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Horror Movies: Yay or Nay?

Horror Movies: Yay or Nay?

Jessi Ruiz, Staff Reporter October 7, 2021

As October inches closer and closer, so does the Halloween excitement. Haunted houses are opening, people are starting to brainstorm their Halloween costumes, and Spirit Halloween is finally ready for...

Lana (right) and Keri (left) Piepho hug. The sisters play volleyball together.

Sisters Sharing Sports

Sophia Spicuzza, Staff Reporter October 7, 2021

Sports have many purposes: to compete with a team, burn off energy, win a game. But for some people, the main purposes of sports are to create and improve relationships. But what about here at Parkway...

Ms. Baker’s public Instagram page, used for school as well as life updates that her students can view. (Screenshot of Bakers Instagram account)

Teachers Take on Social Media

Bringing technology and the growing digital age into the classroom
Maya Sagett, Staff Reporter October 7, 2021

In the ever-changing world of social media, it has continued to move through the generations, affecting each one in a different way. Teenagers are becoming more and more attached to their screens and adults...

Seniors Stand Together

Brooke Kraizer, Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2021

On Aug. 25, 2021 one Parkway Central student bullied and targeted another student for being part of the LGBTQ+ community. The victim anonymously approached Link Leader Grant Mankowich (12). As a link...

Senior director Nicole Lindberg oversees a rehearsal on March 11, 2021. Both taking part in and watching one acts directed by seniors in the past inspired her to create a high-energy show.

One Chance in One Act

Directing class for seniors creates a space for expression
Emma Li, Reporter March 30, 2021

In a less than ideal last year of high school, senior Nicole Lindberg is still spreading joy to those around her. The directing class is limited to seniors only, and is the epitome of high school theatre...

Expecting “Echoes”

A promising year for the creative writing class
Emma Li, Reporter March 30, 2021

Creation comes in many forms, whether it is through visual or performing art. However, Chris Stout’s creative writing class is hidden within the halls of the English department, and is bursting with...

Illustration by Emma Li.

COVID Couture

History is reflected in the fashion of a burgeoning decade
Emma Li, Reporter March 4, 2021

People throughout history have long used clothing to express themselves, and very little has changed during this time. Masks and leisurewear are the standard uniform these days, while people fantasize...

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. 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

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...

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