The Central Digest

  • Book club meeting will be moved to Wed., Jan. 23 in B108. See Ms. White for information.

  • Talk to a National Honor Society member Mon., Wed., or Fri. during lunch to donate in support of Erlanger Oncology Jan. 16-31.

Central High Students Reveal Who and What They Are Thankful For

Central High Students Reveal Who and What They Are Thankful For

Brittney Hoang and DayOnna Carson, Staff Writers

November 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase, Student Life

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 for Rocky Road Ice Cream." --Ester Ryabchuk, Senior "I am thankful for the cold weather." --Emily...

Students and Faculty React to Chattanooga’s Record High Temperatures During Autumn

Students and Faculty React to Chattanooga’s Record High Temperatures During Autumn

DayOnna Carson, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

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 sweaters and jackets, but by the time the final bell rings, their outerwear will not be needed because...

Editorial: Many Students May Suffer from Nomophobia, the Fear of Being Without a Cell Phone

Editorial: Many Students May Suffer from Nomophobia, the Fear of Being Without a Cell Phone

Brittney Hoang, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

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 device. Today's generation of teenagers constantly have their noses in their phones. With applications...

Editorial: Central’s First Steps Towards Women’s Empowerment

Editorial: Central’s First Steps Towards Women’s Empowerment

Zeena Whayeb, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

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 High School. The softball field used by the girls' softball team recently received lights after almost...

Editorial: Should Paddling Still Be Legal In Public And Private Schools In 2016?

Editorial: Should Paddling Still Be Legal In Public And Private Schools In 2016?

Hannah Walker, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

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 in 2016 still allow paddling although there is not many counties or states where it is still...

Central High’s Case of the Missing Auditorium

Central High’s Case of the Missing Auditorium

Savannah Smith, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

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 band and choir concerts, to pep rallies and talent shows, and different organization events, students...

Editorial: Support Central’s Cheerleaders Because They Support You

Editorial: Support Central’s Cheerleaders Because They Support You

Meghan Duncan, Staff Writer

September 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

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 basketball team, and every other Purple Pounder out there! The support for athletics is booming,...

Editorial: How Necessary are School Uniforms?

Editorial: How Necessary are School Uniforms?

Hannah Walker, Staff Writer

September 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

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 to lean a little more on the negative side. "I think dress code has a very large influence on how...

Editorial: Teacher Effectiveness Statistics Should Factor Real Situations of Students

Editorial: Teacher Effectiveness Statistics Should Factor Real Situations of Students

Preston Fore, Assistant Editor

September 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

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 be the troublemakers. Jump in time to the fourth quarter of the year, and teachers are worried that...

Editorial: As Literature Fades Away, Imagination Goes With It

Editorial: As Literature Fades Away, Imagination Goes With It

Shelby Campbell, Copy Editor

September 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

As the presence of technology grows with every passing minute, the art of reading is slipping further and further away with every vibration of the nearest iPhone. It is so easy to sit down with a hot mug of coffee, a book in hand, prepared to read for the first time in months, but with every turn...

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