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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...

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...

WCHS hosts unsuccessful safety day

WCHS 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 ...

WCHS teachers need to follow the testing schedule

WCHS 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 be graded based on their participation

Students should not be graded based on their participation

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...

WCHS Poms serve coffee to spirited teachers

WCHS 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...

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