Cockrell, smiling and wearing his football jersey, stands on the Central field in 1998.
From gang recruit to Teacher of the Year
Maddie Hewgley, Reporter • February 25, 2021

Parkway Central High School alumnus Darrion Cockrell is currently riding the high off of his most recent success - Missouri 2021 Teacher of the...

Staggenborg’s American family celebrates the holidays. Photo courtesy of Staggenborg family.
From Ukraine to St. Louis
Gabby Abowitz, Photography editor and Art Director • February 23, 2021

Andrew Staggenborg (12) may look like an average high school senior. In reality, Staggenborg has faced many obstacles to get where he is today....

Binoj values chess as an everyday hobby. Every loss is just another way to learn something about how to improve, Binoj said. I think that’s the biggest thing you can learn from playing games. Photo by Emma Li.
A Queen in a Game of Kings
Emma Li, Reporter • February 23, 2021

Soft spoken and kind, sophomore Gaayathri Binoj, Gaaya to most, is a person who can get along with anyone, and sees the good in everyone....

Airplane seats on the Kim’s international flight to South Korea.
Combatting Corona in Korea
Sydney Stahlschmidt, Copy Editor • February 19, 2021

Junior Kevin Kim is trying to get into a normal routine for the third quarter, but it’s a little different for him because he’s attending...

Spanish teacher Dan Kelty poses for a picture outside of his classroom.
World traveler and profe
Abby Prywitch, Editor-in-Chief • February 19, 2021

Before coming to teach at Parkway Central, longtime Spanish teacher Dan Kelty taught in multiple countries around the world. Kelty taught for...

Foreign exchange student Tomas Canals poses for a picture under the St. Louis Arch. One thing Canals misses about living in Spain is being able to walk everywhere. In St.Louis you can go to the pharmacy, the bank, the post office, and to a restaurant and never get out of your car, Canals said.
The exchange must go on
Abby Prywitch, Editor-in-Chief • February 19, 2021

The pandemic has cancelled a lot of things, but exchange student Tomas Canals did not let COVID-19 stop him from traveling all the way from Spain...

Creating art one step at the time
Creating art one step at the time
Andrew Staggenborg, Reporter • January 14, 2021

  During COVID-19  in the second quarter of the Fall 2020 semester, some students started the class “Let’s Create Together/...

The color guard and marching band perform together at a football game on Oct. 7, 2020. “My favorite part would have to be waking up early in the morning with everyone else and just getting there
early to watch the sun rise while doing a bunch of other stuff with the band and everything,” freshman Anastasia Lindholm said.
Color Guard Pushes On
Emma Li, Reporter • November 29, 2020

From the far corner of the room, two large flags fly up into the air, the fabric rippling as it gracefully plunges down as it is caught, once...

Graphic by Abby Prywitch.
Thanksgiving celebrations during a pandemic
Abby Prywitch, Editor-in-Chief • November 25, 2020

Celebrating Thanksgiving might look different for some families this year due to COVID-19. This year, families have had to make tough decisions...

Adam Saaks poses for his promo shot with two pairs of scissors.
Alum finds 'Love at First Cut'
Abby Prywitch, Editor-in-Chief • November 24, 2020

Adam Saaks, Parkway Central class of 1990 alumnus, knew that he loved creating fashion, but didn’t know that his real gift was in destroying...

Community Service During Quarantine
Allison Loudenback, Reporter • November 20, 2020

During this time of our lives, quarantine has left many people yearning for productivity, including senior Emily He, who chose to take initiative...

The outside of C. Oliver showing the menu and the black owned business sign. Photo taken by Gabby Abowitz.
Black-Owned Restaurants affected by COVID-19
Gabby Abowitz, Photo Editor and Art Director • October 20, 2020

Encouraging people to spend their money at black-owned restaurants seems like a direct way to effect change and help to stand in solidarity with...

Why is it important to support black-owned businesses?
Why is it important to support black-owned businesses?
Maddie Hewgley, Reporter • October 18, 2020

The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor brought renewed attention to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement this summer....

The Future of International School Trips
Allison Loudenback, Reporter • October 13, 2020
For the majority of our time at high school, we are taught about different geography, cultures and languages from textbooks and worksheets. However, almost every year, Parkway offers its students opportunities to travel internationally, enriching their perspective on the world and allowing them to experience a period of cultural immersion.

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