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Blanket criticism of a generation: Easy, but inaccurate

Vivian Zhao, Editor in Cheif, Editorial Editor & Columnist

December 9, 2019

A retort to Baby Boomers’ criticism of Millennials and Generation Z, “OK, Boomer” has transformed into a viral phrase, an equivalent refutation to “kids these days…” Its dismissive tone may not be the ideal approach, however, “OK, Boomer” rightfully reflects a frustration with unwarranted remarks about our generation.  To...

Who qualifies for varsity study hall? It’s arbitrary.

Kylie Brown and Richie Holmberg, Jr.

December 9, 2019

How fair are varsity study halls?  Naperville Central requires three and a half years of physical education. Many students complete all seven required semesters, but many junior and senior student-athletes don’t have to.  Varsity athletes are given the opportunity to replace their normal gym class with a varsity...

Overworked

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

December 9, 2019

On November 7, Mary Cain published an opinion video and article in The New York Times. In her piece, she talked about how she was emotionally and physically abused by her Nike trainers. Mary Cain is a long distance runner. In 2014, she won the 3000m in the Junior World Championship. At seventeen, Cain was the fastest girl i...

Look up from your phones and you’ll realize: You’re a Snapchat addict

Look up from your phones and you’ll realize: You’re a Snapchat addict

December 5, 2019

Walking through the halls here at Naperville Central has become a painstaking chore. Most people walk...

Who qualifies for varsity study hall? It’s arbitrary.

Kylie Brown and Richie Holmberg, Jr.

December 4, 2019

How fair are varsity study halls?  Naperville Central requires three and a half years of physical education. Many students complete all seven required semesters, but many junior and senior student-athletes don’t have to.  Varsity athletes are given the opportunity to replace their normal gym class with a varsity...

Andrew Yang is the Future of America

Braden Hajer, Copy Editor & Columnist

November 21, 2019

An Asian entrepreneur is running for president and wants to give you $1,000 a month for the rest of your life. Despite running as a complete outsider and initial nobody, 44-year-old Andrew Yang has risen among the ranks of the saturated democratic field, bypassing multiple sitting senators. If you haven’t heard of him before,...

Commentary: When does the Christmas season actually start?

Commentary: When does the Christmas season actually start?

Emilie Casey, Correspondent

November 21, 2019

Christmas is America’s favorite holiday, and rightfully so. What’s not to love? There are pretty...

A love letter to cross country

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

November 14, 2019

My cross country season recently came to an end. I crossed the finish line for the last time with mixed emotions. Already, I wished I had another season ahead of me. Cross country gave me life-long friends and the knowledge and confidence that I can do anything.  I never ran cross country in middle school. I always thought...

The pitfalls of activist media

Vivian Zhao, Editor in Cheif, Editorial Editor & Columnist

November 12, 2019

At the beginning of this school year, my Instagram was flooded with stories reposting a video of the Amazon rainforest burning down.  The reason?  When consumers purchase meat, they fuel the demand for more land. In response, Brazilian farmers cut down trees, causing deforestation and rendering the rainforest...