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Gusto Farm to Street restaurant attracts CHS students

Gusto Farm to Street restaurant attracts CHS students

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Gusto Farm to Street, a make-your-own pizza and salad joint, opened in the Westfield Montgomery Mall Food Court Sept 4. Gusto Farm to Street adds to the lineup of quick options that CHS students can have for lunch on school days. Joining Bethesda Row and Silver Spring, Montgomery Mall will become...

NBA 2K18 Game adds new and innovated content to video game sports

NBA 2K18 Game adds new and innovated content to video game sports

By Ben Dross, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

NBA 2K18, which came out Sep. 15, the newest installment in the 2K Games’ basketball gaming franchise, does a phenomenal job adding new content and innovating in a field where many games feel like carbon copies of their predecessors. NBA 2K18, at it’s core is a basketball simulator. It allows...

Taylor Swift returns to top of the music world

Taylor Swift returns to top of the music world

By Brandon Li, Online News Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

After taking an entire year off from all music-related activities, pop artist Taylor Swift is trying to make her way back to the top of the leaderboards. Swift confirmed her next album “Reputation” Aug. 25 with the release of her hit single titled “Look What You Made Me Do”. The rest of the...

New Cookie Dough stand at Montgomery Mall gains popularity among CHS students

New Cookie Dough stand at Montgomery Mall gains popularity among CHS students

By Riley Hurr, Circulation Manager and Social Media Editor

September 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Restaurants, Top Stories

This Aug., Montgomery Mall introduced their latest dessert store, Cookie Dough & Co. The popular edible cookie dough trend arrived all the way from New York City right down to the heart of the very popular hangout area for CHS students. The edible cookie dough trend started last year when Cookie...

TV Shows Veering Towards Harsh, Controversial Topics

TV Shows Veering Towards Harsh, Controversial Topics

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor

June 14, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Top Stories

The newest trend in popular TV shows today can be summed up by one word: exposure. The most talked-about TV programs are those that expose the ugly truth of what we value in society; whether it be sexism, racism or our increasing dependence on technology. The rise in shows centered around human issues,...

Hirshhorn Draws Crowds, Media Attention

Hirshhorn Draws Crowds, Media Attention

By Nora Holland, Arts Editor

June 14, 2017


Filed under Arts, Top Stories

CHS students on social media may have recently come across posts of mirrored rooms decorated with odd yet beautiful art including red and white blobs, twinkling lights and even glowing polka dot pumpkins. These unique works of art are part of an exhibit called Infinity Mirrors by the Japanese artist...

Netflix’s “Dear White People” Displays Important Messages

Netflix’s “Dear White People” Displays Important Messages

By Megan Park, Photo Editor

June 14, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Top Stories

Fierce and admirable are only a few words used to describe the new Netflix series “Dear White People.” With the show gaining much media attention and receiving outstanding reviews, it is well worth watching. “Dear White People” arrived Apr. 28 on Netflix. Based off the movie of the same title,...

Student Art Spotlight: Ethan Shrier

Student Art Spotlight: Ethan Shrier

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

June 14, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, Top Stories

What do Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Miles Davis and Barry Manilow all have in common? Not only are they legendary musicians, but they all went to the Juilliard School. And now, senior Ethan Shrier will join their impressive rank. Shrier will take his talents to New York next year, as he accepted the...

Wonder Woman Is a Sight to See

Wonder Woman Is a Sight to See

By Manu Sundaresan, Circulation Manager

June 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

When “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice” came out, many fans were excited by the appearance of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). Throughout the movie, she aids Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) in their attempts to defeat Doomsday, a monster created with Kryptonian technology.   D...

Chance Concert Proves to be Unforgettable

Chance Concert Proves to be Unforgettable

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

June 12, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

  In one of hip hop artist Chance the Rapper’s most popular songs, he raps “You don’t want No Problem, want No Problem with me.” This was evident in his concert performance in Bristow, Virginia, where fans had pretty much “No Problem” with his performance.   On June 4, hip hop artist Chance the Rapper ...

Flash Season Three Falls Short of Expectations

Flash Season Three Falls Short of Expectations

By Ben Dross, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

Season three of The Flash struggled to find its identity at times, falling short of lofty expectations from seasons prior. However, it showed flashes of greatness, giving hope it can rebound in season four.   The Flash opted for a complete rewrite of its characters, by kicking off the season wit...

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Balances Fun with Complexity

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Balances Fun with Complexity

By Ben Dross, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

DC Comic’s “Legends of Tomorrow” far surpassed expectations by embracing their weird and wild attitude in season two. “Legends of Tomorrow” is a spinoff of two superhero shows on The CW. It takes characters from Arrow and The Flash and brings them onto their own show centered around time...

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