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But Seriously: ‘Pokemon Go’ is The Best Game Ever

POKEMON GO IS A SUCCESS -- Students at Central High School gather to catch'em all!

Jared Eddy, Columnist

August 19, 2016

On July 6, 2016, the gaming industry had been changed forever. The highly anticipated mobile game "Pokemon Go" was released in North America, New Zealand, and Australia and became one of the most downloaded games ever. I sat down with some students to understand the excitement of the game. "It's...

Throwing Stones: A Columnist’s Year of Finding Friends and Stories at Central High

BEGINNING AND THE END -- The first and last photos featured on A STONE'S THROW. Goodbye to the Central Digest! I wish you the very best.

Hannah Stone, Columnist

May 10, 2016

Flashback to the last week of junior year, the weather is warming and summer climbs to the horizon. Beyond that, just close enough to see, the end of my high school career. Classes to schedule and credits to earn, I pieced together a picture of what my senior year would look like. The most exciting development:...

Traveling Abroad: Good Times and Valuable Lessons

CENTRAL STUDENTS LOVE TO TRAVEL -- Traveling abroad is a great experience for high school students to learn about global cultures!

Hannah Stone, Columnist

April 29, 2016

At Central High School, students have endless opportunities to excel and grow. One of the most recent developments in student life has been Central's world-traveling group. Led by Kevin Parsons, the "Harrison Globe-Trotters" toured England in the summer of 2015. With plans to continue traveling in the...

Remembering Nelle Harper Lee and To Kill A Mockingbird

REMEMBERING HARPER LEE -- Famous author Harper Lee passed away at age 89.  Central students mourn her loss and remember the impact of her novel.

Hannah Stone, Columnist

February 29, 2016

Famous author, progressive thinker, and outspoken introvert, the legendary Harper Lee passed away early last Friday morning. Lee was an inspiration to lovers of literature and aspiring writers everywhere. Her beloved novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, is still studied by high school and college students...

Grown-Up Coloring Books: Colorful Stress Relief

CENTRAL STUDENTS LOVE COLORING -- Coloring books are not just for kids! Central students are discovering the growing trend of

Hannah Stone, Columnist

February 18, 2016

Central students are discovering a new trend: "grown-up" coloring books. With their unique and complex patterns, these coloring books will often claim to be therapeutic or enhance mindfulness. Art therapy has proven its worth in the past decade. From cancer patients to those dealing with conditions such...

Snow Days: The Good and the Bad

FREEZING FUN -- Central students love snow days! But snow days are not always as

Hannah Stone, Columnist

January 29, 2016

Huddled in blankets with pajamas turned inside-out, students wait on the edge of their seats for the news. Perhaps only a few snow flakes have fallen, but Central High School students still long for just one thing: a snow day. The past week has been a flurry of panic for Chattanooga. Milk and bread...

Are Central Students Still Using Facebook?

LIKE THIS -- Some say Facebook is dying out in younger generations! Are Central teens still using Facebook?

Hannah Stone, Columnist

January 22, 2016

Facebook is a site that once monopolized the world of social media. From young children to senior citizens, Facebook is a fantastic way to connect and communicate with friends and family. New social media giants have risen in recent years. Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest are just a few of...

Business is Booming! Shop Local Chattanooga!

SHOP LOCAL CHATTANOOGA -- Local businesses are booming in Chattanooga! Grab breakfast at Niedlov's on East Main Street and discover the local shops in bustling downtown Chattanooga!

Hannah Stone, Columnist

December 3, 2015

Chattanooga has grown rich in local businesses. Boasting its revitalized downtown, the entire city bustles with trendy shops and eateries. What makes this area so special is that many of these businesses are locally owned and operated. Just talking to people who work for local businesses in Chattanooga...

New Symphonic Band is Home to Central Alumni

CENTRAL BAND ALUMNI CONTINUE INTO COLLEGE SYMPHONY -- Chattanooga State Symphonic Band is home to Central Alumni and hopefully many more in the future.

Hannah Stone, Columnist

November 18, 2015

In Chattanooga State Community College's cozy theater, the Symphonic Band had its very first concert. The band's director, Nicholas Hartline, started the band just this year. The new Symphonic Band is now home to Central alumni Blake Vayda and Jake Whitaker. Both talented musicians were a part of Central's...

New Words: Where Do They Come From?

WORDS, WORDS, AND MORE WORDS -- Today's culture has caused a renaissance in language.

Hannah Stone, Columnist

November 9, 2015

The English language is constantly growing and changing. New words enter the language, and some fall out of the loop. Fresh trends in language are always appearing - think of abbreviations such as "OMG" or "LOL." Texting vernacular has become a large part of communication. Slang terms integrate themselves...

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