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Poll shows where students land on upcoming elections

Poll shows where students land on upcoming elections

Joey Justema, Contributor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

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


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

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?

Standardized testing: Where do we draw the line?

Michalea Halikias and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

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

Third quarter blues

Samantha Moriarty and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

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


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

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

How to pronounce students’ names

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

December 11, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

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 ...

PSA on PDA

PSA on PDA

Emily Tomkinson and Michael Claussen, Editor

December 4, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

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


Filed under Commentary, Multimedia, Opinion, Top Stories, Video

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...

To sleep or to study?

To sleep or to study?

Riley Kowalski, Staff writer

November 5, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

Students are too tired; I know you all have felt the effects of sleep deprivation at some time throughout this school year. Well, my friend, you are not alone. We've all suffered the complete and utter exhaustion and inability to focus caused by sleep deprivation. According to the National Sleep...

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