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Student Art Spotlight: Mason Catalon

Student Art Spotlight: Mason Catalon

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

November 13, 2018

From the random paint colors staining her wardrobe to the doodle-filled sketchbook that is glued to her hand, it is no secret that senior Mason Catalon is a passionate artist. For her, art is an integral part of her life and her need to draw is equivalent to her need to breathe. “I’ve always b...

WCHS students travel back in time at MD Renaissance Festival

WCHS students travel back in time at MD Renaissance Festival

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor

October 31, 2018

With the weather finally signaling the start of fall, many students are looking for ways to go out and enjoy the autumn air. While pumpkin patches are a must, many students have been travelling a little farther away to a land of princes, princesses, elves and fairies.   The Renaissance Festival ...

Students create new art class for 2019-2020 school year

Students create new art class for 2019-2020 school year

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

October 25, 2018

Juniors Nura Dhar and Leah Stein are working with CHS art teacher Paul Dermont to create a new arts course at CHS next year. After taking AP Art History last year, Dhar and Stein felt that they did not have enough time to fully discuss the artifacts and paintings they discovered. They wanted a more ...

A Star is Born is a star in the theaters

A Star is Born is a star in the theaters

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

October 24, 2018

A significant prerequisite that determines whether a film will succeed in the box office is that it leaves an impact, and if any film has done that this year, it's “A Star is Born.” Marking both the film debut of Lady Gaga and the directorial debut of Bradley Cooper, “A Star is Born” has ...

Shake Shack flips food options for CHS students

Shake Shack flips food options for CHS students

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

October 19, 2018

In the past, the most popular lunch spots for CHS students were California Tortilla, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, and McDonald’s. However,  Shake Shack has quickly become a favorite lunch spot for students after only opening on Sept. 6th. Shake Shack is a very popular chain founded in New York. It rece...

Netflix romances the idea of originals directed at teens

Netflix romances the idea of originals directed at teens

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018

Netflix has recently become known for its original movies and television shows, with over 700 programs in existence currently and more than 60 new originals coming during Oct. Throughout the month of Aug., Netflix released multiple romantic comedy movies that have stirred both enthusiasm for more romanc...

Student Art Spotlight Mason Catalon

Student Art Spotlight Mason Catalon

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

October 18, 2018

From the random paint colors staining her wardrobe to the doodle-filled sketchbook that is glued to her hand, it is no secret that senior Mason Catalon is a passionate artist. For her, art is an integral part of her life and her need to draw is equivalent to her need to breathe. “I’ve always b...

CHS likes it in As You Like It

CHS likes it in As You Like It

By Garret Birnbaum, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018

CHS’s advanced theater class put on a modern reenactment of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” May 21 and 22 with the help of drama teacher Naomi Ratz. “As You Like It” is about a women Rosalind (Alex Mamalian) and her sister Celia (Areya Jade), who were banished from their uncle’s court. Th...

Netflix’s On My Block is not on our block

By Sofia Williamson, Senior Writer

May 31, 2018

It's rare that we see a television show highlighting minority neighborhoods and the violence that takes place within them. If we did see a show on these topics, however, we would only hope that it would be well-executed and accurately document the struggles that people living in such conditions endure. Netfl...

Avengers: Infinity War lives up to the hype

Avengers: Infinity War lives up to the hype

By Ethan C. Miller, Senior Writer

May 18, 2018

  “Avengers: Infinity War” delivers a conflict of mass proportions in the perfect way; tons of action, great characters and minimal down-time.   Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, The Marvel Cinematic Universes (MCU) 19th installment, “Avengers: Infinity War” is the best Marve...

“Before My Eyes” is a must-read for CHS students

“Before My Eyes” is a must-read for CHS students

By Miranda Chung, Assistant Opinions Editor

May 15, 2018

  In Before My Eyes, author Caroline Bock perfectly captures the societal problems of today, by weaving her story very closely to reality. It is a new thought-provoking young adult novel featuring the lives of three teenagers whose lives were forever changed after being held at gunpoint. ...

Rich the Kid releases promising new album “The World is Yours”

Rich the Kid releases promising new album “The World is Yours”

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

May 10, 2018

Rich the Kid, XXL 2018 Freshman, platinum artist, and only 25. The Atlanta, GA native, Dimitri Leslie Roger better known as Rich the Kid released his first album, The World is Yours on March 30th.   Rich the Kid’s album had a couple songs on the billboard top 100. Popular songs on the a...

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