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Cockrell, smiling and wearing his football jersey, stands on the Central field in 1998.

From gang recruit to Teacher of the Year

Central alumnus Darrion Cockrell tells his story of hardships to becoming the Missouri 2021 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 Year. Cockrell is a P.E. teacher at Crestwood Elementary...

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. From birth until the age of 13, Staggenborg lived in Ukraine,...

Binoj values chess as an everyday hobby.

A Queen in a Game of Kings

Gaayathri Binoj plays chess to unlock her confrontational side
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. But even a warmhearted person can find a way to open their...

Airplane seats on the Kim’s international flight to South Korea.

Combatting Corona in Korea

Junior Kevin Kim attends virtual school in South 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 virtual classes from a completely different time zone...in...

Spanish teacher Dan Kelty poses for a picture outside of his classroom.

World traveler and profe

Dan Kelty taught abroad before coming to Central
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 a year in Mexico, Venezuela and Slovakia. Kelty had different...

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.

The exchange must go on

Tomas Canals makes his way to the U.S. despite hurdles
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 to the United States. It was not an easy process, and they...

Creating art one step at the time

Creating art one step at the time

Art mentor class still supports special needs students even during pandemic
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/ Art Mentor. ”. This class is an opportunity for general education...

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 again, in experienced hands. This was the sight that caught...

Graphic by Abby Prywitch.

Thanksgiving celebrations during a pandemic

Families decide whether to host virtual or in-person celebrations
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 on what they want to do in regards to their Thanksgiving...

Adam Saaks poses for his promo shot with two pairs of scissors.

Alum finds ‘Love at First Cut’

Adam Saaks is famous for his live t-shirt cutting gigs
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 fabric. Saaks is known for his live t-shirt cutting performances. Before...

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 and founded a volunteer organization called COVID-19/Crisis...

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 the Black community. Local food lovers have been pulling...

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