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Long Island String Festival Association 2019

By Annika Bumb     The Long Island String Festival Association, or LISFA, is an exclusive chamber music program that organizes concerts annually. Talented, hardworking students currently in grades 8-12 from Suffolk County are invited to attend a three day long event and audition for the chance to perform in one of two orchestras, which are separated…

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Senior Variety Show

By Brooke Sandora As Vice President of the senior class, I had the pleasure of helping to organize the Senior Variety Show. The show consisted of skits, songs, dances and incredible talent that was enjoyed by all of its viewers. Putting the show together was not easy as it involved multiple days of practices and…

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Freshmen Orientation

By Ebube Uwechia On August 29 of 2018, the class of 2022 arrived to Centereach High School for their Freshmen Orientation. The new students were eager to learn about their new lockers and meet their new counselors and administrators, as well as search around their new school. Students first came to their assigned rooms to…

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Spirit Week

By Patrick Waryold Spirit Week was an exciting event for Centereach High School. This year’s Spirit Week took place on September 17th through September 21st. The thrilling week of festivities hyped up school spirit and kicked off the sports season with many students anticipating Friday’s Pep Rally. On Monday, students slipped on their patriotic gear and prepared for a day celebrating the American Dream and what the United States is all about: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. On Tuesday, students glowed with happiness as they went to school in their pajamas for Pajama Day; a student favorite, as…

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Stupendous STEM Clubs Step Into the Spotlight

By Nymeesh Sreedharala and Kumpu Ide Robotics: Mr. Parrinello Crosscurrents: How long have you been an adviser of the Robotics Club? Parrinello: “Back in 2003-2005, I was an adviser for [our district’s team for] the FIRST Robotics Competition, which is a worldwide competition. We were the 566th team, but now there is over 5000 teams worldwide. That was a large scale robotics competition, where robots could be as large as 36 inches square and up to 120 pounds. Today, we’re involved in the VEX Robotics Competition, which is a smaller robotics competition, and I’ve been adviser of that for 3 years.”…

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National Art Honor Society

By Elaina Rosen and Ashley Barrera In the prestigious National Art Honor Society, student members are encouraged to attain their highest potential in all forms of art. To apply for the well-known club, are asked to contribute an entry fee, and are required to create a portfolio filled with ten pieces of original artwork or…

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Culinary & Fashion Club

By Sumaiya Chaudhry and Sadie Sharma “They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” This can be proven true for almost all teenagers, as the turnout for the new club in Centereach High School was tremendous. Introducing Culinary and Fashion Club- a club that allows students to bake what their heart…

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The Dave Matthews Band at CHS

By Nymeesh Sreedharala and Kumpu Ide Interview with Jeff Coffin – Saxophonist Crosscurrents: How long have you been playing music for? “I’ve been playing music since fifth grade. Fifth grade was the best three years of my life, by the way (no, I’m just kidding about that, I didn’t spend three years in fifth grade).…

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Annual Music Festival Hits all the Right Notes!

By Annika Bumb Bravo! Brava! Encore! The MCCSD Music Faculty Recital this October 23rd warranted a standing ovation from its audience of Newfield and Centereach High School students, parents, and teachers. Centereach Music instructors; Mrs. Wesnofske, Ms.  Meichner, Mr. Schaarschmidt, and Mr. Sevian, to name a few, put their talents on display in a dazzling…

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TRI-M Trick or Treat Street

By Staff Writer “Trick or treat, trick or treat. Give me something good to eat. Apples, peaches, tangerines, happy happy Halloween!” But what is Halloween without the annual Trick or Treat Street event at Centereach High School? This year, Tri-M members dressed up as everyone’s favorite superhero family: The Incredibles. Edna Mode, Dash, Frozone, Elastigirl; can…

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Trick or Treat Street

By Anthony Scarpelli Trick or Treat Street is an annual Centereach High School event in which all of the school’s clubs each design a theme and give children candy on Halloween. The event lasted from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. The theme this year for Newspaper Club was Harry Potter. The students were located across…

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Pep Rally

On September 21st, Centereach High School held its annual Pep Rally. CHS sport teams were featured on the football field to introduce themselves to the students. As players were introduced, they greeted the fans enthusiastically. Centereach’s mascot, the Cougar, was also in attendance to inspire the crowd and pose for pictures. The ending event of…

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CHS 2018 A Capella Invitational– Hits All the High Notes!

by Chris Backer It is no question that the Centereach Music Department represents some of the best talent the school has to offer. This is proven time and time again with events such as the annual Acapella Night. Schools from all over along Island as far as Wading River travel to perform fantastically arranged songs…

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Centereach Poetry Slams Away Expectations!

By Jackson Scott   Many people like to spend the day after Class Competition relaxing after working hard for weeks on end. For students in the Centereach H.S. Literary Magazine however, it was spent experiencing the feelings and listening to the work of their peers. The Literary Magazine held a Poetry Slam on March 2…

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Black History Celebration 2018 “Hidden Figures in Science and Medicine”

  By: Alexandria Ortiz As per tradition, Centereach High School celebrated Black History Month on the concluding day of February, reminding us that Black History should be celebrated every day, and not only through the month of February. Tommie Turner read an amazing original poem, “Power.” Her poem also reminds us that as a society…

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There Are No Words That Can Properly Capture…

By Emily Dwyer   There are no words that can properly capture the sinking feeling in my stomach; the agony and hopelessness accumulating in my heart. We have been through this so many times. Each time we cycle through the same mourning period where people shout that it is “too soon” to discuss gun control.…

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Fencing Team Has Many Musketeers!

By Jeremy Schkoda   As the high school winter sports season draws closer to its inevitable end, the fencing season follows suit. As with any team, the Centereach fencing team responds in kind, in this case, making further preparations for the county finals, which will take place on the last day of the season. Excluding…

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Seniors Wrestle With “Final Match”

by Elizabeth Perez and Ashley Gomez Our Centereach Varsity Wrestling Team versed Smith-Town East at their senior game on Friday January 12! Our seniors Nelson Velasquez, Leo Bosch, Xavier Nicholas, and Matt Ciaverelli celebrated a great match on this emotional day as it was one of their last wrestling matches at Centereach High School.  While…

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Winter Concert –Part II Joy to Centereach and the World!

  By Megan Rutigliano On December 21, Centereach had its final winter concert of the year. It was a great concert with performances from advanced chorus, select choir, wind ensemble, and philharmonic orchestra. The teachers and students of these groups have been working hard these last couple of months in preparation. This concert also included the special…

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Elves Once Again at Work Decking the Halls of Centereach

By Megan Rutigliano   Each year, Centereach celebrates the holiday season through Deck the Halls. Our classes have been frantically preparing for the past two weeks to make their hallway the best it can be. But the process isnt easy, it requires a lot of hard work and dedication to make the hallway look good…

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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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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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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…

Women’s History Month Celebration

By: Madison Lloyd Centereach High School’s celebration of Women’s History Month was a night full of education and entertainment as students were able to come together and learn about Women’s History. The night had officially begun after the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem, followed by a powerpoint presentation about Powerful Women with Powerful Dreams. The audience was able to learn about key female figures in government and law such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Mary McLeod Bethune. Members of the Women’s History Committee talked about these women and how they are seen today. Another presentation created by Jessica Keiser…

Black History Month Celebration

Written by Madison Lloyd On February 26, 2019, Centereach High School celebrated Black History Month as it was aptly titled “A Night at the Met”.  With help from the Art and Fashion Clubs, the night was a complete success. It was also very informational as students were able to learn about well known black artists,…