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Plant Reviews

Plant Reviews

Braden Hajer, Copy Editor & Columnist

March 25, 2020

In such a bustling, industrialized society, we often lose connection to our roots and forget about what...

Don’t be the grasshopper: Thoughts on COVID-19 from a Chinese American

Don’t be the grasshopper: Thoughts on COVID-19 from a Chinese American

March 18, 2020

The first story I remember reading was “The Grasshopper and the Ant.” As my tiny fingers followed...

Why religious clubs belong in public schools

Why religious clubs belong in public schools

March 16, 2020

One God, multiple Gods or different spiritual leaders, no matter what religion you belong to there is...

A new “Space Jam,” I don’t think so.

Maggie Dalton, Head Photo and art, Community Editor & columnist

March 15, 2020

These past few years have been the golden age of resurgence in classic movies. From live action Disney movies to the sequel trilogy of Star Wars, Hollywood has thrown itself into recreating nostalgia for older generations.  “What does this have to do with sports?” You may wonder. Well, hold onto your Air Jordans,...

I could beat Bernie Sanders in a fight

Braden Hajer, Copy Editor & Columnist

March 15, 2020

If I had to, I could easily beat Bernie Sanders in a fight. I hold no animosity for Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernard “Bernie” Sanders, but were my hand to be forced, I would demolish him. If Bernie really thinks he could overpower me in a man-to-man tussle, he’s got a whole other thing coming. Sizing...

The politics of humanity

Vivian Zhao, Editor in Chief, Editorial Editor & Columnist

March 15, 2020

When, on Feb. 11, Yang dropped out of the presidential race, I felt a bit of regret. I didn’t entirely agree with his policies, but he brought diversity, intellect and most importantly, humanity to the political stage.  Sure, politics isn’t always about the person you are: there are far more intricacies than that....

It’s time to admit America is doing education all wrong

Amisha Sethi, Profiles Editor

March 14, 2020

I can’t remember the last time I walked through the Central hallways and didn’t hear someone say, “Ugh! I want to go home.” Admittedly, I sometimes feel the exact same way. It is no secret that many kids don’t particularly love school. Yes, school can be hard work. But it can co-exist with happiness.     Other...

The sport watching experience

Maggie Dalton, Head Photo & Art Editor, Community Editor & Columnist

February 20, 2020

Over winter break I went to my first NBA game. I saw the Chicago Bulls play the Atlanta Hawks. Growing up, I had been to a lot of White Sox and Blackhawks games but never a Bulls game.  I always really enjoyed going to sports games because the game always felt so different in person. The atmosphere in sports games are...

The real price of shoes

Vivian Zhao, Editor in Chief, Editorial Editor & Columnist

February 20, 2020

I’m not caught up with the latest fashion trends; in fact, I can count the pairs of shoes I wear regularly with one hand. Still, there’s a small selection of brands that my friends and I purchase clothes from. The growing influence of these companies bring into question not only the appearance of their products, but how they...