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The Limits of Free Speech

The Limits of Free Speech

March 29, 2019

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. One of the most fundamental principles of the United States is the right to freedom of speech. As an American citizen, one could s...

Girls Who Ran the World

Girls Who Ran the World

March 27, 2019

March marks a time to reflect on women’s meaningful contributions to history and for women to find inspiration to continue that legacy. Each year the month of March is designated as Women’s History Month by the United State’s President, although less than half of students at Central Kitsap High School are aware of it. Women’s History Month also includes International Women’s Day, on March 8. ...

Required Reading in High School

Required Reading in High School

March 27, 2019

In high schools all around, many English classes give students a book to read and assignments to match. Central Kitsap is not exempt from this required reading. As students are given them each passing year, students also begin to wonder why they’re given.   As each year progresses, many students wonder why they have to read an assigned book and do assignments based on that book. Though...

BREAKING NEWS–CK’s Administration Is Changing

BREAKING NEWS–CK’s Administration Is Changing

March 14, 2019

Jeanne Beckon, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, announced on Thursday, Feb. 28 that some schools within the Central Kitsap School District (including Central Kitsap High School) will undergo administration changes next school year. After two-years of a Co-Principal system, Craig Johnson will be the only CKHS Principal in the Fall of 2019. Gail Danner is preparing to enter a new position as Olym...

Yankee Doodle Breach Of Privacy

Yankee Doodle Breach Of Privacy

by Victoria Steffee, Editor

March 13, 2019

Filed under News

Every school across the country who receives a specific form of federal funding is legally required to give students information to military recruiters at their request. CK is no exception, but the system of notification leaves many students in the dark. Recent scandals have made it vital for schools to change this and alert students.  According to No Child Left Behind, an act passed in 2001, milita...

New High School

New High School

by Ismael Duran, Contributor

March 13, 2019

Filed under News

Next fall will not only be the start of a new school year, but also the opening of the new high school for the students of Central Kitsap High School. The construction of the school started in 2017, and noticeable progress has been made. After spring break, Central Kitsap Middle School will be able to move in and use their half. After interviewing Dean of Students Mark Keel, I was able to gain some knowl...

The State of Our Planet

The State of Our Planet

March 13, 2019

The way people are treating Earth is becoming a very serious issue as humans continue to destroy the planet. Benjamin J. Henley and Andrew D. King at AGU100 conducted a scientific study showing that the world may be facing a potentially dangerous level of climate change in 15 years. This could mean that humans and animals will not be able to survive if humans continue to mistreat the planet. ...

March 2019 Calendar Highlights

March 2019 Calendar Highlights

March 5, 2019

Friday, March 1 & Saturday, March 2--Spring Play Performances, 7 pm in the Southworth Theater Wednesday, March 6--YSBP Presentation to 9th grade English classes; Boys Baseball game at Kitsap Fairgrounds Friday, March 8--AP Test Payments Due; April ACT Test Registration Deadline; Girls Tennis match, 3:30 pm at CKHS Saturday, March 9--SAT test Monday, March 11--Girls Softball game, 4 pm...

Are the Web Filters at CKHS Too Restrictive?

Are the Web Filters at CKHS Too Restrictive?

March 1, 2019

With the introduction of Chromebooks comes the introduction of online assignments. With the introduction of online assignments comes the introduction of online research. Many students of Central Kitsap High School Internet (CKHS) use their Chromebooks on a daily basis for projects, homework, and educational videos. The district’s website filters get in the way of that. Website filters are req...

These Kids Have Skills

These Kids Have Skills

March 1, 2019

SkillsUSA competitors from Central Kitsap High School won 13 medals at regionals, and are heading to the State competition in mid-April. The team of 2019 follows a long-standing tradition of excellence in the program, attested by the several banners from State competitions that hang in Jim Adamson’s classroom. The medals awarded to CK students for SkillsUSA are as follows: 3D Animation-- ...

The Highs and Lows of Self Esteem

The Highs and Lows of Self Esteem

January 29, 2019

Self esteem isn’t linear. We all experience highs  and lows. From the genes we’re born with to the lives we live, we’re all faced with this thing we tend to not talk about, called “self esteem”.   According to an anonymous  survey conducted by the Cougar Chronicle on what affects people’s self esteem,  it was found that there are several determining factors that affect the w...

Nicotine Situation At CK High

Nicotine Situation At CK High

January 28, 2019

The nicotine usage situation at Central Kitsap High School is becoming a big problem for our students with the new invention of e-cigs and juuls. The nicotine industry just keeps expanding and has a negative effect for the youth who are getting there hands on it. In recent findings from the FDA Center for Tobacco Products, this past year alone vaping among high schoolers has increased by 78%. That's 1....

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