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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...

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...

Sophomores Laure Michel and Helena Tragas study before school for the PSAT, using the College Board website.

PSAT Pandemonium

Clara Pappas , Contributor October 11, 2021

Hinsdale Central juniors, sophomores and freshmen took the PSAT on Oct. 7 and Oct. 13 in school, opening the debate on whether or not students should take the test. All grade levels mainly use the PSAT...

Halloween will look different in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Changes for Halloween in a pandemic

Emily Cavero , Contributor October 20, 2020

As we continue to endure the limits of life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, new questions arise. As Oct. 31 approaches, what will look different this year due to the situation we are currently in? How...

Gregory Schram, a recently retired teacher, getting a drink at Starbucks, glad he isn’t still teaching.

Project restart; effort clear amongst complaints

John Hines-Shah, Contributor October 19, 2020

Hinsdale Township’s District 86 restart plan is in full swing with students and teachers returning to the school as of Oct. 5, with mixed reactions. The school split kids into four separate groups...

The resumption of professional football also ushered in a new season of fantasy football.

Fantasy Football Launches for the 2020 Season

With football season finally arriving into American homes, fantasy football is also making a return. Fantasy football is a game meant for all ages, whether you're a high school student trying to have a...

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