The Central Digest

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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.

Sarah Katheron Latham, Assistant Editor

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 the song "Confidence."  Confidence is something that seems to be lacking these days.  Everythin...

Bittersweet Beginnings

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

DayOnna Carson, Editor in Chief

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 people that made up the Central Digest. Even on summer break, I constantly thought of story ideas a...

Onto My Next Story

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

Cassandra Castillo, Copy Editor

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 to grow into a better, more outgoing person, one of them being the Central Digest. This class not onl...

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.

Jaheim Williams, Staff Writer

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 fixated on. I believed the high school dream was just a cheesy cliche you only saw in movies. My ...

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.

Abby Young, Staff Writer

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 thought I had all the time in the world at Central. Now, as I am staring at my computer screen, trying...

The Years Start Coming and They Don’t Stop Coming


Danae Wnuk, Staff Writer

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 only been focused on graduating and leaving for college. I wanted to get as many credits early on...

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.

Sarah Katheron Latham, Staff Writer

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 media, there are several new things that students can try that do not involve technology. While many...

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.

Blake Catlett, Assistant Editor

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 to be suppressed; the best way to do that is to fight it with facts. If people know the circumstance...

Students Question Whether Central Holds Enough School Events

CENTRAL HIGH HOSTS TALENT SHOW -- May Soares sings in front of the student audience at the 2019-2020 talent show that was held on the last day students had in school before the COVID-19 closures.

DayOnna Carson, Editor in Chief

March 27, 2020

On March 13, the last day students had normal classes in school before the COVID-19 closures, Central held its annual talent show. Students and performers alike had been anticipating the event for some time, as there are not many other school-wide events throughout the calendar year. Although those ...

Students Discuss Whether They Prefer Online Learning Over a Traditional Classroom Setting

STUDENTS DISCUSS WHETHER THEY PREFER ONLINE LEARNING OVER A TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM SETTING -- As Central conducts classes through sites such as Canvas and Google Classroom, some students have taken a liking to distance learning, while others hope to get back in the classroom as soon as possible.

DayOnna Carson, Editor in Chief

March 27, 2020

With Hamilton County schools being shut down through April 24, both teachers and students have had, and will continue to have, a lot of time to make the transition to online learning. While online learning has been difficult for some individuals to get the hang of, others caught on pretty easily, as...

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