Shots Fired, Security Up

Shots Fired, Security Up

Sawyer Lownsdale, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

April 20, 1999 was a day that changed the world. That one fatal day in a small suburban town in Colorado changed life for every high school student from then to now. Since that day, there have been over 230 school shootings in the United States alone, and that doesn’t include colleges or universities. The...

Color Guard Using Guns as Props

Senior Tristan Duggan spins her flag at the homecoming pep rally. Photo by Christine Stricker

Taylor Stern, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

Color guard, the form of dance or interpretive moment, was once a rather stationary art. Originally, their sole purpose was to show the flags off at different angles, much like in the military. Eventually, color guard was able to branch away from their militant practices and evolve into the form of entertainment...

Restricted: bathrooms closed

Bathroom door covered with restricted sign.

Brooke Kraizer, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Katie Hensley, sophomore at Parkway Central, experiences frustration when having to go to different restrooms because some bathrooms are closed due to vaping. She also gets frustrated when she sees her peers getting affected in a negative way. Hensley’s feelings are being felt by the administration...

Gun Sale Adjustments

Back left corner of Dick's Chesterfield location where guns and ammo were sold.

Logan Potts, Sports/News Editor

November 7, 2019

Gun control is a widely debated topic in politics and is something every person in America has an opinion on. In the last few years, politicians have used mass shootings and other gun violence incidents to push the idea that some or all guns should be illegal. In the United States, you have the right...

Real World Learning

Real World Learning

Haydn Schertz, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

In today’s world, schools are teaching students the traditional subjects like math, science and english. But what about the simple life skills such as how to tie a tie, or change the oil for your car?  A new academic lab option that at Parkway Central is offering is that they are going to begin te...


 Caroline Kindle Betz and MLS Commisioner Don Garber at the MLS team announcement on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Abby Prywitch, Managing Editor

September 27, 2019

It’s official: starting in the 2022 season, St. Louis will have a Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion team playing in the league. Ever since the Rams left in 2015, St. Louis fans have felt a void in professional sports. “Our families have deep roots in St. Louis and this project has always been bi...

What’s New In AP Courses?

AP World Teacher, Dr. Susan King helps sophomore Benjamin Wehling in in her 6th Block AP World class. Photo by Kaylee Canoy.

Rebecca Barnholtz, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

This school year, the AP board made many changes to their courses. This means new preparation for their tests and new ways classes are being taught. Two of the many classes being affected by new changes here at Parkway Central are AP Photo/2D Design and AP World History. By sitting down with students...



Shoshana Weinstein, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

This November, over 65 percent of Missouri voters cast a ballot in favor of Amendment Two, legalizing medical marijuana throughout the state. According to the Springfield News-Leader, the Department of Health and Senior Services is in charge of managing the implementation of this Amendment. The DHSS...

Water main break shortens school day

Water main break.

May 8, 2019

Due to a water main break, Parkway Central High School closed at 11:30 on May 8. Water fountains were not potable. Students ate lunch but did not attend 8th hour.  Senior 6th and 8th hour finals will be rescheduled.  JV and Freshman level sports are canceled.

Students Lead Walkout

Senior Caleb Tillis speaks out at the walkout on March 27.

Gabby Abowitz, Photography Editor

May 8, 2019

On March 27, over a hundred students walked out of class following a video released over spring break on social media that recorded three Parkway Central students making racist remarks, which led to the student lead walkout. Even though the incident happened off school property, it was posted on social...

Physics and Calculus Classes go to Six Flags

Students get ready to ride Mr. Freeze.

Margaret Vierling

May 2, 2019

On Friday, April 26, the Physics and Calculus classes went on a field trip to six flags to collect data on different roller coasters. In particular, Senior Peyton Parasuram collected information for Mr. Freeze. For the first couple hours of the day, they were assigned a packet of problems they had t...

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