A Conversation With Centennial’s 2021 Teacher of the Year

June 3, 2021

From one of the most adamantly chaotic school years of our time springs the Class of 2021. Despite the abnormalities, little has stopped them from making the most of their final year of high school. This...

26 Years of Immigrant Customs Enforcement in Howard County Comes to an End

Sasha Allen June 3, 2021

For the last 26 years, Howard County has been benefiting from their contract with ICE, or US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, receiving roughly $2.8 million a year from the majority privatized imprisonment...

Maryland drops COVID mask mandate just in time for summer

Kate Tourison May 28, 2021

As the number of vaccinated individuals continues to grow, many members of the Centennial community are gearing up for a “maskless” summer vacation In accordance with new CDC guidelines, Governor...

How Quarantine has Shaped High School Students

Jasmine Kwok and Rachel Middleton May 27, 2021

The pandemic has brought to everyone a time of distress and anxiety. Students at Centennial High School have expressed their fluctuating emotions over quarantine, varying from exhaustion to motivation....

Marching Band Finishes Spring Season with Final Performance

Lauren Scott May 27, 2021

On Friday, April 30, the Centennial High School Marching Band concluded its first-ever spring season with a final performance, including a recognition ceremony for the seniors in the program. The production...

Mental Health Effects on HCPSS Staff

Edwin Wu  May 20, 2021

How are teachers and school staff dealing with mental health struck by the COVID-19 pandemic? Since the outbreak of the virus, some teachers and school staff have reflected on their mental health status.   According...

How Studying and School Work has Evolved through the Pandemic

Rachel Middleton May 19, 2021

In the midst of returning to in-person school for some, and continuing with fully virtual for others, finals and AP exams are underway. Along with that, the spring sports season for school has recently...

Administrators and Class Board Hold Closing Activities for Senior Class

Lauren Scott May 17, 2021

Despite the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, CHS administrators and students are working together to ensure that this year’s senior class has a memorable send off.  While the Class of...

Celebrating College Commitments

Jasmine Kwok May 14, 2021

A look into Centennial’s Instagram account that highlights individual senior commitments and the culmination of their high school efforts As seniors close off one chapter of their lives and go their...

Howard County Ditches the Outdoor Mask Mandate

Madison Ceglia and Gabby Graves  May 10, 2021

On April 29, Maryland state governor Larry Hogan announced the decision to remove the outdoor mask mandate due to the increasing vaccination rate. Howard County has implemented these loosened restrictions,...

HCPSS to Elect New SMOB 

Edwin Wu  May 7, 2021

SMOB candidates share their missions to represent all HCPSS students for a better future Who’s the better candidate for the Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB)? Students will decide...

Howard County’s Digital Education Center

Sasha Allen April 27, 2021

While students are just now starting to trickle back into the building with each phase of reopening, the Howard County Public School System, or HCPSS, has been planning for both virtual and in-person options...

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