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Central Questions Whether Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream Lives on

Central Questions Whether Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream Lives on

Jaheim Williams, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

Central’s student body is culturally, ethically, and racially diverse. This would not be the case if it were not for the sacrifices that American heroes made during the Civil Rights Movement. One of the most notable and popular figures during this time was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He had a dre...

2020: a New Year and a New Decade

2020: a New Year and a New Decade

Ashley Coleman, Staff Writer

December 31, 2019

At midnight, the day will change from Tuesday to Wednesday, but this is not just any normal Wednesday, it is the beginning of a new year as well as a new decade. The dawn of a new calendar year is making most everyone anxious to get their second semester of the school year started and see what 20...

Deck the Halls… or Not?

Deck the Halls… or Not?

Morgan Snyder, Columnist

December 5, 2019

The holiday season has finally arrived, and Central High School is looking a little more vibrant than usual. It seems like everyone is in a joyous mood, despite the business of December. Students are faced against midterms, deadlines, and projects, but Christmas break lies straight ahead. As students a...

The Truth Behind Fake News

The Truth Behind Fake News

Blake Catlett, Assistant Editor

November 25, 2019

As politics take a strong lead in news, so-called hoaxes and lies come close behind. Claims and attacks are thrown from all sides of the political spectrum. In today's world, it is nearly impossible to find a non-partisan news source in the United States. Almost all news sources lean one way or another...

Students Ponder Whether or Not Donald Trump Will be Impeached

Students Ponder Whether or Not Donald Trump Will be Impeached

Ashley Coleman and DayOnna Carson

November 13, 2019

Every four years in the United States, an election is held to appoint a new president or renew the current president's term. There are 21 people currently running for president, 17 Democrats and four Republicans. Donald Trump is the current president, and he has been under more fire than usual recently,...

Alma WHAT? Why Fewer Students are Learning the Alma Mater

Alma WHAT? Why Fewer Students are Learning the Alma Mater

Sarah Katheron Latham, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

            "What a wonderful school is ours to love, with its ups, and its downs, and its joys!" These historic lyrics of the Central High School Alma Mater were written in the 1926-1927 school year by Central's first Assistant principal, Arthur Ran...

Do Cliques Still Exist in Today’s High School?

Do Cliques Still Exist in Today’s High School?

Jaheim Williams, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

When it comes to cultural stereotypes, the high school social pyramid is usually divided among different groups of students. For example, there are the "jocks," the cheerleaders, and the "nerds." These tropes are usually overly exaggerated when portrayed in works of fiction. However, these caricatures...

Do School Chromebooks Block More Than Necessary?

Do School Chromebooks Block More Than Necessary?

Baylee Ellis, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

This year at Central, students had the opportunity to receive a school-owned Chromebook computer of their own to use for the school year. While the Chromebooks can access several useful websites, some students have found that they have issues with some of the websites that are not able to be accessed. Whi...

A Disease is Infecting the Hallways of Central: Phone Obsession

A Disease is Infecting the Hallways of Central: Phone Obsession

Ashley Coleman, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, and even Tik Tok are all social media platforms that consume students' time on a daily basis. One study found that around 58% of people can not go without checking their phones. Social media is the fastest growing industry in the world, and it will not stop any time soon ...

The Vending Machines Are Not All That and a Bag of Chips

The Vending Machines Are Not All That and a Bag of Chips

Morgan Snyder, Columnist

September 12, 2019

Students and staff members at Central have strong opinions about dress code, earbuds, and even the vending machines. Some of their grievances have remained the same throughout the years, but the snacks have changed, and the complaints have come with them. It is common knowledge that the vending machines...

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