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Broken Compass: Administration finally takes action on Juuling epidemic

Broken Compass: Administration finally takes action on Juuling epidemic

Maria Newton and Dani Fischer

December 6, 2018


Filed under showcase, the broken compass

Everyone knows this all-too-common scenario: you’re sitting in class, working on a test review, and suddenly you get the itch for nic(otine). You raise your hand to ask to go to the bathroom, but once you get there the bathroom is occupied and you can’t hit your Juul. Bathrooms have slowly ...

OpEd: The Grand Stuffing Dispute

OpEd: The Grand Stuffing Dispute

Pathfinder Editorial Board

November 21, 2018


Filed under the broken compass

Thanksgiving is often praised as a time for family and loved ones to unite over a grand meal, but the holiday can also serve as the breeding ground for fierce debates ranging from politics to the food itself. Arguably no dish better encapsulates this phenomenon than stuffing, a controversial side that is te...

Quiet Zone mandate to be enforced around the senior lounge to protect the rights of seniors

Quiet Zone mandate to be enforced around the senior lounge to protect the rights of seniors

Maria Newton, Features Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under the broken compass

Due to the large number of slumbering students in the senior lounge, senior class presidents Bella Hatzigeorgiou and MJ Stricker have decided to construct a soundproof box around the collection of priceless, vintage couches. The glass will also be tinted so that seniors do not have to suffer from brig...

The search is over: restroom reviews

The search is over: restroom reviews

Maddie Cooke, Peyton Gaskill, and Andrew Li

October 9, 2018


Filed under showcase, the broken compass

27 total bathrooms 1st Floor Outside the Cafeteria Music Hallway Theater Science Hallway Locker Rooms 2nd Floor North Gym Main Entrance Nurses Office Math Wing Business/FACS hallway 3rd Floor Art Hallway English/Foreign Language Social Studies ...

How to fail your finals: a comprehensive guide (with pictures)

How to fail your finals: a comprehensive guide (with pictures)

Justin Cupps, Conceptual Editor in Chief

May 18, 2018


Filed under showcase, the broken compass

WikiHow boasts a search engine for “How to do anything.” However, if you were to hypothetically search how to “fail final exams,” you would be riddled with disappointment upon only finding a seemingly endless set of links on how to pass. So, out of professional courtesy to WikiHow and a sense ...

The search is over: water fountains ranked

The search is over: water fountains ranked

Andrew Li and Peyton Gaskill

May 2, 2018


Filed under showcase, the broken compass

3rd Floor Art Hallway Thickness: 7 Consistency: 4 Pressure: 8 Aesthetic: 6 Taste: 7 Temperature: 8 Cleanliness: 8 Convenience: 6 Ease of use: 7 Bonus Features: 5 (double fountain) Total: 66/100 Tucked in a light-traffic, but relevant hallway, this double fountain has strong press...

The scoop on parking

The scoop on parking

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under the broken compass

After countless hours of research and experimental tests, the Parkway West Pathfinder has developed a (semi)objective analysis of the on-campus parking options for those students that drive to school. The following map depicts all parking areas along with walk time to the building**, the most convenient...

Lunchroom memes: an AirDrop Phenomenon

Lunchroom memes: an AirDrop Phenomenon

Justin Cupps and Katie Spillman

March 23, 2018


Filed under A & E, the broken compass

With iPhones rife throughout the student body and the rising popularity of internet memes, the cafeteria is a hotbed for a new Postmodern-Surrealism communal art exhibit of AirDroppedTM lunchroom memes. “I was on my phone with my friend one time and we were going through pictures, and then we rememb...

Video: ASMR – Teacher Edition

Video: ASMR – Teacher Edition

Maddie Cooke and Hannah Hoffmann

February 7, 2018


Filed under multimedia, the broken compass, videos

*This work of the Pathfinder Broken Compass is entirely satirical. According to a survey conducted by the Broken Compass, 12 out of 4 students (some people took the survey multiple times) admitted to having extreme stress and anxiety due to the pressures of school. The Broken Compass values the s...

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