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BITTERSWEET BEGINNINGS -- From left to right: DayOnna Carson, Danae Wnuk, Abby Young, and Cassandra Castillo enjoy a Powderpuff game as sophomores.

Bittersweet Beginnings

DayOnna Carson, Editor in Chief May 9, 2020

Who would have thought that my final story— not my first— would be the hardest to write? Outside of class, I would spend most of my time each week working on assignments, if not thinking about the...

ONTO MY NEXT STORY -- A bitter-sweet farewell to Central High and the Digest.

Onto My Next Story

Cassandra Castillo, Copy Editor May 8, 2020

As part of the class of 2020, my precious time in high school was cut short; however, I believe I made the best out of those four years at Central. I participated in activities and clubs that allowed me...

THE HIGH SCHOOL DREAM — (From left to right) Seniors Tyler Mullins, James Ortiz, DayOnna Carson, Danae Wnuk, Jaheim Williams, Abby Young, Cassandra Castillo, and Patrick Quinn, holding thumbs-up, pose for a picture after being named senior superlatives.

The High School Dream

Jaheim Williams, Staff Writer May 8, 2020

When I first came to Central as a freshman, I saw high school as a road to get my diploma and nothing more. I was never that interested in the romanticized high school dream that a lot of my peers were...

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD -- It will be hard to say goodbye, but I am excited for my next journey.

The Long and Winding Road

Abby Young, Staff Writer May 7, 2020

This is definitely a hard story for me to write, as goodbyes are always difficult. My last story for the Central Digest is not something I have given too much thought to during my high school career; I...

THE YEARS START COMING AND THEY DONT STOP COMING -- Three journalism students (Left to right: Abby Young, Danae Wnuk, Jaheim Williams) stand in the hallway.

The Years Start Coming and They Don’t Stop Coming

Danae Wnuk, Staff Writer May 6, 2020

There are many pathways we take in life, and depending on the choices we make, these pathways can be reformed, altered, or completely destroyed. Since the first day that I entered high school my mind has...

HOW TO ENJOY SPRING BREAK WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING — Students can still spend time outside, learn a new skill, and try other new things despite the mandatory stay at home orders issued by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Mayor Andy Burke.

How to Enjoy Spring Break During Social Distancing

Sarah Katheron Latham, Staff Writer April 3, 2020

Spring break has begun, and students are most likely wondering what they can do with their time now that out-of-town trips are canceled. While some people binge Netflix shows, or spend hours on social...

FACTS OVER FEAR: CENTRAL STUDENTS DISCUSS PANDEMIC NEWS COVERAGE -- A real-time map by Johns Hopkins University showcasing all confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Facts Over Fear: Central Students Discuss Pandemic News Coverage

Blake Catlett, Assistant Editor April 2, 2020

Instances of near chaos, such as the COVID-19 outbreak, bring immeasurable fear to the people. That fear tends to cloud judgement. People are unsure of who to trust and what to believe. This fear needs...

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...

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