Central Stampede

Yearbook introduces a new theme

Olivia Oles

May 19, 2016

The 2015-2016 Yearbook is different from all other previous yearbooks. The Central Roundup staff has decided to take a more cohesive approach and introduce a theme of “Fusion” to this year’s issue. There are changes in the...

Science Olympiad season finishes strong despite roster changes

Brianna Martinez

May 10, 2016

When the state competition for Science Olympiad took place on Saturday, April 30, one would assume that the team roster would have been finalized weeks ago after the regional competition. However, due to official regulations,...

Forensics ends the season with a bang

Nolan Caranci

May 2, 2016

Recently, Portage Central Forensics competed at Central Michigan University for their state tournament. The forensics team took 4th place overall in the state behind Portage Northern, Groves, and Bloomfield Hills, who took fir...

Whiz kid wins Debate Nationals

Isabella Wilson

April 14, 2016

On the weekend of Mar. 16, sophomore Mitchell Harpenau placed first in a National Debate competition. The National Speech and Debate Association, “Great Midwest” held the tournament in Iowa City and single-handedly left its competitors in need of a nap and an aspirin. Harpenau received a perfect score, ...

Student leaders explore changes to backpack policy

Gabe Pedraza

March 30, 2016

After years of a strict “no-backpack” policy, a group of Student Council members have put their feet down to challenge the school-wide policy and to create change for the student body. The main issue Student Council is contesting...

‘Sticker Shock’ hopes to discourage underage drinking

Kyle Palmer

March 30, 2016

Every year, a major project is taken on by the Kalamazoo County Substance Abuse Task Force, working with the Youth Action Team to develop a community outreach program to stop underage drinking. On April 16, 150-plus youth will be working ...

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