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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

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...

WE ARE CENTRAL -- Centrals Cheer Squad gets ready for the Pounder Walk throughout the school to celebrate the football team going to the second round of the TSSAA playoffs.

Editorial: Central Students and Staff Continue to Show Their School Spirit

Meghan Duncan , Staff Writer November 10, 2017

“School Spirit is the pride in the school you attend, and all the positive things that you want to see about it,” exclaimed history teacher, Chris Kribs. At Central, we make things available for...

STUDYING IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS -- Sophomore student Breanna Johnson catches up on her reading assignment.

It Is Time To Get Serious About Grades

Sam Helmholtz, Staff Writer October 23, 2017

No matter how much you prepare, the start of school and the sudden surge of work and responsibility hits hard. The first quarter of the new year is simultaneously the easiest and most difficult time. Work...

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...

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