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MCPS students march to close the achievement gap

Alissa Li, Observations Editor

June 2, 2014

A sea of black and purple t-shirts flooded the streets of Rockville April 27, each shirt branded with the words “United Are We.” Students marched through... READ MORE »»

Caption: Students held a march April 27 to protest the growing achievement gap. Leaders viewed the march as a success and look to MCPS for support.

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Unranked status shocks community

Pablo Roa, Emily Wang, and Fiona Asbury

May 29, 2014

To the surprise and disappointment of many students and staff members, CHS was unranked in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of the best... READ MORE »»

Caption: After being ranked the number one school in the state of Maryland last year, CHS did not make the 2014 rankings.

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Holocaust speaker talks to CHS students about experiences

Eugenia Cardinale, Production Editor

April 29, 2014

Ninety-two-year-old Holocaust survivor Margo Friedlander spoke to a group of CHS students and teachers April 11. Friedlander was finishing a tour for her... READ MORE »»

Caption: Principal Joan Benz learns about Friedlander's experiences.

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Maryland bill to outlaw energy drink sales to minors

Natalie Cortez, Public Relations

March 21, 2014

Maryland legislators are considering banning the sale of energy drinks to anyone under the age of 18. The bill was introduced at the Maryland General Assembly... READ MORE »»

Caption: Drinks like Monster would no longer be sold to people under 18.

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BOE approves Superintendent Starr’s budget

Katie Gauch, Editor in Chief

March 20, 2014

Focused on closing the achievement gap and overseeing growth in schools, the Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) approved a $2.32 billion budget... READ MORE »»

Caption: Starr discusses future plans for MCPS with student journalists

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Meet the candidates for District 16 delegate

Emily Birnbaum and Sammi Silber

Candidates for District 16’s representative to the Maryland House of Delegates will square off in a primary election June 24. The winner will move on to the general election... read story

June 2, 2014

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Nigerian kidnap sparks social media advocacy

Guransh Singh, Senior Writer

On April 14, around 300 girls were kidnapped from a local school in northeastern Nigeria. Armed militants rode in pickup trucks and rounded up before driving into the forest.... read story

May 23, 2014

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‘The Fault in our Stars’

Fiona Asbury, Opinions Editor

As the countdown until summer vacation comes to an end, another countdown reaches its final days; the number of days left until The Fault in our Stars movie is released. The... read story

June 4, 2014

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Challenges can’t stop Chloupek

Hannah Yasharoff, Public Relations Manager

The greatest sports stories are the ones that inspire others and prove that through hard work and determination, anything is possible. The story of Larry Chloupek is no exception. Chloupek,... read story

June 3, 2014

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CHS Literary Magazine

Eugenia Cardinale, Production Editor

The CHS Literary Magazine will be releasted May 21. The magazine consists of CHS students’ artwork and literature and is completely student produced. The magazine will... read story

June 2, 2014

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Hate summer reading? Not with these books

Danielle Kiefer, Features Editor

Nothing can ruin a summer faster than required summer reading assignments. However, reading during the summer doesn’t have to be accompanied by a groan and a sense of... read story

May 30, 2014

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Jake’s Law blames texting drivers for wrong reasons

Greer Smith, Senior Writer

Imagine someone going out, knowing very well he will be drinking. He gets drunk, drives home, and hits another car, killing someone. Now imagine a teenager driving who hears... read story

June 5, 2014

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