Central Times

The sport watching experience

Maggie Dalton, Head Photo & Art Editor, Community Editor & Columnist

February 20, 2020

Over winter break I went to my first NBA game. I saw the Chicago Bulls play the Atlanta Hawks. Growing up, I had been to a lot of White Sox and Blackhawks games but never a Bulls game.  I always really enjoyed going to sports games because the game always felt so different in person. The atmosphere in sports games are intens...

The real price of shoes

Vivian Zhao, Editor in Chief, Editorial Editor & Columnist

February 20, 2020

I’m not caught up with the latest fashion trends; in fact, I can count the pairs of shoes I wear regularly with one hand. Still, there’s a small selection of brands that my friends and I purchase clothes from. The growing influence of these companies bring into question not only the appearance of their products, but how they...

My guiding word for 2020

Braden Hajer, Copy Editor & Columnist

February 20, 2020

I  recently read Mary Schmich’s column in the Chicago Tribune on guiding words. The idea is that they’re words or short phrases that serve as constant reminders or inspiration for self-betterment. For 2020, Schmich chose “slower,” a way to calm herself in a world that moves at an ever-quickening pace. She also recommended...

Proving them wrong

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

January 6, 2020

Lamar Jackson was the 32nd pick in the second round of the NFL 2018 draft. He was selected by the Baltimore Ravens. You must be a good football player to get drafted at all, but in Jackson’s case, he was drafted later than expected. Jackson spent three seasons as a starter for Louisville. In 2016, he won the Heisman Trophy....

Let’s say goodbye to the damsel in distress

Vivian Zhao, Editor in Chief, Editorial Editor & Columnist

January 6, 2020

I grew up with Disney princesses. My favorites were Belle, Ariel and Mulan. I used cardboard cutouts to play pretend. In elementary school, I wore a dress with the Little Mermaid for my passport photo.  I thought little of the movie’s plots and certainly didn’t challenge them. Now, the movies have become increasingly...

I’m running for president

Braden Hajer, Copy Editor & Columnist

December 17, 2019

Editors note: Braden's column is broken into three parts due to its length. Sections are marked so that readers may find part II if they have already read part I in print.    Part I: Transportation, Infrastructure and Mental Health I am proud to announce that I, Braden Hajer, am running to be the 50th Pr...

Blanket criticism of a generation: Easy, but inaccurate

Vivian Zhao, Editor in Chief, 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...

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...

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,...