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

Custodian’s Craft

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...

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Success in Scholar Bowl

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...

Junior Ryan Pham walks down the athletic hallway in crutches.

The Price of Pain

BREAKING DOWN: Athletics give opportunities for health, but can also cause harm
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...

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

Behind The Scenes With Trainer Mike

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...

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...

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

Soccer Star Comes Out, Scores Support

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...

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

Trip to Texas for Music Festival

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.
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...

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

Freshmen adjust to freedom and responsibility

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...

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

Speech and Debate Team Takes a New Direction

A look at the team's progress under new leadership
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...

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...

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...

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

The Origins of the Parking Pass

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...

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