Alex Moresi (9) reacives medal after fall Cross Country 5K race

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

Diego Perez Palomino, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

To most, endless running would seem like a pointless exercise, or an annoying, yet necessary, part of conditioning for many sports. Yet Alex Moresi (9) takes pride in his sport, he’s willing to do anything...

Hannah poses with her saxophone. Photo courtesy of Hannah Wolkowitz

Bars and Beams

Alyssa Weisenberg, Staff Reporter March 31, 2022

  Friday and Saturday, March 11th and 12th were the dates for this year's Solo and Ensemble competition held at Parkway Central High School. The students who participated in the competition...

Henroid dangles on aerial silks. “Every winter and spring there are student showcases when you get to choreograph your own piece and show it off in front of friends and family,” Henroid said. “Just a few months ago, I did a piece with my sister and that was really fun. I was really proud of that.” Photo by Amanda Henroid.

Hanging by a Thread

Emma Li, Features Editor February 22, 2022

Soccer and track may be the standard sports that a run-of-the-mill teenager has experienced, but circus is a vault that has been largely untapped by the general public. Lily Henroid (10) has done all three....

 Kaylie Kassing (10) posing in her gymnastics leotard at St. Louis Gym Centre.

Worked Her Way Up to Ten

Carli Alper, Staff Reporter February 22, 2022

Ever since sophomore Kaylie Kassing started gymnastics, she has always known she wanted to reach the highest level in gymnastics, and she has worked towards it for years. Kassing has progressed through...

Coach Hussmann and JV coach Noushin Bazargani talk to the varsity team during a home game against Herculaneum High School on December 6, 2021.

Hussmann’s New Challenge

Maya Sagett, Staff Reporter February 22, 2022

When it comes to basketball, guidance counselor and varsity coach Paul Hussmann is no stranger to the vigor and precision of the game. As he's been building his coaching skills as an assistant on the varsity...

Alannah Zuber (12) (left) smiles for a picture with her work friend at her job at Sachmos. Photo provided by Alannah Zuber (12).


Sophia Spicuzza, Staff Reporter February 22, 2022

Nearly 30% of all high school students have a minimum wage, after-school job. Jobs can be held for many reasons: supporting their family, having to pay for gas and food, or saving for bigger expenses....

Christian Schaeffer, Teacher of the Year, poses in his classroom.

Parkway Central announces Teacher of the Year

Brooke Kraizer and William Edwards January 27, 2022

Clever. Cerebral. Witty. Amiable. There are many vocabulary words to describe Christian Schaeffer, Parkway Central’s Teacher of the Year, who is well known for his lexicon. Now he can add winner to his...

Noah Stutzer (9) played hockey for the Saint Louis Knights at Johnny’s ice house west in Chicago.

Is your sports team worth moving states?

Abbie Weingart, reporter January 19, 2022

Some would claim that moving states without your parents for a sport is unnecessary and unreasonable, but that doesn’t stop Noah Stutzer.  Noah(9) is a new center on the St. Louis Knights Hockey Team,...

ESOL teacher and avid reader Kathryn Ott reads with student Lizette Diaz Arenas (10). Photo by Alyssa Weisenberg

Star’s Hollow’s Favorite Fan

Alyssa Weisenberg, Staff Reporter January 18, 2022

Movies, TV shows and books can mean a lot to  an individual. Lorelai Gilmore (Rory), a main  character from the iconic drama series “Gilmore  Girls,” loves books a ton.   “I live in two worlds,”...

Nina Buzzotta (11) and Sidney Tran (11) work through problems in Beth Karfs AP Chem class on Jan. 27.

Paving a New Way Forward

Emma Li, Features Editor January 13, 2022

In November 2020, Nina Buzzotta (11), then a sophomore, proposed a club promoting and exploring various STEM fields, while specifically encouraging women to pursue those career paths. STEM careers are...

Screenshot of pch.naps on Instagram.

What’s The Deal With The PCH Pages Popping Up Everywhere?

Jessi Ruiz, Staff Reporter January 12, 2022

If you’ve been on Instagram at all these past few months, surely you’ve seen all of the “PCH something” pages pop up. Not the student council page, or the official PCH page. We’re talking about...

Image of the booster vaccine, now available for high schoolers of all ages.

The Winter Season Invites Omicron

Jessi Ruiz, Staff Reporter January 12, 2022

We all saw it coming didn’t we? With the winter season came a shiny new COVID variant, Omicron. We’ve all heard of it, but we don’t know everything there is to know about it. How can we protect ourselves...

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