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  • October 16Join Spanish Club for a Taco Fiesta on Wednesday Oct. 18 in room 89A. Bring $3.

  • October 16All Prospective National Honor Society members should stop by room 313 on Thursday Oct. 19 to pick up results.

  • October 16The Choral Concert will be on Tuesday Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

  • October 16Multicultural Club will have its first meeting on Monday Oct. 23 at 7:05 a.m. in room 205.

  • September 30American Sign Language Club meets on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. in room 105.

  • September 30BPA meets Thursdays at 7:15 a.m. in the INCubator room.

  • September 30Medical Club will meet on Friday, Oct. 13.

  • September 30JSA a political debate club meets on Thursdays after school in room 236.

  • September 30Yearbook Club meets on Thursday mornings in room 216.

  • September 30R41N, a no-cut K-Pop dance club meets Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 outside of room 219.

  • September 30The Central Times meetings will be held on Tuesdays at 7:10 a.m. in room 218.

  • September 30Truth Seekers will meet on Fridays to discuss various topics.

  • December 6Senior Panoramic Photo Wed, Dec. 14th 2nd hour in main gym. Order forms available next week at senior exits & Activities.

  • December 6Spring Musical, the Addams Family, auditions & informational workshop on Mon, Dec.12th in the choir room from 3:30-4pm.

  • December 6The Boys Bowling team will have its preseason meeting on Monday Oct. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in room 41.

  • December 6Freshman, join your Link Leaders' “Cocoa & Cram” sessions on Thurs. & next Tues. Meet outside of rm 100.

  • December 6Join Mickey Mouse Club before school thru Wednesday in rm. 221 to watch Lilo and Stitch.

  • December 6NCHS Show Choir Audition Workshops will be Friday, Dec. 16th 3:30-6pm and Monday, Dec. 19th 3:30-5pm in the Choir Room.

  • December 5Holiday Spirit Week – 12th-16th, Mon: Pj Day, Tues: White Out, Wed: Tacky Sweater Day, Thurs: Scarf & Socks, Fri: Candy Cane Day

  • December 5Holiday Toy Drive ends Dec. 13th. Drop off new toys valued at $10 - $20 in Activities, Main Office, or the Leaning Commons.

  • August 31Join the Central Times club meetings on Tuesday mornings at 7:15 in room 218

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...

The threat is not from fascism

Virginia Aabram, Head News Editor

March 1, 2017

Filed under Carpe Noctem, Columns

Donald Trump is not a fascist. It’s fun to rage against his supposedly nationalist tendencies and pretend we’re living in 1933 Germany, but that is simply not the case. There’s been a resurgence in the popularity of George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984,” and this is obviously because people want to read up on how...

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