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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…

National Honor Society Raises Money for DezyStrong Foundation

This past Saturday, February 29th, the Centereach National Honor Society held its annual European Handball Tournament. The tournament raised money that was donated to the DezyStrong foundation, a fund set up in honor of local educator Matthew “Dezy” DiStefano’s battle with cancer. The tournament was fast-paced, rowdy, and exciting. The winning team consisted of Seniors…

Senior Class Wins Class Competition

The Senior Perspective    by Gabriella George   In 9th grade, going to “Class Comp” was just a chance to hang out with friends and watch our classmates perform in the skits.  With each passing year, Class Competition became the event we looked forward to the most because “Class Comp” is an event where everyone…

Teachers Stole The Show At The 2020 CHS Class Competition!

Organized by Ms. Lanning, the teachers of Centereach High School had been meeting and practicing for months to surprise the students at the recent Class Competition Event.  Their hard work and hours of preparation paid off as the student onlookers were shocked at their teachers’ performance.  When asked about what he liked most about the…

P.S. I Love You

By: Anthony Scarpelli When most people think of February 14th, images of red hearts, flowers, and chocolates usually come to mind.  This year, it was the color purple that dominated the halls of Centereach High School as students and teachers participated in P.S. I Love You Day. Despite its tragic beginnings, in February 2011, Brooke…