaik’s class was working on a research project before they were interrupted by the fire drill and took the moment to just relax and have fun. “Mya and I were goofing off, not really doing anything in particular. I was just having a lot of fun, and I’m glad [this moment] was captured,” Shaik said.

Photo of the Week- Oct. 22

Tanvi Kulkarni, Features Editor 2 days ago

Lassi, a combination of yogurt, water, spices and sometimes fruit is made in under one minute by street vendors in India.

Three Indian dishes to add to your food bucket list

Achyuta Ambal, Staff Writer 2 days ago

Chaat food is a great place to begin your Indian cuisine journey. Similar to hors d'oeuvres, it is often served from food stalls or food trucks in India. Street side stalls, like food trucks, are extremely...

The fly problem in the cafeteria has become out of control, and the Pathfinder is taking matters into our own hands.

To the flies in the cafeteria: buzz off

Addie Gleason, Staff Writer 5 days ago

Over the course of the new school year, a threat has been looming in the cafeteria of our beloved school. A faint, evil buzzing lurks underneath the lighthearted conversations of students. Screams of shock...

Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and Yelena (Florence Pugh) in Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW, in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. Photo by Marvel Studios. Photo used under Creative Commons Licenses.

The Red Room Review: Natasha Romanoff is not a poser

Sarah Boland and Mira Nalbandian October 13, 2021

Welcome back to another Red Room Review. Today, we’re giving you a review of the film that actually inspired the title of our column, so buckle up, it’s about to be good. In the movie “Black Widow,”...

Day 286: Indigenous Peoples Day. We serendipitously stumbled across Berkeleys alternative to Columbus Day celebrations by Quinn  Dombrowski. Photo used under Creative Commons Licenses.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day or Columbus Day? A holiday of conflict

Sarah Boland, Staff Writer October 11, 2021

Columbus Day has long been seen as a moment celebrating the discovery of the Americas. While this celebration is beloved by many, what it often fails to acknowledge is the many atrocities committed by...

Freshman Triya Gudipati types on a computer while sophomore Samari Sanders and freshman Cindy Phung write on paper. Gudipati found that typing became second nature as using pencil and paper became an infrequent occurrence. “We can submit something and get feedback much quicker,” Gudipati said. “There’s a lot more things we can do online that we can’t do on paper.”

Digital divide

Addie Gleason, Staff Writer October 5, 2021

With a quick shift to digital learning in 2020 and a plethora of new technologies available, teachers have to make a decision between continuing digitally or going back to paper. While thousands of websites...

A photo illustration depicting the constant reminders of the social lives on our phones.

Feuding fandoms and hostile hate-comments: the attack of internet culture

Anna Claywell and Emily Early October 4, 2021

Most of us know the stereotype about Twitter: it’s intense. People sharing their interests with a little too much passion and tearing other people apart just because of a difference of opinion. Over...

The court looks on as seniors Jalia Ward and Hannah Lumpkins are crowned Homecoming Queens. While the coronation is a cherished tradition, changing the titles would be one simple way to include more genders.

It’s time to update homecoming

Pathfinder Editorial Board September 30, 2021

It’s that time of year again. Floats covered in streamers roll down streets, students dress up for their themes and the school transforms into another world as classes decorate their individual areas....

Painting the letters of her parking spot, senior Paige Matthys-Pearce participates in painting day. Matthys-Pearce painted a starry background with a quote written in French, which says ‘don’t forget who you are.’ “Im happy that I got to participate in this new tradition because I think its a great way for us seniors to leave a mark here, even though the spots will get painted over at the end of the year. Pulling into the colorful parking lot each morning brings me so much joy, and all the different designs highlight how unique everyone is,” Matthys-Pearce said. “Even though we sat under the sun in a hot parking lot for seven hours straight, it was a fun experience that I hope future classes will continue.”

Senior class paves the way to a new tradition

Leah Schroeder, Managing Editor in Chief September 30, 2021

Speeding into the parking lot at 7:29 a.m., the colorful variety of parking spots is probably the least of your worries, as you desperately try to avoid yet another tardy. These painted spots mark the...

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