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Pre-course Work Should Be Eliminated

Teja Paturu, Reporter

March 1, 2015

School has finally ended, and you are excited to spend summer break doing absolutely nothing school-related. But wait! You have just received an email from next year’s AP English teacher saying that you must read three books, write 10 page essays on each book, and be ready for a test on the first day of school. Not to mention,...

The Interview

Shreya R.

February 14, 2015

The assassination comedy entitled The Interview, mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has garnered much attention due to the release of the movie. In response to menacing threats from the North Korean regime, politicians urged Sony Pictures Entertainment to not back down in the face of these threats. With this, Sony dec...

Should Term Exams Be Full School Days?

Becca Yi, Activities Editor

February 14, 2015

Over the course of two days, students of Central shuffle into the building; some taking it easy, some regretful of taking the course or regretful of failing to prepare, and some utterly frightened. Whatever the state of mind when entering the school, every student feels relieved when leaving. However, this term, students will...

Are Cold Days Too Subjective?

Abby Ng, Online Editor

February 14, 2015

The night before a rumored cold day, I always hope and anxiously wait for news of school being canceled. My younger brother wears his pajamas inside out and puts a spoon in the fridge. It is difficult to predict what decision the superintendent will come to, so we leave it up to fate and silly superstitions. Though school districts...

Too cool for school

Ethan Gustafson, Reporter

February 13, 2015

With the northern hemisphere having performed its annual tilt-away-from-the-Sun routine, the citizens of Brookfield can only hope this winter won’t be another record breaker. The challenges this season bring are not in short supply, and are far more trying than anything the other three have to offer. However, the only winter-exclusive...

Black Friday Shopping: The New Varsity Sport

Sabrina Wang, Editor-in-Chief

December 19, 2014

Many dare to enter, few come out alive. Yes, BC, you guessed it, the once a year sporting event has come around. Although many stores dared to open after Thanksgiving dinner last year, this year found more and more stores opening before dinner even reached the table! Big department stores such as Boston Store opened its doors...

President Obama gives a statement in regards to the airstrikes against ISIS.

It’s Time for Global Powers to Unite Together and Eradicate ISIS Terrorist Group

November 5, 2014

Sept. 11, 2014 marked the 13th year anniversary of one of the greatest tragedies in American History—an...

Ricardo Matias (‘15) peruses a UW-Madison pamphlet while working on his Common Application and various homework assignments from school. If the three coffee mugs are any indication, it is going to be a long night for him.

Is the Common App for the Common Good?

November 5, 2014

It is that time of year, when there’s only one thing that dictates the rhythm of every high school...

NFL Disappoints Regarding Ray Rice Abuse Scandal

Abby Haynes, Reviews Editor

November 5, 2014

It is now officially fall. This means all the TV channels, newspapers, and radio stations will only be talking about football. There is nothing wrong with this, especially here in Wisconsin, the Packer Nation. Football unites our state, and in all honesty, football is that little bit of sunlight we need during our winters that...

Making the ACT Required for Juniors is an Unfair Act

Shreya Ravindran, Features Editor

November 5, 2014

Most colleges now request standardized tests for undergraduate admissions and set high expectations for applicants. In my opinion, standardized tests, such as the ACT, are not accurate measurements of intelligence; thus, they should not be considered an integral part in applying to post secondary schools. Grades, instead, are...

Brookfield Central High School students travel to Brookfield East to take Calculus III during first block.  Emily Cape (‘15), Nathan Wang (‘15), Mitchell Hummel (‘15), Lily Chen (‘15), the Calculus III teacher Professor Ridha Moussa, Lauren Chiang (‘15), Erik Nesler (‘15), Emily Lowerr (‘15), and Sam Liu (‘15). Not pictured: Abby Haynes (‘15) and Alyssa Borowski (‘15).

Off-Campus Courses Benefit BC Students

November 5, 2014

This fall, several students are taking courses at Brookfield East High School. Having this option available...

How to Survive the Last Weeks of School

Vivian Walbrun, Editor

July 28, 2014

As the school year is coming to an end, students become restless as summer approaches. However, students cannot lose their attention just yet. How can a student survive the last weeks of school? 1. Getting Sleep Students often deprive themselves of sleep when they attempt to complete homework. This leads to an unhealthy...

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