Christian Athletes Unite Through FCA

By Chantal Meacham – Staff Writer

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is an organization across the country for athletes and coaches to express their faith in their sports.  Centennial just re-started their FCA huddle this year.  Meetings will be held on every other Thursday in room 119 at 7:30 a.m. starting on January 26. Everyone is welcome to join.

Centennial staff members, Ryan Remole and Sam Flowers, help lead the meetings.  A huddle will consist of food and a quick game at the beginning, a short sermon, and then a huddle time where students will split into smaller groups at the end.  FCA leadership team member, Lindsay Rogan, says, “A huddle is a place where we talk more in depth about the sermon and learn how to apply it to our lives.  It’s a great way to grow in your faith and help you in your sports.” Continue reading Christian Athletes Unite Through FCA

Video Game Review: Skyrim, Batman: Arkham Asylum & NBA 2K12

By Omar Sharif – Staff Writer

Skyrim- Lets start off with the game that won “Game of The Year”. I’ve explored the highest mountains and the deepest dungeons. I’ve killed hundreds of wolves, bandits and zombies, and been attacked by bears, trolls and giants. I’ve helped out lovelorn suitors, ghosts and a talking dog, and foiled the evil plots of vampires, evil mages and demon gods. After playing for longer than 75 hours of “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”, I feel like I’m just scratching the surface. I still have plenty of quests to conquer, all while I fulfill my other duties and obligations. Skyrim has taken over my life. But hey, at least it’s a good life. This role-playing game allows you choose your career unlike most other games in its category. In Skyrim, one will find tiny details and unexpected rewards. Once one enters into the game, they won’t want to leave; it feels lived in. Continue reading Video Game Review: Skyrim, Batman: Arkham Asylum & NBA 2K12

Newspaper Class Helps Students Grow as Writers

By Faith Middleton – Staff Writer

Centennial has a wide array of classes that can help students in their career interests. One such class is eighth hour Newspaper, supervised by Ms. McQueen.

The Newspaper staff produces the Online Centinal. Each staff member writes 1-2 stories per month; editors then triple-check the stories for proper grammar usage and journalistic style.

“Being able to write articles about what I really want to write about [is my favorite thing about newspaper],” Omar Sharif, staff writer, said. Continue reading Newspaper Class Helps Students Grow as Writers

Cheering Their Way to the Top: Charger Cheer

By:  Alex Wallner Sports Editor

As the first month of the New Year concludes, we look back on a great month, one that was highlighted by Centennial cheerleading, who stole the show at the conference competition on Saturday, January 24th.  The Lady Chargers stole the show by beating powerhouse Bloomington, Normal West, Central and Mattoon among others to take first place, something they haven’t done since 2009.  The team is exciting; with only two seniors this year, not only is the squad young, but many have gained the much needed experience from this confidence boosting win. Continue reading Cheering Their Way to the Top: Charger Cheer

Darren Criss: From YouTube to Broadway

By Lexi Zahrn – Staff Writer

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a musical comedy currently gracing the Broadway stage. The musical is well known for being Harry Potter Star Daniel Radcliffe’s first project outside of the multi-million dollar movie franchise. The show received fantastic reviews that praised Radcliffe’s performance, but the star has passed the J. Pierrpoint Finch torch on to another actor who has something in common with him. Continue reading Darren Criss: From YouTube to Broadway

Early Graduates Get Head Start

By Tara Mobasseri – Editor-in-Chief

Now that it is second semester you may have noticed a change in the size of the senior class. This year many seniors graduated early. They graduate early for many different reasons such as to travel abroad, take classes at Parkland, work, or simply to take a semester off to prepare themselves for college. The Centinal staff interviewed three seniors who graduated early to see what they are doing now, their thoughts and opinions on graduating early and if they would recommend it to future seniors. Continue reading Early Graduates Get Head Start

Fiction Addiction: Book Club

By Megan Wolter – Opinions Editor

The Fiction Addiction book club meets every Thursday at 3:30 in the library.  They do book talks, discussions, read, and look at new releases that they may want to add to their growing collection.  The club tries to appeal to both guys and girls by getting books that everyone will enjoy.  Also, they try to buy the most recently released books and they get to read them before anyone else does, which is a nice perk of the club. Continue reading Fiction Addiction: Book Club

Centurian Captures High School Memories

By Jewel Goodly- Staff Writer

The Centennial Yearbook staff is busy working on the 2011-2012 Centurian. The pages of the yearbook are divided by the editors and assigned to the thirty-three members. The yearbook is divided into four different sections: student life (editors: Taylor Coats and Caitlyn Jenkins), sports (editors: McKenzie Bonnett and Alexis Nelson), classes and clubs (editors: Corey Bilger and Libby Cocagne), underclassman and faculty (editors: Audrey Rodawig and Mason Weis). The editors-in- chief are Annie Regan and Sarah Zola. Each member is assigned to two to three pages that are due at various times during the school year. The yearbook staff meets as a class during eighth hour. Continue reading Centurian Captures High School Memories

The Best of the Best (Illini Elite): Volleyball

By:  Allie Shannon, Kara Johnson Staff Writers

Illini Elite is a volleyball club in Bloomington, IL. People from all over Illinois make long drives to participate in this cub that’s recognized country wide. Club season is from November to June and includes big tournaments in places such as Texas and Florida. Illini Elite is the first step to get these young athletes ready to play at the college level. Continue reading The Best of the Best (Illini Elite): Volleyball