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Editorial: Is Thanksgiving Going to be Different This Year?

HOW WILL THANKSGIVING LOOK THIS YEAR? -- Hamilton County Schools will be closed for the entire week of Thanksgiving, instead of the usual three-day break.
November 18, 2020

For some people, Thanksgiving might look a little bit different this year because of COVID-19. Here is a look on how some teachers at Central feel about the upcoming holiday. Joseph Parrott teaches...

Editorial: Is Zoom Fatigue Real?

THE CASE OF ZOOM FATIGUE -- Science teacher Christina Cotreau teaching in-person students and at-home students through Zoom.
October 21, 2020

Due to COVID-19, many students have chosen to attend school online. For most, this is the first time they have had to regularly attend online meetings on platforms like Zoom. Like most things in life,...

Uncertainty is Certain, so Keep Looking Forward

UNCERTAINTY IS CERTAIN, SO KEEP LOOKING FORWARD -- Students in Mr. Fletcher's fourth period class scratch their heads in confusion.
August 26, 2020

"I have confidence in sunshine.  I have confidence in rain.  I have confidence that spring will come again. And besides what you see, I have confidence in me," sings Maria in the Sound of Music during...

Bittersweet Beginnings

BITTERSWEET BEGINNINGS -- From left to right: DayOnna Carson, Danae Wnuk, Abby Young, and Cassandra Castillo enjoy a Powderpuff game as sophomores.
May 9, 2020

Who would have thought that my final story— not my first— would be the hardest to write? Outside of class, I would spend most of my time each week working on assignments, if not thinking about the...

Onto My Next Story

ONTO MY NEXT STORY -- A bitter-sweet farewell to Central High and the Digest.
May 8, 2020

As part of the class of 2020, my precious time in high school was cut short; however, I believe I made the best out of those four years at Central. I participated in activities and clubs that allowed me...

The High School Dream

THE HIGH SCHOOL DREAM — (From left to right) Seniors Tyler Mullins, James Ortiz, DayOnna Carson, Danae Wnuk, Jaheim Williams, Abby Young, Cassandra Castillo, and Patrick Quinn, holding thumbs-up, pose for a picture after being named senior superlatives.
May 8, 2020

When I first came to Central as a freshman, I saw high school as a road to get my diploma and nothing more. I was never that interested in the romanticized high school dream that a lot of my peers were...

The Long and Winding Road

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD -- It will be hard to say goodbye, but I am excited for my next journey.
May 7, 2020

This is definitely a hard story for me to write, as goodbyes are always difficult. My last story for the Central Digest is not something I have given too much thought to during my high school career; I...

The Years Start Coming and They Don’t Stop Coming

THE YEARS START COMING AND THEY DON
May 6, 2020

There are many pathways we take in life, and depending on the choices we make, these pathways can be reformed, altered, or completely destroyed. Since the first day that I entered high school my mind has...

How to Enjoy Spring Break During Social Distancing

HOW TO ENJOY SPRING BREAK WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING — Students can still spend time outside, learn a new skill, and try other new things despite the mandatory stay at home orders issued by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Mayor Andy Burke.
April 3, 2020

Spring break has begun, and students are most likely wondering what they can do with their time now that out-of-town trips are canceled. While some people binge Netflix shows, or spend hours on social...

Facts Over Fear: Central Students Discuss Pandemic News Coverage

FACTS OVER FEAR: CENTRAL STUDENTS DISCUSS PANDEMIC NEWS COVERAGE -- A real-time map by Johns Hopkins University showcasing all confirmed cases of COVID-19.
April 2, 2020

Instances of near chaos, such as the COVID-19 outbreak, bring immeasurable fear to the people. That fear tends to cloud judgement. People are unsure of who to trust and what to believe. This fear needs...

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