During sixth hour lunch, juniors and seniors have 50 minutes on most weekdays to eat lunch at a location of their choosing. Some students will stay at school while others will go home. However the highlight of open lunch is being able to order food from one of many great restaurants nearby. When getting food, students are looking for a meal that is cheap yet filling, and something that’s fast yet well made. There are also many people that do not have cars, and are limited to the restaurants that are within a reasonable walking distance.
I believe that finals should be optional. Image you are a straight-A student who hasn’t gotten lower than a 90 on any major grade yet this semester. You do your assignments right when they are given, and understand all of the concepts that you are taught. You just completed an extra credit assignment that will bring your 98.9% to a 100%. You hear about the packet final that is going to be sitting on your desk during finals week and you instantly get nervous. You fear that your hard earned “A” being lowered to a “B” or even worse, a “C”. You know there is a lot riding on this test, and you are willing to study, but you just find it unfair to risk all of your semester’s hard work on one test.
This year Centennial was greeted with a new principal, Brian Riegler, and I know we have all had questions about what he plans on changing in the school. Riegler sat down with me and answered a few questions about himself and our school.
The idea of systematic racism in America is often ignored. As of the past 7 years, we’ve heard of protest following the shootings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Philando Castile, not to mention all the unnamed. There are websites dedicated to mapping police brutality and its concealed rise in America. We’ve all seen protests, whether violent, peaceful, or subtle. The most controversial as of late has been the idea of taking a knee during the national anthem, popularized by former quarterback Colin Kaepernick. We asked Centennial students their thoughts of kneeling, and their participation.
I personally hate the dress code mainly because it’s just another reason for students and teachers not to get along.
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.
Yes, there has been a lot of shootings that involve the police, some documented and some not, but you’d be surprised that the main race showed on media isn’t supposed to be the main race being terminated.
Did you know that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death between the ages of 10 to 24 of young people? What if I told you that the suicide attempts is 4 times greater in the LGBTQ community and 2 times greater for the questioning youth than the straight youth. That’s the problem today with the hatred towards the LGBTQ community.
Why it is that Cheerleading and Dance no longer have a study hall and when will it resume?
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?