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Thin Blue Line or thinly-veiled racism?

Instead of a symbol of support, the Thin Blue Line flag, also known as the 'national police flag,' causes fear and division.
How the Blue Lives Matter movement suppresses Black voices
November 23, 2020

It flies at your favorite hometown barbecue restaurant. It hangs in the background of your classmate’s Zoom screen. It’s plastered on your friend’s gaiter mask. It sits on a sign in your front yard. It’s...

It’s Not Black and White: Introduction

The hosts of It’s Not Black and White, seniors Zoe DeYoung and Bri Davis.
November 12, 2020

It's Not Black and White · It's Not Black And White Introduction Transcript: [Calming instrumental plays, then quiets but continues to play in the background] My name is Zoe DeYoung. I’ve lived...

Black Lives Matter and how we can create change

Walking down Baxter Road towards Parkway West Middle School, members of the St. Louis community take part in the Parkway Black Lives Matter walk. Participants kneeled at the end of the walk for eight minutes and 46 seconds to honor George Floyd and all those lost to racism and hate. “It was a wake up call. It was really reassuring to see the outcome and how many people came out to support the cause,” sophomore Lauren McLeod said. “I think that it brought attention to a lot of the racial injustice that often gets swept under the rug, and overall, I think it was one of the beginning steps to a long journey of getting racial equity in schools.”
August 17, 2020

As the news and social media booms with awareness and activism towards the Black Lives Matter movement, communities across the country are taking steps to support the ongoing fight against racism.  “I...

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.
July 14, 2020

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...

What can you do?

The emphasis on the Black Lives Matter movement has become stronger than ever and will continue to grow.
June 11, 2020

Moving further into 2020, the death of George Floyd caused by police officers has awakened the Black Lives Matter movement. For the past two weeks, protests have been spreading all over the world, from...

Black Lives Matter statement

Protesters gather for a march in downtown St. Louis in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The following statement was unanimously (9/9) approved by the Pathfinder Editorial Board.
June 10, 2020

Like school newspapers worldwide, the Pathfinder is tasked with telling stories that otherwise may never be told. This is not a responsibility we take lightly. We are committed to using our platform to...

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