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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...

The underlying price of high school sports

Between all the sports, the average cost to play and to buy equipment is $275. Athletes have to spend  not only their health and time but also their money or their families money.

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

Whether it is fees for a club team, equipment, travel, event admission or other sports costs, families can spend thousands of dollars on athletics. In addition to the cost of club sports, when kids reach high school, parents must pay what is required to participate in high school athletics. “We...

Boys basketball program brings a community together for one night of awareness

Fighting to make a layup, senior forward captain Matt Loaney dribbles through Parkway Central's defense. Loaney and the boys basketball team have been selling items for the Coaches versus Cancer event to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Tre Bell, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

The boys basketball program prepares to play in a game that holds lots of emotions and tensions: Friday night at 7 p.m. kicks off the fight with Coaches versus Cancer game. “Our community continues to be tremendously affected by [cancer]. This is a great opportunity to support a worthy cause and...

Kobe Bryant: A legend to remember

While traveling with his daughter, Gianna Bryant, basketball legend Kobe Bryant's helicopter crashed, killing him, Gianna and seven others Jan. 26. Millions have been mourning the losses alongside the Bryant family.

Bri Davis, Convergence Journalism Writer

January 30, 2020

All too soon, a legend was taken from us at the age of 41: Kobe Bryant. He was a five-time NBA champion, the Los Angeles Lakers all-time leading scorer and an idol for many. While traveling with his daughter, Gianna Bryant, his helicopter crashed, killing Kobe, Gianna and seven others Jan. 26.  ...

Friendships, rivalries and fan accounts: A breakdown of basketball teams who play for the J

Dribbling behind the back, sophomore Sawyer Reidt sets up an open jump shot. In October, Reidt and a few friends had the idea to create a J League basketball team. “We were just looking for a way to hang out more at first,” Reidt said. “It turned into us making a whole team once the Mag1c Stairs first started. I’ve had so much fun with it, and I hope it becomes a tradition with our group of friends.”

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Established in 1880, the  Jewish Community Center (the J), formally known as the Young Men’s Hebrew Association, has been a part of St. Louis’ history for decades longer than the Gateway Arch. One service provided by the J is recreational sports leagues for both youth and adult players. Basket...

Father-son duo: The in’s and out’s of being the coach’s son

Finishing the layup, sophomore Luke Wright scores another basket in his first career varsity start. Wright went one of four shooting in the season opener. “I was really proud to be a starter but I know I could’ve played better that game,” Wright said. “I'm ready to see where this season can go.”

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

For the last six years, boys varsity basketball coach John Wright has coached his son sophomore Luke Wright for the Junior Longhorns and now at the high school.  “Since I’ve always been around high school basketball, I think I’ve really developed a passion for the game,” L. Wright said. “...

Community celebrates sophomore Brynn Haun

Sophomore Principal Mario Pupillo presents sophomore Brynn Haun with her diploma as she joins the graduating class of 2017.

Susie Seidel, Staff Writer

December 22, 2017

When faced with hardship, the question will always remain in a community as strong as Parkway West: what can be done to help? This question was made into a reality by students, faculty and friends in the celebration of sophomore Brynn Haun, Thursday, Dec. 21. Members of the faculty led by assi...

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