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College Board makes changes to the SAT

College Board makes changes to the SAT

Masah Mourad, Writer

May 29, 2019


Filed under Opinion

For several years, the College Board has been making changes to the SAT that they believe are beneficial in order to get students to score higher on their standardized tests. They’ve been testing the “adversity index” which is designed to present students’ scores in the context of their socio-...

School calendar should observe more than just Christian holidays

School calendar should observe more than just Christian holidays

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

April 22, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

On Friday, April 19, there was a non-attendance day for students and staff. While there is no given reason behind this absence, Good Friday coincidentally falls on this day. Similar to this non-attendance day, winter break begins around the same time as Christmas.  While the reasons behind th...

Should the HC goose be relocated?

Should the HC goose be relocated?

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

April 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Imagine if you were walking from soccer practice on Tower field only to be approached by the Hinsdale Central goose. OK, you can deal with this you think, so you try to walk around this bird only for it to start approaching you. The goose starts flapping its wings and then a horrible hissing sound c...

Lessons to be learned from Blackface

Lessons to be learned from Blackface

Lia Reichmann, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Last week a photo surfaced of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) donning blackface in his medical school yearbook from 1984. In the photo, Northam and another individual are dressed up with one as a Ku Klux Klan member and the other in blackface. The photo was on Northam’s personal page of the yearbook....

The real issue behind Covington Students and Nathan Phillips

The real issue behind Covington Students and Nathan Phillips

Lia Reichmann, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

An incident vividly captured by photos between Covington Catholic High School students and American Indians activists-- specifically between Nick Sandman, a Covington Catholic junior, and Nathan Phillips, an elder with the Omaha tribe-- quickly became viral on social media. The confrontation occurred on S...

2018’s top 10’s

2018’s top 10’s

Leah Stevens, Brandon Belgrad, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

2018 was a year filled with ups and downs from controversies to empowering movements. The year came and went with many trends and new ideas that will lead into 2019. To commemorate the year, various Top 10 lists have been compiled to sum up the year. Top 10 Hinsdale Central slang of 2018 ...

The Government Shutdown: What is it and how should it end?

The Government Shutdown: What is it and how should it end?

Lia Reichmann, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Top Stories

On December 21, 2018 the U.S. federal government shutdown began. While not unprecedented, on Jan. 12 this shutdown became the longest in U.S. history, passing the previous record holder of 21 days that occurred during Bill Clinton’s presidency. The shutdown is only a partial one with 75 percent of the govern...

Why small classes matter

Why small classes matter

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

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

With the tragic results of the $166 million referendum vote, the board has begun considering drastic cuts that could be made to Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South in order to fund necessary building repairs. One option presented at Monday’s board meeting was cutting teachers and increasing class sizes to a ratio of 28:1. While I understand the necessity of cutting the budget, I think increasing...

XXXTENTACION: Does he deserve to be remembered?

XXXTENTACION: Does he deserve to be remembered?

Brandon Belgrad, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Amidst the release of Skins, the posthumous album from the late XXXTENTACION, debates about the rapper's legacy have been sparked on social media and around the school. XXXTENTACION was murdered on June 21, after an armed robbery took a fatal turn. He died shortly after in his car. The controve...

Snow day forces calendar changes

Snow day forces calendar changes

Masah Mourad, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Snow days haven’t been a huge issue last year, however, because of the recent snowstorm that took place on Monday, Nov. 26, there have been a lot of different opinions on when students should make up the snow day. Missing Monday will have a huge effect on the upcoming first-semester finals because it pushes finals another day back, whi...

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