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The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

STUDENTS AND FACULTY PONDER THE MEANING OF LIFE -- Sophomore James Ortiz stops for a moment to think about the true meaning of  life.

Students and Faculty Ponder The Meaning of Life

DayOnna Carson, Head Staff Writer September 22, 2017

Students have been asked about their future plans countless times, typically answering with the college and career they would like to pursue. There are many students, however, who are still unsure about...

DISPLAY OF FALL LEAVES -- An array of recently fallen leaves.

‘Fall’ing Out of Summer

Madi Blackburn, Staff Writer September 19, 2017

The first official day of fall is September 22, but that has not stopped the early spread of fall fever for students and teachers alike that has come with the recent cool weather. Unfortunately, it looks...

SAVANNAH SMITH SAYS GOODBYE -- Smith reflects on her 3 years on the Central Digest.

Editor-in-Chief, Savannah Smith, Hangs Up Clipboard and Says Goodbye to the Central Digest

Savannah Smith, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2017

Goodbyes are bittersweet. They can be sad, happy, relieving, or even heartbreaking. No goodbye, however, could ever describe the 3 amazing years of being on the Central Digest staff and how in only a few...

THE CLOSING OF THE 2016-2017 JOURNALISM CLASS -- Shelby Campbell bids her final goodbyes to The Central Digest staff.

Central Digest Copy Editor, Shelby Campbell, Says Final Goodbyes to the Central Digest

Shelby Campbell, Copy Editor May 11, 2017

Change is part of life. Spring turns into summer, children turn into adults, high school seniors become college freshmen, and Central Digest Copy Editors turn into loyal readers. Three years ago, I was...

ALLERGIES MAKE STUDENTS MISERABLE IN CLASS -- Seasonal allergies cause students to feel horrible while trying to focus in class

Editorial: Allergies Make Students Miserable In Class

Matthew Davis , Staff Writer May 8, 2017

Throughout spring, the hallways of Central High School are filled with sneezing, coughing, and blowing noses. With so many beautiful flowers blooming, there is a lot of pollen in the air. Pollen is one...

CENTRAL STUDENTS HARD AT WORK -- Juniors are seen punching the days newest assignment out of the ballpark.

Editorial: The Secret Behind Maintaining A+ Grades

Kimberly Merfert, Staff Writer/Video Editor April 7, 2017

Through the elongated, never-ending countdown to the end of the school year, students of all ages power through seven classes, five days a week in hopes of making the days pass by faster than humanly...

TRACK VERSUS GYM -- Both the track and gym are problems at Central, but which would be more beneficial to get redone?

Editorial: With Lack of Space for Large Events and Fine Arts Department, a New Gymnasium Could Benefit All

Jacob Johns, Business Manager February 13, 2017

Central High School has been in dear need of repairs for many years. With a continuing increase in growth from five feeder schools, to some classes being forced to be held in portables, Central needs some...

TRUMP SIGNS ONE OF 13 EXECUTIVE ORDERS -- In the wake of Trumps first ten days, protests have broken out all over the nation.

Editorial: Early in His Presidency, Trump Sets the Tone for the Next Four Years

Shelby Campbell, Copy Editor January 31, 2017

It is striking to see the undefined, amorphous, and rebellious spirit that so much of this country has displayed go untouched by the Trump administration. During the election, political leaders did not...

DEVOS FACES TOUGH CONFIRMATION HEARING -- Donald J. Trump and Sec. of Education Nominee Becky DeVos share similar views about schoools.

Editorial: With Little Experience in Education, DeVos is the Wrong Choice for Leading America’s Schools

Preston Fore, Assistant Editor January 20, 2017

Nearly 90% of America's students attend some form of public school. As guaranteed under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, every child has the opportunity to a sufficient education. However, as many...

THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL -- Located in West Potomac Park in Washington D.C., the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial was built in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s honor, and he is also the first African American to be honored with a memorial on the National Mall and the fourth non-president to be honored this way.

Editorial: Though Progress Has Been Made, Dr. King’s Dream Should Still Influence.

Brittney Hoang, Staff Writer January 20, 2017

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed - we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." -Martin Luther King Junior. 49...