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The Central Digest

THE HOLI-GRAY SPECIAL-- Columnist Grayson Catlett decorates his familys Christmas tree.

The Gray Area: The Holi-Gray Special

Grayson Catlett, Columnist December 16, 2020

We have reached the final month of the year, and with that comes the holiday season. Elf, cookies and milk, "secret Santa" parties, the second episode of political family arguments, that one Hershey's...

THE GRAY AREA: THANKS-KEEPING AND GRAY FRIDAY -- Columnist Grayson Catlett browses the aisles of Wal-Mart in preparation of Black Friday.

The Gray Area: Thanks-Keeping and Gray Friday

Grayson Catlett, Columnist November 19, 2020

The last hurdles before the annual reign of Santa Claus and Mariah Carey are quickly approaching: Thanksgiving, the day of usually arguing with family, and Black Friday, the day of usually arguing with...

THE APPLICATION GRIND -- Senior Columnist Grayson Catlett gesturing to his CommonApp, which is used to simplify the college application process.

The Gray Area: Applying to Colleges in 2020

Grayson Catlett, Columnist November 5, 2020

With the buildup to Halloween ending, students are about to face something scarier than any movie they have watched or haunted house they have experienced on that night: the college application process. At...

SAY GOODBYE TO SNOW DAYS -- Senior Columnist Grayson Catlett preparing for the cold weather that is yet to come.

The Gray Area: Snow Days are Melting Away

Grayson Catlett, Columnist October 22, 2020

Fall has just begun, but many have already turned their eyes and hearts to what may happen in the winter. While fall is still usually a great time -- it is always my favorite season -- it is hard to ignore...

THE GRAY AREA: A CRAZY ELECTION FOR AN EVEN CRAZIER YEAR -- Senior Columnist Grayson Catlett turning away from watching the presidential debate of September 29, 2020.

The Gray Area: A Crazy Election for an Even Crazier Year

Grayson Catlett, Columnist October 1, 2020

This year has been unhinged for multiple reasons, but one national event is throwing things into even more chaos: the presidential election. Day in and day out, the news is now swarmed with one election...

THE GRAY AREA: TOUCHDOWNS OR BREAKOUTS? --  Columnist Grayson Catlett looking out over the Pounders football field.

The Gray Area: Touchdowns or Breakouts?

Grayson Catlett, Columnist September 17, 2020

As the school year geared up for large structural changes regarding COVID-19, many students and parents had a burning question: what is happening to sports? Sports have been a hot topic following the...

THE GRAY AREA: WHAT DOES EVERYONE THINK ABOUT PHASE THREE? -- Columnist Grayson Catlett poses with one of the many safety posters around Central.

The Gray Area: What Does Everyone Think About Phase Three?

Grayson Catlett, Columnist September 3, 2020

The first two weeks of the 2020-2021 year have come to an unceremonious end, and with them have come a new understanding of how school is going to function in a time like ours. Zoom calls have become a...

WELCOME TO THE GRAY AREA -- Welcome to the Gray Area, the Central Digests new column written by Senior Grayson Catlett.

Welcome to the Gray Area

Grayson Catlett, Columnist August 20, 2020

"The gray area, the place between black and white - that's the place where life happens." - Justin Timberlake It goes without saying that 2020 has been a very tumultuous year. With crises ranging...

GOODBYE, CENTRAL HIGH -- Senior Columnist Morgan Snyder reminisces on her final year at Central.

Goodbye, Central High

Morgan Snyder, Columnist May 4, 2020

The 2019-20 school year was definitely one to remember. As this spring draws to an end, I realize that I will likely never see most of my classmates again, people that I have grown alongside since kindergarten....

SENIORS FACE NEW OBSTACLES TO SENIOR PROJECTS -- This is a  view from Columnist Morgan Snyders job shadow at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Seniors Face New Obstacles as They Complete Senior Projects

Morgan Snyder, Columnist March 26, 2020

Senior year is jam-packed with important dates, events, and projects. The infamous Senior Project, dreaded by many, is due soon. The cumulative project consists of a portfolio filled with various assignments...

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