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Naperville Central High School's award-winning newspaper.

Central Times

Naperville Central High School's award-winning newspaper.

Central Times

Jake Pfeiffer

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief

Jake Pfeiffer is a senior, entering his third year on the Central Times staff, this time as Editor-in-Chief. Jake joined CT as a sophomore because he wanted to write news, but since then he has grown to love just about every element of journalism. While it is rare to see Jake anywhere other than the CT office, occasionally you can find him captaining Central’s debate team, watching baseball, listening to a seemingly endless amount of podcasts or drowning in college applications.

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Males vs. Females in weighted Foreign Languages classes during the 2021-22 school year.

[Photo] 76% of weighted Career and Technical Education course enrollment is male. Here’s why.

Javen Oswald, Marketing, Outreach and Engagement Managing Editor May 17, 2024
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Blog: Notes From the Field, part six

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief May 13, 2024
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Blog: Notes From the Field, part five

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2024
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The Oakland Coliseum, the current home of the Oakland Athletics. The As will be moving to Sacramento for the next three years, before permanently relocating to Las Vegas in 2028 or 2029.

Column: Sacramento Sacrilege

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief April 23, 2024
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Blog: Notes From the Field, part four

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief April 12, 2024
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Social studies teacher Mike Wilson was named as Centrals boys basketball coach for the 2024-25 season.

New boys basketball head coach named for 2024-25 season

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief April 5, 2024
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Orchestra director Jesse Gross traveled all across the U.S., playing shows in theaters that ranged from 800 to 3,800 seats, gross met his future wife in the cast he toured with.

[Photo] Humans of Central: Jesse Gross

Jayanti Dar, Staff Writer April 3, 2024
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Athletic Director Chris Kirkpatrick watches over Red & White Night on Aug. 19, 2022. Kirkpatrick will be stepping down from his position on June 30.

[Photo] Athletic Director to step down at end of June

Jay Deegan, Print Managing Editor April 3, 2024
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The dugout of a Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) stadium. Americas Major League Baseball (MLB) recently held two regular season games in Korea as a part of their MLB World Tour initiative.

Column: Tour Turnaround

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief March 25, 2024
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Blog: Notes From the Field, part three

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief March 22, 2024
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Neil Duncan, the current P.E. department chair, will step down at the end of the 2023-24 school year. (Photo Credit: 2023 Flight Yearbook)

P.E. department chair to step down at end of school year

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief March 19, 2024
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The student section celebrates at a Central Basketball game versus Oswego on Feb. 19.

Column: Sporting Spirit

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2024
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Blog: Notes From the Field, part two

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief February 21, 2024
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Everton, an English Premier League team, was deducted 10 points earlier this season because of their violations of profitability and sustainability rules.

Column: Financial (un)fair play

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2024
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Blog: Notes From the Field, part one

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2024
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Shohei Ohtani, formerly of the Los Angeles Angels, recently signed a record 10-year, $700 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Column: Shohei’s Stacks

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief December 28, 2023
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Contestants await the announcement of the winner of the 2018 Mr. NCHS pageant.

[Photo] Dynamic Duos, replacement to Mr. NCHS, struggles with low sign ups

Nolan Shen, Arts & Entertainment Editor December 22, 2023
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Sophomore Adam Fleming performs with Centrals Trombone Choir at the music departments Winter Festival on Dec. 8.

[Photo] Music department holds “Winter Festival”

Elaine Zhou, Features Editor December 19, 2023
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The Los Angeles Lakers (very ugly) in-season tournament court.

Column: Marketing mayhem

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief November 27, 2023
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Column: Realignment wreckage

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2023
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Heat waves rock Central, classes impacted by historic heat

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief October 9, 2023
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Junior running back Aiden Clark breaks a tackle on his way into the endzone for his first touchdown of the night in Centrals 42-0 home win over Dekalb on Oct. 6.

Central Football clinches DVC title with win over DeKalb

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief October 6, 2023
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Room 218 was closed due to exterior construction in Sept. It will reopen for classes on Oct. 2.

Classes to move back to originally-scheduled rooms

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2023
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Column: Stop Saudi sports washing

Column: Stop Saudi sports washing

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief September 25, 2023
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The view of Centrals football stadium from Room 222, one of five rooms at an Aug. 26 SAT Exam that were affected by noise coming from the stadium.

SAT scores delayed after test day disruptions

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief September 21, 2023
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Senior forward Jonathan Stohner fights for the ball with Sandburg opponent during a game that resulted in a Central win on Aug. 31. Stohner is one of the few Varsity players in their same position as last year.

Boys soccer adapts to loss of top goalscorers

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief September 19, 2023
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Grading!

[Photo] Central implements new grading policies

C.J. Getting, News Editor September 16, 2023
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Drum majors and seniors Bianca Cima (front left), and Athena Chen (front right), lead Centrals marching band onto the field for their performance at Centrals Red and White Night.

[Photo] Photo Gallery: Red and White Night

Kathryn Prerost, Multimedia Editor September 15, 2023
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Centrals student section cheers on the varsity football scrimage at Centrals Red and White Night.

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Girls cross country runner and senior Ava Hendren nears the finish line at her teams race during Centrals Red and White Night.

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Advertisement for the new athletic department app.

Athletic department unveils new app

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2023
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Defensive end Maverick Ohle (9), a senior, celebrates a defensive stop in Centrals game against Plainfield North on Sept. 1. The Redhawks went on to win the game 6-3.

Football wins defensive battle 6-3 over Plainfield North

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2023
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Signs redirect students from Centrals main elevator after it broke down on Aug. 29.

Several classes relocated after elevator breaks down

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief August 30, 2023
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Relocated students work in Centrals auditorium on Aug 24.

Classes relocated, homeroom canceled due to excessive heat

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief August 24, 2023
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Two Central competitors win Track and Field state titles

Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief August 3, 2023
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Senior center fielder Clay Schrader hits a fly out into left field. The out was both the last of Centrals 4-1 loss to Plainfield East and of the Redhawks season.

Baseball eliminated from IHSA State Playoffs in first round

Jake Pfeiffer, News Editor & Copy Editor May 27, 2023
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Column: A synthesis of sorts

Jake Pfeiffer, News Editor & Copy Editor May 25, 2023
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Aramark employees cook stir fry to be served to Central students on May 2. Aramark is set to be replaced by OrganicLife as District 203s food service provider on July 1, 2023.

District 203 approves OrganicLife as new food service provider

Jake Pfeiffer, News Editor & Copy Editor May 2, 2023
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Central alum Jayden Reed was drafted into the NFL by the Green Bay Packers out of Michigan State University on April 28.

Central alum Jayden Reed drafted into the NFL

Jake Pfeiffer, News Editor & Copy Editor April 28, 2023
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Column: America’s game no more

Jake Pfeiffer, News Editor & Copy Editor April 11, 2023
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2023 Board of Education candidate bio: Melissa Kelley Black

2023 Board of Education candidate bio: Melissa Kelley Black

Jake Pfeiffer, News Editor & Copy Editor March 26, 2023
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2023 Board of Education candidate Q&A: Melissa Kelley Black

2023 Board of Education candidate Q&A: Melissa Kelley Black

Jake Pfeiffer, News Editor & Copy Editor March 26, 2023
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2023 Board of Education candidate Q&A: Ronald Amato

2023 Board of Education candidate Q&A: Ronald Amato

Jake Pfeiffer, News Editor & Copy Editor March 26, 2023
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2023 Board of Education candidate Q&A: Gilbert Wagner

2023 Board of Education candidate Q&A: Gilbert Wagner

Jake Pfeiffer, News Editor & Copy Editor March 26, 2023
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2023 Board of Education candidate bio: Gilbert Wagner

2023 Board of Education candidate bio: Gilbert Wagner

Jake Pfeiffer, News Editor & Copy Editor March 26, 2023
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2023 Board of Education candidate bio: Ronald Amato

2023 Board of Education candidate bio: Ronald Amato

Jake Pfeiffer, News Editor & Copy Editor March 26, 2023
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The District 203 board members and administrators drink Dasani water bottles at board meetings. PHOTO SOURCE: DISTRICT 203 BOARD OF EDUCATION

Opinion: To save the environment, start with the small things

Jake Pfeiffer, News Editor & Copy Editor March 22, 2023
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Column: Saving Soldier

Jake Pfeiffer, News Editor & Copy Editor February 27, 2023
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Column: Where’s the doctor?

Jake Pfeiffer, News Editor & Copy Editor February 2, 2023
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Central administration blocks ChatGPT

Jake Pfeiffer, News Editor February 2, 2023
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Board member Donna Wandke, who voted to reject the proposal that would add co-curricular music requirements, speaks in dissent at the Jan. 23 board meeting.

D203 Board narrowly approves sweeping changes to high school music program

Jake Pfeiffer, News Editor & Copy Editor January 30, 2023
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