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Facts Over Fear: Central Students Discuss Pandemic News Coverage

Facts Over Fear: Central Students Discuss Pandemic News Coverage

Blake Catlett, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2020

Instances of near chaos, such as the COVID-19 outbreak, bring immeasurable fear to the people. That fear tends to cloud judgement. People are unsure of who to trust and what to believe. This fear needs to be suppressed; the best way to do that is to fight it with facts. If people know the circumstance...

Central Students Practice Social Distancing And Other Precautions

Central Students Practice Social Distancing And Other Precautions

Morgan Snyder, Columnist

April 2, 2020

As Tennessee is one of the latest states to order citizens to stay at home, social distancing is becoming a more prevalent household term. Social distancing is the practice of intentionally increasing one's distance from others to prevent the spread of illness. As the number of COVID-19 cases reach n...

Athletes Continue to Practice at Home Despite Spring Sports’ Indefinite Cancellation

Athletes Continue to Practice at Home Despite Spring Sports’ Indefinite Cancellation

Cassandra Castillo, Copy Editor

April 1, 2020

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee recently announced that schools will remain closed until April 24, which is an extension to Hamilton County's March 27 return date, leaving no exception for sports games and practices. Since students are out of school for nearly a month, spring sports' seasons are left wit...

Rescheduled AP Tests to be Taken Online and at Home

Rescheduled AP Tests to be Taken Online and at Home

Bailey Brantingham and DayOnna Carson

April 1, 2020

Recently, a drastic and rushed change was announced that sent many Advanced Placement (AP) students around the country into a panic. In late March, it was revealed that the 2019-2020 AP exams would be taken on computers from the students' homes instead of being taken as a written test at schools. This...

Foreign Exchange Students Forced to Return Home Because of COVID-19 Threats

Foreign Exchange Students Forced to Return Home Because of COVID-19 Threats

Abby Young, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

COVID-19 is a huge concern at the moment, not just in the U.S., but all around the world. This is the reason why Central's three foreign exchange students, Anna Markstrom, Ida Ovesen, and May Soares, had to return to their home town over this extended break from school. The three juniors still had a ...

Principal Iannarone Provides General Information for Students While Learning From Home

Principal Iannarone Provides General Information for Students While Learning From Home

Jaheim Williams, Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

During the trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is difficult to adjust to new circumstances. Students and families may be struggling keeping up with information about school while learning from home. At Central, the staff is trying their best to stay in contact with families and keep them updated....

The Fate of Spring Sports is Still Pending

The Fate of Spring Sports is Still Pending

DayOnna Carson, Editor in Chief

March 27, 2020

With schools and businesses around the globe all feeling the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, many students’ regular schedules and events have been cancelled indefinitely. Central’s spring sports are among the many other events that are being postponed. “At this time, all after school activities...

Physical Education Classes are Conducted Online

Physical Education Classes are Conducted Online

DayOnna Carson, Editor in Chief

March 27, 2020

Most everyone can vividly remember their experience in gym class, otherwise known as physical education. Pacer tests, the mile run, and the push up test, among countless other exercise drills, are all integral aspects of the high school gym requirements. With the rapid spread of COVID-19, Hamilton C...

Arts and Humanities Classes Struggle to Transition to Online/Distance Learning

Arts and Humanities Classes Struggle to Transition to Online/Distance Learning

Sarah Katheron Latham, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, classes have been required to go online. This has been made possible by technologies like Google Classroom, Canvas, and Zoom. These programs have allowed for online assignments to be given and work to be turned in virtually, which is useful in most classes. Students...

Students Discuss Whether They Prefer Online Learning Over a Traditional Classroom Setting

Students Discuss Whether They Prefer Online Learning Over a Traditional Classroom Setting

DayOnna Carson, Editor in Chief

March 27, 2020

With Hamilton County schools being shut down through April 24, both teachers and students have had, and will continue to have, a lot of time to make the transition to online learning. While online learning has been difficult for some individuals to get the hang of, others caught on pretty easily, as...

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