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Students and Faculty Examine the Morality of the Death Penalty

Students and Faculty Examine the Morality of the Death Penalty

Marshall, Sims

March 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

The majority of serial killers in the United States have been sentenced with the death penalty to some degree. From Ted Bundy and his execution in the electric chair in 1989, to John Wayne Gacey's death by lethal injection in 1994, execution has been a popular punishment for mass murderers throughout...

Central’s Cheerleaders Make Preparations for the New School Year

Central’s Cheerleaders Make Preparations for the New School Year

Abby Young, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

As the 2018-2019 school year is slowly but surely coming to an end, Central's cheerleading squad is just beginning to prepare for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. With the leadership of the team's head and assistant coach, the cheerleaders have set goals for themselves individually and as a team....

Hamilton County Schools Provide Seniors With Free ACT Preparation Course

Hamilton County Schools Provide Seniors With Free ACT Preparation Course

Karleigh Schwarzl, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Every year students will take the ACT test which determines which universities students are eligible to apply for. This examination will also provide colleges and universities with information for recruiting, advising, placement, and retention of its new students. These test scores are a reflection of...

JROTC Hosts Fundraiser to Support Their New Obstacle Course

JROTC Hosts Fundraiser to Support Their New Obstacle Course

Jack Graham, Staff writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The Central’s ROTC program has done many things to support the community whether it be with blood drives, food drives, or toy drives for the less fortunate. Currently, they are doing another fundraiser event, this one is to build their new raiders obstacle course One of ROTC’s extracurricular...

Central’s Ruriteen Club Teaches Harrison Elementary the Importance of Black History Month

Central’s Ruriteen Club Teaches Harrison Elementary the Importance of Black History Month

Kirstin Langton, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

On February 13, 2019 Central's Ruriteen Club, a club dedicated to helping citizens in Chattanooga, went to Harrison Elementary to educate second graders about black history. The club's assignment was to teach them about black history by introducing them to historical figures that made an impact in the...

Central to Host its Sixth Annual CDC Prom With the Help of Student Volunteers

Central to Host its Sixth Annual CDC Prom With the Help of Student Volunteers

Karleigh Schwarzl, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Five years ago, a student walked up to Principal Finley King and asked, "Why don't the CDC kids go to prom?" "It's off location and I guess that they just do not feel welcomed," was King's response. After this short, disheartening conversation, the student decided to take matters into their own...

Central Welcomes Future Ready Advanced Mechatronics and Engineering Design Courses

Central Welcomes Future Ready Advanced Mechatronics and Engineering Design Courses

Jack Graham, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Central offers various types of courses to their students, ranging from humanities like philosophy and art to sciences such as forensics and anatomy. Now, the school will be able host even more rigorous courses through its recent Future Ready initiative. Through the Future Ready program, two new classes...

Central Track and Field Prepares for Upcoming Season

Central Track and Field Prepares for Upcoming Season

Celisia Snakenberg, Sports Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Spring sports season is around the corner and the teams and athletes are training in order to be ready to compete once the season actually begins. The Pounders' track and field team has been preparing for months now, doing various work outs and drills. Head Coach Matthew Joyner and Coach Brett Parrott...

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