A Great Beginning to A Joyous Christmas

  By: Naomi Newen         On Friday December 8th, 2017, Centereach High School’s National Honor Society hosted a Holiday Movie Night in the auditorium. Children from elementary schools and their families were invited to bring in toys and $2 donations to sing along with carols performed by the Women’s Choir and to also enjoy…

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United Nations Trip Opens Eyes to the World!

By Caroline McParland   Members of Centereach High School’s Spanish Honor Society “left the country” for a few hours last Tuesday, November 28, as they visited the United Nations building. In the city, they first took a trip to Bryant Park in Midtown where the students had the opportunity to window shop, experience food from…

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AP Breakfast Celebrates Centereach Success With a Bagel!

By Emily Dwyer   On November 22, 2017, the AP students who received bronze through platinum awards on their AP exams were honored with a bagel breakfast. After a year of hard work along with late nights of homework, review, and stress, it is an important event to honor the sacrifices made by these impressive…

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On the Crisp, Rainy Morning of November 22, 2017…

By Nicole Sullivan On the crisp, rainy morning of November 22, 2017, the most elite students of Centereach High School gathered for a celebratory breakfast. All students who had scored a 4 or 5 on an AP exam the previous year were invited to the library for a complementary bagel breakfast. There was quite a large turnout…

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Tragic Ending For Outstanding Varsity Football Season

By Thomas Polochak, Tyler Sharma, Cristina Costantino   This year, the varsity football team performed the best it every has in years, ending the regular season with a 7-1 record. In the first round of the playoffs Centereach faced off against Bay Shore and won 37-14. Centereach’s second round matchup was against the first place…

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And the Winner is…

By: Kayla Gomez   The Centereach High School volleyball marathon was held on Saturday November 18. There were 6 different teams: the orange team which was a team of teachers and the student teams which were pink, black, white, light blue, and dark green. All the different teams were able to go against each other…

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A Marvelous Music Recital!

        Every year, the Music Faculty Recital takes place at the Newfield High School auditorium and  raises money for scholarships. The event also provides an opportunity for teachers to demonstrate their adept musical abilities that have been refined over the years with dedication and practice. Our own music department took part in…

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A Great Tennis Season!

By: Shula Adelman and Kayla Gomez   Tennis is an interesting sport because you cannot cheer out loud for your team but you can still support them, and even when you do not win you have the satisfaction of hitting a few good shots. After many wins and few losses this year, the Middle Country…

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Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs A Fairy Tale of Fun for All!

By Emily Bassett Dear future actors and actresses,   Blocking. Set Construction. Line work. Lighting. Music and sound. All these processes are those which the the audience is aware of while watching and after seeing a production. What’s nearly impossible to see from the audience, however, is the bond formed between everyone involved in the…

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Ted Koppel Speaks Volumes at SBU!

By Mehek Ahmed On Wednesday November 15, 2017, Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism hosted its outstanding My Life As Speaker Series: A Conversation with Ted Koppel. This took place in the Staller Center For the Arts with a high viewer turnout. Ted Koppel is a prominent figure of worldwide, British and American journalism while…

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Taking the lead in The CHS Varsity Football Playoffs

By Tyler Sharma, Cristina Costantino, and Thomas Polochak   The Centereach Cougars football team have done it again! The players showed lots of heart as we came back from a 6-7 deficit against Bay Shore from the middle of the 2nd quarter to a 21-14 scoreline by the end of the 1st half. However, it…

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Field Hockey Season at Centereach Has Been a Dynamic Two Months!

By Josephine Shea This field hockey season at Centereach has been a dynamic two months. This season the varsity and junior varsity teams not only had to adjust to new coaches, (Coaches Sandra Christen, Shawn Pleickhart, and Janine Bright), but were also moved up a division. Centereach played teams it has never played before and…

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Best Buddies Team UP With “Best Buddies”

By Frank DiCanio The day out on the grass with the Best Buddies club is one of sentiment and will not be forgotten.  The small yet meaningful time allotted, truly allowed the bonding between the new members of Best Buddies and the buddies themselves.  Everyone felt the wind in their hair and a soccer ball…

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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration 2017″Noche de Unidad”

By: Alexandria Ortiz The Hispanic Heritage Celebration had the greatest turnout yet, uniting the entire community. The night commenced with a flag ceremony, showcasing all the Spanish-speaking countries.  The night featured incredible dance performances from the high school students as well as one dance from the middle school students. The annual essay contest winners were…

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Race to the Rescue!

By Briana Maldonado   Centereach High School had a one of a kind event on October 26, 2017 called Race to the Rescue. The event, hosted by English teacher Ms. Fitterman in the planetarium and was mainly focused around a full-time female racer in Riverhead Racewayj, Alyssa Paprocky. Alyssa Paprocky has always been interested in…

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Stellar Start to Centereach Varsity Football

by Thomas Polochak Cristina Costantino Tyler Sharma   This year, our varsity football team is on their hottest start in years. Led by one of the best running backs in the state, Alec Kiernan, they are completely stomping over the competition. On average they are scoring an outstanding 36.2 points per game, and are on…

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A Spectacular Surprise

As students entered Centereach High School in 2017-2018 school year they were pleasantly surprised with brand-new gym lockers! While sophomore Jonathan Stopanio expressed that the lockers are “much bigger and can hold a lot more,” sophomore, Kheerana Sharma exclaimed that, “the whole locker room smells new!” As these students have shown, the excitement for these…

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It’s That Time of the Year Again!

On October 31st, Centereach High School will be hosting its annual trick or treat street event. On this day, all the clubs and organizations of our school are given a task to come up with a theme and corresponding activities to entertain the kids. The clubs are assigned a certain classroom (including the cafeteria and…

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Computer Science Is The Future

     A brand new course was released by the College Board in 2016 called “Computer Science Principles”. This course teaches students the concept of computation, programming, analyzing problems, and communication. Stony Brook University, Harvard University, the University of Oxford, and many other top schools released the Computer Science course in their Engineering and Applied…

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The LGBTQ+ Flag is Blowing in the Wind

Throughout the years, society has become more accepting of humans as they are.  October 11th was National Coming Out Day and Centereach High School has done an amazing job at proving this statement. On this day our school showed its acceptance towards those who differ in sexuality.Students, teachers, and staff  were shown that they can…

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The Ocean Blue

Christopher Columbus, a historical figure whose reputation has been marked by controversy in the modern age, comes back into the spotlight every time Columbus Day approaches. Columbus is credited by many as the first European to discover the Americas, which led to their subsequent subjugation by European powers, such as the Kingdom of Spain. Columbus,…

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Robotics Club: It’s Time for Competition

       In the Robotics club students design, program, and create a robot that is able to do certain tasks. The game this year is called VEX Robotics: In The Zone. In this game students are to design, lift and stack yellow cones on top of conical cones. The end goal is to earn…

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Let Them Dream

  By Emily Dwyer Picture this: You just started college. You are the first in your family to ever attend. You never imagined you could make it this far, but here you are. You finally feel as though you have control over your future. And then a simple signature threatens to take everything you have…

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Pep Rally Stirs Up Great Expectations of Victories Soon to Come!

By Caitlyn Pietrzak and Megan Rutigliano     This past week students, and even some teachers, participated in Centereach High School’s Spirit Week in preparation for the school’s annual Pep Rally and Homecoming celebration. Students showed their school spirit by dressing up according to each day’s theme.  Monday was Morning Monday where students wore their…

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9th Graders Begin Their High School Journey With CHS Orientation

Freshmen Orientation 2017 By: Alexandria Ortiz   Centereach High School kicks off the school year with freshmen orientation. Students from all grades gathered together to make the freshmen feel comfortable and welcome. There’s no denying it, high school can seem scary and overwhelming. Firstly, the school looks enormous, making you feel small.  The white hallways…

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Seniors Celebrate Their Day With Friends Family, Glorious Sunshine!

    By Riah Sharma After four long years, our seniors have finally made it to their graduation. On June 25, Centereach High School celebrated the hard work of the class of 2017d.  As Dr. Lydia Patton had once said, “graduation is the beginning of knowing who you are, why you are, and always knowing…

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CHS Students place 2nd in Moot Court Competition

By: Riah Sharma   The students at Centereach High School never fail to make us proud.  Recently, three of our own sophomores have won second place at the EDNY Moot Court Competition. In July 2016, the Eastern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, partnered with the District Court for the Eastern…

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Poetry Slam Gets Our Attention!

  Poetry Slam Hits Where Words Often Miss by Sakib Choudhury On Friday, April 21, Literary Magazine at Centereach High School hosted its second annual Poetry Slam. This event featured recitations of various poems, written by a handful of talented high school poets. The event opened with a poem about romance by Tyler Luu. What…

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Centereach Acapela Invitational Busts Out Sweet Tunes All Night

          by Emily Bassett Centereach High School celebrated its annual Acapella Invitational this Saturday night. Talented groups of singers from several Long Island schools awed the audience with catchy songs and amazing beat boxing. Within the crowd was MC Beats, the national female beat box champion of 2012, and both the Potsdam…

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Best College Choice Not Necessarily the Ivy League

By Sumaiya Chaudhry and Laiba Qureshi As students get closer to their senior year of high school, their minds should be set on where they want to go from there. Maybe a college or university will satisfy them or maybe it will be the desire of traveling around the world that will do them good.…

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Crosscurrents Says Hello!

  by Angela Boscarino and Riah Sharma–   As we welcome the new school year, we’d like to take the time now to introduce ourselves as the co-chief-editors of the Centereach High School Crosscurrents.  Our names are Riah Sharma and Angela Boscarino and we are extremely excited to take on our roles as editors and…

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SAT Redesign and Khan Academy Partnership

By: Solyman Hatami Spring of 2016 marks the establishment of the first wave of the newly redesigned SAT, characterized by equal opportunities, a more modern layout, and less alienation from average high school students. The main changes include an optional document based essay, a return to the previous 1600 point scale, a broader spectrum of…