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The ugly truth about Columbus Day

The ugly truth about Columbus Day

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

October 15, 2019

Every year, students across the nation get Oct. 14 off of school to celebrate Columbus Day. This national holiday celebrates Christopher Columbus, the man who sailed the ocean blue in 1492 and was thought to be the first person to discover America. Columbus seems like a decent man, right? After all,...

Central’s push to go paperless

Central’s push to go paperless

Jack Ging, Saba Ali, Editor-In-Chief, and Lia Riechmann, Editor-In-Chief

October 11, 2019

Starting this year, an increasing number of teachers at Central have stopped giving students assignments or notes on paper, focusing solely on online assignments.  Going paperless is a good idea, as it gives students the option to either do all their assignments online or print them out ...

Climate change debate heats up

Climate change debate heats up

Olivia Ostrowski, Saba Ali, Editor-In-Chief, and Lia Riechmann, Editor-In-Chief

October 6, 2019

When 16-year-old Greta Thunberg addressed legislators and politicians from around the world at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City on Sept. 23, she added fire to the already contentious debate on climate change.  Thunberg accused global leaders of ignoring the climate crisis and criticized their efforts towar...

ALICE training prepares students for the worst

ALICE training prepares students for the worst

Jack Ging, Saba Ali, Editor-In-Chief, and Lia Riechmann, Editor-In-Chief

September 14, 2019

On Thursday, Sep. 12, instructors gathered kids for an assembly during their gym period, explaining what to do in the event of a shooting. This is part of an organization known as ALICE (alert lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate), which helps inform kids on what to do in these situations.  "ALICE is a gr...

Seniors stand out with dress days

Seniors stand out with dress days

Lana Jawich, Saba Ali, Editor-In-Chief, and Lia Riechmann, Editor-In-Chief

September 13, 2019

As the football season begins, the senior student council scheduled dress days for seniors. These themes are meant to be worn on Fridays at school and at each football game, home or away. It is a tradition for seniors to wear these outfits the day of the game. Spirit days for seniors, in particular...

No More Quarters: Is This a Good Thing?

No More Quarters: Is This a Good Thing?

Jack Ging, Saba Ali, Editor-In-Chief, and Lia Riechmann, Editor-In-Chief

September 9, 2019

For the first time in the school’s history, the year is no longer separated into quarters, and now only runs by semester. This means that a student’s semester grade will no longer be determined by how well they do each quarter, but will be averaged throughout the entire semester.  I think this...

College Board makes changes to the SAT

College Board makes changes to the SAT

Masah Mourad, Writer

May 29, 2019

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

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

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

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....

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