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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...

HOW TO GET YOUR TAX REFUND THIS SEASON -- Pictured above is a W2 form supplied by employers and necessary to file for a tax refund.

How to Get Your Tax Refund This Season

Morgan Snyder, Columnist March 12, 2020

After speaking with students at Central, it has come to my attention that, while many students have part-time jobs, not many of those students know how to file their own taxes. Most students that I have...


First Ever ‘Empower Your Future’ Women’s Forum at UTC Proves to be a Success

Morgan Snyder, Columnist February 19, 2020

On February 12, Business Academy Teacher Mark Cuttle and Counselor Chelsea Thornhill took a handful of female students to an "Empower Your Future" forum for women; the forum consisted of a panel of four...

CENTRAL SENIORS DISCUSS THE INDEPENDENCE THAT COMES WITH ‘ADULTING’ -- A particularly inspiring and motivating dishtowel shows a girl wrestling a gator to (assumingly) scare her parents.

Central Seniors Discuss the Independence that Comes with ‘Adulting’

Morgan Snyder, Columnist January 24, 2020

You might have seen the somewhat-viral photo of this dishtowel floating around Instagram, Twitter and other social media sites. I found it in The Westerner, one of my favorite stores, during my vacation...

STOP KILLING TIME, MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU INSTEAD -- Central Senior Jazmynn Ball is smiling behind the registers at Little Caesars, where she works part-time.

Stop Killing Time, Make it Work for you Instead

Morgan Snyder, Columnist December 2, 2019

With so many students having part-time jobs, it is a wonder how we are not all taking naps in every class. Waking up in the morning for school is the absolute worst part of our days, and our assignments...

LOCAL RICHARD WATTS PRESENTS HIS ANNUAL HALLOWEEN DISPLAY -- The haunted cemetery is the hallmark of Watts display every year.

Local Richard Watts Presents His Annual Halloween Display

Morgan Snyder, Columnist October 30, 2019

For some, Halloween is not a one-night event. My neighbor, Richard Watts, agreed that the parties and candy are a significant part of the holiday, but for him, it is also an opportunity to display his...

EVERY LITTLE BIT HURTS: COACH SHURETTES FIFTH PERIOD BEAUTIFIES CENTRALS CAMPUS -- Shurettes fifth period gym class is showing off their campus cleanup efforts proudly.

Every Litter Bit Hurts: Coach Shurette’s Fifth Period Beautifies Central’s Campus

Morgan Snyder, Columnist October 16, 2019

If you have ever walked through Central High's parking lots, you have most likely seen how much garbage people leave on the ground. Whether it is after sports events, after a pep rally, or even after a...

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