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Jambone music festival honors Mr. Horan

Jambone music festival honors Mr. Horan

Kunal Jobanputra and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

On May 21, a music festival called “Jambone” took place on Grant Street in front of the school to celebrate Mr. Jim Horan, a former Latin teacher who passed away earlier this year. At the event there were bands, food trucks, games, and raffles for prizes. “It was a charity fundraiser event to...

Celebrate in style: Senior tailgate fashion guide

Celebrate in style: Senior tailgate fashion guide

Holly Swasko, Sydney Seda, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2017
Filed under Columns, Fashion, Top Stories

It’s time for the junior class to celebrate becoming the oldest in the school at the annual senior tailgate that’s set to happen on May 25, 2017, at Tower Field. With the theme being USA this year, here are some outfit ideas to get you ready for all of the festivities. Jackets Since the tailgate takes place before school, there...

Summer job ideas

Summer job ideas

Zeljko Kospic, Emmett Grundberg, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
May 22, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Got any summer plans? Staying at home? Many Central students are already applying and preparing to work over their summer. Here are some jobs you can consider taking to make some cash in your free time. Lifeguarding: There are plenty of pools in the greater Hinsdale area. Whether you want to work at ...

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...

Boys’ lacrosse celebrates win on senior night

Boys’ lacrosse celebrates win on senior night

Shannon Ging, Sports Editor and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
May 18, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Spring, Top Stories

On May 12, boys’ lacrosse celebrated senior night on Dickinson Field against St. Rita. The team won 7-4, and their record became 14-2. The game was special for the players because it served as a celebration of 14 graduating seniors and three graduating senior managers, all of whom are moving on...

Forty-two students qualify for BPA nationals

Forty-two students qualify for BPA nationals

Kunal Jobanputra and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
May 18, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

From May 4 to May 10, students attended the national convention for Business Professionals of America (BPA) in Orlando, Florida. The theme was “Spread Your Wings,” and thousands of students from across the country gathered to compete, showcase their business skills and develop their leadership acumen. “Forty-two...

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,”...

Soon-to-be retirees reminisce

Soon-to-be retirees reminisce

Joseph Miscimarra and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
May 17, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories

This year, seven staff members are retiring from Central: Mr. Gary Gamen (physical education), Mr. Randy Gawlik (science), Mr. Pat Hurley (building and grounds), Mr. Kevin Koehler (guidance), Mr. Jess Krueger (art), Mrs. Janice MacLeod (library), and Mrs. Patricia Potokar (art). Normally exit interviews...

French election: How does it affect the U.S.?

French election: How does it affect the U.S.?

Samia Douedari and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
May 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, News, Politics, Politics, Top Stories

The presidential election in France consisted of two rounds this year, since no candidate won the first round on Apr. 23, 2017. Emmanuel Macron won the second round on May 7 over Marine Le Pen. Since France is the third-largest U.S. trading partner, their elections play a role in U.S. foreign ...

Starbucks’ “Frappy Hour” returns

Starbucks’ “Frappy Hour” returns

Shannon Ging and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
May 16, 2017
Filed under Columns, Dining with the Devil, Top Stories

Starbucks is well known for its wide variety of drinks, especially seasonal favorites. As an added bonus with the introduction of the Midnight Mint Mocha frappuccino and the return of the S'mores frappuccino, Starbucks offered ¨Frappy Hour¨ between 3-6 p.m. from May 5-14. During this time, cus...

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