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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…

Nielsen and Nespoli Retire. Say It Ain’t So!

Nielsen Looks Forwards and Backwards in Retirement By Crosscurrents Reporter   Before you disappear into the sunset of retirement, we wanted to get a few last thoughts from you, if you don’t mind.   Of course not.  As you know, I’ve always been more than happy to share my thoughts. So, why did you decide…

Senior Prom Night– Seniors Dance Their Look Super Fine!

  by Riah Sharma A wise person had once said, “sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” As I look back at the senior prom, I realize the importance of this quote. After, four years of hard work and stress, the graduates of 2018 finally earned…