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Zolan Kanno-Youngs shares his experience reporting on the Boston Bombing as friend of bombing suspect

Emily Zhen, Managing Editor, Opinions Columnist

February 24, 2014

Filed under Features

To follow up with the February features story about the desensitization to violence, Managing Editor Emily Zhen recently interviewed Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Boston Globe correspondent and a friend of Dzokhar Tsarnaev, one of the suspects behind the Boston Marathon Bombing. Zolan considered Dzokhar, known by his friends as 'Jahar', one...

A look at the presence of the Sexual Revolution in today’s culture

Sharon Pan, Opinions Editor

January 13, 2014

Filed under Features

The 60s brought hippies, communes and free love in the United States. It also brought sexual openness to the teenage and young adult community. Open discussion of sex, premarital sex and drugs became more prominent and more frequently encountered upon among teenagers. And so the Sexual Revolution was born. This mindset...

Central students turn to the “Red Hawk Confessions” Facebook page to admit secrets, stories and more

Shelbey Vandenbroucke, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2013

Filed under Features

It’s not uncommon for high school students to have a Facebook page; with approximately 1.15 billion active monthly users, Facebook attracts about one in seven people in the world to create an account and keep it up to date. Additionally, there are hundreds of thousands of “likeable” pages that bring people together through...

Appetite for destruction: the CT investigates the effects of drug use

Miranda Lundin, Head Photo/ Features Editor

January 31, 2012

Filed under Features

You’re one of those students who is proud to say you are a drug user. You have all the connections, and if you really wanted to get your hands on cocaine or heroin, you would know exactly who to go to. During drug presentations at school you think you are too cool to listen and talk to your friends the entire time, or occ...

One student describes his experience using acid

January 31, 2012

Filed under Features

The CT Editorial Board strongly believes that students should not take any hard drugs due to the known psychological and physical damages that are inevitable. We advise students to seriously take into account the horrible dangers of drugs and how it can affect themselves and the people around them. “The effects of L...

E-readers: The textbook alternative?

Emily Zhen, Staff Writer

January 4, 2012

Filed under Entertainment, Features, Showcase

For sophomore Rachel Tinker, textbooks and paperback novels are becoming increasingly obsolete with the surging rise of e-readers, electronic devices designed for reading digital books and magazines. “E-readers are efficient, lightweight and portable,” said Tinker. “You can store multiple books on one device.”  As an o...

Survival of the prettiest

Shelbey Vandenbroucke, Staff Writer

December 30, 2011

Filed under Features

Society is filled with slim models plastered to the covers of magazines and made-up girls styling the season’s new trends. All the young women flaunt their size zero bodies with their airbrushed tans glistening in the glow of the artificial lighting. Young girls flip through the glossy pages of the latest magazines and adm...

Truth Seekers talk gay marriage with guest speakers

Anya Marchenko, Opinions Editor

November 27, 2011

Filed under Features

“I believe the pursuit of truth is the most noble task or endeavour a human being can do,” Peter LaBarbera says as he starts out the Truth Seekers discussion of gay marriage. On Nov. 23 after school, Truth Seekers, a club dedicated to discussing controversial topics in a friendly atmosphere, invited two speakers who held a ...

Central alumnus shares his experiences with a deaf community in Haiti

Jenny Zhang, Editorial Editor

November 11, 2011

Filed under Features

Many students who graduate from school find conventional jobs that require working in an office or behind a desk. For Central alum Kyle Reschke, his role as a missionary takes him to faraway places where he actively works with local communities. His current project is helping people in the deaf community of Port-au-Prince...