News Archive

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Welcomes Foothills Parkway With Open Arms.

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November 29, 2018

After nearly 75 years of construction, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomes the new addition to their many parkways, Foothills Parkway on November 10th.


State Championship Pep Bus for Students

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November 26, 2018

The Bobcats won their last game against Catholic High School, and will advance to the State Championship game on December 1st at 8:00 pm eastern time, and 6:00 pm central time against Henry County. There will be a Pep Bus for students that will leave at 4:15 pm from the Central High School Parking lot.

NJROTC Annual Inspection

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November 19, 2018

Preparing students for armed forces, Central High School’s annual NJROTC inspection took place Friday, November 16, at 10:30 AM. The inspection follows strict guidelines to ensure the students are prepared for representing their country.

Central Seniors Chosen to Play in the East vs West: Football Game

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November 19, 2018

Central High School football players Xavier Washington and Demetrien Johnson were picked for the East vs West football, the Bobcats head coach Bryson Rosser was selected to be the head coach of the East team. The game will take place at Austin Peay University on December 7. Football players are hand selected by the East vs West committee to play in an intense football game.

All American citizens have the right to vote, right? Wrong.

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November 15, 2018

All American citizens have the right to vote, right? Wrong. Along with Tennessee, states like Georgia and Florida established recent changes making it harder for some citizens to access this sacred right. Some state officials claim the changes are to reduce voter fraud, but others question the legitimacy of this argument.

2018 Midterm Election: A Balance of Power

I-voted-stickerBy Pierce Gentry
November 15, 2018

The nation’s Democratic Party won back control of the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday night. However, the Republican party made short work of the Senate, taking a current total of 51 seats, the exact amount needed for a majority. Tennessee’s election results didn’t surprise many, but each election winner will be new to his or her office.

Bobcats Rock the Vote

IMG_7623By Rylie Compton
November 9, 2018

Young people voter turnout skyrocketed in Tennessee for this year’s midterm election. According to The Tennessean, 98,000 people aged 18-29 voted early. This is a stark contrast from the 2014 midterm election, where only 12,800 people in this age bracket showed up to vote. The youth got fired up about hitting the polls this year; here’s what three first-time voters had to say about their experience.

Definite Ways to Better Your Lifestyle

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November 2, 2018

According to statistics provided by the CDC, about 13.7 million adolescents in America suffer from obesity. Misconceptions about Nutrition Facts and unfamiliar ingredients supplement the national phenomenon.

Celeb Politicians?

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October 31, 20

The public is used to seeing Taylor Swift in the headlines over her latest breakup, or Kanye West on his latest fashion choice; however, the two pop stars made headlines most recently for their views on politics and President Donald Trump.

Tim Burchett, More Than Just a Funny Guy on Twitter

IMG_7553By Reagan Battershell
October 29, 2018

Tim Burchett is the Republican nominee for the 2nd Congressional District. Burchett is the former of Knox County and a well known member of the Twitter community. Mrs. Turner’s third block journalism class had the honor of having Mr. Burchett in class on October 26 for some questions.

Hoyos Seeks to Show “Integrity in Politics”

IMG_7550By Rylie Compton
October 29, 2018

Renee Hoyos will be running to go where only one woman has been before; representing Tennessee’s 2nd District in congress. The race between herself and her Republican counterpart Tim Burchett has been tight.

Tennessee Congressional Second District: Candidate Profiles

IMG_7553By Rylie Compton
October 29, 2018

This year’s upcoming midterm election has been described as one of the most important elections in years, making it absolutely necessary for young voters to show up.

Senate Midterm Elections: What to expect? What to Do?

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October 26, 2018

Of the various midterm elections affecting Tennesseans this November, perhaps none have become as contentious or gained more national notoriety as the race for Senate.

Tennessee Governors Race: Candidate Profiles


By Rylee Griffis and Lillian Marcum

Young people often garnered a reputation for poor voter turnout, but as the run for governor heats up, many first-time voters are eager to reverse the trend.

Kavanaugh Confirmation Controversy: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

downloadBy Rylee Griffis, Emile Shaker, Reagan Battershell, Rylie Compton
October 5, 2018

Four students took it upon themselves to create and tell their beliefs on the voting in of Judge Kavanaugh. Should he have been voted in?

The Dos and Don’ts on getting Recommendation Letters

img_8425.jpgBy Lindsey Smith
October 5, 2018

Getting ready to apply to colleges can be an overwhelming and stressful ordeal. Receiving a letter of recommendation from a close staff member of your school or teacher can help you stand out to the college you’re applying for.

Central’s Talent Shines On

img_20180905_134309~3743309633296201821..jpgBy Pierce Gentry
September 11, 2018

Talent is natural; greatness, however, is earned through hard work. I foresee greatness in the future of many young lives, particularly those who performed at the Central’s Got Talent on Thursday night.

Are High School Students Paying for an A?

IMG_9283By Grace Cochran
September 9, 2018

Any student’s decision to take an AP class is, in part, influenced by the promise of a five point bump to the final class average. Thanks to new Tennessee state policy, that promise has now changed.

A Market in the Square

IMG_0292 (1)By Emily Leach
September 4, 2018

Falling leaves, apple scents, and football! Fall is coming in East Tennessee, get ready with a fun, affordable farmers market downtown!

West Nile Virus Outbreak In Knox County


By Caleb Baker
September 3, 2018

News of the outbreak of a potentially deadly virus has reached the ears of the common citizen. This article will not only tell you how to diagnose the symptoms and how to treat them, but also how to prevent them.

The Moon Just Got a Little Bit Colder

image1By Pierce Gentry
August 29, 2018

Scientists recently revealed an astounding discovery to the public; There is ice on the Moon’s poles. This is indeed ground-breaking for future missions to our celestial next-door neighbor.

Knox County Dress Code: How To Make Your Voice Hear

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August 24, 2018

Another school year, another dress code controversy for Knox County Schools. Thanks to student outcry and petitions claiming biased enforcement, KCS Board of Education may be forced to reevaluate the policy once again. School board representative Jennifer Owen shares tips and trick for students interested in speaking at a public forum.

Class Of 2019 Making A Difference With Adopt A Teacher

IMG_7513By Keira Parolari
August 23, 2018

A new school year brings a dozen new faces to the halls of Central. As a result, CHS rolls out a fresh way to welcome teachers into the Bobcat family. Members of the senior class have each adopted a new teacher.

The Hidden Paths of Knoxville

Image result for Paths in KNoxvilleBy Sarah Cox
May 21, 2018

One of Knoxville’s best kept secrets is its beautiful nature trails. A few are known but most are hidden away within the hills of Knoxville. But half the fun is finding these trails that will help enhance warm weather adventures.

Open Streets Knoxville Spring 2018

Image result for open streets knoxvilleBy Lillian Marcum
May 14, 2018

Open Streets Knoxville is “more than a festival” put on to support local businesses, bands, and artists. Hosted by Bike Walk Knoxville, the route on which the activities take place change with every event. The Spring 2018 route will be held in South Knoxville.

Party like it’s the 1930’s

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By Ella Grace Jolly Knight

April 27, 2018

When your friend group collectively shrugs in the group message in response to “What’s the move,” check out the Parkway Drive-In. The Drive-In costs $8 for people 13+ and features 2-3 movies starting at dusk. For the opening weekend, April 27 and 28, Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther will be shown.

AP Environmental Science Field Trip to First Creek


By Rylee Griffis
April 26, 2018

On April 20,2018, Ms. Strating’s AP Environmental class went to local creeks around Fountain City to test water quality, identify fish, and clean up trash. Students wore waders and went into creeks to learn how the environment affects fish and water quality.

Knox County Mayoral Candidates

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April 25, 2018

Knox Count local elections will be held on May 1st. If you or someone you know is planning on voting, here is a break down of who is running for Knox County mayor. For more information on how to register to vote, or where to vote, click here.

Everything You Need to Know about the Dogwood Arts Festival 2018

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By Lillian Marcum
April 25, 2018

The Dogwood Arts Festival is a Knoxville tradition meant to promote and celebrate local art and culture. Signifying the arrival of spring, the festival is family friendly with arts and crafts at every corner.

Registering to Vote

By Andy Miller
April 24, 2018

The state of Tennessee is ranked at the bottom of the list when it comes to voter turnout. One of the first things an 18 year old should do is register to vote. It is up to the upcoming generation to change that statistic.

Prom 2018 Photo Gallery

Chase Payne – Prom King 2018

By: Natali Pratt, Katie Beth Crye, and Noami Zarate.

They always say a picture is worth a thousand words, and prom is no exception. Last weekend, the students of Central came together for prom 2018 and rocked their photos despite the cold and rain.

Say Yes to Prom


By Rivers Krantz
April 6, 2018


For the last seven years, TLC and Macy’s “Say Yes to Prom” help students find prom dresses, tuxes, shoes, and accessories for free. This year, Central joined the fun with a few other schools, meaning 50 students traveled to the Discovery Headquarters and either got fitted for a tux or found their dream dress.

Combat Senioritis and Finish High School Strong
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By Nick Knoefel
April 5, 2018

Senior year is mentally the most challenging for many reasons. Senioritis can limit the ability to strive for the best, but with a little intention, it can be overcome.

Prom: Is It Worth It?
IMG_1951By Ella Grace Jolly Knight
April 4, 2018

As prom season ensues, students ask themselves: Are the memories worth the costs and stress? 

Central Presents: Little Shop of Horrors

By Katie Beth Crye
April 3, 2018

Ever seen a man-eating, strange and interesting plant? If not, come see the Musical Theatre Department’s presentation of Little Shop of Horrors April 19-21 in the auditorium. Tickets will be on sale for $7 for students and $10 for adults.

Pierce Gentry Wins Bronze

By Sarah Cox
February 16, 2018

Knoxville native Kerri Maniscalco released her latest book, Hunting Prince Dracula, on September 19, 2017. To celebrate the book’s release, Knoxville’s Friends of Literacy hosted a writing contest to encourage more young writers in town. Central High School freshman Pierce Gentry was among the students who entered and received third place.

Knox News Brief: Driving Fast and Saving Animals

By Sarah Cox
February 2, 2018

From drama on the road to drama on the stage Knoxville is not easy to keep up with. Catch up on the latest fast drivers, rescued animals, and the Clarence Brown Theaters latest productions here. 

“I’m With Her” 

By Sarah Cox
January 26, 2018

Over the weekend marking Trump’s first year in office, 250 cities across the United States and some around the world hosted historically huge crowds for the second year in a row at the Women’s March. Attenders advocated for women’s rights and equality for all.

Knox News Brief: Dr. Dog and Dog Sweaters

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January 24, 2018

It is difficult to keep up with everything happening in Knoxville. From women’s marches to circus classes, Knoxville has it all. We at The Bobcat Times provide a brief and important news segment Central students may want to see.

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