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BREAKING: Parkway announces decision to abolish the honors track after this school year

Junior Ima Dropout tries to escape as senior Betsy Class tries to put her into a locker. Since joining the school last year, Dropout has faced adversity with honors students bullying. “When I first came here I was hoping it would be a little different from [Parkway] South. Turns out I was so unbelievably wrong,” Dropout said. “Everyone at this school is way bigger, stronger and smarter than back at my old school, and it honestly scares me.”
Disclaimer: The work of the Broken Compass is entirely satirical.
February 11, 2020

“What honors classes are you in?” We’ve all heard this question before, and to most of us, it still hurts a little, even to read it. Well this question has been asked for the last time as Parkway...

Everything you need to be the boss of your New Year’s resolution in just seven steps

Whatever your resolution happens to be, the Pathfinder has you covered.
Satirical story for the Broken Compass
January 9, 2020

Are you struggling to keep your New Year’s resolution? Never fear, try again next year. These hot tips will leave you with no choice but to give up on your goals.  Don’t commit to measurable...

Fashion for the fatigued

A student models purple pants, a groutfit and dressing like an evergreen tree.
December 17, 2019

“I’m so fancy,” said no sleep-deprived person ever. Dressing up takes motivation, time and energy, unfamiliar concepts to the procrastinators among us. However, now that we have learned how to deal...

2. BREAKING: Rampant plague ravages senior class

Clearing her nasal passages, sickly senior Susie Seidel expels mucus in hopes of relieving her symptoms. Seidel is currently suffering from the ongoing plague, suspected to be Senioritis, impacting the senior class. “I had a quiz this morning so I came to school thinking I could muster enough strength to make it through the day,” Seidel said. “After I finished my quiz, I realized I was no match for the deadly disease and quickly left school so I wouldn’t infect others. I guess you could say I was caring, I removed myself from school to ensure the safety of others.
November 1, 2019

In what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns may be the worst outbreak since the bubonic plague, a sudden pandemic has emerged, inflicting widespread illness among the senior class. “It’s...

The myths of sleep deprivation among generation z(zzz)

A student accidentally falls asleep on her book in class. She got two hours of sleep the previous night. “I always fall asleep in my classes and miss out on information, so then I have to stay up the next night trying to figure out how to do the homework,” she said. “This cycle makes everything so hard, but I refuse to sleep at night because hashtag sleep is for the weak.”
October 30, 2019

Sleep is for the weak: the junior year mantra. Rise and grind, get ‘er done, do good things with your time—not because you care—solely to put on your applications. This is the time to make yourself...

Best ways to avoid summer homework

Senior Emma Caplinger studies a to-do list of summer assignments at the Town and Country Crossing Starbucks. Students have the entire summer to complete their homework, although most wait until the end of summer break.
August 1, 2019

Every year I promise myself I’ll start my summer homework earlier than the week before it is due, and every year, I disappoint myself. To all my past English teachers, I’m so sorry for the rushed essays...

West High Building Awards

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May 9, 2019

As we embark on the last week of our high school journey, we reflect on the many memories formed here: countless conversations, unforgettable laughter and absurd reviews. In order to put a bow on the close...

Broken Compass: The Pathfinder calls it quits

The Pathfinder Editorial Board regrets to inform you of the official discontinuation of the Parkway West High School Pathfinder online student newspaper as of March 31.
March 31, 2019

To Whom it May Concern, The Pathfinder Editorial Board regrets to inform you of the official discontinuation of the Parkway West High School Pathfinder online student newspaper as of March 31. After...

Broken Compass: Administration finally takes action on Juuling epidemic

A student mimics using a juul outside the Juuling Lounge, where a temporary sign has been hung up. “I think that even this flash drive looks cool, you know? I can almost feel the nicotine buzz,” the unnamed student said.
(It's too late, everyone is already addicted to nicotine).
December 6, 2018

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...

OpEd: The Grand Stuffing Dispute

OpEd: The Grand Stuffing Dispute
November 21, 2018

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...

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