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Campaigning 101

By Ethan Miller, New Staff Liasion

June 8, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

It feels that now more than ever the political landscape is stratified; republicans and democrats entrenched in their positions with a government that is characterized by national events. As a result during this year’s 2018 primaries, candidates are falling into the trap of representing their poli...

CHS student athletes train over the summer

CHS student athletes train over the summer

By Kathy Hu, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

June 8, 2018


Filed under Fall, Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

Participating in school sports, although sometimes just an extracurricular, is a huge commitment, and one that can even begin over the summer. At CHS,  a total of 10 out of the 23 sports are fall sports. Almost all of the fall sports always begin their season in the summer with team training and ...

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...

New principal arrives at CHS

By Sophie Liss, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

The MCPS Board of Education appointed Ms. Brandice Heckert to be the new principal of CHS May 21. Heckert will replace principal Joan Benz July 1. Heckert was the assistant principal at Bethesda Chevy Chase (B-CC) High School before being appointed principal of CHS. She was also previously a math teach...

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. ...

CHS likes it in As You Like It

CHS likes it in As You Like It

By Garret Birnbaum, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

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


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

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...

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...

Democratic candidate provides volunteer opportunities for teens

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Opportunities like volunteering for a political campaign are rarely available for high school students, but candidate Jordan Cooper provides the chance of experiencing a political environment through his campaign. Jordan Cooper is currently a Democratic candidate running for delegate in District 1...

Disney remakes are more disappointing than nostalgic

By Fatima Yazdi, Social Media Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

Picture this: your 5 year old self snuggled up on the couch with your parents and coziest blanket, singing along to Hakuna Matata with Timon, Pumbaa and Simba. Disney has been producing successful movies for years now, many of which make up our generation’s childhood. Recently, Disney has been...

Climate change has greater effects than most know

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

Climate change is an issue that has been in the spotlight for several years now, and has been continuously affecting the world’s weather patterns. However, what is not as well-known is how it affects a certain demographic of people--specifically, women. It is easy to dismiss this problem as one...

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