Mental health videos an inefficient and offensive way to approach health education

Mental health videos an inefficient and offensive way to approach health education

Elena Byrd, Staff Artist
May 21, 2015
Filed under Opinions

In my experience, whenever there’s a class project that involves making a video, people try making it funny. For many, humor is the one way to make a dull presentation bearable both to create and to sit through. This is all well and good when it’s for Spanish or Dynamic Earth Science, but we should... Read more »

Feed My Starving Children aids developing nations in feeding the impoverished

Feed My Starving Children aids developing nations in feeding the impoverished

Erin McHugh, Correspondent
May 12, 2015
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Too much homework, stuck in traffic, late for work, car problems, iPhone is out of battery: these are things that would exist in what Americans would consider a “bad day”. Yet there is a luxury here--most Americans know where their next meal is coming from. “805 million people in the world... Read more »

Why trade has plunged democrats into Civil War

Why trade has plunged democrats into Civil War

Neal Hasan, Correspondent
April 29, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Much of President Barack Obama’s time in the Oval Office has been spent championing the middle class. Legislation from Buy America to the Affordable Care Act have helped to boost the prospects of hard-working, middle-class citizens across the country, much to the delight of the progressive wing of... Read more »

Bridging the gap between women and STEM

Bridging the gap between women and STEM

Drew Quiriconi, Opinions Editor
April 16, 2015
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Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are all fields... Read more »

Dan Bridges’ letter regarding Senate Bill 1

April 10, 2015
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Dear District 203 Community, I’d like to bring to your attention once again proposed legislation being considered in Springfield that could negatively impact Naperville 203.  The School Funding Reform Act of 2015, also known as Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), is a reintroduced version of Senate Bill 16 (SB... Read more »

Why Indiana’s bigoted bill is taking a beating

Why Indiana’s bigoted bill is taking a beating

Neal Hasan, Correspondent
April 7, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Last week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA), variations of which appear in 19 other states and has a federal counterpart that was signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1993. Within hours, Pence and his state’s legislature was left reeling after... Read more »

Fit to govern? So far, GOP is struggling

Fit to govern? So far, GOP is struggling

Neal Hasan, Correspondent
March 22, 2015
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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
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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 »