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31
Mar

Charger Baseball Begins Season with High Expectations

Expectations are sky-high for the Centennial baseball team this year following a sectional semifinal defeat to Chatham Glenwood last year. For the Chargers, they return six position starters and all but one pitcher from the 2013 team. Read more »

31
Mar

The Divergence of Divergent

In the world of literature, apocalyptic dystopia is no walk in the park for anyone involved; but in the future world of Divergent, it’s particularly harsh on teens. “Divergent” is the latest in a string of young adult books to produce a movie franchise.  At the heart of Veronica Roth’s YA bestseller is a provocative existential dilemma involving adolescence and identity: At the age of 16, everyone must choose which of society’s stringently defined sections they’ll join. That could mean staying on home turf or leaving loyalty to blood far behind, and it’s an irreversible decision. Beatrice veers from her inherent faction and chooses the Dauntless, brave warriors who protect society. Chaos ensues. In an era when kids are constantly pressured to launch a career against their liking, it’s an idea with particular resonance.

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20
Mar

Kyler Signs to Play Ball

Congrats to Centennial Senior Jasmine Kyler for signing to play basketball for Roosevelt University in Chicago.  Kyler plans to finish college with a degree in elementary education.

 

19
Mar

SPIN-OFF TV SERIES: How I met Your Dad

The oh-so-loved How I met Your Mother TV series, starring Josh Radnor, is coming to an end this month but the producers of the show aren’t ready to pack up yet! The co-creators of this show, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, along with Up All Night creator Emily Spivey, are coming together to create a spin-off series premiering fall of 2014 called How I Met Your Dad. The show, which would star a female character lead, would follow the female perspective of how a woman meets her future husband.

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17
Mar

The Eric Show Features Centennial Artwork

The fifth annual Eric Show held its opening ceremony on Friday, March 14 at the Illini Union. Twenty-two Centennial students had artwork featured in the show. Senior Rachel Chung received an honorable mention for her drawing. Below is a list of all the students who participated and a slideshow of their artwork.  The show will be open to the public through March 28th. Read more »

17
Mar

Viral Videos

Viral videos. We have all seen them, we all love them, whether it’s PSY GANGNAM STYLE or Charlie Bit My Finger. But how do these videos go viral?

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17
Mar

There is Still Time to Sign Up for AP Tests

The registration for Advanced Placement tests opened on Wednesday, March 5 and will be available until this Wednesday, March 19. Students can sign up for exams in the Freshman/Sophomore Center before and after school. Read more »

14
Mar

The Centinal Podcast Episode 22: YouTube and Media

In this episode of The Centinal, BJ and Leon talk about Pi Day, Veronica Mars, and YouTube. Read more »

14
Mar

Student of the Week: Anna Ulanova

Some people might believe that in order to be a good candidate for college acceptance one must be in a sport.  The truth is, colleges also look for someone who is involved in clubs and other extra curricular activities.  Anna Ulanova,  freshman at Centennial, is involved in several extra curricular activities.  She is able to manage good grades and clubs after school which is why she was chosen as Student of the Week. Read more »

12
Mar

Veronica Mars Returns Thanks to Kickstarter Project

In the age of fandoms, it has become commonplace for dedicated fans to want to bring back their beloved television shows that have been canceled for years. Arrested Development returned last year in the form of a new season, and this year, thanks to a record-breaking Kickstarter project, Veronica Mars will return in the form of a movie.  Read more »