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Questionable Proposals

Questionable Proposals

Reilly Scobey, Print Assignments Editor May 23, 2023

Across America more than a dozen states have introduced legislation to limit discussions of sexual orientation in classrooms. Among these restrictive bills is Missouri HB 634. The bill, which was introduced...

Unapologetically, We

Aniya Sparrow and Raina Straughter May 5, 2022

“It's in the reach of my arms, the span of my hips, the stride of my step, the curl of my lips, I am woman. Phenomenally.” -  Maya Angelou.  From the beginning of American history, black women...

Mrs. Leake creating social media posts for game day during her plan period. Leake makes posts on facebook, instagram, and twitter for every game.

Livin’ Like Leake

Samantha Castille and Maya Culian, Staff Photographer and Social Media Editor May 5, 2022

  Nine hours to be a teacher, a coach, and a role model. Once Hayley Leake arrives at Central she begins her morning with a plan period where she puts together the lessons she has for the day...

Navigating Nature

Charlie Rosser and Rebecca Hornberger May 5, 2022

“And then I have nature, art, and poetry, and if that’s not enough, what is?” -Vincent Van Gogh. We can often be so consumed in our own lives that we forget to notice what’s right in front of us....

All Dine, No Dash

Tea Perez, Editor-in-Chief October 21, 2021

Walking into lunch this year students are met with the excited chattering and full tables of the crowded cafeteria. Due to last year’s COVID-19 restrictions, the school implemented five lunches,...

Transition to Traditional

Transition to Traditional

Rachel Vrazel, Web Editor October 21, 2021

Senior Lauren Sirtak walks into the school building, smiling at her friends and heading to her first hour Human Body Systems class. An involved student ready to enjoy all of the wonder and excitement...

Seeing Double

Elisa Carter, Staff Reporter October 21, 2021

The last two years have been nothing less than chaotic. Even though we have come back to school with COVID-19 calmed, it is still apparent that has been an adjustment. One adjustment that everyone...

Back To Normal?

Back To Normal?

Rachel Vrazel, Web Editor October 21, 2021

 Red, white, and blue powder is thrown up into the air in the student section at the red, white, and blue themed football game. There is a newfound sense of school spirit that shines through in the student section.

Fans Never Left

Hannah Bernard and Keaton Frye October 21, 2021

Painted bodies cram together in the student section. A cloud of colored powder is tossed above. Yell leaders call out cheers waiting for students to shout back. The new school year has brought...

Bojana Kuzmanoska poses in front of Francis Howell Central where she is currently attending high school. The smile on her face displays how happy she is to be in America.

Crossing Borders

Sarah Percy, Staff Reporter November 6, 2019

On the morning of Thursday, Sept. 27, Macedonia slept, but not junior Bojana Kuzmanoska. She could never, for that day was the day she went to America. She packed her bags and made her way to the airport....

September 2019: Rooted in reality

Kayla Reyes, Print editor-in-chief October 1, 2019

This month's cover story focuses on environmental issues and how they affect teenagers.

April 2019 Issue: Central Focus

Kana Chung and Isaiah Salin April 12, 2019

A look back at the school year’s most captivating moments in photo.

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