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Reform education for equity now

We must incorporate more Black history into our schools.

Pathfinder Editorial Board

February 29, 2020

African-American history is American history. There is no doubt that our curriculum, and even the way we interpret the past, does not reflect that truth or even a mere semblance of it. The teaching of African-American history must transcend slavery and civil rights––especially because these two subjects are ...

The road not taken: Aaron Bashirian, rock star gone teacher

History teacher Aaron Bashirian plays a gig at a local fair in his hometown of Elroy, Wis. July 1998. “I would say [my music] is pop-y,” Bashirian said. “It’s a happy-go-lucky sort of pop. There are some rock elements to it but it really is just feel good, fun music.”

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

When West’s newest social studies teacher, Aaron Bashirian, graduated from college and got his degree in history, it would be almost two decades before he got to use it. Instead, Bashirian pursued his passion for music. “When I was 16, I went to a Motley Crue concert, and that changed my life,...

Wayland wins canned food drive for seventh consecutive year

Carrying boxes of food raised in the annual history canned food drive, seniors Bailey Silva and Chris Kastberg add to the growing pile of over 3,500 cans. “It’s really important to help other people who might have less than we do. Bringing in a few cans seems like a really small thing but it can add up and do a lot to help other people,” Silva said.

Dani Fischer, Managing Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2018

Standing in the main foyer surrounded by 3,768 cans of food, social studies teachers Jeffrey Chazen and Annie Wayland direct students on how to stack the remaining cases. The next morning, volunteers from Parkway’s Food Pantry will be arriving at school to pick up all the donations; for now, the tea...

Week of Dec. 14 – 18

The gingerbread contest was held in the cafeteria on Thursday, Dec. 17 [Gwenn Pietrowski, 12]

Mary Galkowski, Staff Writer / Photographer

December 23, 2015

Jim Hermann's AP World History class had an ethnic food day where students brought food from their ancestral background heritage lands.

History department competes for the winners circle

History department competes for the winners circle

Gwenn Pietrowski, Staff Writer

December 23, 2015

For 10 years, the Social Studies Department has donated to COC, but Wayland and Chazen added a twist when they made the donations a competition four years ago.

Amy Thornhill, social studies teacher

Amy Thornhill, social studies teacher

Tyler Hannegan, Staff Writer

October 22, 2015

Where do you go to high school? Hazelwood Central High school. What year did you graduate? 1995. Did you play any sports or were you in any clubs? I was in volleyball for four years. I was also in NHS club and Yearbook editor junior and senior year. What is the funniest thing that happened during hig...

U.S. involvement with chemical warfare– what Social Studies teachers say

U.S. involvement with chemical warfare-- what Social Studies teachers say

Kayla Everett, Staff Writer

September 9, 2013

Recently unearthed Official Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) files prove that the United States knew about and allowed Saddam Hussein’s usage of sarin and other lethal nerve agents against Iranian troops during the First Persian Gulf War in 1988. The documents show that United States satellites...

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