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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...

WHERES THE AUDITORIUM?-- Central High School has been promised an auditorium for 45 years, it was even in the original blueprints!

Central High’s Case of the Missing Auditorium

Savannah Smith, Editor-in-Chief October 24, 2016

With over 1,000 students roaming the halls of Central High School, things can get pretty tight when it comes to sticking those 1,000 students in the Central gym for a school event or pep rally. From...

CENTRAL CHEERLEADERS DESERVE SUPPORT TOO -- Cheer coach Brielle Farrow and Senior cheerleader Miranda Lillard pose while showing off their school spirit!

Editorial: Support Central’s Cheerleaders Because They Support You

Meghan Duncan, Staff Writer September 27, 2016

Cheering for the Pounders? That is easy, but does it ever cross your mind to cheer for the people who cheer for the whole school: the cheerleaders? The cheerleaders cheer for the football team and the...

STUDENTS IN DAY-TO-DAY DRESS CODE -- Students in Mr. Mullins  room do their work while sporting their favorite dress code items

Editorial: How Necessary are School Uniforms?

Hannah Walker, Staff Writer September 12, 2016

For years, school uniforms have been hated by students, and somewhat loved by teachers and administrators. Throughout Central High School, everyone has a constant opinion on school uniforms that tend...

MANY HAMILTON COUNTY TEACHERS ARE CONSIDERED INEFFECTIVE -- Jose Sanchez teaches his Spanish II class the important of foreign language.

Editorial: Teacher Effectiveness Statistics Should Factor Real Situations of Students

Preston Fore, Assistant Editor September 9, 2016

On the first day of school, students are eager to see if they have classes with their friends, and teachers are investigating to find out which students in their classes will be studious and which will...

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