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Teacher of the Year 2024

Hannah Elpus May 16, 2024

Jeremy Whitaker, one of Centennial’s well-loved history teachers, was named Teacher of the Year for the 2023-2024 school year.  Whitaker has been nominated multiple times for this outstanding award...

Photography taken by Hannah Kim

Do spring showers only bring May flowers, or deteriorate students’ motivations for hours?

Hannah Kim May 7, 2024

As the bright and flowery spring break came to an end, Centennial High School students poured back into the school building, welcomed by a bountiful week of rain. As the seasons are changing, so are students’...

The digital camera: A new desire for something old

Emma Liu April 29, 2024

It seems that out of nowhere, small digital cameras have become relevant once again in my life for the first time since I was ten. When I leave the house for a night out, my friends and I have deemed it...

How did Centennial electives host field trips?

Lily Vuyovich April 29, 2024

As the end of the third quarter approached, many students had been looking forward to field trips, such as the increasingly popular spring music trip with theater and dance. While it remained undecided...

The Second-Look Fair at the University of Maryland.
Photo Credit: Maryland Today-University of Maryland

Freshman friendships: Are Centennial seniors ready to jump into the college social scene?

Abby Conrad April 23, 2024

“College is so different from high school,” said Sophia Panageotou, who graduated from Centennial in 2023 and is attending the University of Maryland. As an Environmental Science and Policy major,...

Photo by: Peter L. Coffey, University of Maryland Extension (2017-2021)

What are Spotted Lanternflies? Are they dangerous?

April 19, 2024

In Oct. 2018, reddish, spotted bugs entered Cecil County and invaded Maryland from corner to corner. The Spotted Lanternfly, or Lycorma Delicatula, is an invasive sap-feeding insect native to many parts...

Image from: Steam, Image Owned by: Landfall Games

“Content Warning”: Simplicity makes all the difference

Joey Crossney, Layout Editor April 18, 2024

Released on April 1, 2024, “Content Warning” truly shows what simple, pure fun people can have with video games.  “Content Warning” was developed and published by Landfall Games, a Swedish...

Womens History Month: Kelli McDonough

Women’s History Month: Kelli McDonough

Yeseo Lim, Copy Editor April 18, 2024

Dr. Kelli McDonough is known by staff and students alike for her dedicated involvement as an English teacher in the school community since 2008. McDonough originally entered college as a music and physics...

Women’s History Month: An Introduction

Abby Rothrock April 17, 2024

The History of Women in Education In the late 1800s, women took to the schools, breaking the status quo of men dominating the field of education. Women quickly established themselves as leaders in the...

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

The end of an era: Jason Kelce hangs up his cleats

Ana Clara Lima E Silva April 3, 2024

After 13 excellent seasons, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce has announced his retirement. Kelce has left an indelible impact on the NFL and will not be forgotten. Throughout his career, Kelce has...

Source: USA Today

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”...

Photography taken by Hannah Kim

The Year of the Dragon: Lunar New Year celebration

Hannah Kim March 8, 2024

On Feb. 10, 2024, a massive celebration erupted in China and across East Asia: the celebration of the Lunar New Year. According to the Lunar Calendar, which is dated to the moon’s phases, 2024 is the...

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