The Fourth Block of Freedom

Journalism teacher Christine Stricker writing an Ac Lab pass for a student. A common criticism of Ac Lab is the pass system. Some teachers and students believe that the pass system is overly complicated and hinders students’ ability to get help. Photo by Trey Williams.

Trey Williams, Op/Ed Editor

February 13, 2020

Academic lab is universally loved by students. It’s the only period of the day where all students are given almost complete freedom with their time. People can study, meet with teachers, or go to the Colt Cafe and take time to relax. Despite love from students, not everybody in the building appre...

Saint Louis Wing Company Review

Logan Potts, Sports/News Editor

December 19, 2019

When people hear chicken wings, they usually think about the big chain Buffalo Wild Wings. It’s time for people to stop thinking about the crappy quality wings that come from a dirty national chain. As someone who’s favorite food of all time is a plump, bone-in chicken wing with spicy buffalo sauce, ...

St. Louis Ferris Wheel

St. Louis Ferris Wheel

Sydney Stahlschmidt, Copy Editor

December 13, 2019

When most people think about St. Louis things such as the Arch, Cardinals baseball, or Blues hockey come to mind. The city recently turned the previous Union Station, which used to be one of the largest train stations in the world, into a modern hangout for people of all ages. While the Union Station aim...

2010’s – Best Decade Yet?

A cumulation of social media platforms over the past 10 years. Photos courtesy of Pixabay.

Taylor Stern, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

For Gen-Z’s, this decade was our childhood, and now we’ve reached the end. This brings me to a question: How do the last ten years stack up against the childhoods lived by millennial's, Gen-X, and baby boomers?

The Abortion Issue

A protest against Focus on the Family's

Eva Deniszczuk, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

As America begins to shift away from being an entirely nonsecular nation, citizens and law-makers alike still struggle with removing its context from our modern day laws. Hotly debated by most everybody, it seems there’s very little middle ground to meet on, in the issue of abortion. And for all reason...

Giving Kids a Platform

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Alex Maisenhelder, Online Managing Editor

November 7, 2019

The social and political climate is far more polarizing and in ways confusing for the current generation than it was for one’s past. The heavy implementation and prominence of social media, in particular, has had a far greater impact on life than anyone could have predicted. The spontaneity that data can...

On Self Driving Cars

On Self Driving Cars

Eva Deniszczuk, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

For all driving folk, at one point or another, we all wished that our cars took us to places we wanted to go automatically. It’s understandable, humans are lazy by nature, and the route that involves the least work on our part is usually the route that we take. Unless of course, we are crazy over-ac...

Media and Real Life Violence

Through the years, various forms violent media has been the blame for acts of violence. Whether it be the concerns with violence in TV in the early 20th century, heavy metal, movies with high body counts and gory glorification, or more recently the violence seen in shooters like “Call of Duty” or in the freedom of games like “Grand Theft Auto.”

Wesley Henshaw, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2019

The country saw two shootings within hours of each other in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas on Aug. 3, 2019. Sadly, these two tragedies mark only two more tiny blips on the constantly expanding list of mass shootings that have occurred in the past year. However, due to the severity of this instance we h...


Trey Williams, Op/Ed Editor

September 6, 2019

BROCKHAMPTON just released their 5th studio album GINGER. BROCKHAMPTON is a hip-hop “boy-band” formed in 2015.  The group had a meteoric rise to fame in 2017 with the release of their SATURATION trilogy, completed in just under six months. Critics praised the trilogy for the chemistry of the seven...

Avalon: as good as it sounds?

Avalon: as good as it sounds?

Gabby Abowitz and Taylor Stern, Features editor/Art director and staff writer

September 6, 2019

Located in the Delmar Loop, Avalon Exchange is a popular resale shop that’s been open since 1988. In addition to the St. Louis storefront, Avalon also holds a presence in Cleveland, Orlando, Pittsburgh, and Savannah. Although classified as a resale shop rather than a traditional thrift store, the s...

Is Parkway Racist ?

Jay Bowen, Staff Writer

May 11, 2019

There has been a lot of debates and events recently in our school involving the word Racism. Is Parkway racist ? In my words I honestly don’t believe my school is racist. We have a lot of safe places in our school. Social media isn’t one for everybody. People can be cruel and very dramatic online. People...

82 Days Off: What’s the Cost?

This is an example of a schedule that would potentially replace the summer vacation schedule. Instead of having a sinlge long break, this schedule spreads out all the breaks into four main sections for each season. The shaded regions are breaks and the unshaded regions are school days. Accompanying these breaks would be an additional 11 days for scattered additional breaks not listed on the calendar.

Trey Williams, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

There are 82 days of summer vacation, then school comes along just to end it. The annual problem for the administration is finding a good way to spend it, as well as the rest of the break days distributed throughout the year. Among students, it is common to look forward to and enjoy summer vacation....

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