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PLC implements community building day

Vivian Zhao, Editorial Editor

December 18, 2018

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Students were encouraged to power off their devices, participate in discussions and giveaways, and high-five one another on Dec. 7 in an initiative dubbed “Celebrate Central.” “This was born out of a hallway high-five idea,” counselor Jeff Plackett said. “What if we did a day where we had music playing for the entir...

Despite leaked government memo, Naperville Central works to protect transgender students

Despite leaked government memo, Naperville Central works to protect transgender students

December 18, 2018

Rights of transgender students across the country are at stake after a memo from the Department of H...

Illinois Department of Education votes down resolution to allow arming teachers

Thom Blair, Sports Editor

December 18, 2018

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With a nationwide increase in school shootings, the debate over arming teachers has intensified. As of Dec. 9, 14 states have decided to arm teachers and 35 states are still deciding. With this being a hot debate in the country, Illinois recently weighed in by putting the issue to a vote. On Nov. 17, each school district in Ill...

Fun, festive, full of color: Naperville prepares for annual Naper Lights event

Fun, festive, full of color: Naperville prepares for annual Naper Lights event

December 3, 2018

Beginning Nov. 23, the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise will be hosting its sixth annual Naper Lights e...

Heartland Blood hosts annual blood drive

Mari Laqui, News Editor

November 26, 2018

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Naperville Central partnered up with Heartland Blood Center for the 15th year to host their annual blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Central continues to conduct this blood drive to ensure that the Edward Hospital blood supply is maintained. Heartland Blood Center recognizes the need for blood. They believe that every li...

Central earns exemplary rating for the 2017-2018 school year

Vivian Zhao, News Editor

November 26, 2018

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Naperville Central received an Exemplary Rating on the Illinois Report Card for the 2017-2018 school year. Information for the Illinois Report Card is gathered annually by the Illinois State Board of Education and serves as a form of measuring student performance within schools. Out of 3,888 Illinois schools, 376 were labeled ‘...

District 203 attempts to get on its four year technology refresh plan

Thom Blair, Sports Editor

November 26, 2018

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Technology in District 203 is typically on a four-year refresh rate, and with new advancements in the tech world, the district is working to stay as up to date with the newest technology as possible. “Students in high school will be getting new Chromebooks next year as a part of the refresh process,” said Joe Jaruseski, Dis...

District 203 begins new student technology initiative

Madeleine Chan, Profiles Editor

November 25, 2018

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District 203 is starting a new initiative that aims to give students a voice in the technology they use every day. The Student Technology Advisory Committee, or STAC, is a joint program between Naperville Central and Naperville North high school students, formed by the Naperville 203 IT Infrastructure Team. In an email se...