Centennial Students Sport College Spirit-Wear for Final Spirit Day

May 4, 2018

Words: Lawren Mickenberg Photos: Laila Abu-Ghaida On Friday, May 4, Centennial celebrated College Sweater Day, where seniors wore a shirt that symbolized which college they will be attending next year, but all students were welcomed to participate. There were a variety of different colleges chosen b...

Avengers: Infinity War Rises

May 3, 2018

Words: Julia Stitely After going strong for ten years, Marvel has released their most anticipated movie yet. Avengers: Infinity War broke the record as the highest box office opening in movie history. The film brings at least 80 characters together to beat the optimum villain. Now, do they make it work? The...

Centennial’s Wind Ensemble Makes History: First HCPSS School to be Accepted to Midwest Clinic

May 3, 2018

Words: Natalie Knight-Griffin On April 4, 2018, Centennial's band director, David Matchim, announced to Centennial’s Wind Ensemble members that they made it into The Midwest Clinic. The Midwest Clinic is an annual conference taking place from December 19 to 22, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. It is a high...

​Centennial Dresses Wackier Than Ever

May 2, 2018

Words: Shawn Kruhm Photos:  Zach Grable On Wednesday, May 2, students and staff wore their wackiest apparel to celebrate another successful day of prom spirit week. Students enjoyed wearing anything but their normal attire. Many showed their school spirit by rocking their craziest hats, funniest shirts, and wildes...

Centennial Shows Out For Maryland-Zaching Spirit Day

Centennial Shows Out For Maryland-Zaching Spirit Day

May 1, 2018

Words: Delanie Tucker Photos: Zach Grable On Tuesday, May 1, Centennial students dressed up for the second day of prom spirit week; Maryland Day, which also served as Zaching Against Cancer Day. Many Centennial students chose to honor Zach Lederer, a former Centennial student who died of cancer, with t-shirts...

Prom Spirit Week off to a Sleepy Start

April 30, 2018

Words: Maggie Ju Photos: Laila Abu-Ghaida On Monday, April 30, Centennial staff and students kicked off Prom Spirit Week in cozy pajamas. Some donned fluffy onesies, long bathrobes, and even sleep masks to participate. For the students finishing PARCC, it was a relief to end the stressful testing in comfor...

Ready Player One Puts Spielberg Back in the Game

April 20, 2018

Words: Julia Stitly The film adaptation of Ernest Cline’s best selling novel, Ready Player One, has finally hit the big screen. The movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, brings the future of virtual reality. The movie follows Wade Watts, played by Tye Sheridan, who like the rest of the world, is on a...

You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me: Dr. Michael Fowlin Speaks to Students

April 20, 2018

Words: Hibah Khan On the morning of April 20, the students at Centennial listened to Dr. Michael Fowlin, who went by Dr. Mykee, a psychologist and speaker. He gave a speech that emphasized the fact that everyone wears masks to hide their true selves in an effort to evade pain. The event, organized and paid...

Love, Simon Brings Representation to Hollywood

April 20, 2018

Words: Lien Hoang After months of anticipation, the movie Love, Simon, based off the book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, finally released in March with a 92% approval rate from Rotten Tomatoes. What makes this comedic teen story such a hit? Love, Simon follows a confused and closeted g...

Centennial Brightens Up Hallways with Inspire Murals [VIDEO]

Centennial Brightens Up Hallways with Inspire Murals [VIDEO]

March 29, 2018

Words: Maggie Ju/ Photos: Zach Grable/ Video: Julia Stitely In the few days preceding spring break, clusters of New Forms art students could be seen painting colorful murals on the walls. Bearing inspiring messages, their work brightens the high-stress environment Centennial students are accustomed to. The...

Centennial Theatre Department Takes the Stage With 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

March 27, 2018

Words: Natalie Keane During the weekend of March 23, the Centennial High School Theatre Department presented the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in Centennial’s auditorium. The musical, packed with fast-paced wit and humor, follows six middle schoolers as they compete to become Putnam Cou...

New Forms Art Students Create Inspiring Murals

March 21, 2018

Words: Maggie Ju Nineteen students in the New Forms art class will be participating in the Inspire Mural Project, scheduled for Thursday, March 22, but is postponed due to inclement weather closings. Instructed by art teacher Mark Hanssen, these upperclassmen are creating murals based on Centennial’s values t...

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