The NHL playoffs are in to the second round, as the top teams aim for the glory of the Stanley Cup. Last year the Stanley Cup was snagged by the LA Kings. However the Kings failed to make the playoffs this year and the Cup is up for grabs.
People are putting a lot on the line for Centennial’s 4th annual Dance Marathon. Unit 4 employees: Ed Wachala, Laura Plummer, and George Stanhope are shaving their head, or eyebrows. You can catch them with their fresh cuts tonight at Dance Marathon.
Illinois’ laws will be changing this year. New Governor Bruce Rauner has been working with Secretary of State Jesse White to raise the driving age to 18.
Also written by Cody Powers, Austin Westray and Zack Miller
The Central-Centennial rivalry has been raging now for almost 44 years. Two fridays ago, February 6th, the two will meet again for the second time this regular basketball season. As usual tensions flare, pranks are pulled, and teams compete. Our investigative journalism staff looked more deeply into Champaign’s most intense high school rivalry and has included our favorite pieces of this long history.
Sixty four students and staff members were asked out of the nominees for best picture “Which one did they think deserved the Oscar?” We tallied their answers and have compiled them into a table.
Wednesday January 7th was a day that will go down in history not only as a tragic day for journalists everywhere, but for the entire world and the right to free speech. A small faction of the widely recognized terrorist group Al-Qaeda attacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical left-wing magazine widely known for its political cartoons, which usually poke fun at religion , along with many other controversial topics. The attack was planned in an effort to stop these images from being published.
Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind “dystology,” the Skinjacker trilogy, and many more, visited Champaign last week. He spoke at Central, Centennial, and Jefferson, as well as the public library.
Centennial’s Gay Straight Alliance sponsored by Stacey Gross, and Ondine Gross celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Through the past ten years Centennial’s GSA has faced controversy, and endured success in their search for safety for all LGBTQ students.
Co-written with Ariam Tesfaye
As the new school year kicks off, Unit 4 is already looking ahead to the many years to come. On November 4th a very exciting referendum could pass. If it passes Champaign schools could see many exciting changes including a new Central High School and renovations at Centennial.
You may pass the Functional Life Skills class every day. You may buy something from the snack cart. What you may not know is what the students do there. The Functional Life Skills classroom is for students with developmental and cognitive disabilities. Jeron Blood is the head teacher for the Life Skills students in rooms 110 and 111. The class teaches social skills like budgeting, and buying groceries. There are 15 students in the Functional Life Skills class this 2014-2015 school year.