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Sophomores Emily Kerber, Abigail Wheeler, Andrew Martin and Annalise Schriber play Jenga on the last day of school. Between flying twislers and giggling friends, Kerber tried to ignore the distractions around her while pulling a block from the tower. “[My favorite part of being back to school] was being able to see everyone. In class, we where able to have fun but also be productive,” Kerber said. “I have mixed feelings about the school year ending.”

Photo of the Week – June 4

Elle Rotter, Awards Coordinator June 4, 2021

A reflection on various notable events throughout our unusual school year.

2020-2021: A Year in Review

Pathfinder Editorial Board June 4, 2021

It’s safe to say that the 2020-2021 school year will be remembered as a year like no other. Cancelations and modifications of many school-year traditions have been chalked up to the disaster that this...

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit communities worldwide, regular summer plans were put on hold. Amongst our community, students wrestled with breaking the spell of boredom while also adhering to national safety guidelines that are still in place. Students were left to figure out alternative ways to enjoy their summer break.

Summer Plan B Story

Lilly Francis, Staff Writer August 25, 2020

This illustration represents how you can enjoy your summer while still learning and preventing the dreaded “summer slide.”

How to stave off the “summer slide”

Paige Matthys-Pearce and Brinda Ambal May 27, 2020

The “summer slide” refers to how long breaks from school, like summer vacation, lead to students getting out of practice. Due to extended online learning, some experts believe summer learning loss...

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...

With warmer weather on the horizon, obeying the stay-at-home order is getting more difficult. There are many ways to enjoy the almost-summer weather.

How to make the most of summer weather in quarantine

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer May 18, 2020

As temperatures rise, the sun comes out and summer feels closer and closer, it can be hard to keep from wishing that you were catching sun by the pool. While the current stay-at-home order prevents us...

Sandburg High School junior Christian Vouris carries a cross alongside junior Alex Sevastianos during a service. They walked around the outdoor chapel and held the cross while the other campers prayed. “This was morning literacy,” Sevastianos said. “I volunteered to help the priests conduct the service on the last day of camp.”

Fanari Camp moves junior Alex Sevastianos to rethink his position on faith

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer September 13, 2019

Junior Alex Sevastianos walks down a dark, forested path with only a candle to light his steps. A line of students and a counselor follow close behind, listening as he chants hymns and recites Bible verses....

Working with a team of volunteers, junior Zoey Womick prepares to weigh and measure a painted turtle. Womick participated in an investigatory trip on painted turtles with other teens from St. Louis, all members of the Zoo ALIVE program. “I learned so much on the trip, but the coolest thing I learned is that the sex of a baby turtle is determined by the temperature at which the eggs are incubated,” Womick said.

Junior Zoey Womick brings life to the St. Louis Zoo through the ALIVE Program

Kathryn McAuliffe, CEIC Intern September 10, 2019

Most St. Louis natives go to the St. Louis Zoo once or twice and call it a day. But junior Zoey Womick spent her summers there for the past nine years. After aging out of the youth camps sponsored by the...

Aside from learning rowing techniques and mindset skills, junior Emma Wistuba also spends time bonding with friends during her month-long stay. The girls resided in dorm rooms and spent breaks getting to know one another. “There are always going to be people that you don't get along [with] and ODP helped me overcome that. I knew I wasn't going to [immediately] get along with everybody, so I went out of my way to be nice and do things,” Wistuba said. “One night, the whole floor came into my room, and we started making friendship bracelets. That's what we did, and we just had fun. That's important for my future because I'm going to have to do that around people who I really don't like, and it's important that you can take those people and turn them into people that you can be friends with.”

Olympic Rowing Development Camp trains junior Emma Wistuba for success

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer September 6, 2019

An email pops in junior Emma Wistuba’s inbox from the US Rowing Olympic Development Camp (ODP). “Congratulations,” it reads, “You’re accepted!” Submitting an application led to Wistuba’s...

Standing next to the pool, sophomores Megan VanValkenburgh and Mallory Stirrat pose for a team picture. VanValkenburgh and Stirrat assisted the swim team in competing in meets over the summer against other neighborhood pools. “Ever since I was young, I’ve always helped out with Cedarmill, even if I wasn’t getting paid. My dad’s always been involved, so I’ve always been doing it alongside him,”

Sophomores Megan VanValkenburgh and Mallory Stirrat go from swimmers to coaches

Lilly Francis, Convergent media Writer August 26, 2019

After swimming summer league for Cedarmill Swim Club for 11 years, sophomores Megan VanValkenburgh and Mallory Stirrat took on the role of coaching for kids ages 4 to 12 involved in the program, teaching...

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