The Lowdown on Warm Bodies: Movie vs. Book

Movie theatres all across the globe recently saw the release of Jonathan Levine’s adaptation of Isaac Marion’s zombie romance novel Warm Bodies, much known as a Night of the Living Dead take on Romeo and Juliet. I initially sauntered into the showing of Warm Bodies with no significant expectations, mainly regarding it as yet another addition to the American zombie craze. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the film, so much so that I stopped by my local bookstore to pick up a copy of the book itself. Continue reading The Lowdown on Warm Bodies: Movie vs. Book

Heartland

Have you been looking for another good TV show to watch?  Check out Canada’s Heartland.  It follows Amy Flemming as she struggles with losing her mom and continuing her work when it comes to helping horses.  As she works to piece her life back together, her sister, Lou, comes back to the ranch to live with Amy and their grandfather, Jack.  Continue reading Heartland

Centennial Promotes Volunteerism

Students and teachers at Centennial got the opportunity to listen to different teachers and students talking about ways to give back to the community. We got the opportunity to listen to Natalie Ellis, a Centennial alumni who graduated from Centennial in 1997; Kyle Jackson, a history teacher here at Centennial; and Grace Katcheturian and Erica Allender, two students here at Centennial. Jackson said this assembly was a way to get students involved in the community. Jackson and Ms. Aldridge, Ms. O’Grady, Ms. Maltbia, Ms. Wiedelman and Ms. Harvey are all part of a group called Community Engagement Comity to help get students involved in activities such as the dance marathon and Austins day. There will be a celebratory lunch for whichever class (senior, junior, sophomore, or freshman) wins. Along with the lunch, there will be a plaque in the main lobby representing the class that wins.

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Spanish III Social Action Project

In all of Centennial’s Spanish III classes, students and teachers have been collectively coming up with ideas in the hope for completing a social action project. The project is completely non-profit and would have the students volunteer so it is by no means required for those who may have plans or those who are simply not interested. However, for those individuals who have not volunteered before, this project may be a great experience to participate in and spend time with friends while helping Champaign and its people. There are many options that students and teachers are currently voting on, so students may have the chance in volunteering for something that peaks their individual interests. Continue reading Spanish III Social Action Project

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Prayer Group

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes has typically been a group of students who meet every Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the auditorium. The focus of the huddle is to bring sports and faith together. For the entire month of March, FCA is trying something new. They are still holding their normal meetings at 7:30 a.m. on Friday mornings, but Monday through Thursday mornings at 7:45 a.m. students will meet in the auditorium to pray for specific prayer requests and the school as a whole. Continue reading Fellowship of Christian Athletes Prayer Group