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Pep rally boosts spirit

Pep rally boosts spirit

By Kathy Hu, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

October 24, 2018


Filed under Observations, Online Exclusives

Tug of war, energetic music, limbo and a routine by the varsity cheer and poms teams are just a few aspects of a CHS pep rally. The first pep rally of the 2018-2019 school year took place Sept. 21. The pep rally was originally scheduled for Sept. 7 as a precursor to the reputable CHS versus Wootton...

TOTM: Robert Bolin

TOTM: Robert Bolin

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Observations, Online Exclusives

Not every teacher can say that they knew their calling from a young age. However, English teacher Robert Bolin can. As a member of the CHS bridge department, Bolin teaches English to both freshmen and sophomores. Before coming to CHS, Bolin taught at the Chelsea School for students with language-based...

CHS hosts unsuccessful safety day

CHS hosts unsuccessful safety day

By Eli Gordon, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions

On Thurs. Sept. 27, CHS conducted several safety and evacuation drills throughout the course of the day. Teachers were provided with a presentation to give students during third period regarding a drop and cover drill, as well as an evacuation, reverse evacuation and lockdown drill between sixth ...

Consent needs to be taught in classrooms

Consent needs to be taught in classrooms

By Caitlyn Jennings, Assistant Observations Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions

On the surface, Oregon, California, West Virginia, North Carolina, Vermont, New Jersey, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia appear to have nothing in common. According to a 2018 CNN article, however, these are the only eight states in the country that require sexual education classes to mention...

A Star is Born is a star in the theaters

A Star is Born is a star in the theaters

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

October 24, 2018


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

A significant prerequisite that determines whether a film will succeed in the box office is that it leaves an impact, and if any film has done that this year, it's “A Star is Born.” Marking both the film debut of Lady Gaga and the directorial debut of Bradley Cooper, “A Star is Born” has ...

CHS teachers need to follow the testing schedule

CHS teachers need to follow the testing schedule

By Riley Hurr, News Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

Tests: a major contributor to the stress that comes along with high school. In hopes of eliminating stress and sleepless nights, CHS has created a testing schedule for departments to follow. Each department has specific days of the week they are allowed to schedule summative tests on. This way, students wo...

NHS inducts new class of bright members

NHS inducts new class of bright members

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2018


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

CHS National Honor Society (NHS) inducted the rest of its members for the 2018-2019 school year Thursday, Oct. 4. The ceremony took place in the CHS auditorium and was led by NHS sponsor and social studies teacher Jamie Frank and the NHS officers. While half the society was inducted last May, a new ...

Students should not have to participate in class

Students should not have to participate in class

By Anna Kronthal, Assistant Opinions Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

“You are expected to participate in class discussions.” At the beginning of nearly every school year, teachers preach this expectation to students along with the usual mentions of kindness, work ethic and class rules. But, does it really belong on the course syllabus? Should the amount of tim...

MCPS distributes free summer meals

MCPS distributes free summer meals

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Observations, Online Exclusives

Starting Jun. 18, 2019 free meals will be distributed during the summer at approximately 120 sites throughout Montgomery County. The county will provide meals to  students attending summer school or recreation programs as part of a new program called the Montgomery County Summer Food Program. This...

CHS Poms serve coffee to spirited teachers

CHS Poms serve coffee to spirited teachers

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

October 18, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

On Friday Sept. 28, the CHS Poms team served free coffee to any teacher who showed their school spirit in the second floor teacher’s lounge. The coffee was available to any faculty member wearing blue, green, white or a CHS shirt. The coffee was from Dunkin’ Donuts, and the money to sponsor t...

New MD law helps to protect service vehicles

New MD law helps to protect service vehicles

By Brandon Li, Copy Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Starting Oct. 1, Maryland drivers will have to yield to transportation, service and utility vehicles that are parked along the side of the road. Maryland’s Move Over law, which details the proper driving principles when encountering work vehicles, is now expanding to require drivers to switch lanes whe...

Sierra Burgess is a Loser: not worth the controversy

Sierra Burgess is a Loser: not worth the controversy

By Fatima Yazdi, Features Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions

From “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” to “Clueless”to “Love Actually”, Netflix features all the favorite romantic comedies However, it’s newest addition to the rom com series, “Sierra Burgess is a Loser,” has stirred up quite a bit of controversy regarding the bad morals and examples por...

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