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The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

CENTRALS STUDENTS CREATE NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS FOR 2017 -- Students reveal their hopes and goals for the upcoming new year.

Central’s Students Create New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

DayOnna Carson, Staff Writer January 13, 2017

The students and faculty here at Central have decided to commit to various goals in the upcoming year. Most of our school population's resolves are common, such as getting higher grades, having fun, and...

STUDENTS DESCRIBE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL -- Students describe Central in one word.

Editorial: Words To Describe Central By Central Students!

Zeena Whayeb, Staff Writer January 13, 2017

Ever looked for words to describe Central or ever wondered what Central High is like? As students described Central, different opinions came into view. Some students picked "content" as their word. "I...

OH CHRISTMAS TREE, OH CHRISTMAS TREE! -- Senior, Rachel Woodward helps decorate and light up the Christmas tree in Centrals front office.

Central Students ‘Deck The Halls’ This Holiday Season

Savannah Smith, Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2016

George Matthew Adams once said, “Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first." Central students are channeling this statement as they spread...

STUDYING IS THE BEST WAY TO ACE MIDTERMS -- Jimena Villanueva studies her textbook to make sure she does well on her midterm exam.

Editorial: Studying is the Answer to Good Midterm Grades

Matthew Davis, Staff Writer December 12, 2016

Over the course of a students time in high school, they are faced with a number of important exams, such as the ACT, SAT, and EOC's. However, no one ever talks about midterms, which are tests that affect...

SMOKE AND SMOG HUNG IN THE AIR  -- Monday, November 14th, students really felt the affects of the smoke in the air, from struggling to breath to having trouble seeing across campus!

Students Felt the Effects of Smoke Hanging Thick in the Air in the Wake of Wildfires Across the Southeast

Shelby Campbell, Copy Editor December 1, 2016

Over the course of 2016, over 40,000 acres of forest and land in Tennessee alone has been burned due to the excessive number of forest fires the state has seen this year. Due to such a severe drought,...

CENTRAL STUDENTS REVEAL WHAT THEY ARE THANKFUL FOR -- A traditional thanksgiving meal is pictured above.

Central High Students Reveal Who and What They Are Thankful For

Brittney Hoang and DayOnna Carson, Staff Writers November 23, 2016

Central High School has a lot to be thankful for this year. These are some of the things that Central students have expressed to the Central Digest to be important to them: Seniors: "I am thankful...

HOT WEATHER IN FALL? --  Students at Central have noticed the temperatures have been really hot for the time of year. Smoke coming from Signal Mountain is pictured above.

Students and Faculty React to Chattanooga’s Record High Temperatures During Autumn

DayOnna Carson, Staff Writer November 9, 2016

The first day of fall was back on September 22. Since then, the Chattanooga area has experienced excruciating heat and little to no rain. Every morning, students here at Central arrive to school with cozy...

SMARTPHONES ARE CONSTANTLY HOGGING STUDENTS ATTENTION-- Sophomore student of Central High School, Caitlin Leamon, uses her smartphone during school.

Editorial: Many Students May Suffer from Nomophobia, the Fear of Being Without a Cell Phone

Brittney Hoang, Staff Writer November 7, 2016

What were you doing just five minutes ago? Like many young students, you were probably checking your cell phone for a seemingly unimportant notification. You may even be reading this article on your mobile...

THE SOFTBALL TEAM -- The softball team is shown above after winning regionals last year.

Editorial: Central’s First Steps Towards Women’s Empowerment

Zeena Whayeb, Staff Writer October 27, 2016

From traditional roles across cultures and historical periods, women have always led inferior roles in society. Today, it seems women still have limited means of power and control even here at Central...

PADDLING IN SCHOOLS -- Some schools allow parents to authorize paddling of students in schools.

Editorial: Should Paddling Still Be Legal In Public And Private Schools In 2016?

Hannah Walker, Staff Writer October 25, 2016

Corporal punishment in schools have been an issue of discussion for years now. When it first came about, people did not have a problem with this version of punishment. In 2016, it's a different story. Parents...