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Battleground: Democratic presidential candidate

Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden faced off in previous debates that included former candidates. On Sunday, March 15, the two candidates will participate in a debate with only each other.

Olivia Ostrowski, Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief, and Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2020

As the Illinois primary quickly approaches, Democratic voters debate which of one of the three candidates will receive their votes: Joe Biden, Tulsi Gabbard, or Bernie Sanders. With the polls showing Biden and Sanders in the lead, the two candidates will face off on Sunday, March 15 in a televised de...

Outdated gym requirements should be updated

In Illinois, physical education is mandated five days a week for grades kindergarten through 12.

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

March 6, 2020

Physical education. When we hear those words, a certain image comes to mind: scrawny high school students adorned in ugly uniforms straight from the 1980s halfheartedly playing dodge ball, while an overweight gym teacher yells from the sidelines. Although gym class isn’t exactly the same as depicted in the 1...

Top overrated movies and shows

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

February 24, 2020

We’ve all spent a wasteful amount of time watching a show or movie that never got to the point or failed to keep us entertained. Here’s a list of some of the most overrated movies and television shows that got too much hype and aren’t worth your time.   Overrated Shows 1. "Friends" "Friends" i...

Trump abuses power of presidency in Roger Stone controversy

President Trump ally Roger Stone's sentence was commuted from a maximum of nine years to 40 months after pressure from Trump.

Olivia Ostrowski, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2020

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, four federal prosecutors withdrew their jail sentence recommendation for former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone and suggested a revised, shorter sentence. Stone was accused of lying to Congress about President Donald Trump’s knowledge of Hillary Clinton’s exposed emails...

The United States fails to aid Puerto Rico after natural disaster strikes

As the earthquakes continue to strike Puerto Rico, damage to buildings, houses, and public facilities has left island destroyed.

Meghan Malec, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2020

A large series of earthquakes have struck Puerto Rico these past few months, mainly affecting the southwest portion of the island. These earthquakes have left Puerto Rico in complete devastation, and the United States intervention has left the island hopeless for any restoration in the near future. ...

The gloomy side of Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is the holiday for couples to buy each other gifts and reflect on their love for each other.

Zoya Anjarwala, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day originated during ancient Roman times at a festival. The festival, Lupercialia, marked the beginning of springtime and the tradition was to find a partner during this time. Gradually, people started using this holiday to express their feelings for their loved ones.  Later, Hallmark deci...

The surprising victories and controversies of the 2020 Oscars

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

February 13, 2020

The 92nd annual Academy Awards, or Oscars, took place at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, Calif. “Parasite”, a Korean thriller about class discrimination, swept the awards, winning best picture, director, foreign language film, and original screenplay. The film made histor...

Students question whether diversity is celebrated during Black History Month

Outside of the library, Black History Month posters are displayed to celebrate diversity within Central.

Meghan Malec, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2020

The month of February marks the start of Black History Month. The primary goal of this celebration is to recognize the central role of Black Americans in U.S. history and honor their greatest achievements in society. Black History Month has been celebrated since 1976, and each year the President endo...

The Hype House brings famous creators together to make TikToks

These are all the members of the Hype House, including Charli Damelio, Chase Hudson, and Addison Rae.

Zoya Anjarwala, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2020

Tiktok, formally known as Musical.ly, is an app where people lip-sync to songs, make dances, and post funny videos. Tiktok has become popular around the world with some TikTok stars raking in millions of views. Recently in December, many Tiktok stars decided to collaborate together and buy a mansion in...

Questions raised after Iranian general’s assassination

Protests erupted in Iran after President Donald Trump authorized a missile strike that killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

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 Jan. 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...

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