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Eat to live, live to eat

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

March 30, 2019

Filed under With all sincerity

Today for lunch I’m going to eat a cucumber sandwich with hummus on white bread. I should have packed whole grain, but I’m allowing myself to eat white in exchange for cutting out any meats. Then for dinner... I think I’m going to eat some rice, maybe some sausages, kimchi, hopefully some stir-fried vegetables. And what...

You decide how to love yourself

Laaiba Mahmood, Managing Editor

March 5, 2019

Filed under Through my lens

To be honest, I’ve never spent much time thinking about what it means to love myself. I know that the mainstream way to practice self-love is to do face masks, bath with bath bombs, splurge on something, subscribe to the whole “treat yo’self” philosophy Donna Meagle endorses in “Parks and Recreation.” But something...

A Snake’s Soliloquy

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

March 5, 2019

Filed under With all sincerity

The 12 animals of the lunar cycle in order are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. As my family waits for our food, I trace my finger in a circle along the animals displayed on a thin sheet of paper used to protect the restaurant’s glass tables from steaming bowls of noodle...

In the dark

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

February 4, 2019

Filed under With all sincerity

I am not afraid of the dark. Most of the time, anyway. Usually, I’m the kind of person that can only sleep when my room is completely dark. I invite the darkness. But sometimes, on nights when I’ve drank too many caffeinated drinks and can’t seem to fall asleep, the dark calls to mind too many thoughts I’ve tried...

The Amazon addiction

Laaiba Mahmood, Managing Editor, Opinions Columnist

December 30, 2018

Filed under Through my lens

I’ve never bought anything from Amazon. At first, I didn’t have a real explanation as to why I don’t shop on Amazon. My family pays for a Prime subscription, but I’ve never used it. It seems helpful and convenient, but I have a general dislike of online shopping. I’m just so used to physically seeing what I’m p...

With all our might

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

December 29, 2018

Filed under With all sincerity

All hail our school, NCHS! We’ll sing your… crazes? Phases? Dazes? I don’t know the lyrics to the school song. Every school assembly, when it’s time to stand up from the bleachers and sing the song at the top of our lungs, I get ready to feign interest while mouthing the words and swaying with the rest of my clas...

What we do see

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

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.” ...

Practice vs. Procedure

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor. Sports Columnist

October 31, 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...