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Grand Illusions: A Personal Recommendation

Grand Illusions host Tim Rowett showing off a series of novelty vases he has collected over the years. The channel as over 900 videos all following a very similar format and presentation style. Photo from Grand Illusions channel.

Wesley Henshaw, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2020

Being locked up at home most likely has left you feeling a little isolated, socially distant, one could say. Whatever you’re filling your time with, I would like to recommend one more thing: a YouTube channel called Grand Illusions.  What is Grand Illusions? Grand Illusions is actually an online s...

Support Your Local Restaurants

Trey Williams, Op/Ed Editor

April 5, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Louis as issued a stay at home order. As a result, every business that requires being physically at their location is going to be hit hard. This means that businesses like salons, movie theaters, and other stores are going to suffer immensely as long as this...

What the Staff’s Been Watching

April 2, 2020

Here's a nice little location where we're going to place all of our entertainment recommendations. We'll post some suggestions for movies, shows, podcasts, and even other media like books and video games. This story will be updated as we add new things, so make sure to check back often.   Tiger Kin...

“Call of the Wild” Movie Review

Harrison Ford plays a prospector with a soft spot for a dog in

Haydn Schertz, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

Call of the Wild is a classic tale of the famous literary novel written by Jack London in 1903. It was directed by Chris Sanders who also directed the classic "Lilo and Stitch" in 2002 and "How to Train your Dragon" in 2010. He has no shortage of making great movies that the whole family can watch and ...

Bachelor Season In Review

Bachelor Season In Review

Gabby Abowitz and Brooke Kraizer

March 25, 2020

Once it hits 7 p.m. on Monday nights, math teacher Sara Reeves puts her papers to the side, as she turns on the TV for The Bachelor weekly episodes.  “I have literally watched every season of ‘Bachelor,’ ‘Bachelorette,’ ‘Bachelor in Paradise’  and ‘Bachelor Winter Games,’” Reeve...

Why You Should Read “Beloved” by Toni Morrison

Trey Williams, Op/Ed Editor

March 25, 2020

Imagine having to make this choice: your baby lives a life of slavery, or your baby must be killed. Toni Morrison in her magnum opus “Beloved” is not afraid to ask this question.  “Beloved” is about a former slave, named Sethe, living in 1870s Ohio. The novel follows Sethe and her daughte...

Trey’s Top Tracks: February 2020

Trey's Top Tracks: February 2020

Trey Williams, Op/Ed Editor

March 15, 2020

Run - Joji Just like “Slow Dancing in the Dark” in 2018, Joji has come out of nowhere with possibly his best song yet, “Run”. Joji’s voice is incredible. It seems like with every new single Joji gets better at singing. This song also has a beautiful instrumental, stunning guitar tones, an...

Best of the Best Pictures

Trey Williams, Op/Ed Editor

February 13, 2020

#9: Ford v Ferrari (3/5) WHO’S THIS FOR?: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, and racing fans, this movie is for you. If you know this story and want to see it told on the big screen, this was a pretty well done movie. LIKED: I don’t care about racing. These racing scenes were absolutely stunning. This movie did an outst...

Trey’s Top Tracks: January 2020

Trey's Top Tracks: January 2020

Trey Williams, Op/Ed Editor

February 12, 2020

EVIL TWIN - Denzel Curry ft. Zillakami My favorite track from Florida rapper Denzel Curry, “EVIL TWIN” is one of the hardest tracks I’ve heard so far this year. This track is lo-fi, abrasive, and extremely catchy. I love the aggression, the hook, and the super rough mix. Even Denzel Curry’...

Familiar Faces on the FYP

Senior Matt Mendell makes  a tik tok. Mendell uses existing sounds when making his Tik Toks.

Abby Prywitch, Managing Editor

February 12, 2020

When teenagers are bored the first thing they do is resort to  their phones. Teens used to spend time quietly scrolling through Instagram or Snapchat, but the newest social media craze is more active and social.  Tik Tok is being used widespread by students at Parkway Central. Tik Tok came out in Septemb...

Oscar Nominations Spark Controversy

All the male nominees that are up for the Best Director Oscar

Taylor Stern, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2020

Over the course of 2019, a total of 786 movies were released in North America, over 90 fewer than in 2018. On Feb. 9, 24 of them were established as the elite. Crowned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the annual Academy Awards ceremony known as the Oscars honored the best films of...

Music’s Biggest Night: The Grammys

Billie Eilish and her brother and producer Finneas O’Connell holding the 10 total Grammys they won

Taylor Stern, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2020

On Jan. 26, 2020, music had its biggest and most anticipated night of the year. Unfortunately, basketball also unexpectedly had one of its biggest and most detrimental nights of the year too. The Grammy winners are decided by The Recording Academy’s voting membership and are awarded by and to artists...

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