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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...

Maze Runner: The Death Cure thrills viewers

By Cherri Tung, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


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

For those students who have watched the “Maze Runner” movies, the last installment is finally here. For those who haven’t? This is a good a place as any to jump on board.   “Maze Runner” is a science-fiction action adventure film series based on the “Maze Runner” novels by ...

Maze Runner delivers action packed plot

By Cherri Tung, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

For those students who have watched the “Maze Runner” movies, the last installment is finally here. For those who haven’t? This is a good a place as any to jump on board.   “Maze Runner” is a science-fiction action adventure film series based on the “Maze Runner” novels by ...

Paddington Two delivers sweet storyline

Paddington Two delivers sweet storyline

By Caitlyn Jennings, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

  As second semester draws to a close, most CHS students find that they are more stressed out than usual, having to deal with preparations for next year while maintaining their usual grades and extracurriculars.   Relaxing in a reclining movie theater chair is an often-overlooked method of st...

People lose too much sleep over worrying about sleep

People lose too much sleep over worrying about sleep

By Megan Park, Photo Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions

When did getting enough rest become burdensome? As a high school student, it’s difficult enough to try to get a full seven to eight hours of sleep each night. As a result, many students and adults resort to tracking their sleep, becoming heavily focused on the number of hours they sleep per night....

Logic returns to his mixtape roots

Logic returns to his mixtape roots

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

March 18, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives

  On one of hip-hop artist Logic’s songs entitled “Everybody,” he raps, “OK I was gone for a minute but I’m back now. Sit the f*&% down.” With the recent release of his mixtape “Bobby Tarantino II,” listeners might wish he had never left, and wish he won’t ever go away ag...

Spice 6 opening brings diverse options to the mall

Spice 6 opening brings diverse options to the mall

By Vicky Gunawam, Photo Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Restaurants

Stores in Montgomery Mall are constantly coming and going, but creating spaces for new places like Spice 6, a fast casual eatery with a modern take on Indian food.   Spice 6 will be opening in May 2018. They currently have chain restaurants in Hyattsville, MD and Vienna,VA and will be adding ...

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