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Goodbye, Central High

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

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. As my time in school draws to a close, I search for more and more things to remember school...

Seniors Face New Obstacles as They Complete Senior Projects

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

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 due throughout the year. Among these assignments are: a volunteer hour log sheet, a resume, and...

How to Get Your Tax Refund This Season

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.

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 talked to are either procrastinating until April 15 or are depending on their parents to file their...

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 empowering women who found success in their respectful careers in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The eve...

Central Seniors Discuss the Independence that Comes with ‘Adulting’

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.

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 in New York over winter break. Yes, I know this column will be published far after winter break (...

Stop Killing Time, Make it Work for you Instead

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.

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 are piling up. Combined with the stressor of needing all of this work to be done before Christmas...

Local Richard Watts Presents His Annual Halloween Display

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

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 creativity. Watts's annual Halloween display is a hallmark tradition that his neighbors look forward...

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

EVERY LITTLE BIT HURTS: COACH SHURETTE'S FIFTH PERIOD BEAUTIFIES CENTRAL'S CAMPUS -- Shurette's fifth period gym class is showing off their campus cleanup efforts proudly.

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 regular school day; litter piles up in our beautiful agora, our lawns and everywhere in between. Near...

Missing Ms. White

MISSING MS. WHITE — Ms. Sally White poses with Central graduate and former Central Digest Editor in Chief Preston Fore.

Morgan Snyder, Columnist

September 24, 2019

As the school year began, I felt a heavy, missing presence in the halls of Central High School. Our beloved Ms. Sally White, a favorite among many, is off to achieve new heights at the Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts (CCA.) Several upperclassmen know and love Ms. White as an English te...

A Morganic Beginning

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

Morgan Snyder, Columnist

September 11, 2019

Those of you reading this column may know me, but quite honestly, most of you do not. For those of you who already know me, I am now a member of the Digest! Look at me. Go me. For my readers who do not know me, I am Morgan Snyder, the new Columnist of the Central Digest. If you see me in the hallways,...

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