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Inside the Second Amendment

Riddhi Andurkar, Managing Editor

November 16, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Rendezvous with Riddhi

Dec. 14, 2012: A 20-year-old man entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and killed 26 students and faculty. Dec. 2, 2015: A couple entered a holiday party at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif. and opened fire. Fourteen were killed and 22 were injured. June 12, 2016: A 29-year-old American-...

So you want to be an assassin?

Sasha Fenton, Online Managing Editor

May 29, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Sasha-nomics

Naperville Central’s Assassins 2017 competition is coming to its end. To be quite frank, I could not give you a play by play record of who killed who or who is even still alive, and for the most part I am certain that most seniors would admit the same. For some, it was a month-long fight to the bitter end....

Cursive in a postmodern world

Cursive in a postmodern world

May 23, 2017

The Illinois State Legislature recently signed into law a bill that requires cursive to be taught at...

Hook-up or courtship? The mid ground of traditional dating

Hook-up or courtship? The mid ground of traditional dating

April 22, 2017

We often hear today about the emergence of the hook-up culture. Conservatives disapprove of the promiscuity ...

Calling all female coaches

Lexi Haskell, Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2017

Filed under Columns, Full Court Press, Sports

After high school, my mom lacked the funds to pursue higher education so she attended COD while working two jobs. With two years of COD under her belt, she then decided to attend Indiana University where she got her bachelor’s degree in biology. Post-college, my mom worked as a chemist until she got pregnant with me, and s...

The fantasy of addiction

Virginia Aabram, Head News Editor

March 30, 2017

Filed under Carpe Noctem, Columns

Peter Hitchens is the kind of right-wing contrarian who may soon come to greater popularity in the United States, the same way Milo Yiannopoulos and other hard or alt-right journalists have broken into mainstream dialogue.  Their methods of breaking in are, of course, contrarian in themselves.  It is only because of studen...

Give up

Sasha Fenton, Online Managing Editor

March 29, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Sasha-nomics

Your teacher walks by and drops your test on your desk. You feel your heart plummet into your gut; you know exactly what is coming. Turning it over you stare at the red pen at the top and quickly turn it back over. Try as you might, you know you will never be good at this topic. This entire unit has evaded you, and no matter h...

When is negativity encouraged?

Lexi Haskell, Editor in Chief

March 29, 2017

Filed under Columns, Full Court Press, Opinions

My sister was 9. She was still in her clumsy stage, and she didn’t even know how to spell the word “specific.” Yet, she was on the soccer field, listening to a parent scream. Every time a foul was called, he would argue it, and he would ignore the referee’s requests for him to be quiet. Eventually, this dad got kicked...

Whose fault is sexual assault?

Lexi Haskell, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2017

Filed under Columns, Full Court Press

You sit in a courtroom. You have just been poked and prodded from head to toe, inside your most private areas. Photos were taken. Notes were written. Now, you face a judge, probably one of the opposite gender. You turn. You see a jury. Also your opposite gender. The lawyers are of the opposite gender too. “What were yo...

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