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 »

State of the Union sets the stage for 2015

State of the Union sets the stage for 2015

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

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Social Media Editorial

Social Media Editorial

Central Times Staff
January 21, 2015
Filed under Editorial

As teenagers, we  often have the desire to keep in touch with our  friends and classmates at all hours of the day.  In the past few years, new social media sites have appeared—namely Instagram and Snapchat—that attract the teenage audience. These social networks, together with more established... Read more »

Sony is forming a new brand of censorship

Sony is forming a new brand of censorship

Sahi Padmanabhan, Features Editor
December 25, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Over the past few days especially, it’s been clear that Sony is doing a “hack” job recovering from the cyber attack on their server. After the announcement of “The Interview,” North Korea has warned of ramifications following the release of the film, starring Seth Rogan and James Franco... Read more »