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Questions raised after Iranian general’s assassination

Questions raised after Iranian general’s assassination

Sophie Burns, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2020

2020 is off to quite the start, to say the least. At first, we were all excited for the new decade, until on January 3 President Donald Trump launched a missile strike that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad, Iraq.  Now, as World War III (WWIII) memes have become popular and Iran...

Students question world language requirements

Students question world language requirements

Lamis Alnatafgi, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

January 13, 2020

The topic of whether learning a new language is necessary or not is definitely up for debate, as students are picking their classes for next year.  I personally think taking a language is important but four years of it isn’t totally necessary. I’m a senior and I dropped Spanish this year in o...

Disney+: Is it worth it?

Disney+: Is it worth it?

Sophie Burns, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2019

I remember when my parents would order DVDs to the house from Netflix and we still watched cable. Blockbuster still existed and my family owned The Princess Diaries on VCR. Now, Netflix has turned into a full-force streaming service. The likes of Hulu and YoutubeTV soon followed suit, hopping on the tre...

The cafeteria fails to cater to the tastes—and health—of students

The cafeteria fails to cater to the tastes—and health—of students

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

November 4, 2019

On any one day at Central, hundreds of kids stream into the cafeteria, still reeling from the tests, projects, presentations, and discussions they participated in throughout the morning. These students rush to the cafeteria, in dire need of some fuel to power them through the rest of the day. But, in...

Adding a new national holiday

Adding a new national holiday

Masah Mourad, Saba Ali, Editor-In-Chief, and Lia Riechmann, Editor-In-Chief

October 31, 2019

It’s officially the spooky season. Finally, the time for kids to go out on Oct. 31 and collect all the candy they possibly can. Halloween is a day that is celebrated throughout the whole country, where everyone gets to get into character and dress up in a costume of their choice.  Hallowee...

Teachers discuss grades with parents during conferences

Teachers discuss grades with parents during conferences

Lamis Alnatafgi, Saba Ali, Editor-In-Chief, and Lia Riechmann, Editor-In-Chief

October 28, 2019

Parent-teacher conferences took place on Thursday, Oct. 24 in the field house from 6-9 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. 25 in teacher’s classrooms from 8-11:30 a.m.  In alphabetical order, families got to meet with teachers for seven minutes. Grades are part of what is discussed during conferences...

Time to ditch Mitch

Time to ditch Mitch

Michael Gentleman and Ricky Sahgal, Contributors

October 24, 2019

After another rough loss and poor offensive showcase, it’s about time for Chicago to move on from third year QB Mitchell Trubisky It’s seven weeks into the 2019 NFL season, and the Bears are now sitting at 3-3 after back to back losses, and come in at third in one of the best divisions in the le...

PSAT schedule prompts backlash

PSAT schedule prompts backlash

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

October 20, 2019

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, all juniors took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in the field house. The test started at 8 a.m. and ended at approximately 12 p.m.  Across the nation, 1.6 million students took this test to qualify for the National Merit Scho...

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 ...

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