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Building Service Member Jim Woo passes away

June 17, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives

Building Service Staff member Jim Woo passed away at the end of May of this year. He worked at CHS for 17 years. His colleagues remember him as quiet but incredibly hardworking. His funeral was held on Saturday June 10th. "In the few times I sat down and talked to him he was quiet but he was an excellent...

Wonder Woman Is a Sight to See

Wonder Woman Is a Sight to See

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

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 ...

MCPS Proposes Elimination of Athletic Fees

MCPS Proposes Elimination of Athletic Fees

Vicky Gunawanna read this, Photo Editor
June 6, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories, Uncategorized

On Feb. 15 superintendent Jack Smith advised that students should not be charged for athletic fees.   The Montgomery County Board of Education requires middle or high school students to pay an Extracurricular Activity (ECA) fee in order to participate in extracurricular activities. This includ...

Credit for AP Classes Could be Lessened

Credit for AP Classes Could be Lessened

Megan Park, Photo Editor
June 6, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Recently, colleges such as the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University have been starting to reconsider how much credit should be given for AP exams taken in high school.   AP tests often allow students to skip introductory college courses and obtain college credit based on the sc...

New Law Aims to Redefine Consent

New Law Aims to Redefine Consent

Jake Herman, News Editor
June 6, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

A new bill mandating that MCPS schools teach affirmative consent as a part of family life units in health classes was introduced in the Maryland state legislature Jan. 25.   The bill, known tentatively as HB 365, defines affirmative consent as “clear, unambiguous, knowing, informed, and v...

CHS Faces Increased Instances of Anti-Semitism

CHS Faces Increased Instances of Anti-Semitism

Rebecca Jackson, News Editor
June 6, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Principal Joan Benz announced to the school  March 9 that a student wrote the “n-word” and “Heil Hitler” on a classroom desk, resulting in student outrage and disappointment. As has been the case with the country at large, incidents of Anti-Semitism have increased dramatically over the last coup...

Rape Incident at Rockville Spurs Controversy

Rape Incident at Rockville Spurs Controversy

Sara Heimlich and Rebecca Jackson
June 6, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Two male illegal immigrant students, one 17 years old and one 18 years old, were accused of raping a 14-year-old student on Mar. 16 in a Rockville High School bathroom, prompting parental outrage and questions over Rockville’s unofficial status as a sanctuary city.   A sanctuary city is a city that permits the ...

LGBTQ Month Raises Awareness

LGBTQ Month Raises Awareness

Megan Park, Photo Editor
June 6, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

With June fast approaching, there will be many holidays to celebrate. Though it may not be commonly known, June happens to be gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) Book month as well as LGBT awareness month. GLBT Book month is a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect...

Senior Class Fundraises for Annual Events

Senior Class Fundraises for Annual Events

Emi Cardinale and Rebekah sklute
June 6, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Fundraising has been an important activity for the senior class of 2017. They had multiple fundraisers this year and throughout their four years at CHS in order to fund senior events like prom and the senior banquet.   According to senior class sponsor Kevin Doherty, fundraisers this school year in...

Flash Season Three Falls Short of Expectations

Flash Season Three Falls Short of Expectations

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...

Miley’s Malibu Single Delivers

Miley’s Malibu Single Delivers

Camila Camp, Staff Writer
June 5, 2017
Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives

Singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus released a new single titled Malibu on May 11, 2017.   The peaceful melody of the song provides a relaxing feeling to the people of the CHS community.   “I like the song,” sophomore Helen Bezuneh said. “It gives off such serene vibes so I just end up...