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The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

CENTRAL STUDENTS EXPRESS THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT SCHOOL SHOOTINGS -- As more and more school shootings take place in America each year, more students fear what could happen if such a horrible tragedy were to occur at their own school.

Central Students Express Their Concerns About School Shootings

Airicka Richardson, Staff Writer May 20, 2019

School shootings have become a nationwide concern, as they have recently been increasing in numbers. There have been many reasons as to why people think they occur, but it seems that the main causes are...

SENIOR WILL AND PROPHECY TRADITION IS TAKEN AWAY DUE TO PRIOR INCIDENTS OF BULLYING -- The senior Class of 2019 is upset that the annual reading of the will and prophecy has been discontinued.

Senior Will and Prophecy Tradition is Taken Away Due to Prior Incidents of Bullying

Meghan Duncan, Sports Editor May 16, 2019

After the start of the school year, many students have certain things that they are looking forward to. For some people, it could be the homecoming court, or it could be Friday Night Lights every week....

THE END OF AN ERA -- The 2018-2019 Central Digest Staff can be seen at the beginning of the school year.

The End of an Era

Preston Fore, Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2019

On my very first day of school at Central High School, I was a scared, timid freshman wearing a purple collared shirt with unkempt hair and braces. I remember sitting in my first class period of high school...

THE CENTRAL DIGEST NAMED A SNO NATIONAL WEBSITE OF DISTINCTION FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW -- The 2018-2019 Central Digest staff is pictured above with the plaque commemorating their title of SNO National Website of Distinction.”

What a Wonderful School, Central High

Matthew Davis , Assistant Editor May 8, 2019

Thinking back to eighth grade, I remember my best friend telling me about this amazing group that she was a part of. She would tell me how she got to explore her passion for writing all day, along with...

THANK U, NEXT -- The Central Digest Staff celebrates becoming a SNO Website of Distinction and gaining Superior rating at SIPA.

thank u, next

Jake Johns, Copy Editor May 7, 2019

Even though the title of the editorial seems like a bitter goodbye, it is actually bittersweet and filled with so much emotion. Throughout my four-year journey on the Central Digest, I have gained so...

A SAPPY SENIOR GOODBYE-- Kaylee York looks back at the Central Digest trip to the CNN Center in Atlanta.

A Sappy Senior Goodbye

Kaylee York, Staff Writer May 7, 2019

I remember the first time I walked into Central High School like it was yesterday. I was so scared and nervous to start high school, but I soon learned that that fear was irrational. I thought I knew what...

GOODBYE TO CENTRAL, GOODBYE TO THE DIGEST -- Celisia Snakenberg and Columnist Laurelie have grown closer as friends, as well as writers, thanks to the Central Digest.

Goodbye to Central, Goodbye to the Digest

Celisia Snakenberg, Sports Writer May 6, 2019

This was my second and final year of taking journalism. When I was an incoming freshman, my sister, Jadyn Snakenberg, was a Central Digest staff member. As I was signing up for electives, she recommended...

STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARE WINDING DOWN -- Students and teachers are becoming more and more tired as the end of the school year gets closer.

Students and Teachers Wind Down as School Year Comes to a Close

Blake Catlett, Staff Writer April 30, 2019

It is the final quarter of the 2018-2019 school year, and most students and teachers are taking things easy after diligently studying and preparing for their quarterly state testing. Incoming End of Course...

STUDENTS PONDER THE RATIONALITY BEHIND MANDATORY ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ DISPLAY IN SCHOOLS -- Tennessee has approved a new bill that requires its schools to display the nation’s motto, “In God we trust.”

Students Ponder the Rationality Behind Mandatory ‘In God we Trust’ Display in Schools

DayOnna Carson, Associate Editor April 5, 2019

There are several allusions to religion and Christianity ingrained within America’s government and culture. The most common mention of religion happens to be the country’s national motto: “In God...

HOW IS TESTING AFFECTING OUR STUDENTS? -- Dimas Azuca, pictured above, stressing in the hallway during testing season.

Editorial: Testing is Having a Negative Impact on Student Success

Baylee Ellis, Video Editor April 3, 2019

This year at Central, it appears that students are having more testing than they have ever seen before. Testing can be used in many positive ways, and is almost necessary to see how well students are obtaining...