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Black Panther sets a new standard for superhero genre

Black Panther sets a new standard for superhero genre

By Jake Herman, News Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

  With stellar acting, a thoughtful script and excellent visuals, “Black Panther” puts a unique spin on a superhero movie and is executed to near-perfection.   Directed and written by Ryan Coogler, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” is one of the best installments of the Marvel Cine...

A Letter to the Editor

A Letter to the Editor

By Will Chai, Guest Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Observations, Online Exclusives

About the Author: Will Chai is a CHS senior interning at Georgetown Medical Center’s Women’s Interagency HIV Study since 2016. He researches HIV transmission by constructing phylogenetic networks that identify HIV transmission clusters and could predict future outbreaks. Preface: Since the early...

New Star Wars movie promotes inclusion

New Star Wars movie promotes inclusion

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor

December 20, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

The new Star Wars movie brings an influx of worldwide excitement as people come to watch the next installment of their favorite movie series. With new characters, beautiful scenery and awesome lightsaber duels, Star Wars: The Last Jedi keeps the audience on the edge of their seats for the duration of...

Netflix gradually increases monthly cost

Netflix gradually increases monthly cost

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

December 10, 2017


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

With profits reaching 1.48 billion within the first quarter of this year, Netflix has clearly become the fastest and easiest way to watch an extensive variety of shows and movies. However, customers are going to have to adjust to some new changes. During the month of December, Netflix has announced an increa...

XXXTentacion Reveals Multiple Layers with 17

XXXTentacion Reveals Multiple Layers with 17

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

December 10, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

There are so many different genres an artist’s music can embody; there are so many ways an artist can change their sound; there are so many blips of information floating around the internet about each and every artist; there are so many different things to understand and comprehend in regards to th...

“Me too” trend creates necessary virtual community for victims

“Me too” trend creates necessary virtual community for victims

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

After sexual assault and harassment allegations toward movie mogul Harvey Weinstein have surfaced, women around the world are taking to social media to share their own stories in regards to rape and sexual harassment using the handle #MeToo. The hashtag first gained popularity when actress Alyssa Milano...

Stranger Things S2 receives stellar reactions

Stranger Things S2 receives stellar reactions

By Vicky Gunawam, Photo Editor

November 5, 2017


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

Warning! Spoilers ahead! Addicting and thrill inducing perfectly describe the second season of Netflix’s original series Stranger Things. The first episode of the multiple Emmy winning award show was aired on July 15, 2016. Set in the fictional town Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980’s, season one...

Minority Scholars Program aims to close the achievement gap

Minority Scholars Program aims to close the achievement gap

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

The Minority Scholars Program (MSP) is in its first full year of implementation at CHS.   They plan to implement new activities aimed at closing the achievement gap at CHS and having a diverse group of people to interact with one another.   “We have a lot of students that come...

P!nk displays dynamic abilities with Beautiful Trama

P!nk displays dynamic abilities with Beautiful Trama

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

“Beautiful Trauma” is a different shade of P!nk. Five years after her last album “The Truth About Love,” P!nk is back with a brand new album titled “Beautiful Trauma.” While she has been known for her catchy, party rock anthems like “So What,” “Raise Your Glass,” and “Get ...

CHS should update the way homecoming court is decided

CHS should update the way homecoming court is decided

By Nora Holland, Arts Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions

With the arrival of yet another homecoming for CHS students also comes the time to once again vote for homecoming court. This high school tradition, paired along with spirit days and pep rallies, dates back to decades ago. Although it has been an ongoing tradition, the original idea of homecoming...

Chipotle Queso receives mixed reactions

Chipotle Queso receives mixed reactions

By Max Kandel, Observations Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Restaurants, Top Stories

On Sept. 12, Chipotle released their new queso dip nationwide after testing it in their special New York restaurant for several weeks. Chipotle advertised their queso as all real ingredients and with no added colors, flavors, or preservatives. The queso can be added on a burrito or bowl for $1.30, ...

Styles covers detailed songs and politics in concert

Styles covers detailed songs and politics in concert

By Dani Miller, Opinions Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

“Pink is the only true Rock and Roll color.” This phrase, coined by Paul Simon of Simon and Garfunkel, and reiterated by Harry Styles in his April Rolling Stone cover story, rung true Sunday, October 1, 2017 during Harry Styles’ concert at DAR Constitution Hall. Decked in yellow Gucci pants and a b...

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