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TOTM: Stacye Steele-Yue

TOTM: Stacye Steele-Yue

By Max Kandel, News Editor

May 17, 2018


Filed under Observations, Top Stories

Crediting her childhood growing up all over the world—from Columbia to Peru to Spain and to Mexico—this month’s Teacher of the Month, Stacey Steele-Yue, is able to teach her students Spanish culture in ways that they never could have imagined. A member of the foreign language department, Steele-Yue teaches ...

THRIVE Club brings peace to CHS

THRIVE Club brings peace to CHS

By Jordyn Green, Assistant Online Editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under Observations, Top Stories

CHS can be one of the most stressful places there is, so it’s often hard to find a place to relax. The THRIVE club, whose main goal is to make CHS a more positive environment, decided to hold a lunchtime meditation Apr. 20. The meditation was led by guidance counselor Makeyda  Soriano, who me...

Girl Up clubs join forces and rise up

Girl Up clubs join forces and rise up

By Sophie Liss, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2018


Filed under Observations, Top Stories

On Apr. 27, Girl Up clubs from CHS, Walt Whitman High School and Walter Johnson High School hosted an advocacy night to promote female empowerment and women’s rights. The event featured a showing of the movie “Hidden Figures” and a presentation by employment lawyer Rani Rolston about sexu...

One last time

One last time

By Ethan Miller, New Staff Liason

May 11, 2018


Filed under Observations, Top Stories

Change is always present in high school sports, whether it be the players or coaches making game-changing decisions. However, for the last five years, Kevin Hauschild has been the glue in the operations of CHS sports as the clock operator. CHS alumnus Hauschild has decided to hang up his timer for...

A Letter to the Editor

A Letter to the Editor

By Will Chai, Guest Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Observations, Online Exclusives

About the Author: Will Chai is a CHS senior interning at Georgetown Medical Center’s Women’s Interagency HIV Study since 2016. He researches HIV transmission by constructing phylogenetic networks that identify HIV transmission clusters and could predict future outbreaks. Preface: Since the early...

Teacher of the Month: Christopher Forney

By Max Kandel, Observations Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Observations

Even though AP Psychology and AP World History are both difficult classes, Christopher Forney engages his students in a supportive way while also trying to emulate his favorite childhood teacher. A member of the social studies department at CHS, November’s Teacher of the Month, Mr. Forney, exceeds...

“SKODAWGS”: student-made bracelets sell out fast

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Observations

Whether cheering for a sport or just showing school spirit for CHS, “let’s go dawgs” has consistently maintained its popularity. But a new version, “Sko Dawgs,” has nearly replaced the older version of the saying, and has changed the spirit and cheering game for the Bulldogs. In the student-run...

Teacher of the Month: Jodi Boppana

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Observations

Different catch phrases, such as “break a leg” or“don’t let the bedbugs bite” are used around the world, but from the beginning of the year until the end, only Mrs. Boppana’s students will know the true meaning behind, “the light at the end of the tunnel.” A member of the science department...

MyMCPS confusion solved by new app

MyMCPS confusion solved by new app

By Bradley Furgerson, Public Relations Manager

December 13, 2017


Filed under Observations

MCPS rolled out myMCPS portal and myMCPS Classroom as a replacement of Edline for the 2017-2018 school year. These services will enable students to check grades and keep up to date with school work, among other functions. The implementation of myMCPS poses a burden for students, who were previously...

Senior brand ambassador helps Guatemalan village

Senior brand ambassador helps Guatemalan village

By Max Kandel, Observations Editor

December 6, 2017


Filed under Observations

Senior Mary Sailer has found a way to affect people in a completely different part of the world. Through a summer program, HERlead, a fellowship that encourages the empowerment of young female leaders, Sailer got involved with Wakami. Wakami is a jewelry company that works with rural villages in...

Student Panels Improve Tolerance and Communication

Student Panels Improve Tolerance and Communication

By Eliza Asbury, Features Editor

June 6, 2017


Filed under News, Observations, Top Stories

A student panel was created at CHS April 3 in order to gain student input on topics such as  inclusiveness and bias.   The goal of the student panel is to bridge the gap between students, teachers and administration. CHS is currently taking steps to creating a more welcoming and cohesive le...

Senior Holds Concert

Senior Holds Concert

By Eliza Asbury, Business Manager

February 22, 2017


Filed under Observations

CHS senior Ethan Shrier and Marshall High School, in Virginia, senior Allison Park held a benefit concert on Jan. 29 to raise money to help continue music programs in public schools. The CHS musician played several pieces of music, including “Fantasy No. 1” by Georg Telemann, and “Meditation”...

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