Central Times

Chris Zajac, martial artist

Shelbey Vandenbroucke, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2013

​Some people see boxing, karate and kung fu on TV, wondering what life might be like as a professional fighter. Similar to these events, Muay Thai is an all-standing form of fighting that focuses on eight key body points as “targets:” both fists, elbows, knees and shins. ​Senior Chris Zajac is a nationally acclaimed...

Alyson Kanne, harpist

Sharon Pan, Opinions Editor

October 23, 2013

Strumming six strings on a guitar might seem difficult, but junior Alyson Kanne has mastered strumming the 47 strings on a harp. At the age of six, Kanne first sat down to play the harp after encouragement from her close grandmother. ​Still engrossed in the harp, Kanne now plays for both Central’s orchestra and the Chicago...

Programming beast

Andrew Deaver, Sports Editor, Online Editor

October 3, 2013

Prior to the start of this school year, approximately 800 Central students flocked to senior Parker Duwelius' website, schedulebeast.com. It allows students to input their schedules and find out who else is in their classes before the semester begins. Duwelius has been avidly pursuing programming as a hobby since he was seven...

Q&A: Officer Egan

Catt Kim, Staff Writer

February 19, 2013

How long have you been a school resource officer? For four years. I worked in two junior highs: Lincoln and Madison. What are you responsibilities? The generic answer would be to help kids [and] provide them with a safe, secure environment to learn. To take it a step further, I investigate crimes. [I] also work with the de...

Central sophomores reunited Holocaust survivors

Meaghan Bedigian and Peter Mandich

February 15, 2013

High school students are often unaware of the impact they can have over the world. This is usually due to the belief that teenagers are too young to make a real difference. For the Central sophomores from teacher Catie O’Boyle’s eighth grade social studies class at Madison Junior High School, their age was never an...

Man of Steel

Matt Kulling, Online Managing Editor

January 26, 2012

The United States Hockey League (USHL) boasts some impressive alumni. Currently, USHL alumni account for 164 players with NHL contracts, including stars such as the Colorado Avalanche’s Paul Stastny and the San Jose Sharks’ Joe Pavelski. Along with 236 college commitments for the 2011-2012 season, the USHL is a springboard ...

Jeff Danbom profile

Miranda Lundin, Head Photo, Features Editor

December 5, 2011

Between teaching, coaching volleyball and spending time with his family, math teacher Jeff Danbom manages to run between 20 and 46 miles each week. So far, Danbom has completed nine full marathons and 20 half marathons, after watching a friend complete the Chicago Marathon and being inspired. “I went down to [t...

Stacy Cunningham profile

Miranda Lundin, Head Photo, Features Editor

December 5, 2011

Like students, teachers at Central also look for different ways to stay active and have fun outside of school. For Stacy Cunningham, world and classical languages teacher, this involves participating in half marathons. Cunningham started running half marathons six years ago, which amounts to 13.1 miles each, an...

Christine Bell Profile

Miranda Lundin, Head Photo, Features Editor

December 5, 2011

In the sports world, professional teams strive each year to qualify for their championship game, such as the World Series and the Super Bowl. When it comes to running, the equivalent of these games is known as the Boston Marathon, which Christine Bell, marketing teacher, ran three times and qualified for seven times. In...