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The killing of George Floyd will change society forever

Wearing a shirt in support of the protest, senior Cam Redmond shares his voice through his clothing. Redmond attended a protest held at West to support Black lives. “Crazy things that have been happening in our world have made me want to be a part of the voice that Black lives and other races matter and we all should be equal,” Redmond said.

Tre Bell, Staff Writer

5 hours ago

As I scrolled through Instagram on May 25, I came across a sickening video of an African American man named George Floyd, laying on his stomach in handcuffs as a police officer kneeled on the back of his neck. George Floyd was unable to breathe. After the cop was told multiple times by Floyd and oth...

“dinosauce313” and an allegedly botched College Board sting operation

A parody of the “Jurassic Park” logo, created using Font Meme.

Tyler Kinzy, Managing Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2020

Based on his tone, you would have thought he had just busted a wanted crime boss.  “It's not worth the risk of having your name reported,” he warned. Instead, he had found high schoolers. The College Board’s Senior Vice President of Advanced Placement (AP) and Instruction Trevor Packer announced May 10 that...

Photo of the week – April 27

Sister of senior Madi Foppe, Kennedy Foppe, tapes paper hearts to her window to form a rainbow of hearts. She came up with the idea after seeing people share rainbows and wanted to incorporate hearts to represent love and kindness for healthcare and essential workers. “We enjoy [art] but we don’t get to do it a lot. During quarantine we have definitely gotten to do more,” M. Foppe said. “We had an idea to create a rainbow of hope out of hearts to spread hope and love during these uncertain times.”

Fatema Rehmani, Awards Coordinator

April 30, 2020

An open letter to our teachers: Thank you

Due to the challenges eLearning has posed, teachers have gone above and beyond to provide a positive experience for students.

Pathfinder Editorial Board

April 30, 2020

  Dear teachers,    Thank you.  As we roll out of our beds at 9 a.m., yawning and tripping over messy bedrooms to get to our computers, you greet us on video calls with warmth and enthusiasm. You remind us that our first priority is ourselves, that this time should be low-stres...

Senior Ryan Caton reflects on his running career after his final season is postponed

Sprinting toward the finish line, senior Ryan Caton races at the Missouri Sectionals meet at Parkway Central High School Nov. 2, which was one of the last cross country races of his career. He finished the race in 14th place and qualified for state the following week. “My teammates [were] everything. Nobody was motivated for themselves; everyone was motivated for the whole team, and that is something I can’t thank them enough for,” Caton said. “I felt very happy that I was able to end my season at state. Not very many people were able to do that.”

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

After three months of preparation and running more than 500 miles during the off-season, senior Ryan Caton is one of many spring athletes seeing their final season slip away due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Parkway officially announced April 9 that all schools and athletics, including track and field, were...

An unexpected beneficiary of COVID-19: the environment

The global shutdown caused by COVID-19 is helping the environment as carbon emissions are reduced.

Ashlyn Gillespie, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

According to John Hopkins University, more than 2 million people have tested positive for COVID-19.  About 600,000 of those people have recovered, while about 160,000 have died globally. While COVID-19 is creating innumerable tragedies, there’s one unexpected beneficiary of the international shutdown: th...

Got some time? Check out a book online

Borrowing an E-book is free and easy. So, what are you waiting for?

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

Checking out an E-book is easier than it seems. Parkway provides every student in the district with a St. Louis County Library card to check out books, and students also get access to the school library’s own collection of E-books. So, what are you waiting for? Before we begin, an E-book is an onli...

7. The battle to become a man; four years later

Holding up the transgender pride flag, senior Tony Morse takes a picture in his binder. He got the flag towards the end of middle school. “The flag for me is a symbol of pride,” Morse said. “It reminds myself and others of who I truly am. I am wearing a binder in my photo; I used to be very very self conscious of letting others know I used a binder. Now, I am comfortable enough to post pictures of me in it and wear it out in the open. I feel as if I pass enough. Once I get top surgery, I am so excited to not have to deal with wearing the chest binder. It definitely takes a toll on me having to wear it. It gets physically uncomfortable and I long for the day when I can put on a shirt without having to put it on first, as well as being able to take off my shirt and be proud and comfortable.”

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

As a seventh grader, senior Tony Morse decided that after years of gender dysphoria, he would take the leap to come out as a transgender male. He cut his hair short and kickstarted the long process of transitioning, a journey that, years later, he is still undergoing.  In the beginning of his transi...

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