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Amazon Wardrobe feature facilitates flexible shopping

Amazon Wardrobe feature facilitates flexible shopping

By Brandon Li and Joe Rab

October 18, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features

Do you want to buy new clothes, but do not have time to try anything on? Do you wish you could order online items and only pay if you decide to keep them? Amazon Wardrobe might be your answer to these questions. Amazon Wardrobe, Amazon’s latest addition to its enterprise, began in late June. The...

Teachers bring family to CHS through their own kids

Teachers bring family to CHS through their own kids

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

A freshman boy gets dropped off at school in front of the main office before first period. He urges his dad to drive away fast so he is not seen with him. His dad drives away into a parking spot in the staff lot and walks right into school behind his son. While this may seem like every high schooler’s...

CHS students aspire to be involved in military

CHS students aspire to be involved in military

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising and Subscription Manager

October 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Students

Having a perfectly made bed, being extremely obedient, having constant room inspections and enlisting in the military purely to serve or harm people are common misconceptions that people have about those who want to join the military. However, these stereotypes are not always true. Senior Patrick...

It’s TIME to stand up and make a difference.

It’s TIME to stand up and make a difference.

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

With recent controversial political events including judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court, the attack against the press and the controversy over assault weapons, many Montgomery County students have been standing up to have their voices heard by participating in protests and registering...

Hip-hop artists’ fights disgruntle CHS students

Hip-hop artists’ fights disgruntle CHS students

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Hip-hop artists are some of the most scrutinized celebrities and are held to high standards, and expected to act as role models to their younger audience. However, these artists are human, too, and have their own disputes amongst each other. This past summer, things got particularly ‘heated’ betwe...

Broccoli City Festival gives fans a serving of awesome

Broccoli City Festival gives fans a serving of awesome

By Gaurav Gandhi, Senior Writer

June 13, 2018


Filed under Features

Touted as the largest Earth Day celebration in the world, Broccoli City Festival took place April 28, featuring some of the biggest names in hip-hop. Each year, the lineup hosts some of the best black artists in the industry, with this year’s featuring the likes of Miguel, Cardi B, and rap group Migos. ...

Self-tanning is burned into the minds of CHS students

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” not only delves into the story of a boy who won a golden ticket, but uses the characters of Oompa Loompas to help tell the tale. While also being quite musical, they manage to showcase a nice orange complexion, sometimes similar (though more extreme) t...

Yoga relaxes CHS students

Yoga relaxes CHS students

By Megan Park, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Yoga is commonly used as a method of stress relief, however, recent studies have shown that daily yoga can also help combat depression and anxiety. With many of these tribulations being faced by high school students, yoga is an easy way to ease their minds. Aerobic exercise is now known to help anxiet...

CHS students soar at the new iFly location

CHS students soar at the new iFly location

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

June 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Skydiving. Some find jumping out of a plane thrill-inducing and fascinating, while others find it spine-chilling and intimidating. Now, however, those frightened by skydiving no longer have to worry about not being able to experience it, as a less daunting alternative has just opened up near MCPS. ...

Depression rises among CHS students

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Teenager moodiness seems normal to most parents, but is it really just mood swings? Adults often gloss over the fact that an individual is suffering from depression and leave the situation overlooked and untreated. At CHS, many students get frustrated because they believe that school has made it i...

Lesser-known holidays overshadowed by AP Exams

Lesser-known holidays overshadowed by AP Exams

By Caitlyn Jennings, Assistant Observations Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Uncategorized

All year long, advanced placement (AP) teachers prepare CHS students for the AP exams that come around every May, and every May, students undergo the stress that comes with studying for these exams. There are numerous lesser-known events that occur during the month of May that are overshadowed by the...

Street art blends creativity and social commentary

Street art blends creativity and social commentary

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The streets of big cities, such as Washington D.C. or New York, often depict unique graffiti on the walls. Sometimes, it is just simple graffiti, like a random word, but other times it is truly a work of art. Graffiti art started on the streets of New York City in the late 1960s, originally in the...

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