By: Sadie Batchis (284) Central High School is a school where - for the most part - students are accepted for who they are; whether that be their race, gender, sexual identity, etc. We’re not perfect, but students I’ve spoken to feel that their identity is respected by most teachers. Members of the LGBTQ+ community… Continue reading Should Teachers “Out” LGBTQ+ Students to their Parents?
The Art of Doing Homework in the Hallway
By: Irene Hong 285 At first impression, the way Central students are found scattered throughout the school hallways is reminiscent of a modern-day Renaissance scene. The sounds of paper rustling, pens clicking, and friends enduring complaints about the amount of homework assigned, fill the air. Whether it be an essay, math problems, or memorizing important… Continue reading The Art of Doing Homework in the Hallway
A Profile on the Barnwell Library
By: Xinyan Zheng 284 “Each one of these books represents a place you can go. Picture the whole library as a tree and every one of these stacks or collections of shelves as a branch stemming off of there.” Since 2017, Mr. Lobron has operated the scholarly hub of Central High School. Although the library… Continue reading A Profile on the Barnwell Library
The Purpose of Performing Arts and the Ensemble Grade Boost
By: Kyle Lin (283) There is a vague awareness of the performing arts department at Central, but many people are only aware of them due to morning rehearsals or the seasonal concerts that are held. So what is the purpose of the music department at Central? The head of the music department, Mr. Blazer, says… Continue reading The Purpose of Performing Arts and the Ensemble Grade Boost
By Kylie Cannon 284 Across the nation, schools have been implementing a ban on books that have depicted themes encompassing racism, the LGBTQ community, and a small percentage containing sexually explicit scenes. There has been a rapid growth of these bans, especially in Pennsylvania, ranking the third most banned books in the country, with 457… Continue reading Banning Books
Ye’s Antisemitic Remarks
By Isabella Schwartz 285 It’s disappointing when an icon with a fan base of millions worldwide has a downfall, and everything they share with fans goes down the drain. Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has done it all. Creating the catchiest songs of the century and designing some mainstream fashion trends, Ye’s name is… Continue reading Ye’s Antisemitic Remarks
The Purpose of PILOTs: Central Alum at UPenn
By Natalie Margasak (284) The most beautiful classroom you will find in Central is one with painted ceiling tiles. The paint conceals the flaking white bits of fiberboard and yellow water damage under the creative work of students who preceded us and are long into adulthood. Despite the energy that students and teachers put into… Continue reading The Purpose of PILOTs: Central Alum at UPenn
Why is it so hard to pick an outfit?
By: Jayden Vance (284) and Ava Russell (284) How many times have you stared into your closet this year and found that you had nothing to wear? For many Central students, this is a daily irritation in an already stressful morning routine. The combination of societal expectations for teenagers to look and dress a certain… Continue reading Why is it so hard to pick an outfit?
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?
Don’t Lose Your Lunch!
By: Susannah Hughes (283) On August 17th, Central High School students everywhere anxiously awaited their schedules for the upcoming school year. Upon opening Infinite Campus, some let out a groan of frustration. First period lunch. Ugh. Their lunch was going to be more of a breakfast. By seventh period, those students would be left with… Continue reading Don’t Lose Your Lunch!