• Soft lock down lifted--classes resume March 20, 2015

  • Scholastic Bowl wins Regional Championship March 18, 2015

  • Boys Basketball wins Regional Championship March 18, 2015

  • Mock Trial wins Illinois State Bar Association State Championship March 16, 2015

Second shelter in place involves schoolwide drug search

Second shelter in place involves schoolwide drug search

Julia Guglielmo and Christi Carras, Editor
March 25, 2015 • 262 views
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The dogs have returned. On Wednesday, Mar. 25, Central announced a shelter in place at approximately 9 a.m. This is the second shelter in place of the month. The previous lockdown was a non-emergency, shelter in place due to the suspicion of a situation that could potentially compromise student safety.... Read more »

Discovery of shotgun shell led to shelter-in-place

Discovery of shotgun shell led to shelter-in-place

Advocate Staff
March 20, 2015 • 162 views
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At 11:45 a.m., Central students and staff received notification to remain in their classes for a shelter-in-place procedure. Staff and students were advised to not leave these areas until the shelter-in-place was lifted, which occurred at roughly 1:30 p.m. The e-mail sent to staff only stated that... Read more »

JETS team soars to new heights

JETS team soars to new heights

Andrew Coyner and Christi Carras, Editor
March 16, 2015 • 143 views
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With a victory in the Mar. 6 JETS competition at Illinois Institute of Technology, the Junior Engineering Technical Society team is looking forward to continuing its rapid ascent to national respect. The... Read more »

Post-Prom poster contest crowns winners

Post-Prom poster contest crowns winners

Paige Pielet and Sanjana Srinivasan, Editor
March 13, 2015 • 172 views
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The Post-Prom Committee held a contest that included designing posters to advertise prom part two: the cruise. The winners' posters are now on display around the halls. The requirements were to include the painting Starry Night... Read more »

Central sends more than 20 BPA members to Nationals

Central sends more than 20 BPA members to Nationals

Daniel Holland and Sanjana Srinivasan, Editor
March 10, 2015 • 155 views
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On Thursday, Feb. 26 and Friday, Feb. 27, the Business Professionals of America state competition took place in Oak Brook, Ill. Central placed highly in many of the categories. Some of the winners included Steven Chun, senior, who placed first in extemporaneous... Read more »

Ecology Club captures film award again

Ecology Club captures film award again

Christi Carras, Editor
March 9, 2015 • 183 views
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On Sunday, March 8, Ecology club members and their families attended the One Earth Film Festival award ceremony in Oak Park, Ill. The students won first place for their film, ... Read more »

Mock Trial wins county competition

Mock Trial wins county competition

Andrew Coyner , Staff Writer
March 5, 2015 • 152 views
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On Feb. 21, the HC Mock Trial Team won first place at the DuPage County Mock Trial Championships. The team, which incorporated members who worked on both the prosecution and defense teams, did very well in the competition and beat... Read more »

Central reacts to Chris Herren’s message

Central reacts to Chris Herren’s message

Julia Guglielmo and Sanjana Srinivasan, Editor
March 4, 2015 • 176 views
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*Due to the sensitivity of the topic, the students interviewed for this story requested to remain anonymous. Central has seen its fair share of public speakers. Over the past year, students have heard from Mawi, a motivational speaker who discusses... Read more »

Celebrate good times: Black History planning committee holds ‘Celebration Day’ in honor of Black History Month

Celebrate good times: Black History planning committee holds ‘Celebration Day’ in honor of Black History Month

Paige Pielet and Sanjana Srinivasan, Editor
March 2, 2015 • 93 views
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Last week, Feb. 16-20, was Celebration Week in honor of Black History Month. This month, planned by a committee of at least 15 teachers and several students, included events such as poetry, a DJ at... Read more »

Never choking: University of Chicago professor, Sian Beilock, explains the science of cracking under pressure

Never choking: University of Chicago professor, Sian Beilock, explains the science of cracking under pressure

Matt Stockmal , Staff Writer
March 2, 2015 • 104 views
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On Jan. 21, Professor Beilock visited Hinsdale Central and gave a presentation about why students fail under pressure. Parents and students attended the event in hopes to learn how to handle stress better. This is especially helpful knowing that the ACT is tomorrow, Mar. 3 and AP exams will take off... Read more »