The Central Digest

  • Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

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...

Editorial: Students Reflect on 2017 In Hopes of An Optimistic New Year

Editorial: Students Reflect on 2017 In Hopes of An Optimistic New Year

Cassandra Castillo, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

The start of the new year arises a hope for new beginnings and a better life in general. With the political situation and racial issues that occurred in 2017, many people are now hoping for a better future in 2018. “First of all, I hope that the political situation changes for the better. I want...

Editorial: Starbucks Holiday Flavors Return; Peppermint Mocha Is Most Popular Among Central Student Body and Faculty

Editorial: Starbucks Holiday Flavors Return; Peppermint Mocha Is Most Popular Among Central Student Body and Faculty

Jake Johns, Copy Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

From early mornings cramming for tests, to late evenings writing elongated essays, coffee is a high school student's best friend. As Central's Christmas vacation nears its start, globally known coffee company, Starbucks, has released its annual holiday flavors. Many Central students are currently...

Students Are Still Concerned About Safety At School

Students Are Still Concerned About Safety At School

Bailey Brantingham, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase, Student Life

Feeling safe at school is a divided opinion. Some students claim they do not feel safe while they are at school, and some do. It really just depends on where you live. Where some live, they are exposed to dangers like tornados or hurricanes. In other areas, this is barely even a possibility. "Mostly...

Editorial: Central Students and Staff Continue to Show Their School Spirit

Editorial: Central Students and Staff Continue to Show Their School Spirit

Meghan Duncan, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase, Student Life

“School Spirit is the pride in the school you attend, and all the positive things that you want to see about it,” exclaimed history teacher, Chris Kribs. At Central, we make things available for everyone. From pep rallies to the student talent show, we take pride in being  Central Pounders! Senior...

It Is Time To Get Serious About Grades

It Is Time To Get Serious About Grades

Sam Helmholtz, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

No matter how much you prepare, the start of school and the sudden surge of work and responsibility hits hard. The first quarter of the new year is simultaneously the easiest and most difficult time. Work is not at its peak, but adjustments to new teachers, peers, schedules, and subjects is a rough undertaking....

Students and Faculty Ponder The Meaning of Life

Students and Faculty Ponder The Meaning of Life

DayOnna Carson, Head Staff Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase, Student Life

Students have been asked about their future plans countless times, typically answering with the college and career they would like to pursue. There are many students, however, who are still unsure about what path they want to take. Realistically speaking, it takes time to be hired by the business of...

‘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...

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School
Opinion/Editorial