Author: Ben Ziliak

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Solar eclipse impacts Indianapolis

Today at 2:20 the moon will be covering 92 percent of the sun over Indianapolis. This will be the first time an eclipse will stretch coast to coast in the United States since 1918....

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North Central voices in the crowd

Attention all who feel underrepresented in North Central Publications! North Central Voice In The Crowd is a new feature in The Northern Lights in which students not in Print and Online Media class can...

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Hand dryers really blow

  The overall bathroom experience at North Central is about as enjoyable as a colonoscopy. For starters the toilet paper is glorified sandpaper. Then once you’re done and go to wash your hands (I’m...

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Why the NBA Playoffs are Too Long

There is a part in the movie “Baseketball,” directed by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, where legendary sports broadcaster Dan Patrick tells the audience something along the lines of, “We have...

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How to Fix the Parking System

Recently there has been a public backlash against the school parking system. Based on the current system there is one quick and easy solution to tardiness and not having a parking spot: wake up earlier....

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How Not to Die While Driving in Snow

Imagine this scenario, you wake up on a brisk winters morning. A new fallen snow has blanketed the landscape like in a Robert Frost poem. You get in your car and drive to school....

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New Year for the Guidance Office

The guidance office has affected the lives of every student at North Central, even those who have never been to the guidance office. Every summer it is somebody’s task to take a pool of...

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SB2k16: Shark Week

Every year during the months of January, February and March, 26 million people travel to Florida, according to USA Today. Many NC students make the journey down south during spring break. However this year...

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Incoming Tennis Star: Ian Brady

While most Washington Township middle schoolers arrive to school around nine in the morning, Ian Brady starts school at two in the afternoon. This is because 8th grader Ian Brady is not like most...