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February 27, 2009

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NEWPORT BEACH, California Fal Asrani, Principal of Corona Del Mar High School, told drama teacher Ron Martin that they were not allowed to perform “Rent” for their spring pro­duction because Asrani disapproved of the gay characters in the musical. Martin chose “Rent” in hopes of raising tolerance after overhea...

Race against cultural shock: President Barack Obama leads tolerance battle

Race against cultural shock: President Barack Obama leads tolerance battle

January 31, 2009

Alex Higgins and Ike Swetlitz Opinions Editor and Staff Writer While a majority of Central students g...

Winter Spirits host Midwest competition

January 31, 2009

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Erik Wang Starting off their winter season, the Spirits hosted their first Winter Guard competition at Central Jan. 24. The competition featured 27 teams from their division, the Midwest Color Guard Circuit. “It’s a big deal,” said junior captain Amber Stevenson, “and it’s at our school so all our family and fri...

Scholastic Bowl has improved season

January 31, 2009

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Meghna Rao The Scholastic Bowl, an academic club that competes against other schools, is an IHSA activity. A team of students travels to different schools to compete, where they face off in a Jeopardy-type match. Currently, there are about 25 students who participate, and it is one of the larger amounts they’ve had, vars...

English-speaking Buddhist temple offers peace

January 30, 2009

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Anne Wei Copy Editor An old barn was recently remod­eled into a Buddhist temple in Naper­ville near Route 53. The temple, which was previously located in a rented house in Darien, practices Humanist Buddhism, which is a form of Mahay­ana Buddhism.   “We emphasize the Boddhisat­tva way; we do a lot of charity wo...

Student writes book with father, brother

January 30, 2009

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Emily Van Etten Front Page Editor While many students get a part-time job to earn money, junior Avani Miriyala’s job is one not listed on every teenager’s resume. Miriyala, along with her father, spent the past year writing their own book. The book, “The Go-Getter: a MikiYaka Illustration,” is an illustrated self-help boo...

Winter court now open to sophomores and freshmen

January 28, 2009

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Priscilla Liu Staff Writer For the first time, freshmen and sophomore girls are allowed on Central’s Winter Court. Because of decreased Winter Dance attendance, Student Advisory Council(SAC) and the Senior Class Council (SCC) implemented the change to revive student participation.   “We are always brainstorming ways ...

Survey analyzes new lunch options

January 27, 2009

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With the possibility of introducing new food to the school’s menus, cafeteria manager Erika Venegas and Assistant Principal Ray Jamiolkowski conducted a food survey to improve the cafeteria’s food selection. Sodexho, the school’s food provider, conducts the survey each year. Eight students who Jamiolkowski selected...

City to add athletic fields to garden plots

January 27, 2009

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Susan Zacharia Opinions Editor The Naperville Park District’s garden plots are on their way to becoming Central’s future athletic fields. The lacrosse team will use the fields rather than commuting to other locations to practice, and the football team will utilize them while their original field undergoes constructio...