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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

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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 ...

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...

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...

My experience at World Youth Day

My experience at World Youth Day

December 28, 2016

It’s been nearly five months since I left the country for the first time and travelled to Poland fo...

Trump’s presidency to bring much-needed era of conservative reproductive legislation

Virginia Aabram, Head News Editor

December 25, 2016

Filed under Carpe Noctem, Columns, Opinions

Since Donald Trump won the election, many women have taken to worrying about the availability of birth control, abortion, and other reproductive “rights.”  But don’t worry, President-elect Trump isn’t going to take away your right to reproduce.  He may, however, along with the Republican-controlled Congress,...

The necessity of English

Virginia Aabram, Head News Editor

November 22, 2016

Filed under Carpe Noctem, Columns, Opinions

In July I left America for the first time in my life. I had the amazing opportunity to join nearly three million young people from all over the world in Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day, a Catholic celebration of international fellowship led by the Pope. Having no previous experience traveling outside the US, I was worried a...

Why Donald Trump won the 2016  Presidential Election

Why Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential Election

November 9, 2016

The silent majority has spoken and elected Donald Trump, and if you’re anything like most entitled sub...

The Plague

Virginia Aabram, Head News Editor

October 25, 2016

Filed under Carpe Noctem, Columns, Opinions

The pages of human history are marked by plague. The Black Death, Smallpox, and the Spanish Flu have carried off more people than any war. But there is another plague that is spanning the globe at this very moment.  It didn’t originate in the backwaters of third world countries but rather at the heart of the civilized west...

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