The Central Digest

  • Book club meeting will be moved to Wed., Jan. 23 in B108. See Ms. White for information.

  • Talk to a National Honor Society member Mon., Wed., or Fri. during lunch to donate in support of Erlanger Oncology Jan. 16-31.

Editorial: The Central Digest Reviews the Period Schedule

Editorial: The Central Digest Reviews the Period Schedule

Ursula Santos, Staff Writer

February 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

In the spring of 2014, Central's principal Mr. Finley King decided to switch the upcoming school year to a period schedule. As students heard about the switch, they had mixed feelings about it. When the new school year began in August, students were given their schedules and directed to go to class....

Everything You Need To Know For Valentine’s Day

Everything You Need To Know For Valentine’s Day

Philip Bonnington, Sports Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, many people are still looking for a nice date to take their significant other on. Here are some reasonably cheap yet fun dates to take that special someone on. Chattanooga boasts many date spots with wow factor for Valentine's Day. Places like Lookout...

“Into The Woods” Movie Review

“Into The Woods” Movie Review

Justin Metcalf, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

For those who grew up loving classic fairy tales and Disney sing-alongs, "Into The Woods", directed by Rob Marshell, is a childhood dream come true. This film, adapted from a musical of the same name, follows the story of a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) who are tasked by a witch (Meryl...

Editorial: The Flipside of Black Friday Shopping

Yanett Torres, Staff Writer

January 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Editorial

Thanksgiving is the time of togetherness. It was first celebrated in the 1630s because of the season's good harvest and has continued to grow since. In the past, there were days of fasting following the days of Thanksgiving. It was so popular that in 1789, when George Washington was president, Thanksgiving...

“Interstellar” Movie Review

“Interstellar” Movie Review

Jared Eddy, Assistant Sports Editor

December 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Director Christopher Nolan is known for thought-provoking and visually stunning films, and his new movie "Interstellar" is a great example of this. The story focuses on Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey), who was a NASA pilot before the world started needing more food. Now he is famer and a single...

Bullying Column

Shelby Campbell, Staff Writer

November 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion/Editorial

Bullying... What does the word make you think of? For some, it's the harmless girl on the playground who poked a little fun at them. For others, the word causes them to flinch from unbearable memories that  they would rather forget. "Nobody truly understands the severity of bullying - the effects,...

Editorial: Time for New Running Shoes

Editorial: Time for New Running Shoes

Jared Eddy, Assistant Sports Editor

October 31, 2014


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase, Sports

Cross country and track runners know the importance of wearing good shoes. Some shoes are made for distance while others are made for sprints. All running shoes lose 40% of their cushioning in just six months, even if one does not put many miles on them. "I never knew shoes were that much of a difference...

The Myth About Redheads

The Myth About Redheads

Savannah Smith, Staff Writer

October 31, 2014


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase, Student Life

There is a myth that all redheads have very bad tempers. Throughout history, redheads have been feared and revered, loathed and adored, degraded and exalted. Back during the Greek time period, the Greeks believed that redheads would eventually turn into vampires following their death. Ancient Egyptians...

Editorial: Suicide – The Sorrowful Reality

Editorial: Suicide – The Sorrowful Reality

Alyssa Rosenzweig, Assistant Editor & Staff Writer

October 29, 2014


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

"Every 40 seconds, someone dies by suicide. Every 41 seconds, someone's left to make sense of it," wrote International Business Times. Suicide... Many people cringe at the mention of Suicide. When one chooses to take their own life, not only are they affected, but also everyone around them. In...

“The Fault in Our Stars” Book Review

“The Fault in Our Stars” Book Review

Shelby Campbell, Staff Writer

October 26, 2014


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

"Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book," ponders the female protagonist from The Fault in Our Stars. The Fault in Our Stars, ...

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