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Our attendance policy is a necessary evil

Our attendance policy is a necessary evil

Lauren Wols, Everett Eck, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

One morning, I entered the Testing Center at 7 a.m., getting an early start to ensure I had enough time to make-up my test. Much to my surprise, the room was already close to packed. I just barely was able to snag the last seat. After I sat down, the rest of the students in line had to wait in the hall...

“We get it: Central vapes” revisited

“We get it: Central vapes” revisited

Lauren Wols, Everett Eck, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Welcome to Hinsdale Central. We have state-winning sports teams, competitive academics, and water-vapor-filled bathrooms. Vaping and “Juuling,” which is the use of a kind of e-cigarette with nicotine, are running rampant at our high school. In February of 2016, Devils’ Advocate published a story about ...

Should we have an open campus?

Should we have an open campus?

Lauren Wols and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

At the beginning of October, the administration changed the lunch drop-off policy. Not only are there stricter guidelines for parents dropping off forgotten lunches, but deliveries from outside businesses like Domino's Pizza, UberEats, and more are now banned. Although the reasoning behind this decisio...

Lunch drop-offs create irresponsibility

Lunch drop-offs create irresponsibility

Lauren Wols, Everett Eck, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

This year, a habit has been formed by seemingly every Central student: forgetting to bring a lunch to school. The school had no choice but to change the entire system for when parents come to drop off packed lunches. Before the change, parents came to the student check-in area and dropped the lunches there, and their children would come before lunch...

Why “Hype Central” goes too far

Why “Hype Central” goes too far

Joy Chen and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

My freshman year here at Central, I remember sitting in a circle during gym class for one of my biweekly Peer Leadership sessions. One of the peer leaders handed out notecards to each of us and asked us to write down some of the stereotypes people have about Hinsdale Central. Unsurprisingly, everybody wrot...

The Fenty Beauty craze

The Fenty Beauty craze

Lauren Wols, Everett Eck, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

On Sunday, Sept. 8, pop-star Rihanna released her new beauty line, Fenty Beauty, and it has people incredibly excited. She has released 40 shades of foundation, which is a very expansive range, especially for a brand-new company. I believe that the line warrants the hype it has received. It is rare for a n...

Las Vegas and the call for gun control

Las Vegas and the call for gun control

Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Top Stories

The evening of Sunday, Oct. 1, tragedy struck at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nev., when a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino across the street. So far, at least 58 people have been confirmed dead and 515 have been reported to be wounded, making this the ...

Away with Columbus Day

Away with Columbus Day

Lauren Wols, Everett Eck, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

A growing percentage of the population is baffled by the fact that the majority of the U.S. continues to celebrate Christopher Columbus Day, which falls on Oct. 9 this year.  Most people find the devastation Christopher Columbus caused to Native Americans when he traveled and discovered the New World noth...

Spread your donations to hurricane relief

Spread your donations to hurricane relief

Lauren Wols, Everett Eck, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Throughout the beginning of September, the U.S. has been ravaged by two large hurricanes, Hurricane Harvey, mainly affecting Texas, and Hurricane Irma, mainly affecting Florida. Both hurricanes have collectively caused more than an estimated $300 billion in damages, exceeding the price of Hurricane...

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