Central Times

Vaping referals increase significantly from past years

Vivian Zhao, Editorial Editor

October 29, 2018

Filed under News

The Naperville Central administration is analyzing potential solutions to address incidents of vaping on school property, which have dramatically increased over the past two school years. “We’ve had three incidents of vaping the last three years combined,” Dean Pete Flaherty said. “We had 43 incidents last school year, and ...

Illinois introduces new ‘lunch shaming’ law for students

Noelle Schwarz, News Editor

October 28, 2018

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A new Illinois law named the “lunch shaming” law allows students to get a lunch whether or not they can afford it. On Aug. 26, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law Senate Bill 2428, the Hunger Free Students’ Bill of Rights Act. This law affects all private and public K-12 schools that participate in the U.S. Department of Agric...

Central students awarded for refugee video in the United Nations Plural Plus Video Competition

Central students awarded for refugee video in the United Nations Plural Plus Video Competition

October 27, 2018

With an interest in global issues, Juniors Hersh Pathak and Hayaa Chhaya created a video about the strug...

Updated dress code enforced this school year

Marissa Laqui, Community Editor

October 27, 2018

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This year, District 203, along with Central’s Junior Class Council, has made changes to the dress code. After many years of following mostly the same set of rules,  Junior Class Council was introduced to the proposal of a new change by Dean Kathy Howat. According to Howat, the purpose of having a school dress code is...

New police alarms spike debate about school security

Abby Rohe and Claire Paschke

October 26, 2018

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The BluePoint Alert system, a mechanism that immediately alerts police of an emergency with the push of a button, was recently installed in 20 Illinois schools. It is meant to offer a layer of protection for students who may not have close or convenient help like an on-campus officer such as James Tanksley, Naperville Cent...

Despite low turnout, students look forward to this fall’s Operation Snowball

Despite low turnout, students look forward to this fall’s Operation Snowball

October 25, 2018

To some, high school may seem like a big place. One way Naperville Central students make it feel more like...

Naperville Central staff receiving influx of phishing emails

Naperville Central staff receiving influx of phishing emails

October 23, 2018

Naperville Central staff have been receiving an influx of emails falsely claiming to be from Principal B...

District replaces longtime lockdown procedures with ALICE program

District replaces longtime lockdown procedures with ALICE program

October 23, 2018

As school shootings increase across America, District 203 has changed its lockdown policies, adopting...