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THE FINISH LINE -- The last group shot of the Digests five seniors. We are family.

The Finish Line

Kimberly Merfert, Video Reporter May 13, 2018

You know, it is really strange to be saying goodbye to a place I never thought I would leave. Quite frankly, I do not want to. Every student finds themselves wishing the days would go by faster, the days...

SO LONG, FAREWELL-- Members of Journalism pose during the annual Indigestion Awards.

So Long, Farewell

Madi Blackburn, Staff Writer May 10, 2018

Some say that the only constant in life is change. I would say that this is mostly true, although this does not make change any easier, nor does it lessen the pain of goodbyes. This season of my life is...

HELLO, GOODBYE -- My final picture with the rest of the seniors in the Central Digest.

Hello, Goodbye.

John Britt, Staff Writer May 10, 2018

Joining the Digest was a sort of unique journey for me. I never really joined any clubs, nor do I hold any sort of high commitment to most activities. However, due to me being good friends with the Editor-in-Chief,...

EDITORIAL: IS TNREADY TESTING A WASTE? -- Lacy Mckinney prepares to take her test in the Questar Assessment program.

Editorial: Is TNReady Testing a Waste?

Matthew Davis , Assistant Editor May 9, 2018

In recent years, standardized tests have become a focus point for the education system in the state of Tennessee. These tests are designed to test students on the important information they should have...

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TESTING -- Testing is one of the most important and serious things of the school year.

Editorial: The Effectiveness of Standardized Tests at Central

Blake Catlett, Staff Writer April 26, 2018

The three- week testing season is upon us here at Central. However, students and teachers are questioning the effectiveness of these tests. The time it takes to complete the tests is one factor that...

A NORMAL SCHOOL DAY -- A regular school day includes learning in a safe environment. Would adding a firearm into the equation make it more safe?

Editorial: Should Teachers Be Armed?

Kaylee York, Staff Writer April 19, 2018

In just three short months since 2018 began, there have been 17 school shootings in America where someone has been injured or killed. According to CNN, that averages out to be 1.5 shootings a week. The...

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN IS THE GREATEST SHOW, MAN-- The Greatest Showman is showing in theaters now

‘The Greatest Showman’ is the Greatest Show, Man

Madi Blackburn, Staff Writer January 24, 2018

While some movie critics focus on the technicalities of a movie, most people go to the movies to escape reality. This weekend, I did just that and saw "The Greatest Showman" in theaters. The movie starts...

STUDENTS REFLECT ON 2017 IN HOPES OF AN OPTIMISTIC NEW YEAR -- Shaqune Stewart, a sophomore at Central, reminisces the previous year.

Editorial: Students Reflect on 2017 In Hopes of An Optimistic New Year

Cassandra Castillo, Staff Writer January 22, 2018

The start of the new year arises a hope for new beginnings and a better life in general. With the political situation and racial issues that occurred in 2017, many people are now hoping for a better future...

A CUP A DAY -- English Teacher Sally White poses with her Starbucks cup.

Editorial: Starbucks Holiday Flavors Return; Peppermint Mocha Is Most Popular Among Central Student Body and Faculty

Jake Johns, Copy Editor December 13, 2017

From early mornings cramming for tests, to late evenings writing elongated essays, coffee is a high school student's best friend. As Central's Christmas vacation nears its start, globally known coffee...


Students Are Still Concerned About Safety At School

Bailey Brantingham, Staff Writer November 28, 2017

Feeling safe at school is a divided opinion. Some students claim they do not feel safe while they are at school, and some do. It really just depends on where you live. Where some live, they are exposed...

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