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Hallway Headlines: February 2020

Cameron Rozek, Online Managing Editor & News Editor

March 5, 2020

MONT BELVIEU, Texas — Black student faces discrimination due to his dreadlocks DeAndre Arnold is a senior at Barbers Hill High School who is being withheld from school events due to having dreadlocks.  Arnold’s family is of Trinidadian descent, and it has been a cultural and family tradition to grow dreadlocks that c...

Parking confines students

Cameron Rozek, Online Managing Editor & News Editor

March 5, 2020

Student parking at Central always seems to get worse during the winter time as snow and ice crowd the area and more sophomores earn their driver’s licenses and start driving to school. For many students, the current lack of available parking has become more than an inconvenience . On Central’s campus, there are two lots...

National Merit Scholar finalists announced

Cameron Rozek, Online Managing Editor & News Editor

March 5, 2020

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced 22 finalists from Naperville Central. The 22 students were Abida Asker, William Ao, Navya Bellamkonda, Matias Bonta, Andre Emery, Hannah Fewkes, Rishabh Jain, Saachi Kumar, Joseph Li, Sean Li, Jason Lin, Kaitlin Peng, Jacquelyne Qi, Brandon Sommerfeld, Kathryn Southon,...

SAC announced Mr. NCHS winners

Prem Chandrasekar, Managing Editor

March 4, 2020

The Student Advisory Council hosted the annual Mr. NCHS talent show on Feb. 6. The show showcased talents from 10 seniors ranging from comedic dancing to musical performances and skits in addition to speed questioning, a mother/son dance and swimsuit pageant. Angelo Eklou, whose performance was dancing, was crowned Mr....

Central speech team sends four to state after success at regionals and sectionals

Cameron Rozek, Online Managing Editor & News Editor

March 3, 2020

The Naperville Central speech team recently competed in their regional and sectional competitions on Feb. 8 and Feb. 15 respectively after a successful 2020 season.  At regionals, Central students placed in the top four in all but one event with multiple first place speakers. Their performances netted them third place...

Job shadow day will take place on Tuesday, March 5

Cameron Rozek, Online Managing Editor & News Editor

March 3, 2020

Students who are interested in a particular field or profession will have the opportunity to follow a professional around for a day to see the process.  The twice yearly job shadow experience is available to all sophomores, juniors and seniors. Registration ended on Feb. 14. Students who signed up and turned in all permission ...

A traveler at O’Hare International Airport wears a mask as he waits for his flight on Feb 13. Many are taking precautions against the spread of coronavirus.

As Coronavirus spreads, so do misconceptions

March 3, 2020

Editor's note: Some of the information in this article was collected during the week of publishing and...

Central Science Olympiad team competes at Crystal Lake Central

William Tong, Correspondent

March 2, 2020

Naperville Central’s Science Olympiad team competed at the Crystal Lake Central invitational on Jan. 25.  “We did fantastic; we finally started placing in events, and we took fourth overall as a team in AA,” coach Amy Hastings said.   There were 45 schools in total, and 16 to 18 in AA Division C.  “One of the b...

Central DECA chapter competes at regionals

William Tong, Correspondent

March 2, 2020

Naperville Central’s DECA chapter competed at the Rosemont Center on Friday, Jan. 24, with 91 members advancing to state.   In the dozens of events that DECA offers, 48 Central students placed in the top 10, with six fourth place awards, five third place awards, two second place awards and 11 first place awards.   ...