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  • Ask an expert - Club Central - LEAP INTO AFRICA

    Updated Feb 21, 2024

    Every Friday a group of Hinsdale Central High School students gathers to help children a world away - and whom they likely will never see or meet. Hinsdale Central's LEAP Into Africa club holds events throughout the school year to support a school in Cape Town, South Africa. While the full group of 40 to 50 LEAP members is invited to meet every other Friday, members of the group's executive team gather every Friday throughout the school year. Poverty and inequality are promine...

  • Club Central - Black Student Union

    Sandy Illian Bosch|Updated Feb 13, 2023

    The 2021-22 Illinois Report Card lists Hinsdale Central High School's student population at 2,490. Of those students, only 62 identified as Black. Early this school year, three of those students approached their counselor, Gia Maniscalco, in hopes of starting an organization that would give Black students at Central a safe place to share experiences and build community. In December, they received approval to launch the Hinsdale Central Black Student Union. "We felt it was very...

  • Ask an expert - Club Central - Devils' Advocate

    Sandy Illian Bosch|Updated Nov 16, 2022

    Ideas for a news story can come from just about anywhere, including the walls of Hinsdale Central High School. For Taylor Levin, editor-in-chief of the Devils' Advocate student magazine, fliers and posters are no longer just announcements or decorations on a wall. Each announcement of a club meeting, school dance or after-school event is a potential article for the monthly publication. Levin, a member of Cherise Lopez's journalism II honors class, is one of nine students on...

  • Ask an expert - Club Central

    Ken Knutson|Updated Oct 26, 2022

    Dozens of Devils will dedicate a part of this Saturday to the community's greater good. The Hinsdale Central students will take part in school's annual Day of Service, a volunteerism drive organized by the Red Devil Service Club. The group promotes initiative, leadership and good citizenship practices through large- and small-scale outreach projects during the year. Senior Leah Bradley, service club president, said the event encourages teens to step beyond the relative...


    Updated Sep 21, 2022

    Hinsdale Central senior Adriana Olaguez experienced some culture shock after transferring from East Leyden midway through high school. "(East Leyden) is more than 50 percent Latinos," said Olaguez, who is of Mexican heritage. "The transition to Central, I felt, was a big difference." The Hispanic Student Association at Central helped ease the acclimation process. "I found a lot of kids that had similar backgrounds, so it was easy to connect with people," she related. Now...