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Hey Students, Let’s Discuss Central High-gene

Hey Students, Let’s Discuss Central High-gene

Jaheim Williams, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

As members of the human race we all have five key senses -- sight, sound, touch, taste, and most importantly, smell. Smell was one of the fundamental senses that the hunter-gatherers had to use in order to catch their game. Without a scent to go by, the nomads may have never been able to sniff out their...

Another Year Down

Another Year Down

Preston Fore, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

When I first joined the Central Digest a freshman in the fall of 2016, I would never had imagined the amount of opportunities I would soon receive. I especially would have never fathomed I would be running the program one day, as Editor-in-Chief during both my junior and senior years. This school...

Don’t You Forget About Me

Don’t You Forget About Me

Hannah Walker, Video Editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

In August of 2016, I walked through the hallway of B-pod in search of of door that had "The Central Digest" written on it in purple and gold. When I finally arrived, I walked in confident that I had found my seventh period class that was titled on my schedule as journalism. Little did I know that over...

The Finish Line

The Finish Line

Kimberly Merfert, Video Reporter

May 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

You know, it is really strange to be saying goodbye to a place I never thought I would leave. Quite frankly, I do not want to. Every student finds themselves wishing the days would go by faster, the days would get shorter, the time would come quicker . . . I have learned the hard way that wishful thinking...

So Long, Farewell

So Long, Farewell

Madi Blackburn, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Some say that the only constant in life is change. I would say that this is mostly true, although this does not make change any easier, nor does it lessen the pain of goodbyes. This season of my life is one of transition, from the high school I have grown to love, to the college that I will attend. Although...

Hello, Goodbye.

Hello, Goodbye.

John Britt, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Joining the Digest was a sort of unique journey for me. I never really joined any clubs, nor do I hold any sort of high commitment to most activities. However, due to me being good friends with the Editor-in-Chief, Preston Fore, I seriously considered to join the Central Digest. As my English teacher,...

Editorial: Is TNReady Testing a Waste?

Editorial: Is TNReady Testing a Waste?

Matthew Davis, Assistant Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

In recent years, standardized tests have become a focus point for the education system in the state of Tennessee. These tests are designed to test students on the important information they should have learned throughout the school year, in a way that gives all students a fair chance for success. However,...

Editorial: The Effectiveness of Standardized Tests at Central

Editorial: The Effectiveness of Standardized Tests at Central

Blake Catlett, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

The three- week testing season is upon us here at Central. However, students and teachers are questioning the effectiveness of these tests. The time it takes to complete the tests is one factor that brings the tests down. The testing period takes over three weeks to complete. Each student will test...

Editorial: Should Teachers Be Armed?

Editorial: Should Teachers Be Armed?

Kaylee York, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

In just three short months since 2018 began, there have been 17 school shootings in America where someone has been injured or killed. According to CNN, that averages out to be 1.5 shootings a week. The parameters that CNN counted were as follows: a shooting where at least one person was shot (not including...

‘The Greatest Showman’ is the Greatest Show, Man

‘The Greatest Showman’ is the Greatest Show, Man

Madi Blackburn, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

While some movie critics focus on the technicalities of a movie, most people go to the movies to escape reality. This weekend, I did just that and saw "The Greatest Showman" in theaters. The movie starts out with an energetic, rhythmic musical number that shows P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) performing...

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