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Hallway Headlines: September 2019

Cameron Rozek, News Editor, Online Editor

October 7, 2019

Anchorage, Alaska  Breckynn Willis is a 17 year athlete at Diamonds Highschool in Anchorage, Alaska. After winning a race, she was disqualified by the referee, who claimed her school-issued swimsuit violated the national standard. Alaska schools follow the national standard that requires the bottocks to be completl...

SAC welcomes new faculty sponsors

Emily Brodzinski, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Former Student Advisory Council (SAC) sponsors Eric Kaisling and Megan Plackett stepped down following the 2018-2019 school year, allowing for Robert Lugiai and Megan Cosgrove to take over. The club, responsible for events like Mr. NCHS and the Staff vs. Student basketball game, also emphasizes giving back to the community...

Buses arriving past 9 a.m. on late start Wednesday mornings

Buses arriving past 9 a.m. on late start Wednesday mornings

October 1, 2019

Naperville Central is once again struggling with bus dropoffs on late arrival Wednesdays.  “The...

Seniors concerned about working with new counselors on college applications

Seniors concerned about working with new counselors on college applications

October 1, 2019

With most college applications due in just a couple months, many seniors are in a frenzy to complete...

Photo Gallery: History class investigates Central’s historic nuclear bomb shelter

Photo Gallery: History class investigates Central’s historic nuclear bomb shelter

September 30, 2019

Jane Thompson’s Modern American Social History class visited the school’s basement to explore and...

Pritzker signs law clarifying schools’ responsibilities when questioning students suspected of criminal activity

William Tong, Staff writer

September 30, 2019

Prompted in part by a renewed focus on suicide prevention among adolescents following the 2017 death of a Naperville North student, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill clarifying the expectations on school officials when questioning a student about potential criminal behavior. The new law took effect immediately upon the...

‘We’re putting a Band-Aid on’: Late postings, low pay leave Special Ed department short on staff

Vivian Zhao, Editor in Chief

September 30, 2019

Just three school days into the new year, Assistant Principal of Student Services Angie Ginnan sent an urgent email to Naperville Central staff. Its subject: “Help Needed!!”    “Special Ed is in DESPERATE need of assistants,” Ginnan wrote. “We are looking for teachers who are willing to sub for teacher...

Revised dress code permits wearing hats

Revised dress code permits wearing hats

September 27, 2019

As of the beginning of this school year, students are now permitted to wear hats, hoods, and other non-religious...

Comment by Gas Station employee sparks protest

Comment by Gas Station employee sparks protest

July 17, 2019

 A video of an employee at the Bucky’s Mobil gas station at the intersection of  Washingto...