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United Club honors Black History Month

United Club honors Black History Month

Saba Ali, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Friday, Feb. 1 marked the beginning of Black History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the culture and impact of Black Americans. At Central, the United Club has planned several events scattered throughout February to honor Black history. This month marks the thirteenth year that Central will celebrate...

Prama has officially begun

Prama has officially begun

Michalea Halikias, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

“Who are you going with?” “Who’s in your group?” “Can I see a picture of your dress?” These are just a few common questions that can be heard almost every day at school because Prom drama, or “prama”, has officially begun. Although prom is more than four months away, many people have started making preparations. Prom&...

Former NBA star sheds new light on teenage substance abuse

Former NBA star sheds new light on teenage substance abuse

Hajera Naveed, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

A former NBA champion, a father of three kids, and a 14 year recovered cocaine and heroin addict, came to speak at Central on Wednesday, Jan 23. Chris Herren, now a motivational speaker advocating against substance abuse, stood in front of thousands of kids in the gym and proclaimed his only wish: for just ...

Under the counter: Student use of prescription drugs

Under the counter: Student use of prescription drugs

Saba Ali, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

As students of Hinsdale Central, we are surrounded by motivated and driven peers, who in turn motivate us to do our best in every aspect regarding school. But, do you ever ask yourself how far that motivation would go? Do you ever wonder if students turn to prescription drugs to enhance their performa...

The price of prestige

The price of prestige

Hajera Naveed, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

In November of 2018, The New York Times published an exposé on a Louisiana school that had become popular because of videos posted online of students getting into their dreams schools. Colleges like Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and Brown were accepting students from the T.M. Landry College Preparatory sc...

Setting new goals for the new year

Setting new goals for the new year

Masah Mourad

January 17, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

New Year’s resolutions are a common topic to be talked about, right before and after the New Year comes around. Many people have goals to better themselves, improve something they’re not the best at, lose weight or other personal goals. “Some of my New Year’s resolutions are to break five minutes...

Best books to gift and read this holiday season

Best books to gift and read this holiday season

Lana Jawich and Saba Ali

December 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

As you start to pack your bags for your winter break vacations, you might be wondering what to bring to occupy your time while traveling. Whether you’re going on a short road trip or a worldwide voyage, a good book is a necessity to pass time while traveling. If you’re looking for any new good books ...

Studying with a former DEA assistant

Studying with a former DEA assistant

Ailish Lyman, Contributor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Features

His Doc Martin’s are perched up on the weathered desk. Blanketing the chair beneath him is a large coat, warm enough to aid Randy Pacana’s body temperature when holding the door open for students before and after school. Behind him are intricate drawings on the wall, some his son drew and others by...

A fashion lover’s paradise

A fashion lover’s paradise

Cedra Jazayerli, Contributor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Fashion, Features, Top Stories

Blue ripped jeans showing hints of skin under glittery, starry tights hug her legs comfortably. Awe-inducing Vans with rainbow laces and soles are complimented by a rainbow striped sweater as it sits loosely across her shoulders. Dirty blonde hair cascades down her back in natural ringlets. She carrie...

Paid princesses

Paid princesses

Grace Erwin, Contributor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Features

The sparkly gown sweeps across the ground of the large Hinsdale house. A stack of gifts wrapped in colorful paper sit on a table. A cake rests on a plate nearby, with a box of candles ready to be lit beside it. Streamers are hung throughout the rooms and party hats sit upon the heads of a full room o...

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