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New Club Spotlight: CHS Letters for Destiny

By: Nicole Li (283) and Amy Liao (283) CHS Letters for Destiny, a student-led non-profit 501(c)3 Organization, was founded in Charlotte, North Carolina by Amya Harris and Jayla Harris. This club is a chance to help make cards for children in hospitals while also earning approved community service hours for Central’s reinstated thirty hour community… Continue reading New Club Spotlight: CHS Letters for Destiny

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Katharine Davis Named 15th President of Central High School

By: By: Sofia Taroncher (283) and Emma Chrismer (283) In the Spring of the 2021-2022 school year, Katharine Davis was named 15th President of Central High School. Her appointment to the role is momentous as she became the first woman and person of color to lead the almost 200-year-old institution. Davis, a member of 264th… Continue reading Katharine Davis Named 15th President of Central High School

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The 40th Anniversary of Central Being Co-Ed: A Look Back in History

Amy Liao (283) Four decades ago, on September 13th, 1983, Central High School admitted six female students for the first time in its 147 year old history. Before the pivotal change, Central was revered for being an all-male, tradition-steeped school since 1836. The lengthy battle for co-education was the start of a new era at… Continue reading The 40th Anniversary of Central Being Co-Ed: A Look Back in History

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Mr. Brooks: In West Philadelphia, Not Born But Raised

By: Savannah Smalley (282)  It started with a question and ended with a connection to an old teacher. Introducing Mr. Brooks (262), Central's newest assistant principal, to our school community. He was born in D.C. but quickly made his way to Philadelphia and was raised in West Philadelphia. He started his career journey as a… Continue reading Mr. Brooks: In West Philadelphia, Not Born But Raised

Op-ed

Thrifting: Sustainable Fashion or Second-Hand Gentrification?

By: Natalie Margasak (284) The reason I spent an uncomfortable amount of time sitting on the floor of Manayunk’s Salvation Army was simple: school would start next week and half of my clothes were a year too small. Hidden underneath the rayon halter dress and oversized sweaters on my lap was the find: a pair… Continue reading Thrifting: Sustainable Fashion or Second-Hand Gentrification?

Arts and Entertainment

In the Limelight: The Addams Family Begins Production

By: Irene Hong (285) Last year, the Central community celebrated its return to live theater with Shrek the Musical. The next stage is the fall musical, which is The Addams Family: A New Musical. When asked about the challenges expected this season, producers Mr. Peter Kelsey and Mr. Ben Blazer expressed that COVID was a… Continue reading In the Limelight: The Addams Family Begins Production