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Central honors Black History Month

William Tong, Correspondent

March 2, 2020

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: “An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is, in reality, expressing the highest respect for the law.” Students can observe...

Little Pops wins first Naperville Pizza Wars

Stephen Hertzberg of the Naperville Lions Club organized Pizza Wars to raise money for local charities.

Rachel Cole, Opinions Editor

February 27, 2020

Naperville's first-ever Pizza Wars took place in Naperville Central’s cafeteria on Feb. 19. The event,...

Esports club holds ‘Super Smash Bros.’ tournament

Prem Chandrasekar, Managing Editor

February 26, 2020

The Naperville Central Esports Club hosted a “Super Smash Bros.” Tournament on Feb. 7. The tournament was the second “Smash” tournament held at Central this year. “[The tournament] was a double elimination bracket, and each match was best of three games,” Esports club leader Rishabh Jain said.  Twenty-four...

Hallway Headlines: January 2020

Cameron Rozek, Online Managing Editor & News Editor

February 10, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Student expelled from Christian school over rainbow attire Freshman Kayla Alford was expelled from Whitefield Academy after staff discovered photos of her wearing a rainbow shirt and in front of a rainbow birthday cake.  Alford was celebrating her 15th birthday at a restaurant, her mother took a photo...

News in Brief: January 2020

William Tong, Vivian Zhao, Cameron Rozek, Mary Jane Deer, and Danielle Pritchard

February 6, 2020

Business Professionals of America chapter competes in area competition Naperville Central’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter attended its area competition at Neuqua Valley High School on Saturday Jan. 11.  An area competition for all computer events was held before winter break at Central. Aside from ...

President Trump’s Space Force becomes a reality

President Trump unveiled the Space Force logo on Jan. 24, 2020. Many have pointed out that it looks remarkably similar to the logo from the television series

Prem Chandrasekar, Managing Editor

February 3, 2020

President Trump recently signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act into law on Dec. 20, paving...

Students practice

Central E-sports team gears up for 2020 season

January 31, 2020

After a successful fall and winter season, Naperville Central’s E-sports team is gearing up to play...

Illinois passes new state laws for 2020

Mary Jane Deer, Head News Editor

January 30, 2020

Illinois lawmakers have passed approximately 225 laws that take effect in 2020. The latest House bills (HB) and Senate bills (SB) will affect education, animal tested cosmetics and marijuana consumption. Central Times selected 11 of the new laws Illinois passed that relate to education, equality and activism.    Marijuana le...