By: Madey Jacks and Jessica Richardson

Construction in the southeast parking lot, or “back lot” as it is commonly referred called, took up eighty parking spots this morning. The cranes that are occupying the spots are being used to remove light poles which will enable the construction of the new visitors’ and home stands.

“They’re taking the light poles down,” Athletic Director Jon Zwitt said. “They’re taking those down because they’re getting ready to pour the concrete pads for the bleachers. [The new stadium is] going to be a lot more compact. Right now we stretch from about the goal-line to goal-line about eleven rows high. The new one will be about from the seven to the seven and twenty-seven rows high. A lot more compact, more up, so you can get a much better view.”

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Despite an email, announcement and Tweet, construction still proved to be a hindrance to student’s timely arrival to school this morning. After the lot was full, students were to park in the baseball parking lot. However, this solution presented problems to some students.

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“I was late because of the parking situation. I combed the parking lots to see if there was a spot, there wasn’t,”  senior Giovanni Vivaldi said.

The weather only added to students’ parking woes.

“I had to walk through a pond to get here! The grass is completely soaked,” senior Mackenzie May said.

One student viewed the inconvenient parking situation as an opportunity to serve their fellow students.

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“I’m pulling in and I realized I’m going to be late, and I don’t want my girlfriend to be late so, I dropped her car off at the baseball parking [and then] I dropped her off at the front,” junior Dan Root said. “Ten other people were walking so I said ‘Hey that’s a shame. Hey, hop in.’ So about ten people hopped in the back of the truck and I drove them here. I saw Williamson sitting at the edge of the parking lot and we made awkward eye contact. He shook his head in disapproval and then I let ten people off at the edge so they wouldn’t be late.”

Root has asked to be referred to as “The Transporter.”

Zwitt offers some advice in case the hundred foot light poles haven’t been removed by tomorrow morning.

“The best thing would be to come a little early and park in the baseball [lot],” Zwitt said. ‘You know, don’t even look for another spot, just go right to baseball. It’s another ninety seconds from the baseball to the east lot.”

Spring Break

Photo by: Anita Martinz from Wikimedia Commons

Story by: Ryan Stemle

It is that time of the year again. The sun rises over an infinite sea of royal blue waters, and there is nothing to do besides bask in the spring break feeling that only comes around once a year. The tons of stress on all of our shoulders is lifted for an incredible two-week break.


 The Music Department is taking a group of show choir students to New York over spring break. They are not competing, but performing. They have prepared a piece for clinicians to look at and give feedback. Senior Sound System member Shayfer Sutton is very excited about the trip.


  “I’ve never been to New York City before,” Sutton said. “So I am very excited to go for the first time with all of my friends.”


  Other students are left in the dust of the mass exodus.


  “I am very disappointed that my family isn’t letting me go anywhere,” junior Logan Coyle said. “But I am not going to take this beautiful Indiana weather for granted.”


  Coyle is one of many students having a staycation this break.


  “I am so upset about not going anywhere,” junior Dan Root said. “But no school is no school, and I love that.”


  For traveling students, a popular spring break destination for is Ft. Myers Beach, Florida. This booming city is a popular spot for high school and college students.


“Ft. Myers is a great destination to hang out with my current Center Grove friends,” senior Harrison Holt said. “But it’s also great because I meet so many new people.”


“I love Ft. Myers because it is a wonderful place to take in the beauty of nature,” senior Connor Steeb said. “There is no doubt that Ft. Myers is a beautiful beach full of beautiful people.”


Spring break is upon us. As you countdown the final hours of school, remember to be safe and responsible this spring break.