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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 ...

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...

Prom, Superintendent’s Banquet, and Other Senior Events Postponed

Prom, Superintendent’s Banquet, and Other Senior Events Postponed

Danae Wnuk, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

Due to the recent pandemic that has put the world on pause, many seniors are worried about how they will end their high school career. Many school events have been postponed, while other events have not, and there is still an air of uncertainty surrounding the situation. “I’m not as devastated as other people a...

Students Adjust to New Work Schedules Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Students Adjust to New Work Schedules Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Cassandra Castillo, Copy Editor

March 25, 2020

As schools nationwide cancel and countries go on full lock-down, stores begin to close their doors and say goodbye to their longtime employees. Students that still live with their parents are not as affected by the decisions to shut down as opposed to employees depending on weekly or biweekly income. ...

SCOPE Conference Commences Despite COVID-19 Concerns

SCOPE Conference Commences Despite COVID-19 Concerns

Abby Young, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

On March 10, 2020, the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) hosted their annual Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE) conference. This program gives high school students across the state a chance to discuss and debate pertinent issues in our education system. Students are also given ...

Central High School Hosts Student Talent Show

Central High School Hosts Student Talent Show

Danae Wnuk, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

  As the academic year is coming closer to an end, global interference has brought cancellations and disturbances to the school calendar. Despite the obstructions and fears that were brought with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Central was still able to hold the annual student talent show o...

Central Band Students Participate in East Tennessee State Band and Orchestra Association Solo and Ensemble Concert Festival

Central Band Students Participate in East Tennessee State Band and Orchestra Association Solo and Ensemble Concert Festival

Ashley Coleman, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Every year, the Central Band prepares for the ETSBOA (East Tennessee State Band and Orchestra Association) Concert Festival to put their skills to the test. The students can either perform a solo, that includes piano upon their request, or a collaborative ensemble with other students, which consists of...

How to Get Your Tax Refund This Season

How to Get Your Tax Refund This Season

Morgan Snyder, Columnist

March 12, 2020

After speaking with students at Central, it has come to my attention that, while many students have part-time jobs, not many of those students know how to file their own taxes. Most students that I have talked to are either procrastinating until April 15 or are depending on their parents to file their...

Kaigen Mulkey Signs to UTC on a Cross Country Scholarship

Kaigen Mulkey Signs to UTC on a Cross Country Scholarship

Danae Wnuk, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

Central High boasts numerous senior athletes who have either signed or committed to different colleges and universities on athletic scholarships. Recently, one of Central’s seniors, Kaigen Mulkey, signed with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). He received a scholarship for his achieveme...

Central’s Wellness and Physical Education Department Alters their Classroom Management

Central’s Wellness and Physical Education Department Alters their Classroom Management

Karleigh Schwarzl, Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

Students in Tennessee need both a wellness credit and a physical education half-credit in order to graduate. Wellness is a class where students are introduced to the fundamentals of physical education and activity and earn a basic understanding on how to take care of their bodies. In physical education...

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