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Senior Superlatives at Centennial

Abby Conrad March 22, 2024

Every year, seniors at Centennial High School get the opportunity to be permanently cemented in the school’s history by winning a superlative that gets featured in the yearbook. Some superlatives focus...

Pink, lace and femininity: A way of life

Emma Liu March 20, 2024

A new trend has come to dominate the Pinterest boards of young girls; the coquette aesthetic. Its fast-growing popularity has the media plastered with the color pink and bows, bolstering positive attitudes...

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The Now-Political Power of Taylor Swift

Abby Conrad March 11, 2024

As if Taylor Swift couldn’t get famous enough, the rising fame of the pop star has caught the attention of far-right conspiracy theorists who insist that she is part of a “covert government effort”...

Snow more midterms: Midterm season with a twist

Yeseo Lim March 5, 2024

This midterm season, students were stressed about more than just their exams. In a hectic turn of events, snowfall and extreme temperatures closed HCPSS schools on three of the four scheduled days during...

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Left to right: Alexandra Levin-Lozovatsky, Jackie James, Shalisa Ibad, Hannah Elpus, Sandy Jayaprakash, Owen Landle, Winnie Wiriyacoonkase

What is Poetry Out Loud? Centennial’s 2024 competition

Edwin Wu March 4, 2024

Poetry Out Loud (POL) is a national recitation competition where high school students can learn about poetry and the art of recitation. Nationally, it is sponsored by the National Endowment for Arts and...

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Breaking the ice: A CFSC “The Nutcracker” review

Yeseo Lim February 20, 2024

While each production of “The Nutcracker” is unique, its magic consistently transcends the boundaries of time and language. In a deep dive into the ballet and its origins, National Public Radio (NPR)...

Photo by Ryan Melaugh used with permission

Devastating effects of poor mental health on teens: Experts give advice on how to cope

Edwin Wu February 16, 2024

Across the country, high schools in the United States have faced an increase in rates of depression. According to recent data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than...

What is Leandro Conti’s real job at Centennial?

Ryan Brown February 7, 2024

Leandro Conti is known for many things around Centennial High School— teaching is not one of those things. At least that’s the impression most, if not all, students who know the young staff member...

“The Color Red”; The embarrassing Golden Globes monologue of Jo Koy

Rachel Middleton February 2, 2024

The 2024 Golden Globes were attended by numerous A-list actors, with winners like Emma Stone for Best Female Performance in a Comedy and Cillian Murphy for Best Male Performance in a Drama, as well as...

Delay in Teacher IDs

Teju Reddi January 4, 2024

Three months into the school year, at least eight newly-hired Centennial staff members still had not received their Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) ID badges. Those with missing IDs were left...

Photography by John Kuta

Centennial Theater Department’s Lost Girl; “It was magical…”

Tavroop Kaur November 29, 2023

The adventures of Peter Pan, the Lost Boys and Wendy Darling have captivated children and adults alike since “The Little White Bird '’ by Scottish novelist, J.M Barie, in 1902. Quickly becoming an...

Poet Hayes Davis shares writing, encouragement with Centennial students

Poet Hayes Davis shares writing, encouragement with Centennial students

Abby Conrad November 15, 2023

On Friday, November 10, poet Hayes Davis visited Centennial to speak to students about his experience with poetry and the writing and revising process. In 2016, Davis published Let Our Eyes Linger, his...

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