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The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

CENTRAL HIGH HOSTS TALENT SHOW -- May Soares sings in front of the student audience at the 2019-2020 talent show that was held on the last day students had in school before the COVID-19 closures.

Students Question Whether Central Holds Enough School Events

DayOnna Carson, Editor in Chief March 27, 2020

On March 13, the last day students had normal classes in school before the COVID-19 closures, Central held its annual talent show. Students and performers alike had been anticipating the event for...

STUDENTS DISCUSS WHETHER THEY PREFER ONLINE LEARNING OVER A TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM SETTING -- As Central conducts classes through sites such as Canvas and Google Classroom, some students have taken a liking to distance learning, while others hope to get back in the classroom as soon as possible.

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...

MATH HELP APPS MAY BE MORE HARMFUL THAN STUDENTS REALIZE — Popular apps like Photomath make it easy for students to copy answers for their homework, but at what cost?

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...

EDITORIAL: WHAT IS CENTRALS FAVORITE GIRL SCOUT COOKIE? -- Senior Jazmynn Ball enjoys a Thin Mint in between her classes.

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...

STUDENTS PONDER WHETHER BENCHMARKS ARE NECESSARY — Benchmarks have started this week, leaving many students anxious to find out their results.

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...

CENTRAL HIGHS PARKING LOT: A CHALLENGE OR LEARNING EXPERIENCE? -- Students, administrators, and parents alike know how hectic and stressful it can be to enter and exit the schools parking lot.

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...

SHOULD STUDENTS BE MORE INVOLVED IN POLITICS? -- Depicted above is a roll of I voted circular stickers on a gray background for the November elections in the United States.

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...

GROWING CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS LEAD TO POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS -- All Hamilton County Schools have been closed for student health and safety.

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...

EDITORIAL: LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT CENTRAL HIGH -- Senior James Ortiz, viewed as the most lovable person at Central High, poses with Valentine’s Day decorations.

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...

EDITORIAL: ARE SCHOOL HALF DAYS NECESSARY? -- Students are gathered at the pep rally. From left to right are Seniors Jahnia Russell, Khalia Shepard, and Janai Blakemore. At the top right is Senior Genesis Harris.

Editorial: Are School Half Days Necessary?

Bailey Brantingham, Head Staff Writer February 10, 2020

School half days are an example of a subject with opinions split straight down the middle. It seems that most students believe half days are the best thing to happen at school since summer break. However,...