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  • DONATE BLOOD on Oct. 30

  • NHS meeting for prospective members on Thursday room 313

  • Join Esperanto Club! we meet in room 108 every Monday after school.

  • Chess season begins Oct. 23. Student Activities now hosting team placement matches.

Naperville’s new establishment Smoothie King puts the ‘fit’ in ‘fitness’

Naperville’s new establishment Smoothie King puts the ‘fit’ in ‘fitness’

Marissa Laqui, Community Editor

October 3, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Ranging at about 600 locations, Smoothie King has finally made its way to our beloved city just a few b...

Op-ed gives vital insight to inner workings of Trump administration

Noelle Schwarz, News Editor

October 2, 2018

Filed under Opinions

The New York Times made headlines last week for dropping an anonymous op-ed titled, “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.” The piece, written by a senior administration official, according to the New York Times, revealed what it’s truly like to work in the chaotic office of President Trump. It...

Counterproductive article destroys New York Times’ credibility

Christopher Xiu, Correspondent

October 2, 2018

Filed under Opinions

It was extremely well written and quite entertaining, but that is all I will give the anonymous New York Times op-ed, written by a senior official from within the Trump administration that outlines the discord in the President’s office. I believe that it was extremely damaging and pointless to post the opinion piece. A...

Finding a voice

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist

September 29, 2018

Filed under In the deep end, Sports

Gymnasts, dancers, volleyball players and pole vaulters have all been silent for too long. Most recently, over 300 student athletes have sued USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University in sexual assault allegations against team and university doctor Larry Nassar. Back in December 2017 and January 2018, Nassar was tried in cou...

On different wavelengths

Yoo Young Chun, Head Photo/Art Editor, Features Editor

September 28, 2018

Filed under Features, With all sincerity

What do you picture in your head when you hear “fire truck?” You probably see a big truck, sometimes with a ladder on the left and sometimes on the right, and maybe there are words inscripted on the sides, saying, “God Bless”, or the name of the town on the front in fancy calligraphy. All fire trucks are differe...

On credibility and risk

Laaiba Mahmood, Managing Editor, Opinions Columnist

September 28, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Through my lens

Two years into high school, I stopped wearing my hijab. After two years of tying my scarf as part of my morning routine, I let my hair down. I know now that taking that risk was worth it. No, I wasn’t forced to wear a hijab by my parents, nor was I forced to remove it by anyone. It was a decision influenced by no one but mys...

Signs of suicide: better late than never

Signs of suicide: better late than never

Ana Turner, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

Topics that are frowned upon in discussion: women’s periods, STDs, abortion, polygamy. Suicide. ...

Commentary: Illinois Waterway Cleanup promotes unity and responsbility

Commentary: Illinois Waterway Cleanup promotes unity and responsbility

September 16, 2018

More than 100 Naperville Central students woke up to the early sky Sept. 15. Some of them biked to or we...

No: Horoscopes are misleading and unreliable

Noelle Schwarz, Profiles Editor

May 26, 2018

Filed under Opinions

I’m a libra. So that means my favorite color is pink, i’m indecisive, will carry a grudge, my luck number is four and I live in harmony. But none of that is actually true. The only thing being a  libra really means is that I was born between Sept. 23 and Oct.22. Nothing else. All horoscopes do is give unrealistic life exp...