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Editorial: Students encouraged to voice political opinions while respecting those of others

Editorial: Students encouraged to voice political opinions while respecting those of others

May 15, 2019

Last month, members of Naperville Central’s pro-life club hung paper chains across the activities ha...

Don’t Lose Heart

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor

May 15, 2019

Filed under Columns, In the deep end

I was a gymnast for nine years. That’s over half my life. From age six until 15 years old, I ate, breathed and slept gymnastics. I traveled across the country and competed every month. To give you an idea of how involved in gymnastics I was, I never did PE in junior high. Lexi Swanson, my former teammate, and I sat in ...

Issues with stipend pay may cost students opportunities

Issues with stipend pay may cost students opportunities

April 25, 2019

Extracurricular activities are quintessential to the high school experience. Not only do they give students ...

Benefits both your health and the environment

Chloe Malaret, Staff Correspondent

April 24, 2019

Filed under Opinions

I’ll admit, veganism isn’t a lifestyle made for everyone but the lifestyle shift that comes with going vegan isn’t as intimidating as it seems. I will have been vegan for a year this April and what I have taken away is that the changes you have to make are outweighed by the positives that will be added to your life. ...

Eat to live, live to eat

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

March 30, 2019

Filed under With all sincerity

Today for lunch I’m going to eat a cucumber sandwich with hummus on white bread. I should have packed whole grain, but I’m allowing myself to eat white in exchange for cutting out any meats. Then for dinner... I think I’m going to eat some rice, maybe some sausages, kimchi, hopefully some stir-fried vegetables. And what...

You decide how to love yourself

Laaiba Mahmood, Managing Editor

March 5, 2019

Filed under Through my lens

To be honest, I’ve never spent much time thinking about what it means to love myself. I know that the mainstream way to practice self-love is to do face masks, bath with bath bombs, splurge on something, subscribe to the whole “treat yo’self” philosophy Donna Meagle endorses in “Parks and Recreation.” But something...

A Snake’s Soliloquy

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

March 5, 2019

Filed under With all sincerity

The 12 animals of the lunar cycle in order are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. As my family waits for our food, I trace my finger in a circle along the animals displayed on a thin sheet of paper used to protect the restaurant’s glass tables from steaming bowls of noodle...

Treat yourself to lift your mood

Marissa Laqui and Claire Paschke, Community Editor and Entertainment Editor

February 27, 2019

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Right when the January blues start to sink in and you start dreaming of sun-soaked beaches of summers past, February arrives in full force. Ice storms, accumulating snow showers and long stretches of endless gray skies are enough to make anyone sad. But with the added stress of essays and math homework, high schoolers can be...

The benefits of music, art, exercise

Thom Blair, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Let’s face it, taking care of yourself and taking time out of the day for self-care is a necessity. Whether it’s a nice bath after school or maybe watching your favorite YouTuber for a couple of hours, we need that time to relax. Throughout the rush of high school life, we tend to forget about keeping ourselves physicall...