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‘Fall’ing Out of Summer

‘Fall’ing Out of Summer

Madi Blackburn, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

The first official day of fall is September 22, but that has not stopped the early spread of fall fever for students and teachers alike that has come with the recent cool weather. Unfortunately, it looks like this fall-inspired weather is going to depart for the next little while. "When the weather...

Editor-in-Chief, Savannah Smith, Hangs Up Clipboard and Says Goodbye to the Central Digest

Editor-in-Chief, Savannah Smith, Hangs Up Clipboard and Says Goodbye to the Central Digest

Savannah Smith, Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Goodbyes are bittersweet. They can be sad, happy, relieving, or even heartbreaking. No goodbye, however, could ever describe the 3 amazing years of being on the Central Digest staff and how in only a few weeks, I will have to say my final goodbyes. I grew up wanting to be a doctor. All through middle...

Central Digest Copy Editor, Shelby Campbell, Says Final Goodbyes to the Central Digest

Central Digest Copy Editor, Shelby Campbell, Says Final Goodbyes to the Central Digest

Shelby Campbell, Copy Editor

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Change is part of life. Spring turns into summer, children turn into adults, high school seniors become college freshmen, and Central Digest Copy Editors turn into loyal readers. Three years ago, I was a timid sophomore who was still trying to figure out how high school worked. I was a bit of an awkward...

Editorial: Allergies Make Students Miserable In Class

Editorial: Allergies Make Students Miserable In Class

Matthew Davis, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Throughout spring, the hallways of Central High School are filled with sneezing, coughing, and blowing noses. With so many beautiful flowers blooming, there is a lot of pollen in the air. Pollen is one of the most common allergens, along with dust and pet dander, causing one in every five Americans...

Editorial: The Secret Behind Maintaining A+ Grades

Editorial: The Secret Behind Maintaining A+ Grades

Kimberly Merfert, Staff Writer/Video Editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Through the elongated, never-ending countdown to the end of the school year, students of all ages power through seven classes, five days a week in hopes of making the days pass by faster than humanly possible. High school students are responsible for retaining 180 days worth of knowledge in 50 minute...

Editorial: With Lack of Space for Large Events and Fine Arts Department, a New Gymnasium Could Benefit All

Editorial: With Lack of Space for Large Events and Fine Arts Department, a New Gymnasium Could Benefit All

Jacob Johns, Business Manager

February 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Central High School has been in dear need of repairs for many years. With a continuing increase in growth from five feeder schools, to some classes being forced to be held in portables, Central needs some improvement. While recently many students have been passionately advocating for a new track,...

Editorial: Early in His Presidency, Trump Sets the Tone for the Next Four Years

Editorial: Early in His Presidency, Trump Sets the Tone for the Next Four Years

Shelby Campbell, Copy Editor

January 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

It is striking to see the undefined, amorphous, and rebellious spirit that so much of this country has displayed go untouched by the Trump administration. During the election, political leaders did not voice their opinions, people were in shock, and everyone seemed to have this "every man for himself"...

Editorial: With Little Experience in Education, DeVos is the Wrong Choice for Leading America’s Schools

Editorial: With Little Experience in Education, DeVos is the Wrong Choice for Leading America’s Schools

Preston Fore, Assistant Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Nearly 90% of America's students attend some form of public school. As guaranteed under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, every child has the opportunity to a sufficient education. However, as many know, our education system has many flaws that need solutions, mainly the lack of funding, opportu...

Editorial: Though Progress Has Been Made, Dr. King’s Dream Should Still Influence.

Editorial: Though Progress Has Been Made, Dr. King’s Dream Should Still Influence.

Brittney Hoang, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed - we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." -Martin Luther King Junior. 49 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the age of 39. Although his life was...

Central’s Students Create New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

Central’s Students Create New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

DayOnna Carson, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

The students and faculty here at Central have decided to commit to various goals in the upcoming year. Most of our school population's resolves are common, such as getting higher grades, having fun, and being a more outgoing individual. On the flip side, some students decided to commit to something different...

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