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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...

April 2023: The Photo Issue

Aniya Sparrow, Photo Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2023

Central Photo's photographers present their annual issue of photo stories and photography from the 2022-23 school year.

February 2023: Family First

Emme Bernard, Staff Reporter April 12, 2023

The Central Focus explores the role family plays for students in the social lives, classrooms and in their clubs.

December 22: Looking to the Future

Emily Sirtak, Web Editor-in-Chief December 21, 2022

Students consider the impact of moving on, the challenges of a new environment and the difficulty of staying put.

October 22: A Fresh Start

Emily Sirtak, Web Editor-in-Chief November 7, 2022

The staff of the Central Focus examines all the new people and things occurring during the start of the 2022-23 school year.

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....

April 2022: The Photo Issue

Keaton Frye, Photo Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2022

To us, being a photographer is not only about finding perfect lighting or making the color look just right, it’s about capturing a specific moment. This issue is a little bit different than the previous...

April 2022: Farther Than Face Value

Tea Perez, Editor-in-chief April 8, 2022

Each student who walks through the halls of FHC is unique, an individual with feelings, opinions, thoughts, and interests. With a school as big as our own it’s impossible to learn everyone’s stories,...

October 2021: Back to Normal

October 2021: Back to Normal

Tea Perez, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2022

The staff of the Central Focus explores students returning back to a "normal" school year, delving into what it's like to see all of people's faces, what it's like to be a student who was virtual last...

January 2022: Unpacking Immigration

January 2022: Unpacking Immigration

Tea Perez, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2022

Our cover story examines students who've immigrated from another country or who have immediate family who have done so.

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