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Individual Graduation ceremonies replace planned graduation as COVID-19 continues to distrupt

Individual Graduation ceremonies replace planned graduation as COVID-19 continues to distrupt

Christine Stricker

July 29, 2020

The original plan for graduation for the Class of 2020 was for July 28.  Scratch that.  The original plan for graduation was May 14. However, when school was closed due to the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, graduation was moved to July 28.  Unfortunately, COVID-19 cases didn't slow, and when...

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Sydney Stahlschmidt, Copy Editor

May 18, 2020

Graduation Date Moved Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Graphic by Abby Prywitch.

Abby Prywitch, Managing Editor

May 7, 2020

High school graduation is a moment every student looks forward to for their whole education career. Due to COVID-19, graduation for the class of 2020 will not happen on its original date. It has been pushed back to July 28 at 4 p.m. at the St.Charles Family Arena.  “I initially felt worried due to possibly ...

Celebrity Responses to the Coronavirus Outbreak and Quarantine

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Taylor Stern, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2020

Since the beginning of quarantine, many celebrities have been antagonized for their neglect to the severity of this pandemic, praised for their donations to finding a cure, and celebrated for the entertainment they’re providing for the masses during this time.  Celebrities have been in the limelight durin...

Online Learning vs. Personalized Learning

Brooke Kraizer, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2020

E-Learning was not something that was planned for the 2019-2020 school year. After the COVID-19 outbreak and the government having limitations on the amount of people in a closed area as well as stay at home orders, on April 9, 2020 Parkway officially cancelled school for the rest of the semester. D...

Quest for the Cure

The performance of a new coronavirus vaccine is tested at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, but the finished product remains in production. In the meantime, doctors on the front lines of the coronavirus fight are looking to drugs that are already approved for treating other diseases. (Monica Herndon/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Wesley Henshaw, Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2020

With over 6,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Missouri alone, nearly 2.7 million confirmed cases worldwide and the virus showing no sign of slowing down, a question is on everyone’s minds: Where is the cure? As it turns out, it might be closer than we expect, but still not as close as we’d like. First,...

AP Exams have been Moved to a Virtual Format due to COVID-19

The Princeton review book for the AP World History Exam.

Abby Prywitch, Managing Editor

April 20, 2020

While the new coronavirus has impacted many things to be canceled and closed, AP Exams will still be taken this school year. However, due to schools closing, students will no longer be able to take these exams in person at school. The College Board wanted to find a solution so students would still be...

Big Events Postponed Due To COVID-19

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Taylor Stern, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2020

As everyone knows by now, COVID-19 has caused life altering changes for everyone in more than a few ways. For all kids, teenagers, and college students, this is happening through the closing of schools. For adults, this is happening through the closures of workplaces and non-essential workers. And, for...

Voicing Your Vote

Voicing Your Vote

Rebecca Barnholtz, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2020

In today’s day and age, the political sphere has gotten more tense as time goes on. With new issues popping up left and right, teens across the nation have begun to take a stance for the causes they believe in. March 10, 2020 was the day of the Missouri Primary. In the presidential election, the...

Zaya Wade Coming Out as Transgender

Zaya Wade making her debut as a transgender girl alongside her father Dwyane Wade and step-mom Gabrielle Union at the 6th annual Truth Awards on March 7 in Los Angeles, CA. The Truth Awards is a ceremony created to represent and highlight members of the LGBT and black community.

Taylor Stern, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

In recent weeks, the media found itself in a frenzy over an announcement that former NBA player for the Miami Heat Dwyane Wade made about his daughter, Zaya. The reason for the media’s outburst is that Zaya wasn’t born Zaya; she was born to Wade and ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches as a baby boy named Zio...

Film Festival Offers New Creative Outlet

Film Festival Offers New Creative Outlet

Sawyer Lownsdale, Staff reporter

March 30, 2020

Every year, multimedia students at Parkway Central produce a short film project. This year, however, there’s more of a reason to complete the project than just points in the grade book. “The first annual film festival is designed to celebrate student video production,” multimedia teacher Kim Carr ...

Students Promote Mental Health

From left to right, junior Akansha Negi, junior Katie Stoner, junior Nandhini Sivabalakannan, Esmeralda Felix, Lelia Flagg, and Ryan Banta participate in a panel discussing mental health issues during the informational night on March 4. Photo courtesy of Akansha Negi.

Wesley Henshaw, Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2020

Anxiety can be debilitating, depression too. The last thing an adolescent needs during this tumultuous time of development is to be battling with their mental health.  However, there is an unfortunate trend of adolescence facing mental health issues. According to the National Institute of Mental He...

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