Central Times

With all sincerity: What we do see

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

November 28, 2018

Filed under With all sincerity

I know this isn’t a sports column, but for the first time ever, I want to talk about basketball.  Specifically, I want to talk about Kevin Ware, the basketball player who went viral for his leg injury that happened during a game against Duke University in 2013. I didn’t watch the actual game...in fact, I’ve never wa...

Selfish or selfless

Laaiba Mahmood, Managing Editor, Opinions Columnist

November 22, 2018

Filed under Through my lens

As a timid freshman looking for ways to get involved at Naperville Central, I attended Rotary Club meetings that had led me to sign up to volunteer at multiple events in the area. Attending the club meant volunteering at events solely to give back to the community, in line with their motto, “service above self.” ...

Stepping in the right direction

Laaiba Mahmood, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Through my lens

Despite my strong connection with my South Asian culture and heritage, there are obvious flaws when it comes to treatment of women in that region and by people raised in that context. Women and young girls are sexually assaulted, harmed, shamed and have certain cultural expectations of being a wife and mother. There are ...

In the deep end: Practice vs. Procedure

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor. Sports Columnist

November 1, 2018

Filed under In the deep end, In the deep end, Sports

Serena Williams, Michael Jordan, Rafael Nadal, Tiger Woods and a countless number of other professional athletes have some of the weirdest superstitions. From bouncing the ball five times before the first serve, wearing a certain pair of shorts or taking cold 45-minute showers before a match and wearing a red shirt, they canno...

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...

With all sincerity: 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...

Nomophobia: a new problem

Riddhi Andurkar, Managing Editor, Features Columnist

May 4, 2018

Filed under Features, Rendezvous with Riddhi

Imagine a family gathering or party. The adults are seated in the living room, socializing. The room is filled with laughter and conversation. Just next door are the kids … “socializing.” This room is in complete contrast to the living room. Filled with deafening silence, there is not one word spoken. All of the kids...

Student Services lacks service

Student Services lacks service

March 27, 2018

Everyone knows that the main purpose of a school is to educate its students. But school plays another...