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Teachers are being encouraged to teach from their classrooms to help foster a sense of normalcy, but the absence of students from classrooms is hardly normal. District 203 does not give teachers the option to teach completely from home.

Column: The Quest for Normalcy and why e-learning isn’t working

September 11, 2020

This year has gotten off to a… rocky start. With this new, more synchronous form of e-learning came hopes f...

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Kanye… 2020?

July 8, 2020

I can’t say I expected this to be a part of my Central Times experience, but here I am. A month after...

Protesters in Chicago hold signs and chant to demand justice for George Floyd and the black community

What George Floyd’s death means to a second generation immigrant

June 9, 2020

On May 25, an innocent man died in another case of police brutality. George Floyd was an athlete, a ...

The survival of the FIT

Paula Recio, Director of Marketing, Outreach and Engagement & Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

If you were used to exercising for a short term goal such as getting in shape for the summer or as conditioning for your favorite sport, a pandemic restricting you from all of those purposes is probably not the best encouragement to keep working out. These are a few reasons on how working out will be crucial to your quarant...

Making the most of a Mother’s Day in quarantine

Rachel Cole, Opinions Editor

May 15, 2020

Mother's Day is a day once a year when I, like so many of you, celebrate the wonderful woman in my life who has been there for me since birth and has never let me down. This is the one day a year where I’m actually nice to my mother for more than 24 hours and actually make an effort to make her day great, but this Mother's...

The challenges of online learning

The challenges of online learning

April 21, 2020

I have to admit, I can remember countless times when I woke up in the morning and wished I did not have...

High School Musical, self-quarantine and Kim Kardashian’s diamond earring

Vivian Zhao, Editor in Cheif, Editorial Editor & Columnist

April 13, 2020

In the face of a global pandemic, I spend twenty hours in my room each day. After all Illinois schools shut down, my screen time increased by 139 percent. I set app limits for Instagram and TikTok. I dutifully logged into Canvas each weekday morning and filled out seven Google forms for my classes’ attendance. My “school...

March Sadness

Maggie Dalton, Head Photo & art & columnist

April 13, 2020

Sporting events all over the world have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone wants to keep as close to a normal life as possible but watching sports is a huge part of people’s normal lives. So, how did we even get to this point? It started out with players no longer shaking hands after games and matches....

A Solemn Update

Braden Hajer, Copy Editor & Columnist

April 13, 2020

My fellow Americanss, In this race, we’ve done something incredible. We’ve outlasted much of the competition and established ourselves as a force to be reckoned with. But recent polling numbers have been discouraging, and our fundraising growth has been suboptimal.  It is with a heavy heart and light pockets that...