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The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

THE TRUTH BEHIND FAKE NEWS -- Pictured above are physical copies of the New York Times, one of the most attacked new sources by false news claims.

The Truth Behind Fake News

Blake Catlett, Assistant Editor November 25, 2019

As politics take a strong lead in news, so-called hoaxes and lies come close behind. Claims and attacks are thrown from all sides of the political spectrum. In today's world, it is nearly impossible to...

STUDENTS PONDER WHETHER OR NOT DONALD TRUMP WILL BE IMPEACHED -- It is close to the 2020 election and President Trump has been dragged into a serious investigation.

Students Ponder Whether or Not Donald Trump Will be Impeached

Ashley Coleman and DayOnna Carson November 13, 2019

Every four years in the United States, an election is held to appoint a new president or renew the current president's term. There are 21 people currently running for president, 17 Democrats and four Republicans....

Alma WHAT? Why Fewer Students are Learning the Alma Mater

Sarah Katheron Latham, Staff Writer November 7, 2019

            "What a wonderful school is ours to love, with its ups, and its downs, and its joys!" These historic lyrics of the Central High School...

DO CLIQUES STILL EXIST IN TODAYS HIGH SCHOOL? -- Students ponder whether or not stereotypical friend groups are still prevalent in high school.

Do Cliques Still Exist in Today’s High School?

Jaheim Williams, Staff Writer November 6, 2019

When it comes to cultural stereotypes, the high school social pyramid is usually divided among different groups of students. For example, there are the "jocks," the cheerleaders, and the "nerds." These...

DO SCHOOL CHROMEBOOKS BLOCK MORE THAT NECESSARY? -- A school issued Chromebook blocks a student from accessing a certain website.

Do School Chromebooks Block More Than Necessary?

Baylee Ellis, Staff Writer November 4, 2019

This year at Central, students had the opportunity to receive a school-owned Chromebook computer of their own to use for the school year. While the Chromebooks can access several useful websites, some...

A DISEASE IS INFECTING THE HALLWAYS OF CENTRAL: PHONE OBSESSION — Students deeply engrossed in their phones worry about how many likes they will receive on their latest social media post.

A Disease is Infecting the Hallways of Central: Phone Obsession

Ashley Coleman, Staff Writer September 24, 2019

Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, and even Tik Tok are all social media platforms that consume students' time on a daily basis. One study found that around 58% of people can not go without checking their phones....

THE VENDING MACHINES ARE NOT ALL THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS -- Three students show their disapproval of the lunchroom vending machines.

The Vending Machines Are Not All That and a Bag of Chips

Morgan Snyder, Columnist September 12, 2019

Students and staff members at Central have strong opinions about dress code, earbuds, and even the vending machines. Some of their grievances have remained the same throughout the years, but the snacks...

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...

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