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. Continue reading Teacher of the Week: Amy Westfield

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. Continue reading Interview with a Charger Vegetarian

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. Continue reading Surviving High School: Tips for Incoming Freshmen

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