Freshman MJ Konieczny wrestling senior Joab Hackmann during practice. Due to Konieczny and Cox being in two different weight classes, the girls often have to wrestle other boys on the team. Photo by Alvi Lending.

Wrestling with Gender Stereotypes

Trey Williams, Op/Ed Editor December 13, 2019

School sport tradition states that each sport has two teams: one for boys and one for girls. For wrestling, this is not the case. At least not anymore, after two girls were recruited for the team this...

Maddie Oliver at her audition at University of Arizona. Photo courtesy of Maddie Oliver.


Gabby Abowitz, Features Editor and Art Director December 13, 2019

Senior Maddie Oliver knew she wanted to major in dance ever since she was a sophomore. When applying to dance schools, Oliver needs to submit videos of her dancing and if the college is interested in her,...

Executive directors juniors Sophie Sokolik and Sydney Kolker leading a weekly Dance Marathon meeting. They are going over a Dance Marathon event hosted by St. Louis University and what they want to bring to PCH from their event. Photo by Rebecca Barnholtz.

The Start of Something New

Parkway Central teens kickstart Dance Marathon
Rebecca Barnholtz, Staff Reporter December 13, 2019

“I saw it at Ladue and Clayton and I have a lot of friends involved in it there so then I knew I should bring it here,” Sokolik said. When junior Sophie Sokolik saw what students at other local...

School Shooting PSAs Make Impact

School Shooting PSAs Make Impact

Ads Aim to Shock People into School Shooting Awareness
Rebecca Barnholtz, Staff Reporter November 13, 2019

Throughout the past couple of years, there has been a rise in school shootings across the nation. As the country with the most school shootings per year, the government has been bombarded with different...

Making Her Marks

Making Her Marks

Gabby Abowitz, Features Editor and Art Director November 13, 2019

Coco Chanel. Vera Wang. Tory Burch. Lilly Pulitzer. Stella McCartney. The Olsens. Donatella Versace. Madison Marks. Even though Freshman Madison Marks is not a famous fashion designer, she has a strong...

Cam Roberts runs with the ball after making a reception in a game against Fort Zumwalt North on 9.13. “I consider wide receiver my primary position even though there’s only one punter on the field at a time, but there’s always multiple wide receivers on the field,” Roberts said. Photo by Christine Stricker.

Bright Spot in Unexpected Place

November 13, 2019

As one of the bright spots on the football team this season, senior Cam Roberts his proving his worth at a position that is considered the most invaluable position on a football team: punter. “I think...

Junior Jackson Shanker runs the final stretch at the Suburban Conference meet.

Advancing To Sectionals

Ryan Pham, Photo Editor November 13, 2019

As anyone driving down Woods Mills during the afternoon will likely to see a group of runners jogging down the street. Every day, even through bad weather, they are still running. All this hard work has...

Musical Superhumans

Musical Superhumans

Trey Williams, Op/Ed Editor November 11, 2019

Imagine having a student in a music class with a “1 in 10,000” musical superpower. Now imagine having two of them in the same class. This sounds like a choir director’s daydream, but this is reality...

Sarah Hale at Day of service
Photo by: Christine Sticker

Old teachers, new names

Adapting to teacher last name changes
Brooke Kraizer, Staff Reporter September 27, 2019

New backpack, new school supplies, new teachers. Or old teachers with NEW last names. Business teacher Sarah Hale and math teacher Heather Jafari both changed their last names during the summer after getting...

Dan Kelty’s Ac Lab cheers on their team on the soccer fields as they play in the tournament.

Day of Service

Recapping the events at the 4th annual day of service
Amari Sewer, Staff Reporter September 27, 2019

Day of Service took place on Wednesday, Sept. 18, and the weather was hot. While the theme of the event was Gateway to Giving, it felt more like Gateway to heat strokes. The heat affected field trips,...

Impressions of Teachers

Students give the 411 of their teachers this year
Gabby Abowitz, Features editor/Art director September 27, 2019

Junior Rylie Perry throws a pitch in a game against Ritenour on 10.1.18.

Fall Athletes To Watch

Logan Potts, Sports/News Editor September 27, 2019

In a transition year for the softball program, junior Rylie Perry hopes to make a big impact like she did as a sophomore on varsity. “This season I hope to be eligible for first team all conference...

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