Keith Herberger tries to solve a trinomial using the quadratic formula. Herberger needed lots of hints because he “Hasn’t done math in 30 years”

Does Math Even Matter?

Sasha Smith, Staff Reporter January 17, 2024

Who cares about math anyway? What’s the point in learning how to prove a triangle is a triangle? Why do I have to take math if I don’t want to pursue a math-related job? These are common questions...

Ann Joseph (12) and Matthew Wehling (12) hold up their ribbons after the Clayton Fall Classic.

Central’s Speech & Debate Seniors Shine

Diego Perez Palomino, Asst. Copy Editor December 12, 2023

Central’s Speech & Debate team, which was once at risk of being lost due to recent cuts in plan time, finds itself thriving after securing first place at Clayton’s Fall Classic on Nov. 18. Seniors...

L.O.UT.U.S Labs’s debut pop-up, “Exhibit A”  in Delmar serves as a place for tangible expression. The popup opened in the fall and will last until the end of December, tickets can be reserved at

‘Exhibit A’ Redefines Youth Spaces

Diego Perez Palomino, Asst. Copy Editor November 29, 2023

Loutopia, a company that serves exploration of how we can use art, nature, and technology to maximize the potential of spaces in St. Louis, has opened up a limited time pop up in Delmar named “Exhibit...

Getting into Global News

Getting into Global News

Esther Wang, News Editor November 21, 2023

Did you know that the United States isn’t the only country in this world? And did you know that the world is growing more interconnected than ever? Believe it or not, globalization is becoming a reality—...

Guest speaker, Rebecca Rivas, a reporter for the Missouri Independent, gives a presentation on community impact on Wednesday June 28 in the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

How MU is Shaping the Future

Diego Perez Palomino, Asst. Copy Editor October 8, 2023

Mizzou’s esteemed J-School has been preparing college students to become the best possible reporters since the early 1900’s. With the help of their week-long immersive summer camp for high schools,...

Chief Justice Russel assumed her position on July 1, becoming the third woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court of Missouri since statehood in 1821. Photo courtesy of Missouri Courts

MO Chief Justice Visits Parkway Central

Diego Perez Palomino, Asst. Copy Editor October 6, 2023

Missouri’s Supreme Court Chief Justice, Mary R. Russell, visited Parkway Central’s third hour government classes on Sept. 19 to give a presentation over her role in government. Over 50 juniors and...

The Empower Academy mural hangs next to the door to the Empower Academy on Sept. 8.  These murals are placed at the entrances to the new academies in PCMS.

Middle School Academies

Sidney Moss, Staff Reporter October 4, 2023

Late last year, Parkway Central Middle School announced their new academy system for students’ learning.  This change comes with new opportunities and challenges that middle school students, staff and...

Infographic by Maya Sagett.

Manifesting Mindfulness

Maya Sagett, Managing/Copy Editor October 4, 2023

As much as we like to think we have everything under control at all times, high school is a place where people’s stress thresholds begin to break. And that’s when the control starts to crumble, and...

English teacher Mattie Rudolph prepares for class during her hallway supervision time on Sept. 27  in the social studies commons. While it once was her plan time, she now needs to get her work done outside of the classroom.

Teacher Plan Time Reduced

Taylor Jesse, Staff Reporter October 4, 2023

Students may have noticed teachers begin to sit in the hallways “monitoring” during the time they used to spend in their classrooms. That’s because the teachers’ plan time has been cut in half....

Alexandria Elder, math teacher, grades students’ tests while serving her hall monitor duty in the “T” hallway. Teachers spend 90 minutes of their time supervising hallways.

New Year, New Rules

Sasha Smith, Staff Reporter October 4, 2023

Adapting to change can be a struggle for most people and as students continue into the semester, new rules are something everyone is trying to adjust to at school. From the freshmen who are learning the...

Junior Zoe Wang sings at the Cabaret Night.

A Night For The Books

Kriti Dhaduvai, Staff Reporter May 15, 2023

Hosted by the theater department, A Cabaret Night has been a classic Central get-together intended to celebrate and showcase the talents and creativity of the students expressed through the various fine...

Orchestra Director, Alicia Bont and orchestra students meet with Violision ensemble
members, Rupam Ghosh and Matt Pickart after an interactive workshop in Indian
Classical Music.

A Musical Journey To India

Kriti Dhaduvai, Staff Reporter May 12, 2023

On May the 4th, the audience of Orchestra’s spring concert was treated to a musical trip around the globe. This was a special concert held by Orchestra in order to celebrate dances from all over the...

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