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.

Snow Days: The Good and the Bad

Snow Days: The Good and the Bad

Hannah Stone, Columnist

January 29, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Two Truths, One Laurelie

Huddled in blankets with pajamas turned inside-out, students wait on the edge of their seats for the news. Perhaps only a few snow flakes have fallen, but Central High School students still long for just one thing: a snow day. The past week has been a flurry of panic for Chattanooga. Milk and bread...

Are Central Students Still Using Facebook?

Are Central Students Still Using Facebook?

Hannah Stone, Columnist

January 22, 2016


Filed under Two Truths, One Laurelie

Facebook is a site that once monopolized the world of social media. From young children to senior citizens, Facebook is a fantastic way to connect and communicate with friends and family. New social media giants have risen in recent years. Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest are just a few of...

Business is Booming! Shop Local Chattanooga!

Business is Booming! Shop Local Chattanooga!

Hannah Stone, Columnist

December 3, 2015


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Chattanooga has grown rich in local businesses. Boasting its revitalized downtown, the entire city bustles with trendy shops and eateries. What makes this area so special is that many of these businesses are locally owned and operated. Just talking to people who work for local businesses in Chattanooga...

New Symphonic Band is Home to Central Alumni

New Symphonic Band is Home to Central Alumni

Hannah Stone, Columnist

November 18, 2015


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In Chattanooga State Community College's cozy theater, the Symphonic Band had its very first concert. The band's director, Nicholas Hartline, started the band just this year. The new Symphonic Band is now home to Central alumni Blake Vayda and Jake Whitaker. Both talented musicians were a part of Central's...

New Words: Where Do They Come From?

New Words: Where Do They Come From?

Hannah Stone, Columnist

November 9, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Two Truths, One Laurelie

The English language is constantly growing and changing. New words enter the language, and some fall out of the loop. Fresh trends in language are always appearing - think of abbreviations such as "OMG" or "LOL." Texting vernacular has become a large part of communication. Slang terms integrate themselves...

After School App: Funny Gossip or Serious Risk?

After School App: Funny Gossip or Serious Risk?

Hannah Stone, Columnist

November 3, 2015


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The new "After School" app has Central High School buzzing. Filled with gossip and anonymous confessions, this app seems to be a fun way to communicate with people at school. The app creators encourage users to "post confessions, funny experiences, compliments, feelings, and more!" Although this app...

Despite Historical Image, Powder Puff Football Every Bit a True Sport

Despite Historical Image, Powder Puff Football Every Bit a True Sport

Hannah Stone, Columnist

October 28, 2015


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Two weeks ago, Central students gathered in the football stadium to watch an intense game of flag football. Central High School's homecoming week is full of fun activities, including the Powder Puff football game. Although the game is often treated as a joke, these girls practiced many days after school...

Advice: Make the Most of Our Ever-So-Short High School Years

Advice: Make the Most of Our Ever-So-Short High School Years

Hannah Stone, Columnist

October 16, 2015


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As we fall into the routine of the school year, it's easy to lose track of what we are working towards - graduation. Last year's Salutatorian Judith Bell knows how important the first years of high school are. "Take school seriously!" she declared. "If you mess up your first two years, you are...

Juggling Act: Students Seek Balance With Schoolwork and Jobs

Juggling Act: Students Seek Balance With Schoolwork and Jobs

Hannah Stone, Columnist

September 10, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Two Truths, One Laurelie

After a long day at school, all most of us want to do is go home and sleep. Some are laden with homework, and others have sports practices and games on top of that. From 7:20 to 2:20, the students of Central High School work diligently in their classrooms, but how many others must work long shifts after...

Column: Students, Teachers Battle Central’s ‘Fair’ Conditioning

Column: Students, Teachers Battle Central’s ‘Fair’ Conditioning

Hannah Stone, Columnist

August 25, 2015


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In the Central band room, three fans drone like a hive of angry bees. The air conditioning trickles in, providing little relief to the 50+ band students stuffed sardine-style into the small space. Students try to combat the stagnant heat, leaning their heads against cool instruments for consolation....

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