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Black Panther sets a new standard for superhero genre

Black Panther sets a new standard for superhero genre

By Jake Herman, News Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

  With stellar acting, a thoughtful script and excellent visuals, “Black Panther” puts a unique spin on a superhero movie and is executed to near-perfection.   Directed and written by Ryan Coogler, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” is one of the best installments of the Marvel Cine...

“Lady Bird” is a coming-of-age story for all

“Lady Bird” is a coming-of-age story for all

By Nora Holland, Arts Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

“‘Lady Bird’? Is that your given name? Why is it in quotes?” “I gave it to myself. It's given to me by me.” Lady Bird is a new coming-of-age film about the life of high school senior Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson. The movie focuses on family relationships – mainly the chaot...

“Visiting Musicians” volunteer for senior citizens

“Visiting Musicians” volunteer for senior citizens

By Sophie Liss, Sports Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music, Top Stories

CHS is home to many talented music groups, ranging from choral groups such as Show-Stoppers and Voices of a Generation to the skillful band and orchestra, but the CHS Visiting Musicians add a whole new level of variety to the music CHS has to offer. The CHS Visiting Musicians club travels to different senior citi...

This is Sahara: CHS alumna shoots for stardom

This is Sahara: CHS alumna shoots for stardom

By Sara Heimlich, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music, Top Stories

Since she was three years old, current University of Maryland sophomore and 2016 CHS alumna Sahara Mokhtari has been singing along to all of her favorite tunes. Since she was ten years old, she’s been writing original songs, merely dreaming of the day that she would hear her own song play over the...

Student Art Spotlight: Karis Lee

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts

Being extremely talented in both arts and athletics while also maintaining good grades in school is an amazing feat, requiring life balancing skills that could land one a job at the Cirque du Soleil. Most students only dream of attaining this level of well-roundedness, but for junior Karis Lee, this...

Sophomores win Churchill’s Got Talent

By Fatima Yazdi, Social Media Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Arts

The crowd roars in applause as the performer walk up onto the stage. A single spotlight is placed center stage, he holds the mike up to his face and begins to sing. From comedic acts to bhangra dancing, CHS has got it all. This year’s Churchill’s Got Talent has been one unlike any other, featuring...

CHS students look forward to fashion careers in future

CHS students look forward to fashion careers in future

By Fatima Yazdi, Social Media Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Arts

Fashionista: a designer of haute couture and devoted follower of fashion. The dynamic and global industry that is the fashion world better watch out, because CHS students are ready to conquer it. While finding true passion and interests may be difficult for some, many recognize what they love to do...

“Coco” proves best Disney-Pixar film so far

By Sofia Williamson, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Given the plethora of amazing cartoonists, songwriters, and cast writers that Disney and Pixar have had together in the past, it’s hard to walk out of any of their movies without questioning if it was the best animated movie you’ve ever seen. Not only is “Coco” the best animated movie Disney-Pixar...

“Big Mouth” puts big emphasis on real life situations

“Big Mouth” puts big emphasis on real life situations

By Nora Holland, Arts Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Being a teenager and growing up is a difficult process. But the key is to laugh at life and all the awkward experiences it entails. “Big Mouth” is an animated comedy that came to Netflix Sept. 29. This hilarious cartoon series focuses on the hardships of puberty and being a teenager. Even with...

K-pop group BTS brings music craze to CHS

K-pop group BTS brings music craze to CHS

By Dani Miller, Opinions Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music

In 2012, South Korean rapper PSY released “Gangnam Style,” a song that encaptured America and had everyone dancing for months after. However, the Gangnam Style craze doesn’t even begin to encompass the K-pop craze that was to follow. To fully grasp K-pop mania, one has to first understand what...

DRAM’s “Big Baby”: sophomore effort excels

DRAM’s “Big Baby”: sophomore effort excels

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music

Mixing rock, blues, soul, R&B and electronic dance music (EDM) with hip-hop and rap to create great music may seem impossible, but to hip-hop artist DRAM, it can be achieved, and he proves this on his newest album. Two years after the release of his debut album “Gahdamn!” DRAM has come out...

Student Art Spotlight: Dylan Fan

Student Art Spotlight: Dylan Fan

By Sophie Liss, Sports Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Arts

Some students find exhilaration in playing a championship sports game. Others enjoy writing stories or poems to express their thoughts and feelings. For junior Dylan Fan, photography is his way of expressing himself and finding entertainment at the same time. Aside from photographing for his own enjoyment,...

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