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Alicia Tiberino Commits for Swim

Alicia Tiberino Commits for Swim

By Jordan Maser, Features Editor

November 26, 2013


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She takes a deep breath followed by a fearless leap into the cool water of the Kennedy Shriver Aquatics Center. With powerful strides and commanding kicks she makes her way in front of the swimmers in the adjacent lanes. She finishes the race with confidence and poise.   Senior Alicia Tiberino...

Hoodie Allen’s “Party with Your Friends” tour comes to Silver Spring

Hoodie Allen’s “Party with Your Friends” tour comes to Silver Spring

By Madison Hurr, Production Editor

November 26, 2013


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Two thousand teenagers crowded into the Fillmore in Silver Spring on Friday Nov. 22. Girls and guys alike dressed as though it was summer, braving the wintry weather to see hip-hip artist and rapper Hoodie Allen on his "Party with Your Friends" tour.   Hoodie put on a great show and appealed...

Mild Winter Ahead for CHS Area

Mild Winter Ahead for CHS Area

By Skylar Whitman, Staff Writer

November 25, 2013


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As we’re nearing 2014, the days are getting colder and students are wondering whether to look forward to snow days this winter. Weather forecasters have begun predicting the below-average extent of the DMV’s winter. According to a weather.com article Chief Meteorologist Dr. Todd Crawford of...

‘Catching Fire’ pleases readers and moviegoers alike

‘Catching Fire’ pleases readers and moviegoers alike

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

November 22, 2013


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A theater packed with preteen and teenage girls sporting red hair ribbons and long braids down their backs can only mean one thing—the premier of the movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ novel, Catching Fire.   At the first 8 o-clock showing Nov. 21, theaters across the country filled...

CHS Students Strive for Acceptance

CHS Students Strive for Acceptance

By Ilana Berger, Staff Writer

November 21, 2013


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Last week, while attending an event at CHS, I witnessed an upsetting public display of homophobia. This display took the form of a plethora of what I thought were offensive and insensitive jokes about homosexuals. Ironically, the event was supposed to celebrate camaraderie, but I am not sure how it...

‘Auntie Mame’ Premieres this Weekend

‘Auntie Mame’ Premieres this Weekend

By Julia Reagan, Arts Editor

November 15, 2013


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Hold onto your flapper dresses and pearls because the CHS Drama Department will be taking us back to the 1920’s with its production of Auntie Mame this weekend. The show will be playing in the Bish Auditorium on Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and on Sunday at 2 pm.  Tickets will be available at the...

CHS Students prepare for No Shave November

CHS Students prepare for No Shave November

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

November 8, 2013


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Men everywhere can put down their razors and rejoice because, for one month, it is socially acceptable to flaunt facial hair.   No Shave November is a nationally recognized event that celebrates masculinity. Its popularity has also expanded into the creation of Movember, a month-long event...

The Jonas Brothers Cancel Their Upcoming Tour

The Jonas Brothers Cancel Their Upcoming Tour

By Skylar Whitman

October 30, 2013


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We grew up with them. We fell in love with them. We fangirled over them. We watched their TV show. We supported solo careers. We’ve been there for them through thick and thin. But now, the Jonas Brothers have officially ended their family trio music career. The brothers, Nick, 21, Joe, 25, and Kevin,...

Left Turn Signal Should be Added to Tuckerman Traffic Light

Left Turn Signal Should be Added to Tuckerman Traffic Light

By Yash Nigam, Production Editor

October 30, 2013


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Tuckerman Lane is saturated with cars in the morning before school starts. The congestion is exhausting to drivers and is hazardous, especially for inexperienced teenage drivers who have not been that exposed to busy intersections. The lack of a left turn signal only makes the situation worse. Such...

Handball Concludes its First Season

Handball Concludes its First Season

By Danny Gordon

October 30, 2013


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The CHS handball team’s season concluded against Northwood Oct. 15, with a 22-14 victory. The team finished with a record of 5 wins and 1 loss. “The season went great,” junior captain John Sahin said. “We only lost one game and in my opinion were really good as a team together.” According...

NFL fans angry over misuse of Breast Cancer Awareness money

NFL fans angry over misuse of Breast Cancer Awareness money

By Guransh Singh, Online Opinions Editor

October 30, 2013


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During the month of October, the NFL heavily promotes Breast Cancer Awareness. Players, referees, cheerleaders and coaches all sport pink gear and accessories. Fans readily buy pink equipment in support of the fight against Breast Cancer. However, what fans do not realize is that only about 8 percent...

Choral Department Should Work on Delivery in Rap Performances

By Greer Smith, Opinions Editor

October 29, 2013


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There is no denying that CHS has a talented choral department with gifted singers and dancers. They put on great musicals, BLAST, and perform at school events like pep rallies. The singing voices range from good to excellent, but there is one genre of music I beg they stay away from: Rap. Rap is not...

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