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Sophomore Kathryn McAuliffe spreads power to peers through accessible knowledge

Sophomore Kathryn McAuliffe spreads power to peers through accessible knowledge

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Features

Passion for social justice and current events led sophomore Kathryn McAuliffe to write articles for Balance the Ballot, an Instagram account run by students, for students. “I really liked their message about how they wanted to educate students, particularly on topics of current events, in 100 words or les...

Senior Bailey Goughenour shares makeup talents through freelance and social media

Senior Bailey Goughenour shares makeup talents through freelance and social media

Sabrina Bohn, Managing EIC Intern

September 26, 2018


Filed under Features

After experimenting with makeup in middle school for fun, senior Bailey Goughenour began doing her friends' makeup for homecoming and other events. Now, she does freelance as a self-taught makeup artist, building her following and skill set on both Instagram and YouTube. “I would do my makeup for work on the weekends, and a lot of peop...

Anonymous student-run Instagram account aims to spread positivity

Anonymous student-run Instagram account aims to spread positivity

Tyler Kinzy, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Student social media use has been the subject of much scorn, with critics citing the web as an enabler of online harassment and cyberbullying. Others, however, view this same technology as a pipeline for positivity. Sophomore Zane Alshekhlee recalls the moment when he first discovered the Instagram a...

Social media’s dismissed impacts

Social media’s dismissed impacts

Alina Dunder, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under Features

Social media’s impact on gender inequality is issued around the world, from the images women are expected to follow to the way men are expected to respond. According to NYC Girl’s Project, social media has created an ideal image of how women should present themselves. “The exposure that most peop...

Students and teachers are effected by fake news epidemic

Students and teachers are effected by fake news epidemic

Claire Smout

January 26, 2017


Filed under News

With 2016 being a presidential election year and 2.3 billion active social media users increasing, fake news has never been more prominent. “I have only encountered fake news on social media. I typically see people sharing and posting things that are clearly not true and asserting them as fact,” Engli...

Sophomores motivate others through comical Instagram account

Sophomores motivate others through comical Instagram account

Samantha Gaddis, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016


Filed under Features

Loaney and Eickmann initially intended the account to be something funny that would gain them more followers. However, they never expected to learn something about themselves along the way.

Parkway students use Twitter as a vehicle of district harassment: Storify

Parkway students use Twitter as a vehicle of district harassment: Storify

Pathfinder Editorial Board

February 11, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Showcase

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How to shop the men’s department (for girls)

How to shop the men’s department (for girls)

Madeline Burns, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015


Filed under Columns, Fashion Column: Too Haute to Handle, Showcase

Yes, I shop in the men’s department. Read on, and you might start to as well.

Week of Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

Week of Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

Mary Galkowski, Photographer, Staff Writer

October 6, 2015


Filed under Features

NewsChannel 5 interviewed Alex Rossi in the library on Oct. 2 about the Pathfinder article about him.

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