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English II students explore the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum through virtual reality

English II students explore the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum through virtual reality

Lydia Roseman, News Section Editor

September 17, 2019

No airfare, hotel, transportation or museum pass was necessary for students in English II to tour the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Washington, D.C. In fact, not a single school absence was required. Instead, Casey Holland's English II students entered the museum virtually, in the school library, to ...

From students to published authors: Creative Writing 2 will host E-book release launch party at the Wolf Cafe

From students to published authors: Creative Writing 2 will host E-book release launch party at the Wolf Cafe

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

In a frenzy to finish before their deadline, the Creative Writing 2 class logs hours that will result in a published E-book on the Amazon Kindle Store. Amazon’s self-publishing program, Kindle Direct Publishing, will help students enrolled in Creative Writing 2 achieve their goals of becoming published...

AP Language and Composition students take a unique approach to prepare for the exam

AP Language and Composition students take a unique approach to prepare for the exam

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

With camera and questions in hand, juniors in AP Language and Composition grabbed footage for the documentaries they created to understand their visual rhetoric unit. The idea was created when English teacher Dan Barnes attended a writing conference at Fort Zumwalt West High School in the fall. ...

Growing through Greek: seniors Nell Jaskowiak and Deirdre Jost gain valuable life skills through independent study

Growing through Greek: seniors Nell Jaskowiak and Deirdre Jost gain valuable life skills through independent study

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

The hallway is silent and still except for the occasional wanderer in search of the water fountain. A second glance finds seniors Nell Jaskowiak and Deirdre Jost settled on the floor by the Latin room. Jaskowiak and Jost chose to take Greek as an independent study with Latin teacher Tom Herpel to...

Scholar Bowl qualifies for nationals

Scholar Bowl qualifies for nationals

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

After a 216-word question is read, senior Neil Tomala slams his hand down on the buzzer to qualify for nationals for scholar bowl in a 2-1 victory. According to Tomala, part of the team’s success came from a variety of people being able to excel in different subjects. “We usually split up different tasks so pe...

Substitutes, not study halls

Substitutes, not study halls

Pathfinder Staff

November 30, 2018

The day that a teacher is out sick and a substitute from Kelly Educational Staffing comes to take their place, students respond with either surprised glee or a suppressed groan.

Earth Sciences camp inspires junior Lauren Beard to pursue Meteorology

Earth Sciences camp inspires junior Lauren Beard to pursue Meteorology

Maria Newton, Features Editor

September 5, 2018

Junior Lauren Beard visited an atmospheric and Earth sciences camp at the University of Wisconsin (UW) over the summer to further her knowledge of meteorology. “I’ve just found myself drawn to [meteorology],” Beard said. “I’ve always found it really interesting how [different events around...

Where the ACT takes West

Where the ACT takes West

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

April 11, 2018

A look at where ACT scores historically land west students after high school.

Pathfinder editorial board visits New York

Pathfinder editorial board visits New York

Lydia Roseman, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018

After being nominated for a Crown award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the Pathfinder editorial board traveled to New York March 14-17 to receive the award and live the New York journalist experience. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association gives college and high school publicat...

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