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Will Thanksgiving be gobbled up?

Will Thanksgiving be gobbled up?

November 28, 2019

A slow-roasted turkey stuffed to satisfaction and creamy mashed potatoes with a side of steaming dark...

What’s in a school day?

What’s in a school day?

November 26, 2019

Math teacher David Sladkey and senior James Kim reflect on the Shadow A Student challenge and discuss th...

Modern Activism or Viral Slacktivism?

Amisha Sethi, Profiles Editor

November 2, 2019

Commonly thought of as just a platform with too many selfie posts, Instagram may not be getting the credit that it deserves. With around 700 million active monthly users, this popular social media is increasingly being used as a means of social and political activism by its users to bring about real change. Why is Instagram su...

Does it have to be college?

Emily Brodzinski and Kylie Brown

October 6, 2019

In a school system that places a heavy emphasis on going to college after high school, it is easy for students to get tunnel vision. For many, the idea of college seems like the only option available. Naperville Central does an excellent job of preparing students for college through rigorous courses and thorough planning. However,...

Central community shows support for LGBTQ community with annual Day of Silence

May 9, 2019

On April 26, many Central students participated in the annual Day of Silence by selecting to remain silent...

Code Red

Yoo Young Chun and Madeleine Chan

April 17, 2019

Code Red There’s a certain feeling of anxiety that rushes through students when they realize that their periods have begun but they have no access to a pad or tampon. “At first, I panic,” senior Hana Hasan said. “Then I’ll take a bunch of toilet paper, ball it up and put it on my underwear.” If the oppo...

Energy-friendly, central-friendly

Energy-friendly, central-friendly

February 4, 2019

Retrofit     Older systems and machines are far less efficient than newer updated models...

Teen driving dilemma: Changing the driving age

Teen driving dilemma: Changing the driving age

January 16, 2019

Each day, hundreds of Naperville Central students drive to and from school. After all, teens in Illinois ca...

The Central Effort

Ana Turner and Madeleine Chan, Editor-in-Chief, Profiles Editor

December 28, 2018

The Individuals with Disabilites Education Act was first implemented in 1990 throughout the United States. The legislation ensures that students with disabilities will have an education experience tailored to their needs. Naperville Central’s special education department follows this legislation, but goes significantly beyond w...