Virtual school has taken away a lively learning environment for most. For several support staff members, transferring online was not an option.

School behind screens changes jobs for support staff

Ulaa Kuziez, News and Sports Editor September 16, 2020

Walking the almost empty halls at 7 a.m., you might have made a stop at the bookstore before heading to the cafeteria for a morning snack. On your way to class, you may have said hello to a custodian as...

Our school has not been able to recycle properly due to excess trash in the recycling bins.

Editorial: It’s time to clean up

Pathfinder Editorial Board October 31, 2019

The cafeteria during sixth hour, now absent of laughter and warmth, is completely still at first glance. A second look reveals custodian Sean Smith continuing his daily agenda of shuffling through bins–blue,...

The fund to help Ollie has come a long way, from $150 to 30K in just over a week.

Custodian’s Fund Draws to a Close

Hannah Hoffmann, Staff Writer November 13, 2014
Ollie Caruthers and the West staff react to support from the community.
The fund for Ollie raised over $5000 in a single day from teachers, students, parents and alumni all looking to donate.

Altruism goes viral for school custodian

Hannah Hoffmann, Staff Writers / Features Editor / News Editor November 6, 2014
Last week, two students started a campaign to raise money for Ollie Caruthers, and the social media platforms upon which it was presented caused a $5000 to be raised in one day.
During second lunch, Custodial staff member Ollie Caruthers sweeps the floor.

Juniors raise funds for custodian facing health issues

Betsy Wait, Staff Writer October 31, 2014
Juniors Emily Wind and Shannon Anderson begin a philanthropy campaign for Custodian Ollie Caruthers, who is facing serious health issues.
POW: Keith Brown, Custodian

POW: Keith Brown, Custodian

Allie Collins, Convergent Media Writer October 25, 2014
“Six years ago I was involved at the Emerson Child Building in East St. Louis for motivational speaking. I talked to them about success over failure. Most of these kids were dropouts, gangbangers, and drug users.”
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