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Drink Up: why athletes need to stay hydrated

Drink Up: why athletes need to stay hydrated

Neya Thanikachalam, nthanikachalam.ct@gmail.com
November 10, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Stay hydrated. That doesn’t seem too hard. All you need to do is drink water. However, the record-setting heat in August raised concerns on whether athletes were hydrated enough. So far, the teams at Naperville Central are doing fine. “Overall, our athletes did really well, because our coaches did re... Read more »

Homecoming has the hallways covered in ‘delectable’ decorations

Homecoming has the hallways covered in ‘delectable’ decorations

Nolan O'Rear and Kiara Mueller
September 24, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

The rush is on, literally! Homecoming is here once again at Naperville Central and this year’s theme is “Sugar Rush." Both staff and students have put time and effort into making this year’s dance and homecoming week a success. One of the most essential groups during homecoming week are the class c... Read more »

Friends and family remember ‘gentle giant’ Matt Skowronski

Friends and family remember ‘gentle giant’ Matt Skowronski

Maya Fenter and Alison Pfaff
August 14, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

"I think the main thing about Matt is the fact that he literally was larger than life.” Junior Brendan Ross, teammate and friend of Matt Skowronski, isn’t just referring to Skowronski’s 6-foot-8 stature, but also the smile he constantly wore on his face. “Even when he made a mistake... Read more »

Recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage a step forward for gay rights advocates

Recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage a step forward for gay rights advocates

Freja Sonnichsen, Editorial Editor
July 12, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

*Names have been changed to protect identity. When logging onto Facebook, it is likely that one will see a lot more color than usual. Multi-colored filters signifying the LGBTQ+ flag are now on more than 26 million profile pictures in support of the Supreme Court decision made on June 26, 2015, w... Read more »

The Naperville Central community responds to recent racial unrest

The Naperville Central community responds to recent racial unrest

Freja Sonnichsen and Alison Pfaff
May 27, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

“No secret my friend, you can get killed just for living in your American skin.” In his controversial song “American Skins (41 Shots),” Bruce Springsteen illustrates the foul play by the police in the killing of Amadou Diallo in 1999. Diallo was an immigrant from Guinea and was catastrophic... Read more »

The truth about vape pens

The truth about vape pens

Maneesh Somisetty, Staff Writer
April 30, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

E-cigarettes or vape pens have been under plenty of scrutiny in recent years, but no one really knows what's in them. Are they really as safe or as dangerous as people say? Here are the facts: Vaping is legal for people over 18 anywhere in the U.S. where smoking is legal, and some places where it... Read more »

Corn, sugar, salt and other things that will kill you

Corn, sugar, salt and other things that will kill you

Nicole Simos, Staff Writer
April 16, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

 Corn is evil, sugar will kill you, salt is sadistic and fat just got out of prison. Meet the latest and newest bad guys on the block; the maniacal masterminds in the multibillion dollar industry of processed foods. Enterprise Goliath's have created a simple theorem to make more money: If their products taste better, their con... Read more »

Get it While it’s Ripe

Get it While it’s Ripe

Maggie Cody, Head Photo/Art Editor
April 2, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

What pressures do you feel?

What pressures do you feel?

Maggie Cody, Head Photo/Art Editor, Focus Editor
March 29, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Body image refers to the way we perceive our bodies and the way we assume others perceive us. It isn't inherent, but learned. Family and friends reinforce what is taught culturally. Teenagers are especially influenced by advertisements, pop culture and social media, among other factors. Research shows... Read more »