Central Times

Vivian Zhao
Vivian Zhao is a senior at Naperville Central and this is her second year on staff. Outside of CT, Vivian is a DECA President, debate captain, and runs the public health nonprofit All Hearts Count. She enjoys spending time with her friends, reading, watching Netflix & stargazing. After high school, she hopes to attend college in the east coast and pursue a career in policy or law. 


Vivian Zhao, Editor in Chief, Editorial Editor & Columnist

May 15, 2020
Seniors tie up loose ends with first-ever drive-thru event (Story)
Apr 13, 2020
Column: High School Musical, self-quarantine and Kim Kardashian’s diamond earring (Story)
Mar 23, 2020
First week of e-learning considered a success as district staff, students respond to evolving quarantine directives, implications (Story)
Mar 15, 2020
Column: The politics of humanity (Story)
Mar 14, 2020
Plans announced for food services during school shut-down (Story)
Mar 13, 2020
Spring Outbreak: Schools shut down as District 203 takes measures to prevent spread of COVID-19 (Story)
Feb 20, 2020
Column: The real price of shoes (Story)
Feb 12, 2020
Girls gymnastics regional tournament recap (Story)
Feb 06, 2020
News in Brief: January 2020 (Story)
Jan 13, 2020
‘It’s up to you’: Civil rights leaders visit Central to share experiences, talk about embracing diversity (Story)
Jan 06, 2020
Column: Let’s say goodbye to the damsel in distress (Story)
Dec 26, 2019
A conversation with Mary Beth Tinker (Story)
Dec 25, 2019
Greta Thunberg is TIME’s 2019 person of the year, inspiring student activists (Story)
Dec 25, 2019
December News Briefs (Story)
Dec 17, 2019
Naperville Central student charged with hate crime following racist Craigslist post (Story)
Dec 09, 2019
Column: Blanket criticism of a generation: Easy, but inaccurate (Story)
Nov 18, 2019
Craigslist post draws attention to racial insensitivity at Naperville Central (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
Column: The pitfalls of activist media (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
Youth actress Skye Sparks reaches for the stars (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
Much to consider when determining best placement for students with special needs (Story)
Oct 01, 2019
Column: Let’s talk about college (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
‘We’re putting a Band-Aid on’: Late postings, low pay leave Special Ed department short on staff (Story)
Sep 04, 2019
Naperville Central welcomes new staff members for the 2019-2020 school year (Story/Media)
Sep 04, 2019
Naperville Central welcomes new staff members for the 2019-2020 school year (Story)
Jul 11, 2019
Tennis athletes place second at IHSA State, receive Sportsmanship Award for first time in school history (Story)
Apr 18, 2019
DECA adviser resigns, citing low stipend pay (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
Online course registration contributes to significant decrease in enrollment of face-to-face classes (Story)
Jan 31, 2019
Ribfest organizers exploring new locations following construction plans in Knoch Park (Story)
Dec 19, 2018
Speech team hosts 22nd Tournament of Roses (Story)
Dec 18, 2018
PLC implements community building day (Story)
Nov 26, 2018
Central earns exemplary rating for the 2017-2018 school year (Story)
Oct 29, 2018
Vaping referals increase significantly from past years (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
Naperville Central staff receiving influx of phishing emails (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
Naperville Central Students attend Illinois Waterway Cleanup (Story)
Sep 10, 2018
Remembering George Pradel, Mayor Emeritus and Naperville Central Alumnus (Story)
Oct 25, 2017
Student Advisory Council hosts annual blood drive (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
Yes: fidget spinners effective to certain extent, if not treated as toys (Story)
Aug 22, 2017
Solar Eclipse fascinates Central students (Story)
Jun 11, 2017
Wonder Woman film inspires, encourages females (Story)
Mar 14, 2017
Mia Lakstigala: recap of basketball season (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Protests represent diversity in America (Story)
Jan 31, 2017
Science Olympiad competes in last competition before regionals (Story)
Dec 30, 2016
Repealment of Obamacare will result in loss of basic health care for women (Story)
Dec 07, 2016
Theatre Central’s annual holiday show to debut on Thursday, will feature children’s character Junie B. Jones (Story)
Oct 20, 2016
New Staff 2016: Robert Lugiai (Story)
Sep 28, 2016
First predisential debate: the political crash (Story)