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)

Quest for the Cure

World experiences unprecedented speeds in the development of drugs to combat COVID-19.
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 Princeton review book for the AP World History Exam.

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

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...

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Big Events Postponed Due To COVID-19

Cancellations Among Major Global Events Wake Public up to Severity of Pandemic
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....

Voicing Your Vote

Voicing Your Vote

Why voting is important and how to register.
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...

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.

Zaya Wade Coming Out as Transgender

How the Presence of LGBTQ+ affects Celebrity Culture
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...

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...

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.

Students Promote Mental Health

Student-run Mental Health Advocates tackle issue of youth and mental health with awareness, policy changes
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...

The Parkway Calendar for the 2020-2021 School Year.

Final(s) Destination

New state law forces changes to Parkway Calendar
Amari Sewer, Staff Reporter March 12, 2020

On July 11, Governor Parsons signed a new bill which prevents schools from starting school more than 14 days before Labor Day. The law was created due to the drop in tourism when school starts in early...

Jeremy Lin playing for the Beijing Ducks. Pictures by Bleacherreporter.

Linsanity reignited through the Beijing Ducks

Ryan Pham, Photo Editor December 19, 2019

Sitting on the bench, not expecting the play at all, maybe only at the end. Just relaxing on the seat, and suddenly one of your teammates gets injured. Your coach chooses you to start. Walking on the court...

The “To Kill a Mockingbird” section of the book storage room in the English department. Amidst the discussion, books such as “To Kill a Mockingbird,” as well as “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “Lord of the Flies,” and “Romeo and Juliet,” have been pointed to as examples of less diverse texts. Whether because of uncomfortable language, lack of diversity, or simply being too old, texts like these have been deemed alienating by some.

Diversifying the Discussion

English department reexamines books for representation
Wesley Henshaw, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2019

Amidst nationwide racial tensions and a larger conversation about diversity, English teachers seek to diversify their curriculum both in the texts students read and in the skills they learn. “It has...

Student fills out a high school planning form. Using this sheet can be a great tool to ensure your schedule gets properly planned. Photo by Christine Stricker.

Ready for Registration: Tips and Tricks

Trey Williams, Op/Ed Editor December 13, 2019

Registration season is one of the most overwhelming times of the year for students, both for high schoolers and for middle school students coming to this scary building for the first time. One of the...

Sophomore Peyton Silas receives his water bottle and award, posing for a picture with the students in Sarah Hale’s leadership class. Photo courtesy of Student Council.


Reginald Elijah December 13, 2019

The Parkway Central Colts Community award is new to Parkway Central. The Colts Community Award is an award that is passed out after every 6 week grading period and is voted on by students and teachers....

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