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He may look cute, but hes here to terrorize parents.

Parents’ biggest threat: The Elf on the Shelf

Caroline Petersen , Contributor December 15, 2021

Every member of Gen Z that I know either had an Elf on the Shelf or was jealous because they didn’t have one. During our youth, they brought us joy, but parents blatantly disagreed. “Why waste money...

Watchguards guard the Official Christmas Tree after the park closes at 9 p.m.

The 3 best inexpensive holiday visits in Chicago this year

Natasha Bogdonoff, Contributor December 14, 2021

As the holiday season approaches with more intensity, those looking for fun and inexpensive activities will have several options this season in Downtown Chicago. Following last year's global pandemic,...

With a new head coach, will the Blackhawks finish the season on a high note?

Derek King: Endearing, but the future?

Spencer Anderson, Contributor December 14, 2021

The new coach for the Blackhawks is hoping to right the ship during the rebuild, but is he the right man for the coming seasons? After winning only one of their first 12 games, and an eight-game...

Released on Oct. 1, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is still showing in local movie theaters.

Venom and Carnage are great, but “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” isn’t

Tyler Gonzalez , Contributor December 10, 2021

While the two actors that play the stars of the film may be great, the movie itself suffers from too much CGI and plot holes "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" is the ever awaited sequel to the popular...

Trees serve as one of the solutions of reducing climate change but at the same time, they are being impacted by climate change in
the fall. In the fall of 2021, many trees were delayed in changing colors due to the more mild temperatures.

Time is running out: climate change is causing harm

Sufia Iqbal , Contributor December 9, 2021

Climate change is real. It is happening right now; it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. Currently, the U.S....

Final exams will be in January 2022 due to the construction schedule.

How later finals affect students’ stress levels

Aamena Farooqui, Contributor December 7, 2021

Unprecedented times have clashed with the referendum that passed in April of 2019. The referendum money for the school was able to pay for new amenities, departments, and adding more area to the school....

Reading can help pass the time during winter break, and can also be a source of entertainment.

Five books to read before 2022

2021 is coming to an end. This year has been filled with all sorts of weird adjustments we have had to make to our lives. But in the midst of it all, one thing has helped me escape our odd reality: books....

How hard is your courseload?

How hard is your courseload?

Maryam Shaik , Contributor December 2, 2021

As the end of the semester approaches, students have had some time to get a feel for their classes and course load. During the start of the year, many students have transitioned from a low pressure environment...

When should you decorate your house for the holidays?

How early is too early?

Reagan Scott, Contributor December 1, 2021

When is the appropriate time to decorate for the holidays? Every year, one of the most heated debates around the holidays is when to start decorating. A survey was sent out to students at Hinsdale Central...

Illinois now has a bill that allows students to take up to five mental health days during the school year.

Students opinon on new state mandated mental health days

Set to begin January 2022, Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s new law will allow Illinois students aged 7-17 five mental health days. Due to the stress brought on by the COVID-19 Pandemic, many kids have been facing...

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