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.

Do Standardized Tests Accurately Measure A Student’s Abilities?

Do Standardized Tests Accurately Measure A Student’s Abilities?

Alyssa Rosenzweig, Managing Editor

January 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Standardized tests and state exams are designed to measure a student at an educational level. They are increasingly being used to judge how states, counties, and schools individually are doing performance-wise. However, a recent mandatory practice ACT that was taken among Central students has introduced...

Editorial: Lack of Air Control Makes Learning a Challenge

Editorial: Lack of Air Control Makes Learning a Challenge

Savannah Smith, Staff Writer

January 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

As the weather begins to get colder and more jackets are being piled on, both students and teachers are trying to make the best of the cool and stay warm. The only problem is that teachers don't get to control the heat or air in their classrooms. "We try to keep a happy medium, but sometimes it fluctuates...

“Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard: A Book Review

“Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard: A Book Review

Shelby Campbell, Staff Writer & Photo Editor

January 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

The 17 year-old pickpocket, Mare Borrow, the protagonist in Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen, is living is a poverty-stricken village, The Stilts. She's a commoner, a human, and a Red. Mare Borrow's blood runs crimson. These poverty-stricken villages are everywhere across the vast country of Norta, a...

TV, Cell, Web: Could You Give Any Up?

TV, Cell, Web: Could You Give Any Up?

Matthew Davis, Staff Writer

December 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

With television, the Internet, and cell phones, it is no wonder that this generation is known for being as technologically advanced as we are. In the past decade, many new opportunities for people to connect and use these electronics have become a part of our daily lives. But would people ever be willing...

Editorial: How Black Friday Affects Central Students

Editorial: How Black Friday Affects Central Students

Celisia Snakenberg, Staff Writer

December 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Black Friday was on November 27 this year. This national shopping day always follows Thanksgiving Day and has become a tradition for many Americans. In the past few years, stores have started opening with all their sales at 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Many Central students participated in this event,...

Editorial: The Starbucks Cup Controversy

Editorial: The Starbucks Cup Controversy

Payton Haley, Staff Writer

November 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

With the chilly weather rolling in, the first thing most people do is run for hot cocoa and coffee. Everyone knows that Starbucks is the land of endless possibilities when it comes to flavors and name misspellings, and those two things are the reasons we keep coming back for more. Every year around Thanksgiving,...

SRO Discipline: Does It Go Too Far?

SRO Discipline: Does It Go Too Far?

Matthew Davis, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

In today's world, there are a lot of dangers to students. For example, 38 school shootings took place in 2014 alone. This and several other reasons are why many schools nationwide have Student Resource Officers, or SRO's, present throughout the school day. People are beginning to question the purpose...

Editorial: High School Students Want Higher Wages

Editorial: High School Students Want Higher Wages

Payton Haley, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase, Student Life

Being in high school offers not only an education, but also many opportunities to go out and have fun. Whether it is an extracurricular activity or just hanging out with friends, there are endless possibilities as to what to do on the weekends. In the midst of all the excitement, some may never stop...

Editorial: High Schoolers Celebrate Halloween in Different Ways

Editorial: High Schoolers Celebrate Halloween in Different Ways

Preston Fore, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase, Student Life

Halloween falls on October 31 every year, and it is a special holiday in many high school students' childhoods. As they mature, many high school students put a halt to the childhood tradition of trick-or-treating and place more of an emphasis on having fun, scaring their friends, and attending parties....

Editorial: Homecoming’s ‘Gender Swap’ Day is Insensitive and Not Funny

Editorial: Homecoming’s ‘Gender Swap’ Day is Insensitive and Not Funny

Josh Sizemore, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Central High School's homecoming week is full of tradition. There is a hall decorating contest, an all girls flag football game and the outrageous dress-up days that allow for creativity and fun. This year, however, the "fun" crossed the line. After dressing "tacky" on Monday, enjoying "Sports Day"...

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