Brookfield Central Tyro

Student Voice Column: Short Days Needed

Rena Gao, Reporter

April 19, 2019

Early. Release. Is. Not. Optional. I have no idea how long ago it was that humans first popped up on planet earth (probably a few hundred years at least), but I feel like we've made a fair number of medical improvements from then to now. For example, we no longer let leeches drain people of their blood and then proclaim...

Death to short days

Ananya Rajesh, Features Editor

March 19, 2019

Next year, the Elmbrook District schedule will be seeing a drastic change; early release Thursdays are being removed from the system. Instead, the school district will include a day off for students once a month. This may come as a significant alteration to students who have attended Elmbrook schools since kindergarten, but...

Should you date in high school?

Emily Otten, Online Editor

March 16, 2019

Teenage romance is idolized in countless movies, books and songs. All of these different forms of media are pushed towards teens, telling high schoolers that dating in high school is the status quo - but that’s not the case. In fact, most kids never end up dating in high school for one reason or another, and save romance for...

The algorithm behind academic scheduling

Harshman Sihra, Reporter

February 25, 2019

Scheduling is at the center of almost all high school students. As the deadline of February tenth quickly approaches, all students debate over their decisions. “Should I take another AP class?” or “Maybe I should tone it down a bit?” or “Are you taking small engines too?” are some of the questions that students around...

Best and worst pickup-lines to use on your crush

Emily Berger, Reporter

February 18, 2019

Before writing this article I believed there was no such thing as a bad pickup line. I thought pickup lines were extremely clever and if not clever: hilarious. However, after scouring the internet for lines, I discovered so many that are neither clever nor hilarious and it is difficult for me to share them with you today because...

Should students attend parent-teacher conferences?

Harshman Sihra, Reporter

December 31, 2018

Scenario A: You sit at home worrying about what your parents and your math teacher are talking about. What if they talk about that one test you totally bombed! Or about how you don’t like to raise your hand to answer questions? Oh, man! Scenario B: You and your mom go into your math teacher’s room and you think what...

Staff Editorial: how to elect the ‘American’ way

Tyro Editors-in-Chief

December 28, 2018

Just over one percent is the difference in votes received by percentage of total votes between Tony Evers and Scott Walker in the November 2018 election. This is also the difference that placed Tony Evers in the Wisconsin governor’s office for the next four years. Unlike in governor and congressional elections, the president...

A week is not enough; winter break far too brief

Elianne del Campo, Editorials Editor

December 23, 2018

Let’s start by answering one of the easiest questions ever: Is winter break long enough? No, it is definitely not. We like to think that by the time winter break comes along, everything will be under control, and we will finally be able to relax. Well, isn’t that a funny joke. Sadly, winter break does not last as...

New parking policy sparks controversy among students

Kevin Jacobson and Emily Otten

November 9, 2018

CON: When the new parking policy for Brookfield Central was released over the summer, many were upset. In previous years, the parking at Brookfield Central had been running on a first-come-first served system, where those who bought parking passes the soonest were allowed to choose where to have their spot for a semester (...

Kevin Jacobson ('19) schedules a Lancer Block session with a teacher using Edficiency. Edficiency was proposed so that teachers can meet with students that need help on assignments and to prevent too many students from attending one session.

Is “Edficiency” effective enough?

November 7, 2018

If you are reading this as an upperclassman or teacher, picture two scenarios. In one, a student fumbles...

Does the student body have a voice? In a survey sent out to students, out of 86 responses, 64 percent (55 students) answered

Students vote on volume of voice from student body

November 7, 2018

The students who answered “no” argue that the student body can suggest ideas, but nothing suggested...

Incoming freshman contemplate life in high school

Emily Otten, Online Editor

October 5, 2018

The first day of high school is different for everybody, some are panicked and insecure, others are indifferent and some are excited, or a mix of all three. Everyone can agree that after a week or two of high school, people get the hang of what it's really like, and start to fall into the normal status quo of the school. “I...

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