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A camera-on requirement will do more harm than good

Screenshots on Zoom showing what teachers see when students cameras are on.
December 15, 2020

A few weeks ago, Central sent out a survey to all students and parents that asked them to rate their experiences with a variety of things from this past semester. Part of the survey asked how students...

What the first woman of color vice president means for the United States

Vice President Elect Kamala Harris after President Elect Joseph R Biden announced her as his running mate.
November 21, 2020

On Saturday, Nov. 2, Joseph R. Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris were declared the winners of the presidential race. This was a huge step for the United States. Harris is the first ever female or...

Is the cheesy romantic comedy “After We Collided” worth watching?

The official cover of the
November 10, 2020

The new film “After We Collided” came out on Friday, Oct. 23 on many different streaming platforms. This story, directed by Roger Kumble, is the sequel to the Netflix romantic comedy, “After.”...

“Emily in Paris”: amusant ou ringarde?

Emily takes a selfie in her new apartment in Paris to show off the view to her Instagram followers.
October 22, 2020

The new show “Emily in Paris” came out on Netflix Oct. 2. This show is a lighthearted comedy-drama about a girl whose marketing job based in Chicago transfers her to a Paris office, but with a fun...

Why Trump’s Supreme Court nomination is so controversial

Amy Coney Barrett and Vice President Mike Pence on the steps of the Capitol before meeting with Senators Sept. 29.
October 12, 2020

President Trump announced on Saturday, Sept. 26 that he would nominate Federal Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. This nomination occurred shortly after previous Supreme Court...

How e-teaching at Hinsdale Central is going

An example contrasting online and in-person learning showing how teachers are struggling to adapt.
October 4, 2020

Central teachers are having just as much trouble adjusting to e-learning as students. Since the start of the school year on Aug. 17, teachers have been scrambling to put together meaningful lessons for...

How To Look Your Best on Zoom

Here is a good example of all of my advice below: mirror effect, good lighting, simple background, hair down.
September 15, 2020

Online learning is something relatively new for all of us. We are still adjusting and figuring out how to make this new setting feel as normal as possible. Here are some tips to help you look and feel...

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