Central Times

Braden Hajer
Braden Hajer is a Junior at Central and a copy editor/staff writer for the Times. This is his first year on the paper. His main interests are politics, music, and internet culture. Outside of school, he mostly obsesses about Anderson .Paak. He’s a proud Bowser main.

Braden Hajer, Copy Editor & Columnist

Dec 28, 2020
Review: 2020’s five best albums (Story)
Dec 22, 2020
Column: Dear God, calm down about your grades (Story)
Oct 20, 2020
Column: Kan-pensation (Story)
Oct 01, 2020
Joji’s ‘Nectar’ isn’t worth your time or mine (Story)
Sep 11, 2020
Column: The Quest for Normalcy and why e-learning isn’t working (Story)
Jul 08, 2020
Kanye… 2020? (Story)
Jun 15, 2020
Westworld: Kanye draws strength from God, makes weakest album (Story)
Jun 08, 2020
Westworld: ‘Ghosts’ is Kanye at his absolute wackiest (Story)
Jun 01, 2020
Westworld: ‘Ye’ better than an A (Story)
May 29, 2020
‘The Life of Pablo’ is Kanye at his Kanye-est (Story)
May 25, 2020
Westworld: Dense ‘Yeezus’ easier to respect than enjoy (Story)
May 18, 2020
Westworld: Kanye at his most mainstream (Story)
May 15, 2020
Westworld: Two kings crowd ‘Throne’ (Story)
May 11, 2020
Westworld: The Universe’s Favorite (Story)
May 08, 2020
Westworld: The sublime ‘808s’ arguably Kanye’s greatest (Story)
May 04, 2020
Westworld: ‘Weird’ third album a fractional disappointment (Story)
May 01, 2020
Westworld: Classic Kanye’s masterpiece (Story)
Apr 27, 2020
Westworld: A debut for the history books (Story)
Apr 24, 2020
Westworld: Quarantine with Kanye (Story)
Apr 13, 2020
Column: A Solemn Update (Story)
Mar 25, 2020
Plant Reviews (Story)
Mar 15, 2020
Column: I could beat Bernie Sanders in a fight (Story)
Feb 20, 2020
Column: My guiding word for 2020 (Story)
Jan 27, 2020
Review: Eminem’s ‘Music To Be Murdered By’ is a dysfunctional robot circus (Story)
Jan 06, 2020
Looking back at this year’s top 5 albums (Story)
Dec 17, 2019
Column: I’m running for president (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
Column: Andrew Yang is the Future of America (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
Column: Guys you’ve got to cool it with the ice (Story)
Nov 06, 2019
A Muddest Proposal (Story)
Oct 25, 2019
Album Review: ‘Jesus is King’ dethrones Kanye (Story)
Oct 01, 2019
Column: No, Chicago Tribune, its not the academic pressure (Story)
Sep 29, 2019
Review: Compositionally, Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ stands out about as much as its title (Story)
Sep 04, 2019
Naperville Central welcomes new staff members for the 2019-2020 school year (Media)