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The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

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...

2020: A NEW YEAR AND A NEW DECADE -- Central High School is ready to flip the calendar to a new year and 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...

DECK THE HALLS... OR NOT? -- Centrals canned food donation bin is located near the front office, near the schools only holiday decor.

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...

THE TRUTH BEHIND FAKE NEWS -- Pictured above are physical copies of the New York Times, one of the most attacked new sources by false news claims.

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...

STUDENTS PONDER WHETHER OR NOT DONALD TRUMP WILL BE IMPEACHED -- It is close to the 2020 election and President Trump has been dragged into a serious investigation.

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....

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...

DO CLIQUES STILL EXIST IN TODAYS HIGH SCHOOL? -- Students ponder whether or not stereotypical friend groups are still prevalent in 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...

DO SCHOOL CHROMEBOOKS BLOCK MORE THAT NECESSARY? -- A school issued Chromebook blocks a student from accessing a certain website.

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...

A DISEASE IS INFECTING THE HALLWAYS OF CENTRAL: PHONE OBSESSION — Students deeply engrossed in their phones worry about how many likes they will receive on their latest social media post.

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....

THE VENDING MACHINES ARE NOT ALL THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS -- Three students show their disapproval of the lunchroom vending machines.

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...