Fit to govern? So far, GOP is struggling

Fit to govern? So far, GOP is struggling

Neal Hasan, Correspondent
March 22, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

For the first time since 2005, the Republican party has a majority in both houses of Congress. With 54 seats in the Senate and 247 seats in the House, the onus is on the GOP to show that it can govern effectively over the next two years to win over the mandate of the people. Three months into its congressional... Read more »

Let me out

Let me out

Maneesh Somisetty, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

At Naperville Central, open-campus lunch is a privilege only given to seniors. While many juniors and seniors have very similar days, this is one advantage juniors do not have access to. During the three lunch periods, seniors at our school are allowed to leave the protection of the school and go... Read more »

Students would gain world perspective from Globals Scholar Program

Students would gain world perspective from Globals Scholar Program

Central Times Staff
March 2, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Showcase

In our increasingly interconnected... Read more »

The truth about vaccination

The truth about vaccination

Neal Hasan, Correspondent
February 26, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

During the early 1960s, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that each year, three to four million people were infected with measles and that 400-500 of them died from the disease. However, by 1963 vaccines had become a routine part of American health care, and 37 years later,... Read more »

Can’t Touch This: Madmen and free speech

Can’t Touch This: Madmen and free speech

Freya Sonnichsen, Editorial Editor
February 22, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

On February 14th, the Danish art-cafe “Krudttønden” was hosting a freedom of speech event due to the recent terror attack on the controversial French publication “Charlie Hebdo”. The French Prime Minister Francois Zimeray was at the event to both show his gratitude for Denmark’s support of... Read more »

Full metal bracket

Full metal bracket

Lexi Haskell, Staff Writer, Sports Columnist
February 22, 2015
Filed under Columns, Columns & Analysis, Showcase, Sports

According to the Smithsonian, 60 million Americans fill out a bracket for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament every year. And according to USA Today, over $12 billion was bet during the 2012 March Madness. And yet, with all of this engagement, the odds of getting a perfect bracket are one in 9.2 quintillion. Completing... Read more »

Oscar Predictions: Will “Birdman” win all?

Oscar Predictions: Will “Birdman” win all?

Lexi Haskell, Staff Writer
February 22, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Opinions, Showcase

Tonight, the 87th Academy Awards will air, and the best movies will be recognized by receiving one of the most prestigious awards in the world. There have been thousands of people predicting who will win each award, so I decided to add to that mix. Here are my 2015 Oscar predictions. Best Picture--"Birdman"... Read more »

District 203 needs consistency in school closing decisions

District 203 needs consistency in school closing decisions

Catt Kim, Managing Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

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Leave it all behind

Leave it all behind

Sharon Pan, Online Managing Editor
February 5, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Let’s face the truth. Religion in adolescents is less significant than before. From 1930s to 2010s, religiously unaffiliated people have declined from five percent of the US population to 20 percent, according to UC Berkeley researcher Claude Fischer. [caption id="attachment_8436" align="alignright"... Read more »