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Moving on to the military: Ben Yanke

Moving on to the military: Ben Yanke

November 20, 2018

Despite his dad’s apprehension about him going into the Marines, senior Ben Yanke currently works towar...

Moving on to the military: Jake Crawford

Moving on to the military: Jake Crawford

November 20, 2018

With his grandfather serving in WWII, senior Jake Crawford thinks the military legacy in his family s...

Moving on to the military: Charlie Robin

Moving on to the military: Charlie Robin

November 20, 2018

Originally drawn in by his grandfather’s service in Vietnam, senior Charlie Robin decided to enlist...

Bianca Schramm: Suburban State of Mind

Bianca Schramm: Suburban State of Mind

October 24, 2018

Bianca Schramm sat in her eighth grade English class with a future dream in her head and a pencil in her...

Valerie Mejia: Tackling gender boundaries

Valerie Mejia: Tackling gender boundaries

September 28, 2018

A quiet moment before the ball is snapped is a time where everything relies on a single action. The ...

No summer break: Teachers’ second jobs

Blake Preston, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

As summer nears for Naperville Central, students and teachers arrange their seasonal plans. Concert tickets are purchased, college visits are planned and some teachers are preparing for their Summer jobs. Jeff Placket, counselor, has a summer job every year. For nearly 20  years, he has managed pools in the Napervill...

Comedic motivational speaker Reggie Dabbs effectively connects to Central students, spreads message of self-acceptance

Comedic motivational speaker Reggie Dabbs effectively connects to Central students, spreads message of self-acceptance

April 23, 2018

In a performance featuring songs, clapping and some saxophone playing, motivational speaker Reggie Dabbs brought Nap...

Prom court now gender-neutral, more inclusive of LGBTQ teens

Prom court now gender-neutral, more inclusive of LGBTQ teens

Neya Thanikachalam, Editor-in-chief

April 23, 2018

Some looked confused. Others slightly amused. And most were disinterested, as then-freshman Kevin Otto cam...

Identity Over Anatomy: Ralph Davis

Identity Over Anatomy: Ralph Davis

Neya Thanikachalam, Editor-in-chief

April 21, 2018

Senior Ralph Davis doesn’t remember why he was at Naperville Central or what he was supposed to be...