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...

Freshman Aiden Moon and Sophomore Asher Koh play at Carnegie Hall on April 6. They are the violin first chair and second chair, and they perform a duet together. Photo by Wooin Robinson.

Journey to Carnegie (Part II)

Esther Wang, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

Traveling and playing instruments are listed among the most pleasurable things, according to orchestra director Alicia Bont, and combining them together was even better. The Central orchestra took a trip...

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Attendance on Its Way Down

Maya Sagett, Features Editor May 12, 2023

If you’ve noticed that your classes have been a little quieter this year, you’re not alone. Some people may think it’s senioritis already manifesting in September, or maybe flu season has come a...

Parkway Deputy Superintendent Tiffany Holman-Besse works in her office in Parkway Administrative Center. Photo by Esther Wang.

District Cuts Teacher’s Plan Time

Esther Wang, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

On April 18, the building principals of all four high schools met with their staff members to confirm that teachers’ plan time will be cut short next school year. The policy could change Parkway high...

State Sen. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, introduces his bill opponents are labeling a Dont Say Gay bill before the Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee Tuesday. A thick stack of witness forms sits on the desk.

Bill Seeks to Hush LGBTQ+ Talking

Esther Wang, Staff Writer April 12, 2023

On Feb. 14, the Missouri Senate Bill 134 passed the Education and Workforce Development Committee and it is ready to be debated on the senate floor. It is one of the many proposed bills in Missouri that...

Photo of The Gateway Arch in St. Louis in celebration of our St. Louis News Whiplash Edition.

St. Louis: News Whiplash

Maya Sagett and Gabrielle Williams, Features Editor and Opinion Editor April 10, 2023

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...

Reyla Green delivering a monologue as Sadie, the titular character of Gee’s Bend.

Gee’s Bend: Black Resistance

Kriti Dhaduvai, Staff Reporter February 24, 2023

"Let us march on till victory is won.”  These poignant lyrics of the de facto Black National Anthem echo throughout Parkway Central Theatre’s production of Gee’s Bend. Repeated once more as the...

Infographic by Maya Sagett.

What The H?

Maya Sagett, Features Editor February 24, 2023

As it is known among teachers, counselors, and students alike, we are approaching that time in the year when the first grades of the semester are rolling in, juniors are beginning to zero in on thoughts...

Miss Patty with her students.

Latest News Whiplash

Maya Sagett and Gabrielle Williams February 23, 2023

Miss Patty the Hat-Maker A Clarence Central School District bus driver named Patty Reitz has crocheted 7,083 hats for the students at her school. At first she worked for years in the elementary school...

Spanish teacher Annie Perez teaches her Spanish 3 class on February 10.  Perez is in the head of the Seal of Biliteracy program at Parkway Central, a certificate that assures proficiency in multiple languages. Photo by Diego Perez Palomino..

The Wonders of Biliteracy

Diego Perez Palomino, Staff Reporter February 22, 2023

The Seal of Biliteracy is a nationally recognized award that honors high school students for their proficiency in two or more languages and their global competency. This distinction highlights the hard...

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