Central Stampede

We must unify after presidential election

Ben Miller, Opinion Editor

November 11, 2016

The election this year will go down in history as one of the contentious and bitter in the hundreds of years since our nation’s founding. Now that the election results are in and businessman Donald J. Trump is due to be sworn in...

The best thrift stores in Portage

October 7, 2016

Through 2016, thrift shopping has become more popular and fashionable. Mom jeans and oversized t-shirts are not only in, but can be bought for 99 cents. I have been an avid thrift shopping for some time now and I am consistently...

Reflections on high school

Gabe Pedraza

May 25, 2016

As the school year ends and summer begins, I realize that my four years of high school are wrapping up. Between senior class pictures, picking up the graduation gown, applying to scholarship after scholarship, stressing over IB...

Kalamazoo shooting hits close to home

Samhita Sunkara

March 1, 2016

We’ve all been shocked by shooting events in the past few years. Sandy Hook and the Oregon shootings are just a couple of the many mass shootings that have happened. It shocks us every time we hear about these terrible even...

What life as an Extroverted Introvert is like

Brianna Martinez

February 19, 2016

Making plans always involves a great internal battle between my desire to go out and socialize with my friends and my need to be alone and at peace in the comfort of my bed watching one of my many Netflix shows. I promise I...

Tips for studying for exams

Samhita Sunkara

January 15, 2016

Somehow, we made it to the 16th week of the school year already. On the bright side, there’s only half of the school year left. However, the stress of exams already starts to taunt us. Some of us may have started to schedul...

A reflection on Black Friday and gratitude

Lucy Forster

November 30, 2015

I work at Old Navy. I worked a nine-hour shift last Friday starting at 6 a.m., which surprisingly was really lucky. Some of my co-workers had to come in on Thursday at 3:45 p.m. and others had to work at 2 a.m. on Saturday. The...

The Importance of Visiting New Cultures

Kelsee Ha

October 6, 2015

This past summer, I had the privilege of staying in Vietnam for six weeks with my family. Although the 20 hour flight from LAX to Ho Chi Minh City was extremely boring and uneventful, the trip was quite the opposite. Since ...

Marching Band’s 2015 show announced

Kelsee Ha

May 10, 2015

Friday evening, hundreds of people crowded the school’s auditorium for the 2015 Band Banquet. Parents and students, all waiting for the Flynns to announce the next show for the Portage Central Marching Band (PCMB). The following...

Reaching the elusive fourth floor

Brian Taggett

May 1, 2015

It took me nearly four years. Finally, I made it to the ever-elusive fourth floor of Portage Central High School. In response to my column published in the paper copy of The Stampede about my previous oblivion of what is on the...

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