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The dangers of celebrities and politics

The dangers of celebrities and politics

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

January 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Recently, it has become very popular to take to social media and show support for a celebrity to run for president in 2020; specifically, many are calling upon Oprah Winfrey. Oprah has spoken to say that she is seriously considering running for president. This is a reaction to her supportive Golden Globe ...

Branding an empire

Branding an empire

Ella Pope, Contributor

December 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

I had been shopping for two hours on Black Friday, but nothing compared to the war zone that I was about to enter. I looked at my friend with a little bit of fear as we entered the store. I could barely move more than three feet into the store from the number of people who were searching for their new...

Block scheduling is better for hard-working students

Block scheduling is better for hard-working students

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

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

As a middle schooler, I was given two full days to do my homework, which was convenient and allowed me to manage my time. Of course, my homework only entailed completing a worksheet and maybe studying for a little quiz (but nobody ever did). Now, on a given night, we may have essays, tests, pages and p...

How to pronounce students’ names

How to pronounce students’ names

Michalea Halikias, Samia Douedari, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

My name is Michalea. Mick-uh-lee-uh. Not Michaela, not Michelle, and definitely not Michael. I'm not even going to say my last name, because, well, it's even harder to pronounce than my first name. My name is mispronounced so often that sometimes I just stop correcting people. Not because people are dumb, but because ...

Freshmen meet the pool

Freshmen meet the pool

Leah Stevens, Everett Eck, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

With winter comes the cold weather, and in the case of the freshmen, it means the swim unit. A typical day in the swim unit consists of learning the strokes by swimming laps or playing games in the pool. For the freshmen this is a highly anticipated time of year, where they decide if they try to get out of t...

More religious holidays should be recognized

More religious holidays should be recognized

Hajera Naveed, Everett Eck, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

As winter break approaches, I can’t help but notice how much more recognized Christian holidays are compared to those of other religions. Major holidays of different religions, like the Hindu holiday of Diwali and the Muslim holiday of Eid, should be recognized by the school by giving them the day o...

Commercialism makes the holidays more fun

Commercialism makes the holidays more fun

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

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

After Thanksgiving, there is a general consensus that it is now time for the holidays. People rush to the malls on Black Friday, or sometimes on Thanksgiving itself, already preparing for the winter holidays they celebrate, such as Christmas and Hanukkah. However, in the new millennia, Americans have l...

New victory bell creates new tradition

New victory bell creates new tradition

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

November 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

On Monday, Nov. 13, the school introduced the victory bell at the Fall Recognition Assembly. Every student that has made a big achievement in sports rang the bell at the assembly. In the future, the bell will be used for academic achievements and to send off sports teams to important games. There ha...

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 ...

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