Friday, April 17, was the Day of Silence nationwide. This is a very important day as people come together to show their support for LGBT rights and those people who fight daily in a society that has not yet fully accepted the LGBT community.
Lately, it seems that feminism has been all over the media. Numerous ad campaigns, as well as social media campaigns, have been focused on empowering women, and trying to discontinue the culture of subjecting women to never ending criticism in popular culture. An entire counterculture of “meninists” have even entered the sphere, advocating men’s rights, and rejecting the need for feminism. Some people might say that the last thing Centennial needs is a feminist club, but Centennial junior Hildegard Luijten disagrees completely.
After countless rehearsals and shows, all the hard work has finally paid off! Centennial’s production of Cinderella is going to Theaterfest! Theaterfest is a prestigious Illinois conference which showcases different styles of theater from all around Illinois. And for the first time in Centennial’s history, our school will get to be a part of this exciting tradition.
The holiday season has officially begun! With Thanksgiving over and Christmas music on the radio, it’s clear- time to get out your eggnog and deck the halls. With winter break quickly approaching, many of us are in need of things to do! Luckily, the C-U area is filled with holiday fun for the whole family. Here are a couple of my personal favorites.
As Halloween draws nearer, the more haunted houses, the better! Or at least, Centennial’s Interact Club definitely thinks so. Started by former Centennial student Trent Reeve in his senior year of 2012, Haunted High has now become one of Centennial’s oldest and best-loved traditions.
The haunted house took place on Sunday October 26th, and was a huge success. The members of Interact worked countless hour s throughout the weekend to ensure that it would be a hit, ” When you have the most dedicated and helpful people in the school, its not hard to plan such a great event,” said Interact president Brittany Fruehling. Overall, there were two days of setup, which included everything from planning the makeup to making sure the fake blood on the floor was expertly placed.
The “Apocalypse” theme was a hit, and crowds came by the hundreds to get their share of the fun. The price of admission was $5 or a pair of shoes that would go to the charity “Shoes4Water”, an organization that collects shoes and uses them to fund the processes necessary to bring clean water to places in Kenya that are without. Said Fruehling, “It’s awesome to be able to help a charity while doing something that is fun for everyone involved.”
Tristan Antonsen has always been passionate about Centennial’s Drama Department, whether it’s performing in the school’s productions, or helping with set construction, he’s the go to guy for all things drama. As the new president of Centennial’s Thespian troupe, Antonsen wants to “bring as many people from each corner of the school together, and show Centennial that theater can be fun for everyone”.