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 year to learn about all aspects of journalism, media, and communications. This includes breakout sess...

Annual Taste of the Town

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

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 dishes or new food items. For a price of $10, guests can try food from restaurants such as Seoul ...

Homecoming Change in Location

Students dancing at homecoming on Sat. Oct. 13.

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 decorations have been moved from the banisters to the brick walls.   Many student enjoyed 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 and a brush. “My group painted the cover of the I Am In A Book by Mo Williams. We wanted to r...

Seniors Struggle with Stress

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

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 change for many students, others feel overwhelmed by stress and anxiety. In fact, stress is...

The M.O. for the SRO

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

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 will be the first time a shift in the SRO position has occurred while they were in school. Any student...

Crew Creates Connection

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.

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 of community building. “We are basically the helping hand, we welcome all new students with open...

On the way to Israel

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

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 age. But traveling to Israel can be difficult. Some students struggled with steep airfare prices...


Rupal Patel teaches science on September 26.

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: University of Missouri Most excited for: “I am glad to now be a part of the official PCH fam...

Parkway’s new ALT Project gives freshmen Chromebooks

Haley Lander (9) works on her Chromebook while sister Lexie Lander (11) looks on. As a junior Lexie won't receive her own school-issued Chromebook unlike her sister.

Athena Stamos and Madeline Lee

September 28, 2018

As part of a new program that the district unveiled, the freshmen were given Chromebooks. “I like how students can access many things at ease,” freshman Vassilios Georges said. “I use it for resources.” In eighth grade, the class of 2022 (current freshman) were given the opportunity to...


Assortment of planners students bought for the 2018-19 school year.

Kaylee Canoy, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018

In the year of 2018-19, students at Parkway Central High School did not receive planners, due to new codes of conducts the planners are being remodeled this year to include the new rules. "Not many students used their planners, so we thought it would be okay to delay them for one year while we revis...

Students Take Action Against Gun Violence

Senior Hannah Maurer speaks at a press conference hosted by Colts Demand Action.

Andrew Richardet

April 6, 2018

On Valentine's day in Parkland, Florida, 17 students were shot and killed due by  19-year-old Nikolas Cruz with an legally bought AR-15. This tragedy sent shockwaves across the nation and refueled the fight against gun violence. In protest of the continued school shootings in America, Parkway Central ...

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