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Student receives Brower Youth Award for environmental leadership

Junior Alex Collins is one of six to receive the Brower Award in the nation.

Natalia Berti, Sophie Burns, Editor-In-Chief, and Olivia Ostrowski, Editor-In-Chief

September 18, 2020

Junior Alex Collins, the co-founder of an organization called Students Against Ethylene Oxide (SAEtO), was one of six students chosen nationwide for the Brower Youth Award. The award recognizes students who make strides to help the environment while showcasing leadership skills in their communities....

PERIOD @ Hinsdale takes action to put an end to period poverty

Roughly 1,625 feminine hygeine products were packaged after the group's first

Meghan Malec, Sophie Burns, Editor-In-Chief, and Olivia Ostrowski, Editor-In-Chief

September 14, 2020

PERIOD is a national nonprofit organization that opened a Hinsdale chapter in June. This organization’s mission is end to period poverty and fight for change in providing menstrual equality. PERIOD has distributed over 15 million mentstrual products to those in need since its founding in 2014 by 16-year-old Nadya Okamato. PERIOD has more than 700 chapters worldwide, all of which strive to bring the PERIOD mission to lif...

English teacher wins athletic award and prepares for next marathon

English teacher Katie Tosh recently won the CLIF Bar Athlete of the Year and is training to run in the Boston Marathon, which will now take place in September.

Caroline Cubbin & Ammar Hussain, Print Features Writers

April 17, 2020

5 a.m - Wake up  7 a.m - Arrive at Central 3:30 p.m - Head home to the city 5 p.m - Grading and planning  7 p.m - Daily workout and training 9 p.m - More grading and planning  11 p.m - Go to sleep  That is the very-structured daily schedule of first-year Central teacher Kati...

Irish dance like no one is watching*

Mulhern School of Irish Dance was first established by Coleen Mulhern Malloy in 2006 and now competes internationally.

Cedra Jazayerli & Ailish Lyman, Print Features Writers

April 10, 2020

The local Irish dance school prepared to compete in the upcoming World Championships before their season was cut short. It is 4:30 a.m. and sophomore Annie Morel fights off the feeling of jet lag as she prepares herself for another rigorous day of competition. She ties her dark hair into a slick bu...

Starting clubs at school*

Mrs. Sally Phillip, who is the Activities Director, meets with students to discuss club events and starting clubs.

Dalya Laban & John Olsen, Print Features Writers

April 9, 2020

The glow of the sun rising into the Tuesday morning sky signals the beginning of a new day. Students at Central filter in through various entrances around the school, heading for music rehearsals and club meetings. Jui Khankari, sophomore, makes her way to room 215 to host her biweekly meeting of th...

From lacrosse player to Yale student

Jenna Collignon is seen sprinting across the field cradling the ball in her lacrosse stick in a game against Saint Charles during the 2019 season.

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

Students and staff gather for a Black Student Union meeting during Black History Month.

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

Juniors Abby Clark, Marit Ley, and Elizabeth Farah (from left to right) take on a building competition.

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

Cavo, left, rehearses with the only other male dancer in his company.

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

Performing at the Metro in Chicago, senior Colin Ratcliff pursues his music passion.

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...

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