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Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction

Jessica Fults, Feature editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019 issues, Focus

“Standing too close to the microwave causes cancer,” the headline flashes across the screen on Twitter. The ‘researchers’ who wrote the report found a correlation between the two. It sounds feasible, so it starts to rapidly spread throughout different social media platforms. The truth is, he...

October 2018 issue: In Living Memory

October 2018 issue: In Living Memory

Lanie Sanders, Web Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2018


Filed under 2017-18 issues, Focus, Showcase

Remembering loved ones helps in processing grief

Not-so nuclear

Not-so nuclear

Lanie Sanders, Web Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2018


Filed under Focus

In this issue staffers from the Central Focus explore unique families and the way they mold the kids who were raised in them

September 2018 issue: Blinded by the Blue Light

September 2018 issue: Blinded by the Blue Light

Lanie Sanders, Web Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2018


Filed under 2017-18 issues, Focus, Showcase

The September issue of the Central Focus contains stories about how technology has shaped an entire generation.

Chosen family

Chosen family

Chloe Bockhorst, Voice editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Focus, Uncategorized

Lights pour out onto the stage, casting light onto the audience that is beginning to filter in. The wings surrounding the stage are dark, empty of the usual hive of busy students it holds. Even the green room, used to a constant stream on coming and going students, is empty. Production staff, crew h...

Assisting the community

Assisting the community

PJ Sheehan, Beat editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Focus

There have always been people in need in every community. From people needing a hand with finances to people who need food and shelter or even just warm clothes. With these people in the community there are people who are ready and willing donate their time to helping the less fortunate in their own...

Beyond expectation

Beyond expectation

Whitney Klein, Social media editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Focus

Kids spend their childhoods being taught everything the state requires for their education, but most teachers go above and beyond their requirements when they form bonds and friendships with each and every one of their students; making kids feel like they mean something more than just a grade or a num...

Participating as a population

Participating as a population

Kana Chung and Megan Percy

September 11, 2018


Filed under Focus

Typically, when Cottleville, Missouri is brought up in a conversation, the subject is amongst the following: sports, parks, and food. On the surface, there may not be anything particularly intriguing, but Cottleville is a city that hosts various exciting community-based events every month. (Home) ...

Cottleville connections

Cottleville connections

Lanie Sanders, Web Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018


Filed under Focus, Showcase

Various looks at how Central connects to the different aspects that make up the Cottleville community.

Painful progress

Painful progress

Whitney Klein, Voice editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Central Focus, Focus, Publications

My eyes are open, but I can’t see anything. My hands are laying flat on something, I can’t place the feeling. I can’t place any feeling. I can’t move. Water hits my feet. It’s rushing over me. Faster, it’s bringing me under. My legs have gone under, my body, my head sinks under. I try to h...

Their stories: May issue full

Their stories: May issue full

Liz Baker, Web Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2018


Filed under 2017-18 issues, Central Focus, Focus

Finding the Light

Finding the Light

Skylar Laird

May 4, 2018


Filed under Focus

The pale walls surrounding Brianna English reflected how she was feeling: colorless. Numb. Empty. The room, however, was familiar; this was not her first stay in a psychiatric hospital. Her stepmother sat next to her on her bed — nothing more than a wood cot — at DePaul Hospital, where English had...

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