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.

Editorial: Teachers Have Not Always Been the Teachers We Know

Editorial: Teachers Have Not Always Been the Teachers We Know

Meghan Duncan, Staff Writer

August 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

When thinking of teachers, the first thing that comes to mind is assignments being handed out, lectures being discussed at the front of a classroom, or homework being collected before the bell even rings. The idea that teachers have ever done anything but teach is simply not what pops into mind.  It...

Editorial: What’s Your Summer Anthem?

Editorial: What’s Your Summer Anthem?

Jacob Johns, Staff Writer

May 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

As the school year comes to a close and summer is just around the corner, students are excited to jam to old tunes, as well see what new releases hit the music community this summer. A "summer anthem" is a term used to describe a song that people will play throughout the summer as they go on vacations,...

Nedeau Bids Adieu: Central Digest’s Three-Year Editor Hangs Up Clipboard for College Dreams

Nedeau Bids Adieu: Central Digest’s Three-Year Editor Hangs Up Clipboard for College Dreams

Allie Nedeau, Editor-in-Cheif

May 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Goodbye, adiós, au revoir, aloha, see ya' later... It does not matter what language, goodbye is not easy to say. I started my Journalism journey about two and a half years ago during the second semester of my sophomore year. I was very intimidated because I had no expericence and I was the secon...

Traveling Abroad: Good Times and Valuable Lessons

Traveling Abroad: Good Times and Valuable Lessons

Hannah Stone, Columnist

April 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase, Two Truths, One Laurelie

At Central High School, students have endless opportunities to excel and grow. One of the most recent developments in student life has been Central's world-traveling group. Led by Kevin Parsons, the "Harrison Globe-Trotters" toured England in the summer of 2015. With plans to continue traveling in the...

Editorial: Students Lose Focus At the End of the Year

Editorial: Students Lose Focus At the End of the Year

Celisia Snakenberg, Staff Writer

April 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

The end of the school year is just around the corner. Students are starting to not be as motivated to do well in their classes knowing that summer break is almost here. This can start a downward spiral. When we start to get lazy on homework, classwork, and tests, our grades will drop. It does not...

Editorial: Tennessee Proves Not Ready for TN Ready

Editorial: Tennessee Proves Not Ready for TN Ready

Preston Fore, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Students all across the Volunteer State moan at the topic of standardized testing. This year, many students were optimistic with Tennessee's new TN Ready testing program, which students in Hamilton County planned to take online instead of the traditional paper testing. However, following the failure...

Is Cheating In Schools Getting Worse?

Is Cheating In Schools Getting Worse?

Josh Sizemore, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Admit it, everyone has cheated, or thought about cheating, on a test or quiz once or twice before. For some, it has become an instinct; A student may be falling behind and time is running out to figure out that last answer. Some peek at the tests around them and think nothing of it because it is just...

Are You A Smartphone Addict?

Are You A Smartphone Addict?

Savannah Smith, Assistant Editor

February 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

With popular apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, it makes students wonder if they spend too much time on these apps than on school work. With seven classes a day, extracurricular activities, and many assortments of homework, some students try their best to not only do well in school, but...

Editorial: Pets Are Helpful to a Student’s Developmental and Social Skills

Editorial: Pets Are Helpful to a Student’s Developmental and Social Skills

Shelby Campbell, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

It is estimated that nearly 68 percent of American families own a pet of some kind. Parents all over the country have been heard saying, "We bought the dog for the kids," or, "The kids wanted a cat," or,  "We are hoping the hamster will teach the kids some responsibility." For years and years, dogs,...

Editorial: Dismissing and Demonizing Mental Illness in School

Editorial: Dismissing and Demonizing Mental Illness in School

Justin Metcalf, Staff Writer

February 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Sometimes students are truly unable to appear and perform in school. Students get sick, transportation needs can not be met, and emergencies happen, but what about mental illness? Is mental illness a valid excuse for students to be absent? Should those dealing with a mental illness be given extra time...

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