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P.S. I Love You

Leah Barahona I was very privileged to have the opportunity to interview Ms. Arizmendi via email to hear her thoughts on this year’s P.S I Love You Day (Week). She gave us a lot of insight into the story of how P.S. I Love You Day came to Centereach and what its future holds. What inspired you to bring PS I Love You Day to Centereach? Have you had previous ties to the organization? The year prior to getting this position at Centereach HS, I was doing a leave replacement at Three Village and one of the counselors asked me…

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Black History Month

Madison Lloyd On February 24, 2021, Centereach High School’s History Club produced their first online event to celebrate Black History Month. With the motto Honouring the past, fighting for the present, and securing the future, the members did an amazing job at presenting African and Black American protests, with their proper theme being Protests Through…

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12 Angry Men

– David Garcia In spite of Covid, the show must go on. And so it did with Twelve Angry Men directed by Ms. Duryea and Ms. Landgrover. This fall drama production was about a group of men who have all been tasked with being on jury duty for a very intense case. The case holds the fate of a young boy who is on trial for presumably stabbing his father to death. This sets the scene for a performance filled with drama, suspense, and sorrow. The talented cast that performed this musical consisted of (cast list).  After the musical, I…

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Chamber Orchestra

Madison Lloyd The events over the past year can definitely be characterized as harsh and unfavorable. Since that ball dropped at 12:00 am on January 1st of 2020, it has been one bad thing after the next. But, hopefully, people have all found outlets to relieve the inevitable stress that 2020 left in its wake. For some, that may be looking towards music. Thankfully, due to the amazing capabilities of the staff at Centereach High School, students looking for this outlet are able to attend after school clubs that can fulfill these wants and interests. Like the Chamber Orchestra, for…

The College Selection Process

by Megan Blount – As seniors entering the last year of high school we have to start answering difficult questions such as do you want to go to college? If so, where? What do you want to major in? What do you want to do in the future? Have you started applying to schools and have you made a resume? With all of these questions being thrown at us on top of our school work and extracurricular activities it can be extremely overwhelming. With that being said my aim through writing these articles is to make the process easier and…

From The Land of Lincoln to Long Island…Moving during a Global Pandemic

BY Emily Palacios – Recently, people have asked, “I never saw you at Dawnwood before. Are you new here?”  At first, I didn’t  know how to respond. I would have so much to say in so little time. I used to live in Illinois. People always ask me if it was hard moving because of the Pandemic. They’ve also asked how I’ve been settling in and if I’ve made any friends, etc… I’m dedicating this article to the people who have asked where I came from and how I made it this far. My Life before Covid: Before Covid-19, CoronaVirus, the ‘Rona,’…

A Brand New World

by Ciara Woellhof – The traditional “school year” has changed.  This year, students all over the world are faced with a challenge that has completely changed the education system. Students who were used to seeing their teachers and friends at school every day have been were stripped of that experience and many other experiences all at once. All caused by the spread of Covid-19, aka the Corona Virus.   We are all aware of the long break that occurred after the Corona Virus Pandemic hit in March, but what about the new school year? Currently, there are now various protocols in place.…

New School Year, New Experiences

by Tyler Harricharran – As a new school year begins, many new things are happening. There are new students, new ways of teaching, and new ways to experience school. Within this “new normal” there are positives and negatives. One positive is the implementation of a fully virtual classroom. I happen to be a fully virtual student and I must say, not having to worry about missing the school bus is pretty sweet! Jokes aside, I’m here to share my personal experience with fully virtual learning so far.  In all seriousness, I genuinely enjoy not having to worry about the bus,…

We’re Back !

The Virtual Learning Experience By Madison Lloyd – Seven months ago, if you were to tell me that I’d probably never walk the halls of Centereach High School again… I’m not going to lie, I probably would not have believed you. However, after the telling day of March 13, 2020, our worlds changed. What kind of drastic thing would push me to do homeschooling? Well, 2020’s defining feature, COVID-19, would be the perfect answer. So here I am, like many most American students across the country, stuck in the confines of my room for 6-7 hours of the day, partaking…

Annika’s Bookshelf

This is a new feature of the Centereach Cross Currents Newspaper! It is our hope that each month we will publish a book review. Every novel will have been read and discussed by our writers, and recommended for all audiences. We hope to inspire readers to explore a wide variety of literature with this segment.…

DECA Volunteers With Habitat For Humanity

Megan Blount   On Saturday, March 7th, Centereach High School’s DECA and National Technical Honor Society set out to make a difference. The group was organized by Ms. Bradley who along with over twenty students journeyed to an unfinished home in Brentwood in order to lend their hands. The group teamed up with Habitat for…

36th Annual Fashion Show Scholarship Fundraiser

The annual PTSA Fashion Show was held at Centereach High School on  Thursday, March 5th, to raise money for graduating seniors.  This year in addition to six staff members, there was also over 15 junior models, and almost sixty senior models.

The SADD Club

Anthony Scarpelli The mission of SADD or Students Against Destructive Decisions is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives.  The Newspaper Club recently sat down to talk with Mr. Moreno, the Advisor of the Centereach High School’s SADD Club.  The interview was conducted after…

2020 New York State Wrestling Champion Chris Powell

Chris Powell, a four-year varsity wrestling starter and 2x captain at Centereach High School, was 6th in the NYS Wrestling Championships on the last weekend of February. He entered the tournament placing 3rd in the section 11 wrestling championships and receiving a wild card bid. Chris had a 29-3 record when he was entered in the state tournament in Albany. He lost his first match 1-0 to the returning 3rd in the state wrestler. In his next match, he pinned his opponent in 1:38. Later that same day, he defeated his next opponent 2-1 in an exciting match that solidified himself…