The Central Digest

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Editorial: New Security Locks on Doors a Sad Reality in Today’s World

Editorial: New Security Locks on Doors a Sad Reality in Today’s World

Allie Nedeau, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Do you feel safe at Central? Our school recently received a new security system, and the Central Digest has mixed opinions about it. With events such as the shooting this past summer, we can understand why the county wants to be extra cautious when it comes to the safety of its students. "Safety is...

With Less Fee Money Paid, Central Looks to Title I Funding to Fill Gaps

With Less Fee Money Paid, Central Looks to Title I Funding to Fill Gaps

Preston Fore, Staff Writer

September 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Every year at Central High School, students and parents are pressured to pay their school fees, participate in fundraisers, and attend various sports events. Cooperation with these things helps keep our school funded. Central also receives money from the local, state, and federal government, but that...

New Security System Provides a Whole New View of Central

New Security System Provides a Whole New View of Central

Samantha Scott, Staff Writer

September 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Hamilton County schools have recently begun replacing their former security systems with updated ones, thanks to the profit gained from tearing down the old Ooltewah Elementary School. County Commissioners have agreed to divide the income evenly among 64 schools throughout the nine districts. Central...

Editorial: Central Needs More Room; Auditorium Pod is the Answer

Editorial: Central Needs More Room; Auditorium Pod is the Answer

Brooke Mathews, Staff Writer

September 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

When Central High School was built in 1969, it was the top of the line facility and the envy of Hamilton County schools. For over 46 years, those same structures have diligently served the students and faculty of this area. Yet for whatever reason, the auditorium promised in the school's original desi...

Editorial: Ticket Prices, Lack of Rivalry Hurting School Spirit

Editorial: Ticket Prices, Lack of Rivalry Hurting School Spirit

Samantha Scott, Staff Writer

September 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Central Pounder signs, purple and gold apparel, loud and proud cheers - each of these can be found at Central sporting events throughout the year. But do the main supporters of our school's athletics consist of students, or of parents of players? Multiple Central students commented on several sports'...

Editorial: Summer’s Tragedies Touched Central Students, Too

Editorial: Summer’s Tragedies Touched Central Students, Too

Shelby Campbell, Photographer

August 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

You hear about shootings and terrorists attacks in the United States or in other countries on the news all the time. You feel hurt and sorrow for the city and for those involved. You never imagine that something like that could happen so close to home. While students at Central High School were out...

‘The Age of Adaline’ Scores 4 of 5

‘The Age of Adaline’ Scores 4 of 5

Shelby Campbell, Staff Writer

May 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

The Age of Adaline stars Blake Lively as Adaline Bowman, a women born in 1908 who has ceased to age since 1937. It all started after a car crash and an inexplicable near-death experience. Adaline has lived a solitary life since being targeted by shady government officials who want to examine her seem...

Editorial: The Truth About Coffee

Editorial: The Truth About Coffee

Haley Scarbrough, Staff Writer

March 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Does your day start with a cup of coffee? For lots of students and teachers, a cup of joe is just a normal part of their daily routine. Many people who drink coffee say that their day is not the same without it. Even though coffee has no nutritional value, the caffeine is very beneficial for some teens. "[On]...

Senioritis: The Epidemic of High School Seniors

Senioritis: The Epidemic of High School Seniors

Kaleb Blanton, Staff Writer

February 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase, Student Life

According to Wikipedia, senioritis is used to describe the decreased motivation toward studies displayed by students who are nearing the end of their high school careers. Many seniors around Central become very laid-back and lazy during the last semester of high school. They do not want to do anything...

Extra Hour Column

Extra Hour Column

Shelby Campbell, Staff Writer

February 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

People often find themselves wishing for more time in the day... but to do what? The Central Digest explored this question by asking students and staff what they would do with exactly one extra hour (60 minutes, 3,600 seconds) in the day. "If I had an extra hour in the day, I'd save the world," said...

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