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Freshmen adjust to freedom and responsibility

Freshmen Taylor Murray, Daniel Baris, Xavier Leguet work in Kemba Metropoulos’ English 1 Class.

Jay Bowen, Staff Writter

October 17, 2018

Freshman John Ellis knew that high school would be a big change from middle school. “It’s been a pretty big adjustment, a lot more work and responsibility,” Ellis said. 74 juniors and seniors serve as link crew leaders, and meet with freshmen five times during the first semester for questions...

Speech and Debate Team Takes a New Direction

Coach Christian Schaeffer applies his English skills to his new role  as head coach of Speech and Debate

Shoshana Weinstein, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018

Last year, beloved Parkway Central Speech and Debate coach Rob Proffitt retired from coaching. While competitive debaters may lament the loss of their coach, English teacher Christian Schaeffer is bringing a renewed focus on rhetoric and language to the team. “I was interested because I saw a real nic...

Bachelor Nation Star: Colton Underwood

Bachelor Nation Star: Colton Underwood

Gabby Abowitz, Photography Editor

October 10, 2018

If you were a big fan of last season’s "The Bachelorette" and "Bachelor in Paradise," you are in luck. Colton Underwood jumped from the 'Bachelorette' to the 'Bachelor in Paradise,' and now onto our next Bachelor. He is 26 years old and is a former pro football player. Colton was born in Indianapolis...

Football Bacteria Hysteria

Football Bacteria Hysteria

Ryan Pham, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

In most contact sports, cleanliness doesn’t come first on their priority list. In football, this can be seen throughout the sport. With daily practice in all weather, keeping clean isn’t the easiest to achieve, but in recent events, the bad hygiene hit the football team. A recent crisis of possib...

The Origins of the Parking Pass

Judy Unash holds up current Parking Pass created by AP Studio Art students. Photo by Nandhini Siva.

Ryan Pham, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018

Most people have them but most people hate them. Parking passes are an important thing in the life of a highschooler. With the hefty price of $85, most kids dread paying for them. Some have gone in far measures just to avoid the price of a parking pass; to parking in the Jewish lot all the way to trying...

Freshmen Get Involved In Activites

Freshman Victor Aceiro, came to help out at Beautification Day on Sept. 22, 2018. Photo by Melanie Gubernik and Julia Solomon.

Carly Wasserman, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018

The life of a freshman can be a crazy and overwhelming experience. Just waking up in the morning, coming to school, and going home can be really hard for some freshmen. Plus, once they get home they still have to complete their homework. Most people would think adding in an after school activity to...

Need for Sleep, Need to Study, Causes Conflict

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Alex Maisenhelder, Online Sports Editor

September 28, 2018

Sleep is a big point of contention for many High School students and teachers. In an article about sleep deprivation (SD), written by Paula Alhola and  Päivi Polo-Kantola, it is purveyed that lack of sleep or your sleep being affected has an effect on your cognitive performance “Both total and parti...

New Teacher Takes On Popular Course

September 28, 2018

Contemporary issues is an elective course under the social studies wing that has been an extremely popular class for the past several years. According to senior, Alex Edelman, the class is so popular due to the freedom it allows students ranging from discussion of controversial topics to creative writing...

Senior Enlists In Army Through Split Training Program

Senior Enlists In Army Through Split Training Program

Jenna Lazaroff, Features Editor

September 28, 2018

When we think of summer break we tend to think about vacations, sleeping, or spending the day poolside. But senior Peyton Douglas spent her summer running, sweating, and enduring the elements at basic training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for ten weeks. She left on May 30, only six days after school...

NOT YOUR TYPICAL VACATION

 Tian Strege and fellow mission trip group member, working on building the home for a person in need living in Acuna, Mexico. Photo courtesy of Tian Stege.

Sydney Stahlschmidt, Online Features Editor

September 28, 2018

While most teens go on a vacation, hang out with friends, or simply just relax and enjoy summer, sophomore Tian Strege and senior Divya Minnaganti wanted to do something different, to leave a mark on the world. “This summer I didn’t just want to sit around in my room watching Netflix, I felt that...

The STARS of Parkway Central

The STARS of Parkway Central

Claudia Sanders, Online News Editor

September 28, 2018

The Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) Program is for academically advanced students to experience working in laboratories with professional scientists. They work closely with professionals in the fields of biology, chemistry, earth science, engineering, environmental science, medicine...

Bringing Nations Together

Bringing Nations Together

Danni Schneiderman, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018

In 1995, the first group of Israel Scouts were formed. This organization includes American and Israeli Jews who strive to strengthen the bond between North America and Israel. Yael Avni, senior, first got exposed to this program when she moved to the United States with her family two years ago. “When we moved, my mom had friends here ...

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