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CHS students do not hear concerns about earbud usage

CHS students do not hear concerns about earbud usage

By Kathy Hu, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

December 7, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions

Many students walk down the halls of WCHS plugged into earbuds or airpods and completely tune out from their surroundings. Even in the classroom, several students listen to music during lectures. However, this culture among students has not always existed. A couple of years ago, smartphones and earbuds...

Metal detectors have a place in CHS

Metal detectors have a place in CHS

By Anna Kronthal, Assistant Opinions Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions

With the hassle of getting out the door in the morning, rush-hour traffic, and school parking, would having to get through metal detectors just an additional excuse for why a student is be late to school?   In light of recent school shootings, public and private high schools around the co...

MCPS considers extending spring break

By Bradley Furgerson, Features Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Following student and staff input in relation to which holidays the most students are absent, MCPS is considering two proposals for the 2019-2020 calendar. Both have 182 days of instruction, which is two days over the 180 state-mandated number of school days, start on Sep. 3, 2019 and end on June 15, 2020....

New CHS athlete commitments make CHS proud

New CHS athlete commitments make CHS proud

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

The one thing on the mind of CHS students during the fall of their senior year is college applications: where to apply, when to apply, what you need for each school. For boys varsity football seniors Nick Wagman, Nick Smyth and Jack Butler, their application process for college is slightly differe...

Pipe burst floods CHS with problems

Pipe burst floods CHS with problems

By Emma Chen, Assistant Observations Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Observations, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

On Monday, Oct. 22, Michel Baker, a computer science teacher at WCHS, walked into his classroom only to discover the entire room flooded. This is the result of a pipe burst in the computer science hallway. All of the classrooms were affected by the water. “The room had a lot of water on the f...

CHS students rally to create breast cancer walk

CHS students rally to create breast cancer walk

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Observations, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

Seniors Jenny Dalrymple and Karly Emery organized a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, Oct. 17, during second period to campaign for breast cancer.In accordance to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students and staff were encouraged to dress in pink and hold up posters during the walk. “I thought the w...

March Madness

November 13, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports

The March Madness season has come around once again. The first game of the competition will take place March 14. The first part of the process of the tournament is Selection Sunday. It determines which teams will get to participate. Then, they go through a series of games to try to knock the ot...

MCPS Mental Health Fair educates students

MCPS Mental Health Fair educates students

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Julius West Middle School, the Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement held the MCPS Mental Health Fair in accordance with Mental Health and Wellness Awareness Month. This fair provided resources and outreach to those suffering from mental i...

CHS implements new carpool line procedures

CHS implements new carpool line procedures

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, CHS administrators changed the morning drop off and afternoon pick up rules for students and parents in hopes of lightening the heavy traffic. Last year, major issues included parents dropping students off on the side of Gainsborough Road or going into s...

CHS students travel back in time at MD Renaissance Festival

CHS students travel back in time at MD Renaissance Festival

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

With the weather finally signaling the start of fall, many students are looking for ways to go out and enjoy the autumn air. While pumpkin patches are a must, many students have been travelling a little farther away to a land of princes, princesses, elves and fairies.   The Renaissance Festival ...

Increase of selling of school shirts leads to increase in school spirit

Increase of selling of school shirts leads to increase in school spirit

By Jordyn Green, Assistant Online Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

Since the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, CHS SGA has sold four different tee shirts: the Blackout shirt, the annual Dawg Pound shirt, Powderpuff shirts and most recently, the Blue-out shirt. “The main reason [SGA is selling more shirts] is to unify Churchill as a community,” junior a...

Club day brings convenience to annual event

Club day brings convenience to annual event

By Caitlyn Jennings, Assistant Observations Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Observations, Online Exclusives

Have you ever wanted to be a part of a lettuce eating contest? CHS hosted its first club day Sept. 14 allowing students to connect their interests to school clubs, such as the lettuce club, where students compete in lettuce eating contests. This year’s club day replaced a CHS tradition known as club...

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