A collage displays students preparing for the first day of school. Parkway began the school year with districtwide virtual instruction upon implementing its ‘Plan C’ for reopening. “I felt slightly nervous before the day started because I didn't know how well our internet would hold up. The thing that scares me the most is that I will never know if the internet will stay up the whole day or if it will go down,” junior Aliana Sawall said. “This experience overall has taught me that I will have to have more patience than usual because this is new to everyone, including teachers.”

Photo of the week – Aug. 24

Tyler Kinzy, Managing Editor-in-Chief August 28, 2020

Taking a break from school work, freshman Tyler Lang relaxes and plays with his new puppy Rona. After adopting the puppy a few weeks ago from Feral Companion, the Lang family named Rona after the Coronavirus. “I think having a dog during this time is helpful because it’s a good break away from eLearning and it also lightens the mood of everyone in our house,” Lang said.

24 hours of quarantine

Elle Rotter, Staff Writer May 22, 2020

Daily routines have changed with the pandemic as there are few requirements to hold students accountable. Getting out of bed in the morning depends on whether you have a required Zoom call. With so much...

Sophomore Zeina Daboul poses with her sister in Saudi Arabia. Daboul felt that the situation regarding COVID-19 is more regulated in Saudi Arabia. “To me, I think the situation here is a lot more controlled than in the United States. The U.S. is having an increasing number of cases each day, while we have a constant number every day,” Daboul said. “The U.S. has also been struggling with its healthcare system and how it's handling the situation, and while I am pretty sure that [Saudi Arabia] has the same problem, the issue is magnified in the U.S. due to its size and huge population.”

Sophomore Zeina Daboul finishes her school year in Saudi Arabia

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer May 20, 2020

After sophomore Zeina Daboul’s ordinary two week family trip to Saudi Arabia turned into a two month long stay, due to COVID-19, Daboul is now stuck 7,247 miles away from her home, unaware of when she...

Working on his online physical education homework, senior Jake Juenger finishes his last couple assignments of his high school career. Juenger felt as though eLearning was a waste of time. “The only change in my methods is that I no longer do any of my homework or assignments because I feel like the work I am doing online won’t affect anything for what I need for college,” Juenger said.

Students and teachers adjust to a new online learning system

Tre Bell, Staff Writer May 6, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, students and teachers have transitioned to a new way of learning through technology.  The class of 2020 seniors got an unusual send off to college with having to finish...

Due to the challenges eLearning has posed, teachers have gone above and beyond to provide a positive experience for students.

An open letter to our teachers: Thank you

Pathfinder Editorial Board April 30, 2020

  Dear teachers,    Thank you.  As we roll out of our beds at 9 a.m., yawning and tripping over messy bedrooms to get to our computers, you greet us on video calls with warmth and...

Lighting a potato chip on fire, junior Ulaa Kuziez completes a lab at home for Chemistry eLearning. Through combustion, students were able to measure temperature changes of different foods to determine their energy. “Completing the experiment at home was different than at school, but it was fun to create my own set up for the experiment,” Kuziez said.

Photo of the week – April 20

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer April 24, 2020

Parkway School District announced that all Parkway schools will be closed for the remainder of the spring semester Thursday, April 9.

Parkway announces eLearning plan for remainder of spring semester

Lydia Roseman, News and Sports Editor April 23, 2020

Due to COVID-19, all Missouri public and charter schools will be closed for the rest of the school year, and eLearning is to continue until the original end-of-semester date. Before this announcement was...

A welcome sign stands outside the front entrance, which will not be open to the public through April 22.

Breaking: Parkway extends school closures as COVID-19 outbreak intensifies

Tyler Kinzy, Deputy Managing EiC March 23, 2020

The Parkway School District’s lockdown is just beginning. With ‘stay-at-home’ mandates due to the COVID-19 pandemic now in effect throughout St. Louis City and St. Louis County, public school...

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