Daily Archives: 03/30/2017

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Meet Kirby Fitzpatrick: SGA’s New President

BY STEWART COARD – STAFF WRITER The Cento sat down with Kirby Fitzpatrick, president elect for the Student Government Association (SGA) in the 2017-2018 school year. We discussed her goals and vision for the school next year, as well as how she wanted the student body to be involved in new changes. What are your…

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SGA Debate Allows Candidates to Address Issues Directly

BY STEWART COARD – STAFF WRITER Centre’s candidates for Student Government office faced off in a debate on March 14, roughly two weeks ago. Students running for positions as Student Government President, Speaker of the House, President of the Student Senate, and President of the Student Activities Council, spoke on stage, discussing their platforms, addressing…

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GOP Fails to Gain Momentum to Repeal Obamacare

BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER Over the past week as Centre students sunned themselves on beaches or enjoyed quality time with their dogs and Netflix, the GOP suffered defeat at the hands of their own party as they attempted to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, more widely known as Obamacare. The failure…

Centre Athletes Return From a Spring Break Full of Competition

BY EMMA PRESBURG – STAFF WRITER All Centre athletics’ in-season sports competed over spring break traveling to the likes of Atlanta, Florida, and Jekyll Island. Women’s lacrosse opened break with a non-conference home game against Kalamazoo, winning 17-5. Junior Hannah Bellamah led the Colonels with four goals but with three goals to her name but…

Kentucky Charter Schools Signed Into Law

BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER Last week saw the passage of the Kentucky Charter Schools Bill, a contentious issue that lawmakers have been considering since 2008. Matt Bevin, Kentucky’s governor signed the bill into law on the March 22, making Kentucky the forty-fourth state to allow charter schools to be established. Proponents argue that…

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Faculty Recommended Reads

BY OLIVIA MURRELL – STAFF WRITER Dr. Matthew Klooster, Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies When I asked him about his favorite book, Dr. Klooster responded that he reads so much scientific literature, it’s hard to think back to a real book he read for pleasure. A Separate Peace by John Knowles was the first…

The Muslim Student Association

BY ZAMIRAH HUSSAIN – STAFF WRITER  Being a Muslim in the United States is not easy. After the horrific and tragic events of 9/11, being Muslim became associated with terrorism and anti-Western sentiment. Many students don’t know that here on campus there is a Muslim Student Association with roughly 17 members. The MSA is meant…

The Afterschool Program

BY EMILY INNES – ART & LEISURE EDITOR The After School Program (ASP) is a campus-housed and student-led organization that serves educationally disadvantaged students in the Danville and Boyle County communities. The program is open to elementary through high school students, with most participants being ESL students. Centre students established the program several years ago…

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