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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...

Homecoming court skits faced with changes

Homecoming court skits faced with changes

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

September 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Mrs. Sally Phillip, activities director, and Varsity Club recently decided to put an end to the romanticizing of homecoming skits. This year the skits had two limitations: no more boys offering girls roses and no more boys sweeping the girls off their feet after they finish their skit. This iconi...

Trump’s DACA decision was insensitive

Trump’s DACA decision was insensitive

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

September 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

On Sept. 5, President Donald Trump’s administration announced that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will expire on March 5, 2018. It has caused a huge outrage among many in the U.S. To understand this action, we must first understand what DACA was and what it did for American immigrants...

Conspiracy theories encourage fake news

Conspiracy theories encourage fake news

Lauren Wols and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

In this new age of the U.S., there is a craving to know the truth, and more people tend to be skeptical of the information presented to them. In tandem with that, there has been a rise in “fake news” circulating the Internet. Could there possibly be a correlation? Among high schoolers, there has been a boom ...

English Department successfully revamps summer reading

English Department successfully revamps summer reading

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

August 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Every year as the summer comes to an end, many students find themselves with two words haunting them, summer reading. This year, the English Department created a new way to conduct summer reading, one that includes a multitude of choices for students, and it worked well. The system had a theme for each grade and bo...

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...

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