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Demonstrators gather around Naperville Central, express beliefs on abortion issues

Demonstrators gather around Naperville Central, express beliefs on abortion issues

Sahi Padmanabhan, Online Managing Editor
August 21, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Students and staff arriving for the third day of a new school year got an unexpected surprise on Friday in the form of demonstrators stationed around the perimeter of the building. These demonstrators could be seen holding up signs depicting aborted fetuses with anti-abortion rhetoric printed on the f... Read more »

14th annual G.L.O.W. 5k run sells out

14th annual G.L.O.W. 5k run sells out

Ben Erickson, Staff Photographer
June 14, 2015
Filed under News, Photos, Showcase

  As the sun set on June 6, people of all ages sported neon t-shirts and glowing necklaces as they participated in the 14th annual G.L.O.W. 5k run. The race sold out with over 1700 runners and walkers. All proceeds are donated to the Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund for Literacy which, according to t... Read more »

Naperville Central Commencement takes place in Memorial Stadium

Naperville Central Commencement takes place in Memorial Stadium

Maya Fenter, Front Page Editor
May 24, 2015
Filed under News, Photos, Showcase

Naperville Central's Class of 2015 commencement took place on May 20. The program included an opening reflection by senior Esther Lu, the honors speech by senior Sanjay Subramanian, a speech by Senior Class President Alie Charmolie, Senior Class Vice-President Katie McGriff presenting the Senior Class gifts, the Senior Choir performing "Star Spangled Banner" and "Remember When" and a speech by Principal Bill Wiesbrook. District 203 school board members Susan Crotty, Mike Jaensch and Donna Wandke along with Central Assistant Principals Carrie McFadden... Read more »

Students, alumni, surprise Choir Director Curt Parry at final choir concert

Students, alumni, surprise Choir Director Curt Parry at final choir concert

Lexi Haskell, Staff Writer
May 22, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

  “He’s the one teacher I remember.” “He gave me confidence in myself that I didn’t know I had. He believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself.” “He was more than a teacher; he made [us] feel a sense of safety and like we belonged to part of a family.” These... Read more »

Naperville SWAT team takes part in training session at Memorial Stadium

Naperville SWAT team takes part in training session at Memorial Stadium

Elena Byrd, Staff Artist
May 11, 2015
Filed under News, Photos, Showcase

The Naperville SWAT team conducted parts two and three of their biennial training session in Naperville Central's Memorial Stadium. Among those who were training was Sergeant Matt Eagan, an active officer in the Naperville police force who was previously Central's school resource officer. Eagan said tha... Read more »

Drumshow 2015

Drumshow 2015

Maya Fenter, Front Page Editor
April 22, 2015
Filed under News, Photos, Showcase

Drumshow is an annual percussion ensemble performance “in [the] style of Blue Man Group and STOMP...displaying high energy drumming and very mature musicianship,” according to its website. “[Drumshow is] different,” senior Jimmy Sellas said. “It’s not something you see everyday. Take a percussion ensemble and amp it up and that’s what you get in Drumshow. It’s a high energy show that’s a really unique musical experience.” This year’s production featured 19 musicians directed by Ben Wahlund and assistant directors Brandon Estes and Brad Stirtz. Tickets sold out for... Read more »

Experimental Theatre: “The White Liars and Black Comedy”

Experimental Theatre: “The White Liars and Black Comedy”

Maya Fenter, Front Page Editor
April 21, 2015
Filed under News, Photos, Showcase

On April 16, 17 and 18, Theatre Central presented their Experimental Theatre, “The White Liars and Black Comedy”, directed by Theatre Central president Caroline Broderick. “The White Liars” was about how two gentlemen’s visit to a fortuneteller reveals the impact of white lies on a friends... Read more »

17 DECA members qualify for nationals after state competition

17 DECA members qualify for nationals after state competition

Alison Pfaff, News Editor
April 18, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Of the many students that  participate in DECA at Naperville Central, 17 qualified for the national competition, the highest number in Central DECA history. DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) members qualified at state for the DECA International Career Conference held in Orlando, Flor... Read more »

Student vs. Staff Basketball Game 2015

Student vs. Staff Basketball Game 2015

Maggie Cody and Maya Fenter
March 13, 2015
Filed under News, Photos, Showcase

Naperville Central faculty members beat Central students 5-4 in the annual Faculty-Student Basketball Game held on March 11. Student teams included members from Student Advisory Council, Theatre Central, the Special Education Program, the cheerleading team and others. Proceeds were donated to the C... Read more »

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