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BREAKING: Rampant plague ravages senior class

BREAKING: Rampant plague ravages senior class

Tyler Kinzy and Kathryn McAuliffe

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 hard to describe. One night I’m full of energy at a Halloween party, and the next thing I knew, my ...

The myths of sleep deprivation among generation z(zzz)

The myths of sleep deprivation among generation z(zzz)

Fatema Rehmani, Awards Coordinator

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 look good on paper. Actual character development comes later in life. Burn bridges, burn yourself out...

Best ways to avoid summer homework

Best ways to avoid summer homework

Emma Caplinger, Arts and Entertainment Editor

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 I’ve turned in every August. However, my horrific record of reading an entire book in one d...

West High Building Awards

West High Building Awards

Andrew Li and Peyton Gaskill

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 of senior year, our Broken Compass group compiled numerous awards to give to some of the best spots...

Broken Compass: The Pathfinder calls it quits

Broken Compass: The Pathfinder calls it quits

Pathfinder Editorial Board

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 years of complaints, conflicts and controversial stories about what we originally believed to be unbi...

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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