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Speaking of Regionals

The Centennial Speech Team is finally wrapping up their season, just having gone to regionals at U-High on February 3rd. There are only six members of this team, but each student was ready to work hard, most having performed in not one but two events. An event is the type of speech you perform, and there are fourteen different kinds. These events range from humorous or dramatic acting to informative or persuasive speeches.

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Oscars 2018: Predictions, Snubs, and Surprises

The biggest award show in Hollywood has finally released their nominations and like every year, there are some major oversights, along with some pleasant surprises that many could not have seen coming. Before diving into the major categories, I want to shed some light on great films that I didn’t expect to pick up smaller nominations.

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Hats Allowed at Centennial

Congratulations Centennial Students, we can finally wear hats in school. During last semester Mr. Riegler decided to talk to the teachers about what they think about allowing hats in school. He also talked to some students to see how they would feel about hats being allowed. Most of the teachers and students decided that they wouldn’t mind hats in classes. Mr. Riegler decided the new semester would be a great time to start this new rule. No hoods allowed but now your ears can be nice and toasty in class and you can hide your bad hair day with a nice hat. 


The Centinal Broadcast – Swimming & Fall Play


Charger Artists find “The Art Connection”

Today was the opening for The Art Connection, an art show for students from Centennial, Jefferson and Carrie Busey.  Student art is on display in the basement used book shop of the Champaign Library.  Stop by and support Charger art!

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College and Career Center is Open

Aaron Chun runs the college and career center where students can go and get information on colleges you are looking at. He can also help you with choosing a career you want to go into. Chun should be in the office most of the time throughout the school day.

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Welcome back to school, Chargers!

Centennial students began school this week.  We wish you all the best for a good school year.



Put Away Your Cell Phone For Pocket Points


Pocket points are taking over phones, people are spreading the word like a virus, free foooooddddd.!!! Free Food? FREE FOOOOD!! Is usually all the kids can hear because who doesn’t want to save their hard working or their parents hard working money to get the best kinds of food they already like to buy.

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Why School Should Have Later Start Times

Many students in Centennial High School would agree that coming to school can be difficult at times because of how hard it is to wake up in the morning. In response to the bad reputation that students get for being tired in class, I believe that we should have later start times. This would be beneficial in many ways. Students would be more awake during class, have better focus and maintain their grades more easily. It is unrealistic to expect teenagers to be able to be up so early in the morning and still have the ability to function and concentrate as if they were well-rested and prepared for learning.

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Illinois Basketball: Are John Groce’s Days Numbered?

After the fifth road loss of the season, the Illini fell to 13-10 overall and 3-7 in conference play. In the five road games Illinois has played, they have lost by 23, 16, 25, nine, and four, respectively. Read more »