Journalism 2020 Farewell

Delanie Tucker

June 23, 2020

Words: Delanie Tucker  When I started thinking of the possibility that I could become the Editor-In-Chief of the Centennial High School Wingspan, this is not quite how I imagined my take-over would go. When I had my take-over as Managing Editor at the end of my sophomore year, I learned everything I coul...

Rising Freshmen: Fears for an Uncertain School Year

Sasha Allen

June 18, 2020

Words: Sasha Allen Last June, prior to the 2019-20 school year, I wrote an article about the worries and expectations of rising freshmen and matched their fears with words of encouragement and advice from current freshmen. In my interviews with these students, I found they were eagerly awaiting the new ...

BLM: A Look at Performative Protests on Social Media

Emily Hollwedel

June 17, 2020

Words: Emily Hollwedel In the midst of a virus’ wrath, the nation reveals another deep, old wound that has been with it since the beginning: racism.  Within the span of a month, three names— maybe more— have flashed across television and smartphone screens across the country: Ahmaud Arbery. Bre...

COVID-19 Quarantine Records

May 27, 2020

Words: Mariam Abd-El-Shafy  On Friday, March 13, Governor Hogan announced that all Maryland Schools would shut down until further notice to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. It has been over two months since the start of the COVID-19 Quarantine. Students in isolation have decided to share their st...

The Impact of March for Our Lives and the Students of Parkland

March 28, 2018

Words: Maddie Wirebach I don’t think I can adequately express the sheer power and passion that radiated through every single inch of Pennsylvania Avenue. There are just no words to describe the feelings I felt as I stood in solidarity with hundreds of thousands of people, proudly and peacefully demonstr...

The December Issue Is Here!

January 3, 2018

The Wingspan team is happy to announce the release of its December 2017 issue! You can read the online publication here. For more breaking news and photos, follow The Wingspan on Instagram and Twitter @CHSWingspan....

You Can’t Read This: It’s Time to Stop Banning Books

December 20, 2017

The opinions stated in this article do not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of the Wingspan staff as a whole. Words: Delanie Tucker In every county across the globe there are different varieties of books that aren’t allowed in schools, whether it's for religious reasons or  because that spe...

From Division to Dialogue: Using Truth to Unity

February 19, 2016

The Wingspan receives guest articles by Centennial students and staff about various subjects important to them and the community. Earlier this week we received a contribution from a former Wingspan writer, Diane Ijoma. We feel that it is important to share Diane's piece with the community in light of...

That Was So 2015

January 14, 2016

Words: Ashley Berry The year 2015 was a long, crazy year filled with social media madness, terrible clothing trends, and much, much more. Despite this, there were also many great achievements that defined 2015: the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, the U.S. Women's Soccer Team won the ...

Black Friday: How It’s Changed

November 26, 2015

Words: Jacob Mauer Traditionally, Thanksgiving was a time for appreciating family, food, and all that we hold dear to us. This contrasts greatly with the Black Friday controlled Thanksgiving we celebrate today. Black Friday began as a time when stores would turn financial loss, in the “red,” into profit, “in the black”. Bl...

A Student’s Perspective on Finals Week

June 15, 2015

Words: Maryam Elhabashy For as long as many of us can remember, the last week of school has been either the most or least demanding weeks of the year. In elementary school we strip our cute name tags off of our desks, a far cry from studying for a final exam that holds the promise of success or failu...

Freedom to Explore, Learn, and Experience

May 30, 2014

Words: Madhu Lal As the last day of school is drawing near, many Centennial students are looking forward to playing in the sun, hanging out with friends, and spending days upon days doing anything but homework. Summer vacation serves as a way for students to take a breath from the stress of school. ...