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Play in a box: just add audience

Anya Marchenko, Opinions Editor

October 27, 2011

Filed under Features

Among bustling cast and crew at rehearsal, senior Nick Ciliak fires off a line that describes Theatre Central’s fall play. “Now, none of us are any good at saying what we feel,” says Ciliak. “After all, we’re from Iowa.” The play, “Leaving Iowa,” is a comedy about family vacations. It follows the adventures...

Hawks fly together

Mike Palmer

October 19, 2011

Filed under Features, Sports

“All aboard the Redhawk Express!” senior Josh McMillan yells to the crowd. “Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-AH!-AH!-AH! Ch-ch-ch-ch-AH!-ch-AH!-ch-AH!” Near the end of halftime at each Varsity football game, the Redhawk Rowdies chant one of their most famous cheers, the Redhawk Express. This cheer simulates a mixture between a train taking off from ...

Art teacher leaves her mark

Lydia Fern

October 19, 2011

Filed under Features, News

Alumna Courtney Wells remembers a time when art teacher Theresa Funke helped repair a destroyed project of hers. “With a big smile on her face she said, ‘Look! I fixed it! Now you can finish!’” Wells said. “I realized that she would do anything for her students… and that she could fix pretty much anyth...

When the hawks come marching in

Yasmin Gentry Samah Raheem

October 19, 2011

Filed under Features

Stony-faced eyes masked by the feathery hats known only to few by their real name (shakos), the Marching Redhawks step forward, raise their bells and face the home stands of Memorial Stadium every Friday night of the football season. Yet, football games are just practice. Competitions are what matter. Practicing Tuesda...

Huff more, puff less

Anya Marchenko

October 5, 2011

Filed under Features

Don’t smoke. But if you do, make sure to get plenty of exercise. In a study by the West Virginia University School of Medicine, teen boys that exercised while trying to quit smoking were more successful than boys who didn’t exercise. Exercising boys were 48% more likely to quit smoking over a period of six months, said Kimb...

“Like” our new page

Christin Tang

September 28, 2011

Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Sept. 27 the Central Times launched a new Facebook page, entitled “The Central Times,” which features photos, stories, polls and more on Facebook but will link back to the Central Times’ website. Photography taken at various Central sports games, which will not be in the paper, will be uploaded to the Facebook page soo...

Most Healthy and Least Healthy Restaurants in America

Jenny Zhang, Editorial Editor

September 27, 2011

Filed under Features

Recently, “Eat This, Not That! 2012” came out with a new report card for many of the popular restaurant chains in America. The author of Eat This, Not That!, David Zinczenko, posted an article on Yahoo Health titled 10 Best and Worst Restaurants in America on September 13. Each of these restaurants is thoroughly examine...

Police Ride-along: Extended edition

Grant Myatt and Christin Tang, Feature and Front Page Editors

March 23, 2011

Filed under Features, Showcase

Feature editor Grant Myatt and Front Page editor Christin Tang rode along with Naperville Police Officers Rob Carlson and John Reed, respectively, from approximately 11 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Friday March 11. Grant Myatt, Feature Editor 10:50 I was picked up at the Police station by Officer Rob Carlson. He is a senior patrol of...

The roots of Valentine’s Day

Miranda Lundin, Photo/News Editor

February 13, 2011

Filed under Features, Showcase

To some, Valentine’s Day is a day of candle-lit dinners, chocolates and romance. To others Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday that enhances business for candy companies and Kay Jewelers. Historically, Valentine’s Day is a celebratory holiday for the Catholic Church in honor of Saint Valentine. According to History....