Freshman Lily Gerbic smiles with senior Camila Mantilla as they sit down after Gerbic gave a speech at the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Day of Service Returns

Maya Sagett, Features Editor November 22, 2022

After three long years of hiatus, all of the Parkway high schools were finally able to bring back the beloved Day of Service. On October 24, 230 student-athletes within Special School District arrived...

The PCH Concert Choir smile for the camera at the concert in Touhill Performing Arts Center in UMSL.

Annual All-District Vocal Concert

Kriti Dhaduvai, Staff Reporter November 16, 2022

Every year in fall, all the middle and high schools of the Parkway district perform at a vocal concert in the Touhill Performing Arts Center. This year, on October 25, all the juniors and seniors of the...

Who Got Election Day Off?

Who Got Election Day Off?

Sean Murphy, Staff Reporter November 16, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, students had the day off due to Election Day. This schedule change was made in May by Michael Baugus, Chief Human Resources Officer with the Board of Education. Baugus proposed the...

Students Take a Stance

Students Take a Stance

Sean Murphy and Sophie Unger November 16, 2022

Teachers and staff are always looking for new ways to better the school environment. However, in certain situations it’s best for students/peers to take charge in ways that teachers might not be able...

Latin Teacher Matt Pikaard teaches Latin 3 students after a game of Blooket. Photo by Brayden Chen.

Dead, But Not Gone

Diego Perez Palomino, Staff Reporter November 16, 2022

Learning a second language is something that many students strive to acquire, as it can be incredibly helpful for commuting with people all around the world, as well as giving you an insight into other...

Karena Ganter helping as student as she enters the building

Glass Windows add To Safety

Sasha Smith, Staff Reporter November 16, 2022

Safety is a key aspect that many schools aim to provide, especially as violence against schools becomes increasingly more common across the United States. We’ve taken many precautions to prevent a possible...

Left: junior Jacob Holthaus and senior Brooke Morley at lunch together having a fun time sitting with friends.

The End of Free Lunches

November 16, 2022

35% of students still buy their lunch every day according to Director of child nutrition services Rachael Mintz.  According to junior Krysie Bell, she still buys lunch but also brings lunch.  Why...

Screenshot of Sam Cox’s doodle house, from @mrdoodle on Instagram account. Captioned: “The doodle kitchen”.

Latest News Whiplash

Gabrielle Williams and Maya Sagett November 16, 2022

Reading news stories can be incredibly overwhelming. Sometimes it feels like only bad things are happening around the world. Bad news stories are important because they keep everyone informed and address...

Boys swim team dives into the water during a meet.

Parkway-Rockwood swim club

November 16, 2022

Some swimmers have been swimming for Parkway Swim Club since they were small. Parkway Rockwood Swim Club has big numbers and just as many dedicated swimmers? So when news broke that the two teams might...

Parkway Central High School parking lot. Photo by Anika Singh


Anika Singh, Staff Reporter October 19, 2022

Parking passes have been a huge topic of discussion this year, and many students have had questions about why the cost has increased and how the cost for parking in a public school is determined.  “I...

Graphic showing average gas price comparison from 2019-2022.

Gas Prices Declining

Kriti Dhaduvai, Staff Reporter October 19, 2022

Last summer, St. Louis saw its highest ever average gas price at $4.88 per gallon. However, since then, the prices have been gradually declining. This is great news for the faculty and students who have...

Books that have been called controversial. From bottom to top: “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker, “Of Mice And Men” by John Steinbeck, “1984” by George Orwell and “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison.

Planks On Our Windows And Doors

Sophie Spicuzza, Co Editor-in-Chief October 19, 2022

Angie Watson gets emotional while talking about the new state law restricting book access. “Representation is very important to our kids. They need to be able to see windows and mirrors, so windows...

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