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Students Ponder the Rationality Behind Mandatory ‘In God we Trust’ Display in Schools

Students Ponder the Rationality Behind Mandatory ‘In God we Trust’ Display in Schools

DayOnna Carson, Associate Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

There are several allusions to religion and Christianity ingrained within America’s government and culture. The most common mention of religion happens to be the country’s national motto: “In God we trust.” Just last year, in 2018, Tennessee’s legislation approved House Bill 2368, which requires...

Editorial: Testing is Having a Negative Impact on Student Success

Editorial: Testing is Having a Negative Impact on Student Success

Baylee Ellis, Video Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

This year at Central, it appears that students are having more testing than they have ever seen before. Testing can be used in many positive ways, and is almost necessary to see how well students are obtaining classroom material. However, testing can be overwhelming at times for students. Some students...

Don’t Be Trashy, Put Litter in Its Place

Don’t Be Trashy, Put Litter in Its Place

Bailey Brantingham, Video Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

While many students do not acknowledge it, there is a large problem at Central High School. The amount of trash found daily around campus has been growing and it does not seem to have an end in sight. A large percentage of the litter has been distributed by the students at Central, but none of them...

Students and Faculty Examine the Morality of the Death Penalty

Students and Faculty Examine the Morality of the Death Penalty

Marshall Sims, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

The majority of serial killers in the United States have been sentenced with the death penalty to some degree. From Ted Bundy and his execution in the electric chair in 1989, to John Wayne Gacey's death by lethal injection in 1994, execution has been a popular punishment for mass murderers throughout...

Teacher Strikes Shine Light on the Education System in the U.S.

Teacher Strikes Shine Light on the Education System in the U.S.

Dakota Wootan

March 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Recently, a major uproar regarding education has been making headway in the media. About a month ago, in Los Angeles, California, the LA Teachers’ Union went on strike, with 31,000 teachers walking off of the job. As a result, the LA school district lost over $125 million, which has put immense pre...

High Schoolers Carry the Weight of the World on Their Shoulders

High Schoolers Carry the Weight of the World on Their Shoulders

Karleigh Schwarzl, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Backpacks became popular back in the 1980's and now they are a staple for students everywhere. They are seen as necessary resources for the school year, but tend to be a hassle for many students. This is because they carry supplies for every class and having seven classes a day increases the weight of...

Marvel and DC Battle for the Box Office

Marvel and DC Battle for the Box Office

Jack Graham and DayOnna Carson

January 31, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Regardless of whether or not one is an avid moviegoer, most people are aware of the blockbuster superhero films and adaptations that have risen to popularity in recent years. With that being said, many people are familiar with the seemingly age old debate of whether Marvel or DC is worthy of the title...

Editorial: How Fast Will Senior Year ‘Fly’ By?

Editorial: How Fast Will Senior Year ‘Fly’ By?

Kaylee York, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

As the rest of the 2018/19 school speeds along, the class of 2019 shares a collective of mixed feelings regarding their final year of high school coming to bittersweet end. Some are excited to see it end, however, others are deeply saddened to see it go. "I am both excited and scared that there are...

New Year, New MEntality

New Year, New MEntality

Abby Young, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Along with the opportunities of beginning a new year, crossing the threshold of the past year into the new one brings about “change” for many. One thing that stays consistent, however, is hearing the phrase “new year, new me” ad nauseam.  Many people want to improve themselves at the emergenc...

Breaking Down the Battle at the Border

Breaking Down the Battle at the Border

Cassandra Castillo, Associate Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe,” a quote inscribed on the Statue of Liberty who once welcomed all immigrants worldwide with open arms.  Times have changed, however, and laws have been put in place that have declined the admittance of immigrants. For example,...

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