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Religious observances during quarantine

With iftar time arriving, junior Fatema Rehmani and her family gather to break their fast with dates and water, a tradition rooted in the religious teachings of Prophet Muhammad.

Tasneem Nasufovic, Ulaa Kuziez, and Ridwan Oyebamiji

May 21, 2020

With holidays arriving during a pandemic –and social distancing measures remaining in effect across the globe to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus–students describe how their practices changed during this unprecedented time. Ramadan: Ramadan is a holy month observed by Muslims as a month of ...

Junior Bri Davis places first in the SIUE Poetry Contest

At the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon, junior Bri Davis receives the Poetry Award from Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook Jan. 22. In addition to her recognition, Davis also won $100 for her poem.

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Features Editor

January 22, 2020

After being recommended to participate in the SIUE Poetry Contest, junior Bri Davis came out on top to take the first place prize. Davis first heard about the competition through journalism advisor Debra Klevens and decided to compete to help further her understanding of writing. The contest is meant...

Behind the Scenes of ‘The Pathfinder’

Editor In Chief Sabrina Bohn shows the group of editors an idea for the week on her laptop at an editorial board meeting on Friday mornings. Bohn then edits the agenda for the week according to what the group needs to get done that weekend or the next week, by managing and overseeing the workload.

Elle Rotter, Convergent Media Writer

December 9, 2019

At a table in the middle of the journalism room, 10 newspaper editors sit with their Starbucks and homemade chocolate chip cookies to discuss stories at 7 a.m. every Friday morning. They develop a posting calendar for the week and share how they can help each other make students’ visions a reality. ...

A crowning achievement

Pathfinder editors junior Lydia Roseman, seniors Maria Newton and Dani Fischer and juniors Sabrina Bohn and Emma Caplinger, along with Journalism Adviser Debra Klevens take a photo with Edmund J. Sullivan, the Executive Director of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, after receiving a Gold Crown award. In 2018, the Pathfinder won a CSPA Silver Crown Award. “It was an incredible experience to be in a room with so many of the schools that we look up to and draw inspiration from,” senior and Managing Editor-in-Chief Dani Fischer said.

Nadia Messmer, Convergent Media Writer

April 5, 2019

In a grand auditorium at Columbia University, five students sat waiting in the audience. A lone man on stage announced, “Pathfinder, Parkway West High School. Ballwin, Missouri: Gold Crown.” The students ascended the stage to accept their plaque as a camera snapped their photograph. The Columbia ...

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