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Alana Cervera

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist

Alana Cervera is a senior at Naperville Central and is a second-year staff member on Central times as the Online Managing Editor. She brings a positive attitude and writes stories from a new angle. Outside of Central Times she ballroom dances and dives for high school, constantly staying busy and active. She hopes to become a Nurse and start a career in the medical field after high school.

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Central Times Athletes of the Year

Central Times’ Athletes of the Year

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor May 16, 2019
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Column: Don’t Lose Heart

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor May 15, 2019
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Central Retirees: Stine

Central Retirees: Stine

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor May 13, 2019
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Central Retirees: Reimers

Central Retirees: Reimers

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor May 13, 2019
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Central Retirees: Zinnecker

Central Retirees: Zinnecker

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor May 13, 2019
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Central students and faculty react to national college scam

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor April 22, 2019
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Plates: Not Just for Baseball

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist March 30, 2019
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Infographic by Laaiba Mahmood

Registered dietitian stresses importance of whole foods

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist March 30, 2019
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Sideline parents

Alana Cervera, Online Manaing Editor, Sports Columnist March 6, 2019
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Senior Kent Emden jumping to block a high shot on his home goal.

Senior Kent Emden looks forward to collegiate water polo career

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist February 28, 2019
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The boys wrestling team after competing at Hoffman Estates on Dec. 14 (left to right, bottom to top): Senior Cameron Palmer, junior Tariq Sikander, freshman Aiden Lutz, sophomores Ethan Jones, Shane Roth, junior Leo Keating, sophomore Anthony Pendolino, juniors Elrin Esporlas, Tyler Driessens, freshman Tommy Porter, senior Jackson Punzel, coach Noah Fitzenreider, juniors Carson Enfield, Sean King, Angelo Eklou, Ryan Silva, senior Kyle Guttosch, junior Stanley Kaszuba, seniors Colin Baumgartner, Ben Cianchetti.

Seniors lead wrestling team to record winning

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist February 26, 2019
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Attention problems

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist February 6, 2019
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Shilgalis stands victorious following breaking the meet record at the 2017 Naperville North Twilight Invitational
with a 3-mile time of 14:26.

Thomas Shilgalis: Running to glory

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist February 3, 2019
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Central’s sports fans less supportive of girls’ teams

Central’s sports fans less supportive of girls’ teams

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist January 30, 2019
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Photo by Alana Cervera

Commentary: Chicago March for Life

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist January 14, 2019
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NFL fumbles the ball once again

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist December 21, 2018
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Senior Maddie Surin competes on the uneven bars at a home meet during her sophomore year.

Maddie Surin contributes to gymnastics community post-surgery

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist December 19, 2018
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Head games: The truth about concussions

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist November 22, 2018
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What we don’t see

Noelle Schwarz and Alana Cervera November 21, 2018
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Moving on to the military

Noelle Schwarz and Alana Cervera November 20, 2018
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Moving on to the military: Chris Widauf

Moving on to the military: Chris Widauf

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist November 20, 2018
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Moving on to the military: Leo Kartsonas

Moving on to the military: Leo Kartsonas

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist November 20, 2018
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Moving on to the military: Tyler Evans

Moving on to the military: Tyler Evans

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist November 20, 2018
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Moving on to the military: Michael Amberg

Moving on to the military: Michael Amberg

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist November 20, 2018
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Photo by Laaiba Mahmood

Moving on to the military: Luke Hallstrom

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist November 20, 2018
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Moving on to the military: Ben Yanke

Moving on to the military: Ben Yanke

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist November 20, 2018
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Photo by Laaiba Mahmood

Moving on to the military: Jake Crawford

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist November 20, 2018
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Practice vs. Procedure

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor. Sports Columnist October 31, 2018
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When it comes to reading, Schramm covers all bases. “From young adult fiction to dystopian to autobiographies, I don’t have a typical genre,” Schramm said. “I like a lot of different books.”

Bianca Schramm: Suburban State of Mind

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist October 24, 2018
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Members of the advanced choir perform at the fall choral concert on Oct. 16.

First choir concert shows variety through song

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor October 23, 2018
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Finding a voice

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist September 29, 2018
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Finding a voice

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist September 29, 2018
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Photo by Maggie Dalton

Young girls varsity volleyball team starts strong

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist September 26, 2018
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Infographic by Thom Blair

Central community impacted by recent cases of hand, foot and mouth disease

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist September 25, 2018
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In Real Life performs to biggest crowd on tour

In Real Life performs to biggest crowd on tour

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist September 22, 2018
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Male athlete of the year: Felix Egharevba

Male athlete of the year: Felix Egharevba

Alana Cervera, Sports Editor May 24, 2018
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Fortnite all night

Alana Cervera, Sports Editor May 3, 2018
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Teens and screens

Alana Cervera, Sports Editor May 3, 2018
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Student-run shows display new talent

Student-run shows display new talent

Alana Cervera, Sports Editor May 1, 2018
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Illinois juniors now must take SAT prior to graduation

Alana Cervera, Sports Editor March 22, 2018
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Boys track and field continues strong performance

Boys track and field continues strong performance

Alana Cervera, Sports Editor March 20, 2018
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Commentary: USA Gymnastics rotting from the inside

Commentary: USA Gymnastics rotting from the inside

Alana Cervera, Sports Editor February 13, 2018
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First-ever combined concert excites music directors

First-ever combined concert excites music directors

Alana Cervera, Sports Editor November 30, 2017
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New Staff 2017: Debbie Jones

New Staff 2017: Debbie Jones

Alana Cervera, Sports Editor September 25, 2017
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New Staff 2017: Sarah Braun

New Staff 2017: Sarah Braun

Alana Cervera, Sports Editor September 24, 2017
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New Staff 2017: Michelle Moynihan

New Staff 2017: Michelle Moynihan

Alana Cervera, Sports Editor September 22, 2017
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New Staff 2017: Andrew Schultz

New Staff 2017: Andrew Schultz

Alana Cervera, Sports Editor September 20, 2017
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New French Honors Society members inducted

Alana Cervera, Staff Writer March 30, 2017
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Film Review: A Dogs Purpose

Film Review: ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

Alana Cervera, Staff Writer March 7, 2017
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