Native American Leads Cast in Drama Production

by: Chase Hammond It has been almost 20 years since Central High School has had a Native American in a lead role for a drama production. That could be considered a bit of a dry spell. Micah Roubideaux has ended that drought; Roubideaux auditioned in October for the fall show, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, and was cast in the role … Continue reading Native American Leads Cast in Drama Production

Cobbler Capers a Hit

by: Jacob Mobley This past week the 51st annual Cobbler Capers went underway. The show featured many acts including the Central Step and Hip Hop team, the Advanced Theatre Performance (ATP) students, and an array of talented singers and musicians. Mrs. Birkeland, who helped organize the event this year, was pleased with the variety of people involved: “The show featured a diverse group of cast … Continue reading Cobbler Capers a Hit

Cobbler Capers Tickets Going on Sale Soon

Central High School has announced its 51st Annual Cobbler Capers talent show. Performances are on Thursday, February 24th and Friday, February 25th with both shows starting at 7:30pm in the Central High Theater. Seating is reserved and tickets will go on sale in the Central activities office beginning on Tuesday, February 22 at 7:15am. All tickets are $5. To celebrate, The Pine Needle brings you … Continue reading Cobbler Capers Tickets Going on Sale Soon

Festival of Trees Approaching

by: Becky Campbell Every year since I’ve attended Central, the school library has held the Festival of Trees. This year will the the 6th Anniversary of this event. The Festival of Trees began in 2005 with Hurricane Katrina. The donations collected that year were sent to libraries in New Orleans. Since then, we’ve donated to Mr. Lefler (may he rest in peace), Special Olympics, Honor … Continue reading Festival of Trees Approaching

Someone You Know May Need Your Blood

by: Marcus B. Did you know that 80% of the population will need at least a unit of blood in their lifetime? One of these people is Kaelynn Talley (Mr. Talley’s daughter), who was recently diagnosed with hemolytic anemia, a condition that requires blood and plasma transfusions.  This is just one of the times blood is required, so to help people who need blood Central … Continue reading Someone You Know May Need Your Blood

A Last Battle for a Cobbler Guitar Hero

by: Lisa Myers Rapid City Central has its own real Guitar Hero. Johnny Hastings walked into English 9 freshman year like nothing had even phased him. His best friend Nathan was bragging him up like he had just performed the best show of his life. As  a matter of fact, I was a witness of this great show that he had performed the night before: … Continue reading A Last Battle for a Cobbler Guitar Hero

Freshmen & Sophomores Exchange Words Before Cobbler Clash

With the cancellation of the Cobbler/Raider sophomore football game, Central’s coaches chose to begin a new tradition to end the season for the underclassmen: a freshmen vs. sophomore football game called The Cobbler Clash. In anticipation of the event, The Pine Needle asked each team for its predictions (and taunts), all in the name of fun. Whatever the case, Cobblers fans will want to attend … Continue reading Freshmen & Sophomores Exchange Words Before Cobbler Clash

Career Fair Segueys to Post High Night

by: Jacob Mobley The career fair that was held in the commons on Thursday was a hit! With students constantly visiting the booths, the students came away with a great look into future careers that they could possibly hold. The organizations that were involved also seemed to be having a great time interacting with the students who were visiting their booths with questions galore. (Article … Continue reading Career Fair Segueys to Post High Night

Career Fair in the Central Commons

by: Jacob Mobley This Thursday, October 14, Central’s guidance department will be holding a career fair in the commons during 3rd block. This career fair is a great way for students from Central to see all the opportunities within our community that one may seize upon after high school. This career fair allows students the ability to look into a job that they may be interested in … Continue reading Career Fair in the Central Commons

NHS Members Clean Up after Their Peers

by: Jacob Mobley On Saturday, six students from the National Honor Society (NHS) assembled in the Central High School parking lot in an effort to clean up Rapid City by picking up trash by Rapid Creek. When the six students and Ms. Bauer gathered they saw a bigger problem than the creek: the Central High School parking lot. The plans of cleaning up the creek … Continue reading NHS Members Clean Up after Their Peers

Homecoming Hype and Coronation Photos

As homecoming week draws to a close it is worth noting how great Cobbler students are. During the counselors’ presentations to freshmen earlier this week Mr. McGowan asked students where else they could imagine a gathering of 1,600 teenagers  with no reported incidents. Yet it happened at the homecoming dance last year, and the Cobbler family has reason to believe it will happen again this … Continue reading Homecoming Hype and Coronation Photos

Hunting for the Best Dressed at Homecoming

Pine Needle reporter Kate Vickmark grabbed her camera and went searching for the best dressed homecoming students this week. Here’s her midweek report: I set out to find the best costumes I could this homecoming week. I came across colors, creativity, quite a bit of hairspray, and a few pocket protectors. As you all may know, the days so far have been crazy! Seeing doubles … Continue reading Hunting for the Best Dressed at Homecoming