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Student receives Brower Youth Award for environmental leadership
Features

Natalia Berti | October 7, 2020

Junior Alex Collins, the co-founder of an organization called Students Against Ethylene Oxide (SAEtO), was one of six students chosen nationwide for the Brower Youth Award. The award recognizes students…

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English teacher wins athletic award and prepares for next marathon
Sports

Caroline Cubbin & Ammar Hussain | April 17, 2020

5 a.m – Wake up
7 a.m – Arrive at Central
3:30 p.m – Head home to the city
5 p.m – Grading and planning
7 p.m – Daily workout and training
9 p.m – More grading and planning
11 p.m – Go to sleep

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Irish dance like no one is watching
Features

Cedra Jazayerli & Ailish Lyman | April 17, 2020

The local Irish dance school prepared to compete in the upcoming World Championships before their season was cut short.
It is 4:30 a.m. and sophomore Annie Morel fights off the feeling of jet lag as she…

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Childish Gambino returns with mysterious album “3.15.20”
Arts & Entertainment

Jack Ging | March 30, 2020

On March 15, Donald Glover (also known as Childish Gambino) held a surprise premiere of his newest full-length album by streaming it repeatedly throughout the day on donaldgloverpresents.com. The following…

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USWNT president resigns over sexist comments
Sports

Olivia Ostrowski | March 19, 2020

On Thursday, March 12, United States Soccer formerPresident Carlos Cordeiro resigned in the midst of a contentious battle between the United States women’s national soccer team (USWNT) and the U.S. Soccer…

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Senatorial candidate retracts claims of firearm possession at Central
News

Sophie Burns | February 28, 2020

Peggy Hubbard, Republican senate candidate from Belleville Ill, made claims that she brought a gun and ammunition to the senatorial debate at Hinsdale Central on Thursday, Feb. 13. She later backed away…

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Car break-ins become frequent in Hinsdale
News

Sophie Burns | February 24, 2020

Hinsdale, Ill. and other Chicago suburbs have seen a recent uptick in car break-ins. Criminals from the city have been streaming in towards these towns as they pose easy targets: residents often leave…

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International virus creates national and local implications
Coronavirus

Natalia Berti | February 11, 2020

As of Thursday, Feb. 6, the Coronavirus, first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China from many who worked or shopped at a wholesale seafood market, has risen to a 590 person death toll with at least…

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“BoJack Horseman” crosses the finish line
Arts & Entertainment

Jack Ging | February 6, 2020

On Friday, Jan. 31, one of Netflix’s first original series, “BoJack Horseman”, came to a close with its final six episodes. The show began in 2014 and lasted for six seasons before finding a conclusive…

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Student dances his way around gender stereotypes
Features

Olivia Ostrowski | February 4, 2020

In 2014, junior Taylor Cavo laced his first pair of ballet shoes, not expecting to fall in love with the art and pursue it for years to come.

Now, six years later, he spends three to four hours every…

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Forest fires ignite climate change discussion
Features

Olivia Ostrowski | January 29, 2020

Following the start of fire season in late July of 2019, forest fires have been consuming the landscape of Australia.

While all six states of Australia have reported fires, most of the damage done has…

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District 86 security institutes challenge coins
News

Sophie Burns | November 25, 2019

Last week, security at Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South instituted a new reward system for students: challenge coins. The coin or chip, a red or yellow poker chip with the school’s logo on it, will…

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Aftermath of the CPS strike after a week back in school
News

Olivia Ostrowski | November 11, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 31, the Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU) struck a deal with the city of Chicago and the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), bringing an end to a 15-day strike by the CTU.

CPS agreed to a five-year,…

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Kanye West gets Biblical on “Jesus is King”
Arts & Entertainment

Jack Ging | November 1, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 25, Chicago-born artist Kanye West released his ninth solo album “Jesus is King”.

Exactly as the title implies, this album is made up of several religious songs. The record was initially…

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Student mows his way to success
Features

Natalia Berti | October 2, 2019

Christian Schloegel, junior, always enjoyed mowing grass in his backyard but he wanted to take it to the next level. Schloegel’s self-made landscaping business, CTI Services LLC, started small in April…

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Student shows perseverance through health struggles
Features

Masah Mourad | September 24, 2019

In January of this year, Matthew Phillips, senior, began experiencing pain and dizziness while at basketball practice. After months of visiting doctors with no diagnosis, he finally received one: Median…

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TOOL releases long-awaited “Fear Inoculum” to mixed reviews
Arts & Entertainment

Jack Ging | September 24, 2019

Legendary alternative metal band TOOL has finally returned with their infamously belated fifth album. In the thirteen years of studio silence between this record and their last, much about the music industry…

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Teachers fight back with the help of ALICE Training
News

Olivia Ostrowski | September 23, 2019

On Friday, Aug. 30, staff members underwent ALICE Training to familiarize themselves with response procedures if a school shooting occurred.

ALICE Training Institute provided the instruction for District…

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TikTok Takes Over Central
Features

Sophie Burns | September 23, 2019

Vine died in Jan. 2017, ending a four year era of six second, looping video clips. It brought stars such as David Dobrik and Shawn Mendes to the forefront of pop culture. As Vine phased out, Dobrik transitioned…

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Students honor Beth Dunlap through #18for18
News

Saba Ali | March 17, 2019

“1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18,” chant students in Mrs. Lynn Hatzikostantsis’ group fitness class as they do 18 push-ups.

These students participated in the #18for18…

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United Club honors Black History Month
Features

Saba Ali | February 17, 2019

Friday, Feb. 1 marked the beginning of Black History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the culture and impact of Black Americans. At Central, the United Club has planned several events scattered…

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Former NBA star sheds new light on teenage substance abuse
News

Hajera Naveed | February 17, 2019

A former NBA champion, a father of three kids, and a 14 year recovered cocaine and heroin addict, came to speak at Central on Wednesday, Jan 23. Chris Herren, now a motivational speaker advocating against…

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The price of prestige
Features

Hajera Naveed | February 16, 2019

In November of 2018, The New York Times published an exposé on a Louisiana school that had become popular because of videos posted online of students getting into their dreams schools. Colleges like Harvard,…

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Strong minds bring change
Features

Hajera Naveed | December 18, 2018

What started as a panel on teen depression presented in health classes has now become a new club called Strong Minds Bring Change. Relaying information to sophomores about teen depression inspired a group…

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Residents frustrated over elimination of Buffer Zone
News

Hajera Naveed | November 29, 2018

Over the summer the district made the final decision to remove 145 students from the buffer zone and on Monday, Sept. 17 the school board voted on the specific borders for the buffer zone elimination….

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Midterm election ramifications, locally and nationally
Midterm Elections

Lia Reichmann | November 28, 2018

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the midterm elections occurred with high expectations and pressure on both parties, resulting in a major night both nationally and locally.  

On a national scale,  the Democrats…

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Harvard sued for discriminating against Asian applicants
Opinions

Lia Reichmann | November 16, 2018

On Oct. 15 the trial against Harvard University  began for potentially discriminating against Asian-American college applicants. It is supposed to last three weeks. The case has interesting implications…

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