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The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

(file phto)-- A student prepares to practice with the 2021-2022 ACT Prep Book.

Should Students Still Be Required to Take the ACT?

Mackenzie Farner, Staff Writer September 13, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought several changes to schools all over the country. It's impacted the way we walk down the hallway and how we interact with classmates, forced us to wear masks during the...

DIGEST NAMED NATIONAL WEBSITE OF DISTINCTION -- The Central Digest staff pictured with their awards. Blake Catlett, a 4-year staff member, is holding the plaque in front.

Blake Catlett: Shine On, You Crazy Central Digest

Blake Catlett, Editor May 14, 2021

Since my sophomore year, I knew that I would have to eventually write this, but I'm still far from prepared. What do you say when an era of your life is coming to a close? How do you send it off? I could...

Bailey Brantingham: From Grape to Graduate; Goodbye Central!

Bailey Brantingham: From ‘Grape’ to Graduate; Goodbye Central!

Bailey Brantingham, Editor May 13, 2021

When I started my time at Central four whole years ago, I never would have thought things would end like this. Now, as I sit here writing my final goodbyes from my bedroom instead of in B-109, I realize...

ZOEY GREENE: DONT WASTE HIGH SCHOOL MOMENTS -- Senior Staff Writer Zoey Greene (left) enjoys Leadership class with friends Dallana Nolasco (middle) and Jahmes Richardson (right).

Zoey Greene: Don’t Waste High School Moments

Zoey Greene, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

My time here at Central has been somewhere in between the "High School Musical" fabrication and the "Mean Girls" comedy. Growing up watching those two movies made me think that high school would either...

DEPRESSED SOCIALLY OR SOCIALLY DEPRESSED? -- Many students are finding depression in the midst of social media.

Depressed Socially or Socially Depressed?

Zoey Greene, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

Social media is prevalent in the life of most teenagers. They make posts about failures, successes, and relationships. It is a place where the pretty get applauded and the smart get congratulated. While...

TOO MUCH SITTING -- Student completes work in Centrals Library.

Academic Endeavors Encourage Dangerous Amounts of Sitting

Sarah Katheron Latham, Assistant Editor March 22, 2021

For years, reports have been made on the negative effects of increasingly sedentary lifestyles. Long school days that only require a student to move around at class change four times a day may be dangerous...

SHOULD SPORTS CARRY ON? -- Senior Donovin Taylor dribbles the ball in a game against Boyd Buchanan.

Editorial: Should High School Sports Continue During the Pandemic?

Haroun Ghazi, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

Sports have been a big talking point over the past year. Many people wondered if they would continue at all for this school year. After all sports were halted almost a year ago, there were many doubts,...

BLACK HISTORY MONTH -- Madam C.J. Walker was one of the pioneering figures in black hair care.

The History Behind Black History Month

Mackenzie Farner, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

The annual recognition of black history started in 1926 as a week long celebration by Carter G. Woodson Ph.D. Later on, Woodson realized that there was very little offered in the education system about...

CENTRALS HOLIDAY CHEFS -- Holiday treats await to be the center of enjoyment.

A Look at Central’s Holiday Chefs

Blake Catlett, Editor December 15, 2020

The holidays are now upon us, and whether your holiday season features Christmas trees, dreidels, or Kwanzaa candles, one thing can unite us all during this season of giving: good food. Home-cooked...

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.

Editorial: Is Thanksgiving Going to be Different This Year?

Bailey Moore, Staff Writer 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...