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...

Karina Sharafutdivnova (11) plays guitar during her end of season show for her “Grunge” Band. Guitar is another activity she had always wanted to do, but didn’t start until moving to the U.S. “My step dad plays guitar and when I came here, he was playing and I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, that sounds cool. I want to do that.’” says Sharafutdinova.

New Country, New Opportunities

Clare Johnston, Reporter January 2, 2022

Imagine picking up your whole life and moving to another country, having to start new with no one you know besides your parents, and barely knowing the language. This is the scary reality for many teenagers...


Inside the Mind of a 15-Year-Old Entrepreneur

Asher Vogt, Reporter January 2, 2022

Business: it runs the world. That fish your neighbor got at the supermarket? Business. The burger your dad got from that restaurant? Business. Your uncle trying to sell his mixtape at the family dinner?...

Emerson Mezines Receives an Award at Parkway Central High

Emerson Mezines Receives an Award at Parkway Central High

Dayli Richard, Reporter January 2, 2022

Emerson “Emmy” Mezines (10) received the Colt Community Contributions award in honor of her theatrical contributions outside of school. She has worked on eleven shows, and plans to keep doing it.  Mezines...

Reza studies for his upcoming English test in the library.

Ahead of the Game

Diego Perez Palomino, Reporter December 22, 2021

Math can be a difficult subject for many students in high school; it requires critical thinking and practice. Nevertheless, some students have turned this weakness into a strength. For example, many freshman...

Alex Moresi (9) runs in a varsity cross country race for Parkway Central.

Two Is Better Than One

Sasha Smith, Reporter December 22, 2021

Most athletes pick one fall sport and one spring sport they are able to manage easily during the school year. Yet when wanting to do two sports within the same season, it can be a little difficult. Freshman...

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