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Students eat lunch during seventh period, the last lunch period of the day.

Breakfast, lunch or an afternoon snack?

The time is 9:50 a.m. My friends and I are just sitting down to lunch. Not hungry, we sit and chat while working on homework. Oftentimes, my lunch sits in my backpack until I get to practice. This has...

While on a walk in Fullersburg Woods trail, I encountered  Groundmill waterfall.

Why you need a walk through nature

Charles Doehring, Contributor May 17, 2023

I clench the cool metal door handle as I close it shut and I’m off. The brisk air purified by a cleansing spring rain floods over my face like a welcome waterfall. I breathe in deep and smell the scent...

With the school administering an SAT in April, its important to consider strategies to alleviate stress.

How to prepare for the SAT

Lana Almansoori , Contributor March 23, 2023

Students preparing for the upcoming April SATs reevaluate their SAT study habits as colleges reevaluate the value of SAT scores.  Public discourse on whether the SATs are an accurate measure of a student’s...

Sophomores Tim Shaban and Kevin Wesolowski study for their math final, helping each other with the questions they dont understand.

You’re better than any number: study hard but stay well during finals

Zara Lateef, Contributor January 12, 2023

Final exams are just around the corner, from Wednesday, Jan. 18 to Friday, Jan. 20. After “no harm” finals, a special COVID gift from last year, the traditional exams are back. Finals week is known...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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