Central Times

Commitment issues

Megan Troke, Editorial Editor

December 30, 2017

The pressure to perform in high school is often unbearable. Whether it be academics, activities or athletics, the expectation to excel constantly weighs down the shoulders of devoted teenagers. This burden is especially prevalent for athletes. No matter what sport you are involved in, good players...

Holiday cheer

Holiday cheer

Neya Thanikachalam, Editor-in-chief

December 23, 2017

My neighbors to the right, left, across and behind are all Christian. In fact, I’m fairly certain...

Greek life isn’t all it appears to be

Greek life isn’t all it appears to be

November 22, 2017

I binge-watched “Scream Queens” in three days. Both seasons. It was the mix between cheesy horror ...

Inside the Second Amendment

Inside the Second Amendment

November 16, 2017

Dec. 14, 2012: A 20-year-old man entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and killed 2...

Where there’s baseball, there’s hope

Megan Troke, Editorial Editor

November 2, 2017

I was named Megan Elizabeth Troke for one reason. The Met was the nickname for the Metrodome, where the Minnesota Twins played baseball from 1982 until 2009, so it only made sense that my initials would honor this holy ground. Fittingly, my first steps were taken at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. My dad ...

Kneeling is not the way

Kneeling is not the way

October 31, 2017

When Colin Kaepernick decided to kneel during the national anthem before his football game, non-sports ...

Preserve them and learn

Preserve them and learn

September 26, 2017

When it comes to Confederate statues, there are two main arguments. One argument is that they should...

Fidget spinners continue to disappoint

Fidget spinners continue to disappoint

September 26, 2017

In the small window of time between the introduction of fidget spinners and the subsequent banning...

So you want to be an assassin?

Sasha Fenton, Online Managing Editor

May 29, 2017

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....