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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...

What we don’t see

Noelle Schwarz and Alana Cervera

November 21, 2018

Every day hundreds of students walk through the halls, each carrying their own struggles and baggage with them. These struggles are neither seen nor heard, but they affect many aspects of students’ lives. Many students suffer hidden illnesses that plague them daily. For some students, like Naperville Central senior Nicholas Weibe...

Seeing color

Ana Turner and Laaiba Mahmood

October 29, 2018

Naperville Central’s student body represents many cultures and races with 7.6 percent of the student body being Hispanic, 4.2 percent black, 15.2 percent Asian, .2 percent American Indian, 3.9 percent biracial, .2 percent Pacific Islander and 68.8 percent white. While not completely reflective of the United States’ demograp...

The color of school

The color of school

September 27, 2018

While it seems that the colors of school supplies are the extent to which colors impact the daily lives o...