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The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest


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...

DIGEST NAMED NATIONAL WEBSITE OF DISTINCTION -- The Central Digest staff pictured with their awards. Blake Catlett, a 4-year staff member, is holding the plaque in front.

Blake Catlett: Shine On, You Crazy Central Digest

Blake Catlett, Editor May 14, 2021

Since my sophomore year, I knew that I would have to eventually write this, but I'm still far from prepared. What do you say when an era of your life is coming to a close? How do you send it off? I could...

Bailey Brantingham: From Grape to Graduate; Goodbye Central!

Bailey Brantingham: From ‘Grape’ to Graduate; Goodbye Central!

Bailey Brantingham, Editor May 13, 2021

When I started my time at Central four whole years ago, I never would have thought things would end like this. Now, as I sit here writing my final goodbyes from my bedroom instead of in B-109, I realize...

ZOEY GREENE: DONT WASTE HIGH SCHOOL MOMENTS -- Senior Staff Writer Zoey Greene (left) enjoys Leadership class with friends Dallana Nolasco (middle) and Jahmes Richardson (right).

Zoey Greene: Don’t Waste High School Moments

Zoey Greene, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

My time here at Central has been somewhere in between the "High School Musical" fabrication and the "Mean Girls" comedy. Growing up watching those two movies made me think that high school would either...

DEPRESSED SOCIALLY OR SOCIALLY DEPRESSED? -- Many students are finding depression in the midst of social media.

Depressed Socially or Socially Depressed?

Zoey Greene, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

Social media is prevalent in the life of most teenagers. They make posts about failures, successes, and relationships. It is a place where the pretty get applauded and the smart get congratulated. While...

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