Voting in Their Community

Voting in Their Community

Claudia Sanders, Online News Editor November 13, 2018

Following the elections on November 6, high school students that have just turned 18 had the privilege to vote in the midterms. Even though we have this privilege, some of us are unaware of deadlines,...

Cafe student manager YuTing Shi places an order sticker on a customers cup.


Abby Prywitch, Social Media Director November 12, 2018

 This year the Colt Cafe managers have been working to improve the atmosphere and efficiency at the cafe. The managing team of six students work alongside Business teachers Kim Carr and Sarah Lueken to...

Spanish teacher Daniel Kelty talks with students of his Spanish 3 class on what they would do in the case of various natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes on Oct. 26. The communicative approach deals more with real life application of the language, having students answer and ask questions using their language.

Communication Curriculum

Modern language curriculum moves to communicative
Wesley Henshaw, Managing Editor November 12, 2018

Over the past three years, the Modern Language Department has been undergoing massive curriculum changes from the more grammar-oriented approach, to the more communicative approach, in an attempt to increase...

School publications travel to Chicago for convention

Athena Stamos, Editor-in-Chief November 12, 2018

Some publication students attended The National Scholastic Press Association and Journalism Education Association (NSPA/JEA) in Chicago Nov. 1-4. Thousands of students attend this conference every...

Senior Women and Men at Taste of the Town. Photo by Gina Caruso.

Annual Taste of the Town

Avery Cooper, Staff Writer October 19, 2018

Parkway Central hosted its annual Taste of the Town last Thursday on October 11. From 6-8 p.m., the event hosts over 20 different local restaurants and invites the community to sample some of their classic...

Students dancing at homecoming on Sat. Oct. 13.

Homecoming Change in Location

For years, Parkway Central has held its homecoming dance in the atrium. Decorations have been strung all throughout the upper and lower commons. This year, however, the dance was moved to gym B, now, the decorations have been moved from the banisters to the brick walls.
Megan Fisher, Staff Writer October 16, 2018

For years, Parkway Central has held its homecoming dance in the atrium. Decorations have been strung all throughout the upper and lower commons. This year, however, the dance was moved to gym B, now, the...

Ceiling Tiles Bring New Life To Class

Ceiling Tiles Bring New Life To Class

Haydn Schertz, Staff Writer October 5, 2018

New English teacher Jeff Rogers wants to bring positive energy to the classroom in an unusual way. Rogers lets students bring their favorite book or childhood book to life with a little bit of paint...

Seniors Divya Minnaganti and Preston Chen meet with Northwestern college admissions officer in the counseling office on Sept. 22. Photo by Shoshana Weinstein.

Seniors Struggle with Stress

Students manage anxiety while applying to college
Shoshana Weinstein, Staff Writer October 2, 2018

It’s that time of year: the leaves are starting to change color, the weather’s getting cooler, and seniors at Parkway Central are starting their college applications. Although this is a moment of exciting...

New School Resource Officer Travis Layton directs after-school traffic. This is on of the many duties an SRO will perform.

The M.O. for the SRO

The who, what, and why of Central’s new school officer
Lee Foust, Staff Writer October 2, 2018

As the 2018-2019 school year begins, there’s a major personnel change taking place. The new SRO hire Travis Layton has stepped in to fill the shoes of former officer Caswell. For many students, this...

Link Leader Chelsea Baird (11) looks on as (left to right) freshmen Amarion Lorthridge, Chelsea Smith, Lily Liu, and John Mendel participate in the “Human Knot” activity during AC Lab on Aug. 31. The goal is to link arms with someone and by the end of the game untangle the entire group so everyone is standing in a circle.

Crew Creates Connection

Link Crew warmly welcomes this year’s new students
Wesley Henshaw, Managing Editor September 28, 2018

As it enters its second year of operation, Link Crew has been helping incoming freshmen and new students adapt to the ways of high school. Both members and new students have been enjoying this new way...

Junior Brette Gershenson and friends sitting on a statue at the Israeli art museum. Photo courtesy of Brette Gershenson.

On the way to Israel

Students visit the Jewish homeland with varied purpose
Gabby Abowitz, Photography Editor September 28, 2018

Over the summer it is routine for some kids to go on vacation. Most kids that are Jewish wish to travel to Israel. Many kids this past summer went with different Jewish organizations with other kids their...

Rupal Patel teaches science on September 26.


Central adds six new core class teachers to the staff
Abby Prywitch , Social Media Director September 28, 2018

Jessica LaSota Science Previous experience: Last year LaSota was a long- term sub in the science department.“This is my first time having my own classroom, which is very exciting,” LaSota said. College:...

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