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Movies to Look Forward to This Summer

Words: Josh Kim and Liam Lovering

Dark Phoenix

After almost 19 years of X-Men movies, the franchise is producing one more movie with our beloved mutant characters. Dark Phoenix will follow the story of how one of the mutants becomes the strongest mutant ever, threatening to destroy the world.

Child’s Play

Child’s Play is a reboot to the horror film following Chucky, where visual effects artists and a new director brings a horrifying twist to the iconic original movie. Child’s Play still uses the same name as the 1988 version, but will serve as a remake. It is a must watch for horror film lovers and those who’ve watched the 1988’s Child’s Play.

The Lion King

Disney’s animated movie The Lion King comes to life this summer with visual effects and computer generated images (CGI). The story will follow the 1994 classic exactly, filled with drama, tragedy, coming of age, and revenge. Very promisingly, this movie has a wide range of exciting voice actors, including Beyonce, Childish Gambino (Donald Glover), Eric Andre, and Keegan-Michael Key. This movie will be filled to the brim with nostalgia and beautiful scenery, making this movie a must watch.

Toy Story 4

After nine years, the fourth movie in the Toy Story saga is finally being released. In this film, all of the original characters, such as Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and others, go on a road trip with a newly acquired friend and toy, Forky. Woody also encounters an old friend, Bo Peep, and they reminisce about the old days. This movie is directed by Josh Cooley, and stars Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and Keanu Reeves. It will be released on June 20.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

In the aftermath of the events of Avengers Endgame, one of the main characters, Peter Parker, also known as “Spider-Man,” must take the place of his role model Tony Stark who has passed away. This Marvel movie, directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jake Gyllenhaal, will be released on July 2.

Men in Black: International

Men in Black: International is the fourth movie of the Men in Black series, a group of movies in which special agents defend Earth with high-tech gadgets. However, in this Men in Black movie, the agents take on their hardest challenge yet, protecting the Earth against one of their own agents. This movie, directed by F. Gary Gray and starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Liam Neeson, will premier in theaters on July 13.

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Photo Essay: Artists and the Creative Process

Captions & Photos: Keith Hitzelberger, Jordyn Blanken, and Liam Lovering

Recently, Art 1 spent the week developing their skills using color.  With colored pencils they practiced blending and completed a color wheel. By practicing these basic skills they can prepare themselves for more advanced projects and future art classes.

Art 2 began the week by practicing self portraits through the use of contour lines and mirrors. This allowed them to experiment with drawing from sight for a more accurate final piece.

After completing their contour line drawings, the students used this drawing as a reference to start their final project. Through the use of different mediums, they further animated their pieces.

Here are some of the finished products.

While surveying the art classes, we also took notice of the outstanding work decorating the halls of the nearby area. These pieces show the talent of many top artists at Centennial, showcasing not only the final product, but also the amount of hard work that went into its creation. This also motivates and inspires younger artists to improve their craft so they can one day showcase their work as well.

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A Day in the Life of Mr. Anderson

Words: Celina Wong

Captions & Photos: Jordyn Blanken, Liam Lovering, and Keith Hitzelberger

The Story Behind the Story: Photojournalists Reflect

Three photojournalists, Jordyn Blanken, Liam Lovering, and Keith Hitzelberger have recently conducted a photo essay that detailed the daily work of Centennial High School’s head custodian, Allen Anderson. Following the publication of this piece, these photojournalists detail the motivation and background behind this essay, as well as what they hope the school can learn from it.

“We [needed] someone to photograph and follow, and we chose Mr. Anderson,” Blanken explains. “We followed him for the full day and recorded everything he did and everyone he had contact with.”

Lovering also addresses the inspiration behind choosing Anderson as the topic of their piece.

“His job is fairly unique because he interacts with teachers, the faculty, and students, but at the same time, he helps maintain the school, and acts as a security officer,” Lovering explains. “He’s kind of like a Renaissance man at the school.”

Hitzelberger adds what challenges they faced as they were conducting this day in the life.

“We had to figure out who could miss what classes— and of course— who could show up at six in the morning,” Hitzelberger mentioned. “After that, we had to figure out how to capture his main job, which is keeping the school running.”

The team also documented the aftermath of vandallism within the school.

“We saw vandallism in the bathroom and someone might not have thought about it, but [Anderson] has to take time out of his day to clean the bathroom,” Lovering said. “He wanted to go home early to Christmas shop for his kids, but instead he had to clean up after [some student].”

After publishing this essay, Blanken explains what she hopes the school will learn from this.

“I want people to realize that the school is not a trash can,” Blanken said. “We have to take care of the school that we walk into every day. I want people to have respect for the building and for Mr. Anderson.”

Arriving at 6:12 in the morning, Mr. Anderson is one of the first people to enter the building.  During this time, before many people enter the building, he completes his morning routine of the school security check and ensures that the temperature of the school is acceptable.  He also spends time unlocking all of the classrooms of the teachers that are absent.

As students begin to arrive at 7:10 AM, and the day begins to unfold, Mr. Anderson uses this time to fix any minor issues that arise, such as checking the temperature and replacing a chair. He also checks his schedule for the day, signs off for packages in the front office, and returns a student’s pass for absence that was found in the hallway.

At 9:25 AM, Mr. Anderson prepares the cafeteria for lunch, ensuring that all tables are in place and that facilities are working properly.  During lunch, he stays in the cafeteria and monitors all students, while also performing any and all tasks that are needed.

After lunch until about 12:45 PM, Mr. Anderson is in the cafeteria cleaning the tables and floors. At 12:49 PM, he goes to student services and the culinary arts rooms to be sure that nobody needs any assistance.

While Mr. Anderson is monitoring the hallway, he receives a call informing him that he will be getting a dog. He quickly shares the good news with Principal Dillon and Resource Officer Carneal along with showing them a picture of the dog.

Mr. Anderson heads back to the cafeteria to finish cleaning. At 1:03 PM, he receives a call telling him that there was an act of vandalism in a bathroom. He goes to see the damage and finds that someone has draped paper towels around the bathroom and has partially torn out a metal plate from the wall that protects high voltage wires.

Mr. Anderson spends the end of his day sweeping the floor, wiping down the tables and taking out the trash. He then waits for his night staff to arrive for their daily briefing regarding after-school activities and what needs to be completed that night.

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Centennial Shows its Class Pride During Color Day

Words: Liam Lovering

Photos: Eliza Andrew

As spirit week comes to a close today, Centennial students showed their school spirit and class pride by participating in color day.

Color day is a lasting tradition at Centennial where students dress in their grade’s assigned color. Freshmen wear black, sophomores wear blue, juniors wear white, and seniors wear red.

As color day is the final day of homecoming spirit week, it is fitting that most students participate and join in on the fun, uniting them in their school pride.

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