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Central students recognized as national merit scholar semifinalists

Central students recognized as national merit scholar semifinalists

September 13, 2018

On Sept. 12, 23 seniors from Naperville Central High School were recognized as National Merit Scholar Semif...

Social media message ignites debate about cultural intolerance on the anniversary of Sept. 11

Social media message ignites debate about cultural intolerance on the anniversary of Sept. 11

Ana Turner, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

  A Central student’s anti-immigrant and anti-muslim post to her Instagram story set off a burs...

Remembering George Pradel, Mayor Emeritus and Naperville Central Alumnus

Remembering George Pradel, Mayor Emeritus and Naperville Central Alumnus

Vivian Zhao, Editorial Editor

September 10, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Naperville Mayor Emeritus George Pradel died Sept. 4 following a battle with cancer. It was a day short...

Girls water polo coach inducted into Hall of Fame

Girls water polo coach inducted into Hall of Fame

May 25, 2018

Jeff Plackett, Naperville Central’s head coach of girls water polo, has been chosen for the Illinoi...

Boys water polo team seizes state title from longtime rivals

Boys water polo team seizes state title from longtime rivals

May 22, 2018

After last year’s third place finish against Stevenson High School, Naperville Central's boys water...

Central band recognized for excellence in music

Central band recognized for excellence in music

May 21, 2018

On April 18, Naperville Central’s band received the SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA) which is an opport...

Administrators consider later start times

Neya Thanikachalam, Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2018

Filed under News

Even through the phone, it’s easy to tell that Naperville Central junior Kyle Havemann is laughing as he tries to decide whether he would benefit if the school day shifted so that it would start and end later. “I’m always up late working, so late starts are nice, and they give me the opportunity to get a little more...

Soccer coach to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Riddhi Andurkar, Online Managing Editor, Features Columnist

May 19, 2018

Filed under News, Sports

  Ed Watson has been the girls varsity soccer coach for the past 26 years. This year, the executive board members chose him as the 60th inductee for the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association (IHSSCA) Hall of Fame. “[I felt] very honored [to be selected],” Watson said. “A piece of it is being able to lo...

Four schools to leave DuPage Valley Conference

Four schools to leave DuPage Valley Conference

May 18, 2018

At the end of this school year, Glenbard North, Wheaton North, Wheaton-Warrenville South and Lake Park High School...