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RENT cast performs at Scotland Fringe Festival

By Lauren Pires, Arts Editor

September 30, 2009

Twenty kids, one summer trip and one play that gave them lasting memories. This summer, the CHS cast of RENT: School Edition, took their performance to the Scotland Fringe Festival where they performed three shows over two weeks. “The Fringe Festival was amazing,” said junior Laura Butvinik who played...

‘The Blueprint 3’does not live up to the Jay-Z hype

By Joel Denicoff

September 29, 2009

Jay-Z is one of the wealthiest rappers of all time, has his own multi-million dollar clothing company, is married to one of the most beautiful women in the world, and he makes sure that everyone knows it with The Blueprint 3. The final installment in the Blueprint Trilogy was released Sept. 8 natio...

New novel Blink provides insight into the human mind

By Jessica Hirsch, Jessica Hirsch, and Jessica Hirsch

September 29, 2009

When one sees a person, immediately, there are judgments, evaluations and assumptions going on behind the scenes. Seniors are full of themselves; jocks are stupid; rich kids are snobs; freshmen are annoying; this is what people say in the hallways every day. First impressions bad or good occur all t...

“All About Steve” not worth the ticket price

By Julie Kracov and Julie Kracov

September 29, 2009

Usually we hear about the stalking of a celebrity or even just the Average Joe, and most of the times the stalker gets arrested, but for those people, stalking is just their way of life. The Phil Trail-directed movie All About Steve portrays a lost crossword puzzle constructor’s journey as she f...

New animated comedy rebounds after lackluster start

By Zack Potter, Online News Editor

June 5, 2009

Fox’s new show Sit Down, Shut Up has everything.  It features the voices of several notable actors and comedians.  It was created, written and produced by a comedic mastermind.  It was set to air at an ideal time between The Simpson’s and Family Guy.  However, when viewers sat down to watch th...

Eminem’s back, releasing first album in five years

By Matt Senker, Staff Writer

June 5, 2009

Guess who’s back? Back again. Shady’s back. Tell a friend. Eminem or Marshall Bruce Mathers III, the man voted “best rapper alive” in a poll by Vibe magazine, has returned from hiding. The 37-year-old superstar is officially back with his new album Relapse which released May 19. His reemergence ...

K’naan arrives on the rap scene with an original style

By Becky Price, Staff Resource Manager

June 5, 2009

With the audacity of Will.i.am, rhymes of Eminem and mindset of Bob Marley, breakout hip-hop artist K’naan appears to be the perfect package in one of the harshest industries.  Born and raised in Somalia, but currently living in Toronto, K’naan’s style is a fresh fusion of African beats, Ameri...

‘Star Trek XI’ pleases new fans and Trekkies alike

By Sophia Herbst Staff Writer

May 29, 2009

I can openly admit that before this movie I had never seen anything related to Star Trek before. None of the movies nor a single TV episode. So I went into this with a certain amount of trepidation. Now that I have seen both the second movie Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek XI, I can honestly...

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