The Wingspan

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The Wingspan

The Wingspan

Top row: Kelly Vickers, Trish McDonald, Middle row: Susan Gerb, Stacy Cashmark Bottom Row: Cynthia Dillon, Bottom Right: Linda Norris

Leaving the nest: Saying goodbye to our retiring staff members

Tavroop Kaur June 8, 2023

As the school year comes to a close, students and teachers alike are looking forward to a couple months of rest and relaxation in the beautiful summer weather. In our excitement for the summer festivities,...

John Seibel, an assistant principal at Centennial High School

Clocking out of the school year with Centennial’s first year staff

Alice Kim and Hannah Kim June 8, 2023

Finals are coming and the summer is soon to arrive. Staff are left in the building for a few days more, reflecting on the past year and making plans for the upcoming fall. Becoming a staff member...

New principal, Same problems

Abby Conrad May 31, 2023

As Ms. Cynthia Dillon’s tenure at Centennial High School comes to an end this June, the school is anxious to meet its new principal for the upcoming school year. Given both longstanding concerns about...

Reading resentment: Why teens have stopped reading for pleasure

Julia Bianchini and Mackie Aro May 26, 2023

Most people agree that reading was an integral part of their childhoods. Toddlers learn lessons of forgiveness and responsibility from imaginative characters and kids explore magical universes from the...

AP exams: Is the stress and studying justifiable?

Abby Conrad May 17, 2023

AP season: for many high school students across the country, it’s the most stressful two weeks of the year. AP (Advanced Placement) courses are classes available to high school students, giving them...

Alumni advice to seniors

Abby Rothrock May 16, 2023

As May rolls around, many students are feeling the “senior slump,” including non-seniors. While the race to the end of the year begins for underclassmen, many seniors have an even bigger priority:...

Centennial High School student publishes their first book

Centennial High School student publishes their first book

Hannah Kim May 4, 2023

Nicole Cavey’s writing journey began on another day of English in a colorful, decorated classroom at Centennial High School. As a sophomore at the time, she received an assignment from her English teacher...

Night owls in Centennial - The importance of sleep

Night owls in Centennial – The importance of sleep

Alice Kim May 4, 2023

The wondrous feeling of the sunlight, gently waking you up from your deep slumber. The moon has passed and a new day has begun. No alarms, just by the natural rhythm of your circadian clock, you wake up...

(Karen Jackson/for Baltimore Sun Media)

Three students represent Centennial at this year’s Howard County Dance Festival

Julia Bianchini April 13, 2023

Dancers took their beginning pose as the curtains of the Atholton High School stage opened. The intense music and moody lighting set the tone as dancers from all 12 Howard County high schools began to...

Covid in retrospect Q&A

Covid in retrospect Q&A

Ryan Doody April 13, 2023

About three years ago on March 13, 2020, students and staff came to school knowing it would be their last time in the building for two weeks, but what they didn't know was how long the road would be before...


The “Spy Balloon” explained

Teju Reddi March 31, 2023

On February 2, 2023, NBC News alerted citizens of a balloon floating over the United States. Shortly after, on February 4, it was shot down by the Air Force off the coast of South Carolina at 2:39 P.M....
(Bryan Olin Dozier)

The drastic impact of the Willow Project: Environmentally and politically

Tavroop Kaur March 27, 2023

On Monday, March 13th, 2023, the Biden administration approved Conocophillips' massive oil drilling project despite the onslaught of online activism against its approval. The “Willow Project” was initially...

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