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Principal Phil Iannarone Has Got His Eye on a Clear 2020 School Year

PRINCIPAL IANNARONE CHATS WITH A STUDENT -- Principal Iannarone gives a warm welcome back to a Central student.

Morgan Snyder, Columnist

August 29, 2019

Former Central teacher Phil Iannarone is taking over as Central's new, permanent principal. Though this upcoming year will be his nineteenth year teaching, it has been ten years since Mr. Iannarone's face was a familiar sight at Central High, as a teacher in D-pod. He is proud to say that he was head...

Goodbye Column

GOODBYE COLUMN -- Columnist Laurelie Holmberg leaps for joy as graduation approaches.

Laurelie Holmberg, Columnist

May 2, 2019

Over the years, I have made many interesting choices in my life. Some choices were made spur of the moment, while others I pondered for months. I tend to be a very rational person, often weighing out the good and bad or pros and cons of any situation. In school, I generally stick to what I know, what...

The College Crunch: What to Do After High School

THE COLLEGE CRUNCH: WHAT TO DO AFTER HIGH SCHOOL -- Senior Columnist Laurelie Holmberg has decided to attend Middle Tennessee State University next fall, but she still has words of advice for students who are undecided about their future endeavors.

Laurelie Holmberg, Columnist

April 8, 2019

Senior year is a busy time for many students; ACT testing, college visits, and normal school work tend to accumulate quickly. It can often feel as if one is drowning in a sea of school. For most seniors, though, by the beginning of April, they know where they will be attending college or where they are...

Two Truths, One Laurelie: Lights, Camera, Pandas!

TWO TRUTHS ONE LAURELIE READY, SET, PANDAS -- Students watch live panda cams during their  downtime as a way to unwind from a stressful day of school.

Laurelie Holmberg, Columnist

February 28, 2019

Animal cams became wildly popular after one giraffe, named April, was filmed during her pregnancy. Social media covered her every move, creating a star overnight. Since then, many animal cams have popped up and given viewers around the world a glimpse into the lives of these creatures. Recently, I have...

A Study of the Steady Decline in School Product Quality

A STUDY OF THE STEADY DECLINE IN SCHOOL PRODUCT QUALITY -- R'Iana Taylor (left) holds toilet paper sample for research purposes.

Laurelie Holmberg, Columnist

February 16, 2019

Often times, while scrolling through social media, I like to compare my work to others in the journalism field. Lately, I have felt as if my work has been closer to fake news than real journalism. Powerful journalism is one of the most important structural concepts of society, and I felt it was time...

Two Truths, One Laurelie: New Year, nEw mE

New Year, nEw mE -- The start of the new year is a popular time for lifestyle changes and new adventures!

Laurelie Holmberg, Columnist

January 15, 2019

Let's be honest here guys, New Year's resolutions are kind of a joke. We often tell ourselves we are going to lose weight or learn to play the violin. One year, I decided to learn how to do a handstand. Understandably, I still do not know how to do a handstand. Unfortunately, most people drop their resolutions...

School Secretary, Terry Rogers, Continues to Serve as the Light of Central High

OVERLOOKED STAFF ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT  -- School Secretary, Mrs. Terry Rogers, as one of Central's most dedicated staff members, answers the phone.

Laurelie Holmberg, Columnist

December 5, 2018

Central High is composed of over 900 students and more than 50 staff members, many of which have dedicated their lives to the school and the students who grace the halls every day. Many faculty members arrive early and stay until late into the night. Often times they are planning lessons during lunch...

MISSING: ONE TURKEY, If Found Do Not Mention Thanks or Giving

MISSING: ONE TURKEY, IF FOUND DO NOT MENTION THANKS OR GIVING -- Happy Thanksgiving!

Laurelie Holmberg, Columnist

November 22, 2018

Jingle Bells Jingle Bells, Thanksgivings on the way! It is holiday season my friends and things are getting warm and toasty... and maybe even smelly? Thanksgiving is on the way and I can already smell all the amazing food! Thanksgiving at my house has always been a big deal, family from all over brings...

PD..Actually, How About We Not

PD...ACTUALLY HOW ABOUT WE NOT -- Personal displays of affection have been a big problem at our school.

Laurelie Holmberg, Columnist

November 13, 2018

Classrooms, hallways, and even the agora, defining places of wonder at Central High, are becoming infected. 'What is this disease?' one may ask. Excessive public display of affection, better known as PDA, has plagued our great school. Sadly, I have to be the bearer of bad news by informing the student...

Spooky Season

TWO TRUTHS, ONE LAURELIE: SPOOKY SEASON-- Columnist poses with her completed pumpkin.

Laurelie Holmberg, Columnist

October 26, 2018

Pumpkin carving, humorous boos, seems like the Halloween season has come through! Yes, the spooky season is here and nobody else is more excited for Halloween than me. Over fall break, I considered writing this column about my favorite scary movies or maybe fall treats I love to make, but eventuall...

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