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The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, KARLEIGH SCHWARZL: THE START OF SOMETHING NEW -- Karleigh Schwarzl reminisces on her high school years in her goodbye column.

Karleigh Schwarzl: The Start of Something New

Karleigh Schwarzl, Editor-In-Chief May 6, 2022

Goodbyes are something I absolutely hate because I have never been one to like change. In just two weeks, I will say goodbye to one of the most meaningful chapters of my life. I have always looked forward...

LUKE KEOWN: SEE YOU LATER, CENTRAL -- Keown pictured by the baseball scoreboard at Gene Lively Baseball field.

Extra Innings: See You Later, Central

Luke Keown, Sports Editor, Columnist May 5, 2022

Well, here it is: the column I have dreaded writing. This farewell piece brings about the closure and finality of my Digest career, just like the third out in the last inning of a game at Gene Lively Stadium....

ON TO COOKEVILLE -- Kendra Jones has been a 2-year staff member for the Central Digest.

Kendra Jones: On to the Next Chapter

Kendra Jones, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

In two weeks, I will be walking across the stage at graduation. As one would expect, I am both nervous and excited for what's to come. Even though my years at Central are coming to an end, I realize my...


Should Books Be Banned In School Libraries?

Breanna Long, Staff Writer April 27, 2022

The controversial 19th Century author Oscar Wilde once said, "The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame." Book banning is an act of censorship, in which...


How Teens Can Be Confident With Acne

Meryl Turner, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

Imagine waking up to the sound of your alarm on a Thursday morning. Sleepily getting out of bed, and stumbling over to the bathroom, you notice you have a huge pimple on your forehead. You don't give it...

DO STUDENTS NEED MENTAL HEALTH DAYS?-- This Mental Health Check in, located outside of C-Pod, was created by the Positivity Club led by Mrs. Broussard.

Do Students Need Mental Health Days?

Kendra Jones, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

In certain states across the United States, lawmakers are pushing to pass bills for mental health days for students. These lawmakers want "Mental Health Days"  to be treated as any other excused absence,...

There is currently a vaping epidemic in high schools around the United States.

Vaping Epidemic Rages On, CHS Intervention Program Proven to Prevent Second Time Offenders

Carson Simms, Staff Writer April 19, 2022

Vaping, what the public viewed as a harmless alternative to smoking cigaretees has snowballed into a major problem and is affecting high schools nationwide. These electronic devices contain nicotine, a...

NEW DRESS CODE ENFORCEMENT POLICY PROMPTS VARYING RESPONSES FROM TEACHERS AND STUDENTS -- The Central dress code consists of khaki pants, grade level colored polo, and school colored and approved outerwear.

New Dress Code Enforcement Policy Prompts Varying Opinions From Students and Teachers

Sarah Katheron Latham, Copy Editor December 2, 2021

A new dress code enforcement policy at Central has been likened to speeding and traffic lights enforced by camera.  It has been referred to as "majoring on the minor," considering dress code one of the...

Vile Content Makes Educationalists Worry About What Students Are Reading -- A student is reading On The Come Up

‘Vile Content’ Makes Public Worry About What Students Are Reading

Tyson Dean, Staff Writer November 5, 2021

Everyone has read some questionable content in books that can have them wondering how this book is even allowed. In Hamilton County, there has been a recent realization of "vile content" in books. Rhonda...

(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...

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