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Moving with a Mission

Bonnett and his companion attend a wedding while serving in India.

Quinn Berry, Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

While the average 19-year-old is off studying at college or beginning a new job, some choose to put these plans on pause to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS), many alumni included. Beginning at the age of 18, boys can opt to serve the LDS church for a two year...

Bidding farewell to the class of 2020: senior parade edition

Posing in the trunk of his car, senior Tony Morris and junior Riley Leslie (Fernridge high school) get ready to start the parade. Morris had his entire family come along to show support for him graduating. “I loved the parade. I really enjoyed myself and I think it should be a thing that’s continued. The energy and amount of people that showed up and all of the decorated cars made it really really fun,” Morris said. “But I would really love to walk across the stage wearing my cap and gown, being handed my diploma, and saying goodbye to highschool surrounded by my class, not separated by cars.”

Sara Albarcha, Staff Writer

June 8, 2020

"I was proud I was able to show them how far I’ve come. it was also great to see some friends who I haven’t seen in a while, and I was happy we were able to experience this altogether,” Hassan said.

Remembering senior Carieal “L” Doss

Johnetta Doss smiles with her daughter, senior Carieal

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

On April 17 our community lost senior Carieal “L” Doss. After transferring from Parkway Central midway into her junior year, she became known by teachers and peers for her jokes and infectious smile. As a child, Doss is described by her mother, Johnetta Doss, as curious and determined. “She always...

Sophomore Zeina Daboul finishes her school year in Saudi Arabia

Sophomore Zeina Daboul poses with her sister in Saudi Arabia. Daboul felt that the situation regarding COVID-19 is more regulated in Saudi Arabia. “To me, I think the situation here is a lot more controlled than in the United States. The U.S. is having an increasing number of cases each day, while we have a constant number every day,” Daboul said. “The U.S. has also been struggling with its healthcare system and how it's handling the situation, and while I am pretty sure that [Saudi Arabia] has the same problem, the issue is magnified in the U.S. due to its size and huge population.”

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

After sophomore Zeina Daboul’s ordinary two week family trip to Saudi Arabia turned into a two month long stay, due to COVID-19, Daboul is now stuck 7,247 miles away from her home, unaware of when she will return.  Having to adapt to an eight hour time difference while shifting to eLearning has...

Stuck at home? Students share creative activities and advice

A compilation of the features organized like a Zoom meeting.

Paige Matthys-Pearce, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

Since the stay-at-home order began at the end of March, people have had more time at home. Here is how four students have decided to spend their time, and their advice to those that are looking for something to do. Freshman Hannah Choi How are you spending your quarantine? “We're making...

Junior Sri Jaladi Wins $500 in Spark! Pitch Competition

Spark! mentor Xanthe Meyer, Bilal Danish, and competitors senior Emma Lee Francois, Parkway South senior Subah Shovik and winner junior Sri Jaladi pose for a photo after the Parkway Spark! Thomas Phelps Pitch Competition Feb. 6. Jaladi’s business, Nano Lending, aims to empower impoverished and homeless entrepreneurs by providing them with foundational products to help them start their own businesses. “It feels really good [running Nano Lending] because it's not necessarily just for money,” Jaladi said. “I think it's great to do something where this is not meant for profit and any money that's repaid back just goes back into the program.”

Paige Matthys-Pearce, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

In the midst of anticipation and excitement at the Spark! Incubator, with $500 on the line, stands junior Sri Jaladi as he is announced as the winner of the 2020 Thomas Phelps Business Pitch Competition Feb. 6. Students from Parkway's Spark! Incubator program pitched a business idea to a panel of...

Junior Alex Sevastianos raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Posing for a picture, junior Alex Sevastianos takes a picture with his parents along with Parkway South senior Subah Shovik and her mother. Sevastianos met Shovik from Spark and the two ran the campaign together. “We had really good communication with each other, and always checked up on whatever project we were working on for the campaign,” Sevastianos said.

Karina Christ

May 19, 2020

After his grandfather passed, junior Alex Sevastianos sought to honor his legacy by creating positive change. “After my grandfather’s passing six months ago, I made a promise to myself: I’d open up, try new things and bring about positive societal change. I figured if I could meet these goals,...

Heroes of our time: students supporting the community

Heroes of our time: students supporting the community

Ashlyn Gillespie, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

Most teens are binging the latest Netflix shows, taking up new hobbies and calling their friends, but some are busy donning the cape of today’s superhero: the Essential Worker. Many students are still working through the pandemic, and they have diverse experiences running the restaurants, grocery stores...

Students share how they have been affected by quarantine

While the coronavirus has been a communal situation for the global population, each individual has experienced it differently. These are the stories of three students, regarding their quarantine situation.

Leah Schroeder and Mira Nalbandian

May 14, 2020

Currently, St. Louis is in the process of reopening, following a ‘stay-at-home’ order, in order to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Though everyone is experiencing this order, its effects vary dramatically from person to person. While quarantine is a minor setback for some, for others it...

Junior Karen Trevor-Roberts uses COVID-19 time to volunteer at an animal shelter

Giving attention to a cat at the shelter, junior Karen Trevor-Roberts performs her responsibilities as a volunteer. Instead of only working two days a week, Trevor-Roberts now works six days a week at the shelter, due to COVID-19. “The animal shelter gives me a place to go so I don’t feel stuck in my house,” Trevor-Roberts said.

Olivia Bradshaw, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

While many people spend quarantine watching movies or working out, junior Karen Trevor-Roberts spends her afternoons volunteering at Country Acres Rescue Animal Shelter.  Trevor-Roberts originally began working at the shelter during her freshman year of high school in order to get volunteer hours for ...

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