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Teachers discuss grades with parents during conferences

Teachers meet with children’s parents to discuss grades and how a student is doing in a certain class.

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...

Poll shows where students land on upcoming elections

Residents, including students who will be 18 years old by Nov. 6, have the option of voting on Senate and House positions and the local District 86 referendum.

Joey Justema, Contributor

October 29, 2018

The 2018 midterms are Nov. 6, and students are taking a look at not only the national positions available, but also some of the local issues on the ballot, such as the District 86 referendum.  In a poll of 35 students of all grades, 84.4 percent responded saying they think students should care ...

Late starts late enough?

Late starts late enough?

Peter Taylor, Contributor

October 18, 2018

The school, like many, has schedules put in place to accommodate professional development, such as the weekly late starts on Mondays. This is a change from two years ago when the late starts occurred every other week on Wednesdays, with these allowing students to start the day at 10 a.m. So, what is t...

Standardized testing: Where do we draw the line?

On Tuesday, April 10, all juniors took the SAT during the school day.

Michalea Halikias and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2018

If you ask anyone to describe their junior year of high school, you will most likely hear the words college applications, APUSH, college visits, and most likely of all: standardized tests. The ACT and SAT are two standardized tests that are very familiar to all high school students. Whether you’ve taken th...

Third quarter blues

Mia Gaddis, sophomore, works through a worksheet of chemistry problems during class.

Samantha Moriarty and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2018

Third quarter ended last Friday, March 16, which came as a relief to many students, including myself. Personally, I couldn’t be happier to be moving into fourth quarter. In my opinion, third quarter consistently stands alone as the worst few months of the school year. To begin, third quarter is the longest quart...

Astronaut. Princess. Veterinarian. Lawyer.

Astronaut. Princess. Veterinarian. Lawyer.

Bryanna Lee, Contributor

March 7, 2018

How dream jobs differ from the future An occupation determines how well a person may live in the future, and how their job can change throughout their lives.  Usually, a younger demographic dreams to have more unrealistic goals such as being a ballerina, a pop star, or even a cat rather than jobs whi...

How to pronounce students’ names

Attendance: one of the scariest moments of a student with a difficult name's life.

Michalea Halikias, Samia Douedari, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2017

My name is Michalea. Mick-uh-lee-uh. Not Michaela, not Michelle, and definitely not Michael. I'm not even going to say my last name, because, well, it's even harder to pronounce than my first name. My name is mispronounced so often that sometimes I just stop correcting people. Not because people are dumb, but because ...


Photo illustration provided by Zach Wols and Riley Kowalski

Emily Tomkinson and Michael Claussen, Editor

December 4, 2015

Almost as bad as slow walkers, looking left to right in the hallways and seeing multiple couples showing a public display of affection (PDA) is not exactly the highlight of a student’s day. At Central, seeing PDA is a daily occurrence for students leaving most with pleads for it to stop. A ma...

The holiday music debacle; to listen or not to listen?

The holiday music debacle; to listen or not to listen?

Caroline Kealy and Matt Stockmal, Editor

November 25, 2015

Let me just start off by saying that there is nothing that I love more than the holiday season. While I'm one who often tends to romanticize things, November and December have always held special places in my heart. However, my opinions on the music which seems to surround the holidays contained with...

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