Byteing into the tech support industry

Byteing into the tech support industry

Avery Cooper, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

When you think of a high school business, most people think of bracelet-making or other crafty projects at low prices. The average high schooler wouldn’t think of creating a tech support business that charges $40 an hour. But senior Sam Benoist is not your average high schooler. “I never really en...

Custodian’s Craft

Parkway Central Custodian, Donald Keith Styles with a floor cleaner.

Sydney Stahlschmidt, Online Features Editor

December 14, 2018

At 2:30 p.m. as students are flooding out the doors, Donald Keith Styles is just starting his day. Styles, a hard working custodian currently working at PCH. He has been working here for one year and around two months. After having worked at his past job for 40 years and having been retired for two...

Success in Scholar Bowl

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Alex Maisenhelder, Online Sports Editor

December 5, 2018

This past weekend on December 1, Parkway Central's Academic Challenge team traveled to Washington, Missouri, for a chance to go to Nationals. It was a good experience for the team as the team made the top 16, with two freshmen. The tournament opened with a tough loss to Holt's academic team, a real...

The Price of Pain

Junior Ryan Pham walks down the athletic hallway in crutches.

Maddie Lee, Logan Potts, and Haydn Schertz

November 16, 2018

Concussions and injuries plague the sports world, and with nearly 30 million participants in youth sports, kids are turning to painkillers to manage their pain. Concussions and CTE, a brain disease that is caused by head trauma such as concussions, have been getting deadlier. Each year as new resear...

Behind The Scenes With Trainer Mike

Trainer Michael Aaron in action at the boys varsity soccer game vs. McCluer. Photo by Alex Maisenhelder.

Haydn Schertz, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018

The athletes at Parkway Central High School may be in the spotlight, but how do you think that they reach the spotlight.? That’s why Trainer Michael Aaron is here. An athlete’s health at Parkway Central is a big part of their ability to succeed in sports and dealing with injuries is a big part of...

School publications travel to Chicago for convention

Athena Stamos, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2018

Some publication students attended The National Scholastic Press Association and Journalism Education Association (NSPA/JEA) in Chicago Nov. 1-4. Thousands of students attend this conference every year to learn about all aspects of journalism, media, and communications. This includes breakout sess...

Soccer Star Comes Out, Scores Support

Senior Adam Burrnett is a striker/forward for the Parkway Central varsity soccer team. He recently came out as gay.

Jenna Lazaroff, Features Editor

November 9, 2018

When the soccer team won state, it was only the second most memorable thing to happen to senior Adam Burnett. He views his two most memorable moments of high school as winning the 2017-2018 state championship and coming out as gay. “It was definitely a weight off my shoulders,” Burnett said. “That’s...

Trip to Texas for Music Festival

Junior Kaitlyn Goldstein enjoying the atmosphere at Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Taylor Stern, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

Austin City Limits, or ACL for short, is a music festival held in Zilker park in Austin, Texas once every year in the beginning of October. After the cancellation of LouFest this year, there were a few Parkway Central students that found themselves immersed in the live music scene at ACL instead. ...

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...

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