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How to Enjoy Spring Break During Social Distancing

How to Enjoy Spring Break During Social Distancing

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

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 Discuss Whether They Prefer Online Learning Over a Traditional Classroom Setting

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

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...

Math Help Apps May be More Harmful than Students Realize

Math Help Apps May be More Harmful than Students Realize

Sarah Katheron Latham, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

Today’s students are growing up with endless online resources to help them with their homework. Some students particularly struggle with math concepts, so they also have a hard time completing homework that is meant to help them with such topics. Students may use websites and apps like Khan Academy,  Wolfram Alfa, and Photomat...

Editorial: What is Central’s Favorite Girl Scout Cookie?

Editorial: What is Central’s Favorite Girl Scout Cookie?

Abby Young, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

Most everyone has been in a similar situation; you have probably walked up to a grocery store or restaurant, only to be bombarded by an army of little girls. They are cute, but very intimidating. If you not buy their cookies, the children still treat you with kindness, but that typically leads to the...

Editorial: Are Benchmarks Necessary?

Editorial: Are Benchmarks Necessary?

DayOnna Carson, Editor in Chief

March 6, 2020

Monday, March 2, marked the beginning of benchmark testing for the third quarter of the 2019-2020 school year. With odd class periods meeting on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and even class periods meeting on Tuesday and Thursday this week (with exception of 5th period), students have been working...

Is Central High’s Parking Lot a Challenge or a Learning Experience?

Is Central High’s Parking Lot a Challenge or a Learning Experience?

Jack Graham, Podcaster

March 3, 2020

Many would say that driving is a skill that takes time to get good at. However, at schools, first and second year drivers that might not have much experience must navigate the parking lot while avoiding their fellow students, as well as rushing parents. Junior Marshall Sims, who is experiencing his...

Editorial: Should Students Be More Involved in Politics?

Editorial: Should Students Be More Involved in Politics?

Danae Wnuk, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

The 2020 elections are slowly creeping up on voters as they try to decide which candidates they will support and which they will vote for. Presidential elections typically see a little over 50% of the voting age population participate, while midterm elections see around 40%. Voter turnout has fluctuate...

Is the Coronavirus Infecting the Minds of People in Good Health?

Is the Coronavirus Infecting the Minds of People in Good Health?

DayOnna Carson, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2020

The year 2020 got off to a really negative start with the increasing tensions between the United States and Iran, which led many to believe that "World War III” would soon commence. Deadly bush fires engulfed Australia, killing over 30 people and over one billion animals. Now, people are on high alert...

Editorial: What is ‘Love’?

Editorial: What is ‘Love’?

Cassandra Castillo, Copy Editor

February 13, 2020

This time of year is recognized as a time of expressing love and friendship, not only in the U.S., but in other parts of the world as well; Central is no exception. With the romantic atmosphere at an all-time high, students and staff are able to testify if the feeling of “love” is real. With ...

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