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The perfect senior prank

The perfect senior prank

Zach Wols and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
May 19, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Top Stories, Video

With the school year coming to an end, the inevitable senior pranks are quickly approaching. After the senior softball game on Dickinson Field, only time can tell if the pranks will get more severe, but this begs the question, what makes a perfect senior prank? "A perfect senior prank doesn't hurt...

Fidget Spinners: ADHD treatment or toy?

Fidget Spinners: ADHD treatment or toy?

Jacob Belgrad and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
May 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

In any given day of class at Central, you are more than likely to encounter a fidget spinner: a small toy with three weighted prongs that spin around a bearing. It was originally meant for those with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in an effort to help individuals with “fidgets,”...

Review: “13 Reasons Why”

Review: “13 Reasons Why”

Jacob Belgrad, Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief, and Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief
April 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The latest show that students have been binging is “13 Reasons Why,” a show where the protagonist, Hannah Baker, commits suicide and leaves 13 tapes of explanations. It has gained extreme popularity in the last couple of weeks not only in our own town, but around the country. This popularity has b...

How to acedemically survive 4th quarter of senior year

How to acedemically survive 4th quarter of senior year

Zach Wols and Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief
April 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

You've been in high school for three whole years now. You've been grinding out grades to the best of your ability, taking solace in the fact that your whole future depends on your performance here and now. You are working toward something. Your hard work matters. Until, suddenly, it doesn't. Most se...

Survival guide to the SAT/ACT

Survival guide to the SAT/ACT

Becca Derezinski and Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

On April 5, the Junior class at Central will be required to take a state mandated SAT test. SAT stands for the Scholastic Assessment Test and is used for college admissions to measure the academic potential and readiness upon entrance to a university. Until this year Illinois supplied high schools with the ACT t...

To pledge or not to pledge

To pledge or not to pledge

Jacob Belgrad and Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief
March 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Greek life is a large part of the social scene at many colleges. Fraternities and sororities get together weekly to do different things together such as intramural sports, social events, and service projects. Greek life isn’t for everyone, though, as many people choose to take a different social rou...

Vault 7: Big Brother could be watching you

Vault 7: Big Brother could be watching you

Hannah Anderson and Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief
March 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

On Tuesday, March 7, WikiLeaks unveiled a new set of leaks pertaining to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) routine practices and extensive capabilities, labeling them collectively as “Vault 7.” These leaks, given by a concerned, anonymous former government contractor, revealed that the C...

It’s time for a digital detox

It’s time for a digital detox

Jacob Belgrad, Opinion Writer
March 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

There’s no denying the positives of smart phones. They aid us greatly when it comes to communication, knowledge, data, and even leisure. In fact, it would be hard for me to live without one and I know many of my peers would feel the same. But there is a huge cost to them, one that every single one...

Academic dishonesty is normal

Academic dishonesty is normal

Zach Wols, A&E Editor
March 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

If you have ever been ill-prepared for a test in high school (and god knows we all have) you have experienced the temptation of academic dishonesty, and more than likely, at least once, you have given into this temptation. And with the severity of the penalties attributed to even the slightest forms...

Prama is real

Prama is real

Emily Tomkinson, Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief
March 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion

As an underclassmen you always hear the term being tossed around, but you don’t know the true meaning of prama until you hear that table assignments are due in two weeks and you haven’t even considered groups yet. “Prama”: Drama, usually pointless, created by prom. From dates, to outfits, ...

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