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How to save money in college without living on Ramen

How to save money in college without living on Ramen

June 9, 2016

Many colleges require purchasing a meal plan, but they often offer a “basic” plan as well as a more...

Surviving dorm life 101

Ravina Sachdev, Reporter

June 9, 2016

For anyone, transitioning from high school to college is a huge step in life. Not only are the academics more difficult and strenuous, but it is a complete lifestyle change in many ways. Living on your own, doing your own laundry, and making your own decisions can be overwhelming at first. To those that are about to embark on...

Letter to my freshman self

Natalie Hartwig, Editor-in-Chief

June 9, 2016

No, you don’t have to straighten your hair every day. It is straight enough as it is. Anyway, the way your hair looks does not dictate whether or not people like you-- nobody is going to like you any more or any less if you look a certain way. In reality, there is probably nobody paying attention to the way you look. Even...

Avoiding the Freshman Fifteen: health tips for college

Aparna Jayashankar, Reporter

June 9, 2016

As the school year draws to a close, high school seniors all over the country are preparing for their new lives in college. Some are ready to jump in headfirst, while others are plagued by fears of being completely independent for the first time. There are so many things college students have to worry about: trying to keep up...

The Pros and Cons of This Year’s Exam and Exam Schedule

Leslie Bonilla, Reporter

April 16, 2016

Exams have come and gone once again. And, as always during exam season, people are criticizing our current exam system more. Right now we’ve got a rather convoluted system, with half-day term exams and full-day semester exams. Some classes have traditional exams, and some have projects. There are a few classes that may not...

New voter ID laws disenfranchise many

Max Sommerfeld, Reporter

April 15, 2016

Wisconsin’s voter ID law went into effect Feb. 16. It is a popular law according a Fox News poll, which shows that 87% of Republicans, 72% of independents, and 52% of Democrats support laws requiring voters to show identification. These laws are popular because of concerns about voter fraud. Requiring identification prevents...

Apple users' security threatened by FBI orders

Apple users’ security threatened by FBI orders

April 15, 2016

The terrorist attack in San Bernardino Dec. 2, 2015 was a horrible moment for all Americans; that is...

Should teens date in high school?

Abby Ng, Online Editor

February 13, 2016

I am 18 years old and I have never been in a romantic relationship. I’ve never had a boyfriend, even a crush, nor do I foresee one in my future anytime soon. But I’m perfectly fine with that. Although most would consider me single, I am actually in one of the most important relationships of my life: a relationship with...

Changes to ACT writing test are not for the better

Madison Hummel, Reporter

December 11, 2015

Every year, the ACT brings new dread to the Juniors who have to take it. Following shortly are waves of disappointment as many realize they must take it again to achieve the score they want; however, the College Board has now decided to change around some of the criteria for the writing section, which has added additional stress...

New ACT writing test offers better assessment

Laurel Chen, Reporter

December 11, 2015

As we are almost halfway through the school year, a great deal of juniors are scrambling to do anything to raise their ACT scores to something desired before taking the test in 2016, whether it be attending that last prep course, or taking a plethora of practice tests. However, if students have not already noticed, the ACT has...

Canvas proves to be a useful tool despite minor drawbacks

Leslie Bonilla and Sanchi Kalra

December 11, 2015

This year, Central has rolled out a new education tool, Canvas. Most teachers and students tend to rate Canvas positively, though the tool does have some downsides. Canvas has proved to be a very user-friendly and useful tool that many teachers and students now use. For the most part, I have found it pretty straightforward....

Cornell note-taking is unreasonable and unfavorable for students

Shreya Ravindran, Features Editor

December 11, 2015

The issue of required Cornell notes is sweeping through our school. Note-taking is a crucial skill to store, recall, and review information presented. Some students take pride in this systematic strategy of note-taking, while others whine and protest upon hearing those dreaded words. Supporters of the Cornell note technique...

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