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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

Coronavirus Pandemic Causes All Schooling to go Virtual

April 7, 2020

As concerns about the spread of COVID-19 grew, county and state officials made the move to conduct all classes online indefinitely. This has caused many people to wonder how students will be able to complete...

CENTRAL STUDENTS PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND OTHER PRECAUTIONS -- Due to the coronavirus outbreak, students are expected to work from home while still practicing social distancing.

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...


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...

ARTS AND HUMANITIES CLASSES HELD ONLINE -- The Central Voices hold a virtual Zoom meeting.

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...

PROM, GRADUATION AND OTHER SENIOR EVENTS POSTPONED -- Centrals Class of 2016 stands in their caps and gowns during their ceremony.

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,...

STUDENTS ADJUST TO NEW WORK SCHEDULES AMID CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK -- Many Central students lose their usual work hours, while others adjust to the excess amount they have been scheduled.

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...

SCOPE CONFERENCE COMMENCES DESPITE COVID-19 CONCERNS -- Senior Meghan Duncan and Junior Grayson Catlett represented Central at the annual SCOPE conference that aims to highlight student 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...

Central High School Hosts 2020 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...

CENTRAL BAND STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN EAST TENNESSEE STATE BAND AND ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONCERT FESTIVAL -- From left to right: Triston Teague, Grant Scutt, Alex White, Erickson Frias-Cruz, and Sydney Stone were selected to represent Central East Tennessee State Band and Orchestra Association.

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...

HOW TO GET YOUR TAX REFUND THIS SEASON -- Pictured above is a W2 form supplied by employers and necessary to file for a tax refund.

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...