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From lacrosse player to Yale student

From lacrosse player to Yale student

Meghan Malec, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

Nine years ago, senior Jenna Collignon stepped onto the lacrosse field as a timid third grader, not knowing what would come from this experience.  Collignon has grown to become a well-accomplished midfield lacrosse player, as listed in the article “25 High School Girls’ Lacrosse Players t...

Black Student Union empowers students

Black Student Union empowers students

Olivia Ostrowski, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief

February 29, 2020

A new student club, the Black Student Union, was created last month by Mr. Billson Rasavongxay, the social studies department chair, to celebrate and embrace the black population at Central and to encourage and establish a support system for black students.  Mr. Rasavongxay developed the idea for a clu...

Women In Engineering helps girls explore the S.T.E.M field

Women In Engineering helps girls explore the S.T.E.M field

Zoya Anjarwala, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2020

Women In Engineering is a fairly recent club that was created by Shalni Sundram, graduate of 2019, at the beginning of 2018 with the sponsor, Ms. Julie Baker, science teacher, who had her in class. Baker was looking for ways to involve girls in S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  ...

Student dances his way around gender stereotypes

Student dances his way around gender stereotypes

Olivia Ostrowski, Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief, and Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2020

In 2014, junior Taylor Cavo laced his first pair of ballet shoes, not expecting to fall in love with the art and pursue it for years to come.  Now, six years later, he spends three to four hours every day in the dance studio and doesn’t arrive home until 9:30 or 10:00 p.m.  Cavo dance...

Ratcliff rocks his way through life

Ratcliff rocks his way through life

Kara Pearson, Contributor

January 23, 2020

The mass roared, echoing throughout the Metro in Chicago, as Colin Ratcliff walked up onto the stage. His vision was in a blur as he stared into the crowd in disbelief of all the faces surrounding him. Every move he made, every stroke of his guitar, and every word he said into the microp...

Sophomore pursues musical talents

Sophomore pursues musical talents

Elena Wilson, Contributor

January 17, 2020

Sophomore Gustavo Cardone nervously types ‘Soundcloud’ into the search engine, excitable energy rushing through him. As he clicks enters and is taken to his song, he watches as the number of streams goes higher and higher, excited comments flood his inbox, sending jolts of happiness and energy th...

Meet Angel, the comfort dog

Meet Angel, the comfort dog

Emma Klein, Contributor

January 16, 2020

Through a tightly packed ball of murmuring and a series of awws, elated students are all piled around a dog that can barely see through all of them. They’re running their fingers through her soft, cream coat. She is delightfully passed out on the floor lying on her side fully expecting, and indubitabl...

Balancing a semi-professional gaming career with a high school lifestyle

Balancing a semi-professional gaming career with a high school lifestyle

Noah Epstein, Contributor

January 16, 2020

  With final exams looming, junior Kajus Miliunas sits in his room, with the door closed, his eyes glued to a computer screen. Profusely sweating, Miliunas is currently competing in the highly competitive game of Counter Strike Global Offensive.   Paying attention...

Student climbs to top after starting as a volunteer

Student climbs to top after starting as a volunteer

Calista Ottebrerg, Contributor

January 4, 2020

The wind rushes through the heavy hospital doors, cold to the touch. The smell of hand sanitizer is pungent, but disperses once the students reach the main lobby. A high arching ceiling hovers over the lobby, making the teens look miniature. This vast amount of open space above is representative of t...

Senior embodies her love for dance while skating competitively

Senior embodies her love for dance while skating competitively

Julia Paulson, Contributor

December 31, 2019

In 2010 after moving from Minnesota to the busy life in the Chicago area, Anna Becker, senior, started to question her current activities. Gymnastics and soccer didn’t meet her standards anymore, as they are the typical sports every mom wants their kids enrolled in. After figure skating at a frien...

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