One Last “Chance”

Words: Meghan Moore

As summer winds down, students everywhere trade their beach bags for book bags and get back into the daily grind of school.

 Along with saying farewell to the beach, students all around must part ways and say a bitter goodbye to the 2015 summer concert-festival season. However, not without one final rally.

 On August 29, 2015, Merriweather Post Pavilion opened its doors to a throng of music lovers for Trillectro. Trillectro was a one-day only hip-hop and electronic music festival with Chance the Rapper and RL Grime headlining the event.

 Festivals thrive off the energy of the crowd, and junior Jackie Lee said, “you could sense the feeling of euphoria everywhere you went.”

 Not only does the vibe of a festival feed off the energy of the crowd, the performing artists do as well. While working the event, senior Jaylen DeCarlo observed that the artists “played songs that not only excited the audience but electrified the atmosphere in the venue.”

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Cross Country Trumps Middleton

Words: Michael Moore

On Tuesday, August 25, the Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country teams traveled to Middletown High School for a scrimmage. 

It was a successful trip for the teams as Centennial won both races. 

The girls’ team put on a dominating performance, as the top five finishers were all Eagles. Senior Devin McIntyre finished first overall with a time of 19.50, followed by senior Jessica Jiang, junior Kara Taylor, senior Ashley Mazer, and sophomore Courtney Tse.

The team has been a perennial state title contender for the past few years. Coach Kevin McCoy leads a very hard working group of runners that are looking to bring home another state title in the 2015 season.

For the boys’ team, senior Andrew Frommer came in first overall to propel the team to their first win of the year.  Sophomore Daniel Gao followed Frommer while senior Jacob Riina, and sophomore Ethan Carpenter finished fifth and sixth respectively. Boys’ coach Al Dodds has his team ready for another successful cross country season. Dodds has put together many strong, competitive teams throughout the years and this one looks to be no different.

Back To School Night

Photos: Izzie Chausse

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Centennial held its annual Back to School Night for parents on Thursday, August 27. Centennial’s Marching Band, Drill Team, and Color Guard kicked the night off by performing a multitude of songs ranging from Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” to The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.”

After the performance, parents headed inside to the main hallway for a gallery walk. The Centennial Boosters, PTSA, and many of Centennial’s clubs had booths set up to inform the parents of their respective organizations.

Following the gallery walk, parents went to a Naviance Open House, learned about the Boosters and PTSA, and met the administration. Parents then traveled the school, going to their kids’ classes period by period. There they met the teachers and learned about the basics of each subject.