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The Wingspan

The Wingspan

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...

Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Let’s Go! – Spring dance showcase reflections

Alice Kim and Hannah Kim May 26, 2023

Over the span of two days––April 27 and 28––Centennial hosted its annual dance showcase, in which dance program members showed off their hard work from this past school year. Every dancer from...

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...

Matilda review: The story of a child genius and her bravery

Matilda review: The story of a child genius and her bravery

Alice Kim and Hannah Kim March 31, 2023

Published in 1988, the book Matilda by Roald Dahl was an instant hit which quickly translated onto both the big screen and stage. The story follows a young girl, Matilda, who is gifted intellectually and...

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Maryland officials encourage hunting to regulate high deer populations

Alice Kim and Hannah Kim March 7, 2023

On January 6, 2023, the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks opened the hunting season of white-tailed deer for licensed Maryland hunters. Hunters were contracted to hunt only until 120 deer...

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90 seconds till the ultimate death: Doomsday clock update

Alice Kim and Hannah Kim February 27, 2023

We live in a world that is constantly surrounded by the frequent question of when the world will end. Throughout history, there have been many hypotheses to this question, namely the great change from...

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One week foreign language challenge

Alice Kim and Hannah Kim February 15, 2023

Learning a foreign language is difficult and often requires much dedication, effort, and discipline. The process generally calls for a lot of time, commitment, and practice, which can be challenging to...

What is ARL?

Alice Kim and Dawood Kashif October 11, 2022

Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL) is the place where Howard County Students go to learn from specialized courses that are not offered at their regular home school. High school juniors and seniors...

Fresh impressions: class of 2026

Fresh impressions: class of 2026

Jackson Palich, Alice Kim, and Hannah Kim September 14, 2022

Click on this link to learn about the Centennial freshman impressions thus far. Link:   jy/ew For more...

(Photo taken by Abby Rothrock featuring Alice Kim on the left and Hannah Kim on the right)

What was it like being a student journalist?: A recap of our experience in Journalism I

Alice Kim and Hannah Kim June 9, 2022

Every Monday, we are faced with a great challenge. We sit down and wait for the editor-in-chief to begin our brainstorming session. Hands soar up high in the air, with diverse ideas ranging from the latest...

Every Classroom Has Its Own Story

Ben Huynh, Hannah Kim, and Alice Kim May 10, 2022

Classrooms at Centennial High School are filled with students' works and decorations including poems, posters, drawings, and much more. Decorations in each class vary depending on the teacher and the subject...

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Turning Red Review

Hannah Kim and Alice Kim April 6, 2022

Do you remember a time when life suddenly felt weird? When you felt gross and as if you were being judged by others? If so, check out the heartwarming new Pixar film, Turning Red. Rewinding back to...

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