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Sophomore Sophia Pei practices her driving skills in the Naper Boulevard Library’s parking lot on Nov. 24.

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...

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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...

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Summer festivals

May 23, 2018

Scrolling through Twitter timelines, clicking through Instagram stories, going through any form of socia...

Nomophobia: a new problem

Riddhi Andurkar, Managing Editor, Features Columnist

May 4, 2018

Imagine a family gathering or party. The adults are seated in the living room, socializing. The room is filled with laughter and conversation. Just next door are the kids … “socializing.” This room is in complete contrast to the living room. Filled with deafening silence, there is not one word spoken. All of the kids...

Fortnite all night

Alana Cervera, Sports Editor

May 3, 2018

Freshman Joey Quaranto sits on his couch with his eyes glued to the TV screen. He has been playing the video game Fortnite for at least two months now, and has become more and more addicted to the game. “Winning is really satisfying,” Quaranto said. “You just wanna do it more and more. You wanna get better so you can...

Teens and screens

Alana Cervera, Sports Editor

May 3, 2018

A bright screen illuminates junior Josh Andstrand’s face as he lays in bed. It’s been two hours of looking at Instagram and his eyes ache from the bright display. “I can scroll through Instagram for literally hours,” Anstrand said. “I will just go through the explore page and refresh it to look at the most random...