Engaging in her online Honors English II class in the first quarter, sophomore Hannah Wagner searches to find the perfect word to add to her essay. With the first half of the school year being online, it was a different experience to do school work from her home. “I definitely think working at home was more enjoyable because I felt more comfortable writing at home,” Wagner said.

From private to public: Hannah Wagner joins the sophomore class in the middle of a pandemic

Sam Hipp, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

Walking into her first day of school on Jan. 19, sophomore Hannah Wagner found herself at a new home after previously attending Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill school. Being her second first-day, Wagner was...

According to data from the Dec. 21 Parkway Board of Education meeting, in-school exposure to COVID-19 has resulted in at least 234 staff quarantines and positive cases, each one represented by a dot in the above image.

Parkway needs to listen to its educators

Tyler Kinzy, Managing Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2021

Consider the Parkway School District’s four-pronged strategy to ensure staff safety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Creating objective measurement systems that are third-party verified to measure...

The 2020 election posed unique challenges to poll workers, who deserve the respect and recognition of the public for their work to uphold democracy during a global pandemic.

The “poll” shebang: working the 2020 election

Paige Matthys-Pearce, Staff Writer November 16, 2020
Working as a safety coordinator for the election was hard work, but so enjoyable. I felt empowered to keep up with my job because I knew that I was helping the democratic process run smoother. I have gained a much greater appreciation for poll workers after having been one myself.
This image represents the Parkway Board of Education letting the well being of students, staff and the greater St. Louis community slip through their hands.

Parkway Board of Education: We are disappointed

Pathfinder Editorial Board October 23, 2020

To the Parkway Board of Education, Sept. 29, you held a regular board meeting that wasn’t so regular. You introduced 18 speakers and two written statements. The video recording of the meeting has...

The senior hallway has been unoccupied by students since March.

An inside look at teaching during a pandemic

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer October 21, 2020

Before we left school March 13 of last school year, we were told to empty our lockers and bring all of our textbooks home.  Some felt this was an overreaction by administration, but many minds were...

Scott Credit Union provided junior Donnovan Denham’s organization St. Louis Food Rescue a donation of $1000. Denham receives food donations from the Parkway Food Pantry and Einstein Bagels to deliver to people in need. “The news attention brought more interest and more people want to help out. So we can get more food to more people in need and so we can expand our range to help out more people,” Denham said.

No fears here: junior Donnovan Denham braves the pandemic to serve communities

Tre Bell, Staff Writer August 24, 2020

While most teens are hitting the couch, junior Donnovan Denham has been continuing his food rescue even during a hard time in the world.  “Delivering food is much different during quarantine because...

It is recommended by the CDC that people should wear masks in public settings where social distancing orders may be hard to maintain.

Five things to know about the end of school

Maddy Truka, Staff Writer May 20, 2020

Remember all those things you left in your locker before spring break? And all those textbooks you still have out? As the 2019-2020 school year unconventionally comes to a close, here are a few things...

Preparing to go to her job as a bagger at Schnucks, Davis puts on her face mask and gloves. While most students are staying home, Davis goes out each day as an essential worker.

The life of a teenage pandemic worker

Bri Davis, Staff Writer April 20, 2020

I step outside of my house with my mask on, ready to go. Ready to go to the same place I’ve been going since quarantine started: Schnucks. It was a job that I applied for before this all started. I had...

Illustration created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The coronavirus outbreak and the challenges that lie ahead

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Features Editor March 25, 2020

When the coronavirus outbreak first made headlines worldwide, the tone around the disease almost felt like a joke. Not many people judged the severity of the situation correctly because the disease originated...

Missouri is asking state residents to practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. During these times, look to simple and helpful ways to make a change for others and yourself.

The Quaran-teen’s guide to social distancing

Kathryn McAuliffe, Conceptual Editor in Chief Intern March 22, 2020

As week one of our three week breaks winds down (yay?) cabin fever is heating up. Binge-watching an entire season of Parks and Rec just isn’t as satisfying as it was on day one. To combat the boredom...

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