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28
May

Teacher of the Week: Amy Westfield

The Centinal always picks a different student each week to write an article on, but I decided to switch it up a little bit and write an article on Amy Westfield. Personally,she is my favorite teacher I’ve ever had and someone I look up to. Westfield has worked at Centennial for 20 years, teaching Spanish.  Westfield is involved in working out with Katie Bednar Monday through Friday. She loves to cook and watch baseball. Especially if her kids are playing. Read more »

27
May

Netflix Pick of the Week: Struck by Lightning

Information:

  • Dark Comedy
  • Released 2012
  • 83 minutes
  • Not Rated Read more »
22
May

Brian Urlacher Retires After 13 Seasons

 

Veteran Linebacker Brian Urlacher is retiring after 13 seasons, all with one team the Chicago Bears. His contract expired earlier in the year with the Bears but was never signed by another team. His decision became clear once he considered the fact that he could retire wearing only one jersey.

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22
May

Interview with a Charger Vegetarian

Although meat is a staple of the typical American diet, there are many Americans who choose to omit meat and/or animal products from their plates. To some people this may seem extreme, but 3.2% of Americans have chosen a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.

Vegetarianism is a term used to describe a diet that includes vegetables, fruits, grains, fats, eggs and dairy but excludes meat and fish. There is also pescetarianism, which is vegetarianism but includes fish in the diet. Veganism, however, is a dietary lifestyle that excludes eating all animal products, such as eggs, dairy, meat, fish and gelatin. Read more »

21
May

Seniors Leave Centennial

Tuesday, May 21st was the last day of school for the Class of 2013.  Students were able to leave after their fourth hour final and begin the next steps in their journey.  Good luck, seniors.  We expect the best from you as you leave the yellow halls of Centennial. Read more »

20
May

Physics Boat Races

Today began early with students arriving with all of their cardboard boats at 7:45 a.m. After the first flight was set up and ready to go, the races began and the excitement was wild. The races were incredibly diverse to say the least, with some groups smashing records while others sank into the deep end. Read more »

20
May

Surviving High School: Tips for Incoming Freshmen

The transition from middle school to high school can often be intimidating, not only for the student but for the parents as well. It’s also a scary change because not only are the students switching schools, they’re moving into a whole new environment. Besides the bigger buildings and unfamiliar campus, the beginning of high school can be intimidating because students are forced to leave the safety of middle school to explore the jungles of high school. Read more »

19
May

Netflix Pick of the Week: Hit & Run

Information:

  • Action Comedy
  • Released 2012
  • 99 minutes
  • R

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18
May

Name Changes and the Public: Will Assembly Hall’s New Name Stick?

On Monday, April 29th, 2013, Mike Thomas, the University of Illinois Director of Athletics, announced that Assembly Hall will now be called State Farm Center. State Farm made an agreement of sixty million dollars with the university that will last for thirty years. The news was released on Illinois’s athletic website, fightingillini.com. Read more »

15
May

Dress to Impress

As we mentioned previously, Centennial’s senior class dresses up for one week in the Spring before they leave the school forever.  Below are a few pictures from today’s “Dress to Impress” Day. Read more »