Late last weekend a devastating earthquake that has killed over 4,600 people and left millions of people affected hit Nepal. Formally known as the Federal Democratic Republic Of Nepal located on the southern boarder of Asia, a once-thriving nation is now home to an abundance of grief. Like Kisnor Raj Giri, a 22-year-old man from Kathmandu who lost members of his family in the quake, said he was too scared to return home. The sad thing is even if he was to return home it would not have been the same as when he left 70% of the homes were destroyed.
Striking in at a scary 7.8 on the Richter Scale, this was by far the worst earthquake to hit this area in over 80 years. As we speak Nepal is still in a state of emergency and grief until they find out how to revive themselves from this terrible disaster.
A popular issue at Centennial High School is if the senior class should have an option in whether or not they take final exams. Continue reading Should Seniors Have to Take Final Exams?
On April 24th and 25th, Champaign-Urbana hosted the 2015 Illinois Marathon. The 5K was held on Friday and the 10K, half marathon, and full marathon were held on Saturday. This was the 6th year Champaign-Urbana hosted this event and it is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
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Sophomores should all receive open campus lunch. Study halls are mostly abused by students and very little studying is actually done. With the irrelevancy of a study hall to most, administration needs to reconsider granting open campus lunch to sophomores. Obviously, guidelines would still need to be set to ensure the students don’t get a ‘free ride’ to skip school.
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Centennial girls soccer team is is having a pretty good season; compared to last year they have improved tremendously. Only winning a couple of games last year, the Chargers had a tough season. The girls soccer team got a new coach, Jim Meisen. The girls record is 3-2-2, losing to Peoria Notre Dame and Mahomet, winning against Peoria Manual, Uni High and Urbana. Tying with Central and Charleston high school.
Despite the score, game against Central High School was amazing. Both teams came ready to play. The Central Maroons are ranked number one in the area, while Centennial Chargers aren’t. Pulling a tie against them was amazing, Shows how good our team is and how much better they can become.
Being the captain of the team, I can’t wait to see what happens throughout the season.
Friday, April 17, was the Day of Silence nationwide. This is a very important day as people come together to show their support for LGBT rights and those people who fight daily in a society that has not yet fully accepted the LGBT community.
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People are putting a lot on the line for Centennial’s 4th annual Dance Marathon. Unit 4 employees: Ed Wachala, Laura Plummer, and George Stanhope are shaving their head, or eyebrows. You can catch them with their fresh cuts tonight at Dance Marathon.
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Centennial Fashion Club has prom dresses to give away! Stop by Charles Weinberg’s room (227) to check out the selection of new and gently used formal dresses. Dresses are available in many styles, colors and sizes. The collection was gathered through generous donations by teachers, parents, students and community members. Any Centennial student is welcome to come “shop” before or after school or can contact Weinberg for more information.
“I get to have so much fun on stage it’s ridiculous,” says senior Tristan Antonson in reference to the Centennial production of Bye Bye Birdie. Antonson plays the title role of Conrad Birdie himself, a celebrity heart-throb, devastating his fans with his announcement of his 2 year departure into the army. Continue reading Centennial Playmakers Present: Bye Bye Birdy
Centennial High School has started a new club called Best Buddies. Best Buddies is an organization that creates opportunities for one on one friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Best Buddies is known around the country, but new to Centennial this year. Thanks to Centennial teacher Amy Westfield and student Samantha (Sammie) Lavin the group got off the ground second semester. The Centinal interviewed Westfield, Lavin, and other Centennial Alia Kenner, Chris Logue, and Evan Beason.
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