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Artwork by Amy Dong

Rising Healthcare Costs: Are Biosimilars a Solution or a Problem?

Aishvarya Godla February 16, 2021

For many Americans, ever rising healthcare costs have made effective and state of the art healthcare inaccessible and unaffordable. According to a study conducted by the American Medical Association, the...

Artwork by Amy Dong

Stem Cell Cures For Type I Diabetes

Colin Kurimay February 16, 2021

In the past few years, scientists have been using stem cell therapy as a revolutionary technique to cure previously unbeatable diseases.  Stem cells are a type of cell that can differentiate into another...

Various vaccines have been approved in different countries, with some having more efficacy than others.

Coronavirus vaccines around the world

Neha Kumar and Aishvarya Godla February 12, 2021

There is one topic that is on everyone’s mind right now: the Coronavirus. With more than a million deaths in the entire world and 200,000 deaths in the US, scientists and world leaders are in a frenzy...

Weighted blankets show potential of lowering stress levels, according to recent studies.

Weighted blankets could be the next at-home cure for sleep-related disorders

Piper Franckiewicz , Author February 11, 2021

Weighted blankets have been used in therapy for a while, but are now becoming more of a popular commodity. They are mainly used as a non-prescription solution for sleep related disorders, such as insomnia....

Screenshots on Zoom showing what teachers see when students cameras are on.

A camera-on requirement will do more harm than good

A few weeks ago, Central sent out a survey to all students and parents that asked them to rate their experiences with a variety of things from this past semester. Part of the survey asked how students...

Ashley Menendez, senior, created a pink-themed home screen.

New iOS14 update allows customers to be creative

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS14, became available to download on any Apple device released after the iPhone 6. This update is one of Apple's biggest...

The iPhone 11 in white contains a glossy glass back screen as well as two separate camera lenses for different angles.

A review of the newly released iPhone 11

On Sept. 20,  Apple released the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 pro. The 11 is currently $699 for 64 gigabytes; $749 for 128GB; and $849 for 256GB. The 11 Pro will retail for $999, and the 11 Pro Max will...

Nintendo released Mario Kart Tour, the long awaited version of Mario Kart for mobile devices in September 2019.

New Mario Kart Tour allows students to game at school

On Friday, Sept. 25, Nintendo launched a mobile version of their popular “Mario Kart” franchise entitled “Mario Kart Tour” for iOS and Android devices. Nintendo has been dabbling with branching...

Junior James Garvey, is in TSI class. As well as classroom time, Luo comes in before school.

New TSI Class provides ‘hands-on’ learning

Technology Support Internship is a new program at Central that is designed for students to learn more about technology. The primary function of the class is to assist students when they have problems with...

Students anticipate Vine’s return

Juniors Abby Stephens and Leah Stevens roamed the halls of the school to find out students' opinions on Vine, the video sharing app that was officially shut down during January 2017. In the spirit of the...

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