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CHS should not prioritize senior parking spots

CHS should not prioritize senior parking spots

By Julia Lescht, Online Opinions Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

Every teenager knows, or at least envies, that, victorious tangible symbol of entering adulthood—a driver’s license. Nothing seems better than to finally drive to and from school by your own will. However, for those juniors whose birthdays are early enough to get their licenses before the school...

Field Hockey Looks to Improve on Last Season, Bring Home State Title

Field Hockey Looks to Improve on Last Season, Bring Home State Title

By Maya Rosenberg, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

CHS’ Field Hockey team was undefeated in the 2016-2017 regular season, and lost only in the highest level of competition at last year’s state championships. They had a commanding season last year, and are looking to repeat their level of strength and skill.   This year’s team is strong both on and off...

Previously required art class fee eliminated

Previously required art class fee eliminated

By Anna Baranko, Online Features Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

This year CHS decided to do away with the fee required for art classes. In past years, art classes at CHS required students to pay a $20 fee at the beginning of the semester, but this is no longer the case. MCPS redefined what the fees could be used for, so CHS decided to get rid of the fee. “I...

Cabin John Plaza and Mall welcomes new businesses

Cabin John Plaza and Mall welcomes new businesses

By Max Kandel, Observations Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Restaurants, Top Stories

Cabin John Plaza and Mall, a popular shipping center for CHS students, was recently bought by the company EDENS. The recent purchase has brought in a plethora of new changes, including the addition of Shake Shack and Cava coming in mid to late 2018, while BGR and Leila Jewels have left Cabin John. “I...

Gusto Farm to Street restaurant attracts CHS students

Gusto Farm to Street restaurant attracts CHS students

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Gusto Farm to Street, a make-your-own pizza and salad joint, opened in the Westfield Montgomery Mall Food Court Sept 4. Gusto Farm to Street adds to the lineup of quick options that CHS students can have for lunch on school days. Joining Bethesda Row and Silver Spring, Montgomery Mall will become...

Boy’s Soccer Looks to Build on Last Season’s Success

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

LAfter a devastating loss to Walter Johnson HS in the last year’s playoffs, the Boy’s Varsity soccer team is ready for a new season. The 2017-2018 team features a combination of talent from new additions and top contributors from last year, that will help further the team's chances at making it to ...

Juul E-Cigarettes On the Rise Among Students

Juul E-Cigarettes On the Rise Among Students

By Gaurav Gandhi and Drew Ingall

October 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Whether you’re aware of it or not, you’ve probably seen a Juul in the past few months. The small, lightweight black device can be found plugged into walls and even being used all over Churchill. Juul’s are essentially the newest e-cigarettes. They deliver an amount of nicotine similar to a c...

School spirit should not be used as an excuse to show wealth

School spirit should not be used as an excuse to show wealth

By Jake Herman, News Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

At the Sept. 8 Churchill vs.Wootton football game, a sizeable, mostly male contingent of the CHS student section strolled through the gates of Wootton High School’s stadium dressed in their “rich” clothes in participation of a “rich-out.” Button-down shirts, blazers, watches and designer...

School spirit on the rise at CHS

School spirit on the rise at CHS

By Eliza Asbury, Features Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

SThe half empty bleachers were full of a silent student section. Suddenly, lights turn on and the game begins.  Spectators sitting in the crowd seem dead and those just entering are lazily shuffling in.. This used to be the typical friday night football game the past few years, but this year at CHS...

Juniors and Seniors Distance Themselves from Underclassmen

Juniors and Seniors Distance Themselves from Underclassmen

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Just like popcorn and candy is a natural inclination of people at the movie theaters, hierarchy and social class is a natural inclination of people in a society. It may seem that hierarchy and social class are only present in the way we see them today: socioeconomically. However the reality is that hierarchy ...

NBA 2K18 Game adds new and innovated content to video game sports

NBA 2K18 Game adds new and innovated content to video game sports

By Ben Dross, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

NBA 2K18, which came out Sep. 15, the newest installment in the 2K Games’ basketball gaming franchise, does a phenomenal job adding new content and innovating in a field where many games feel like carbon copies of their predecessors. NBA 2K18, at it’s core is a basketball simulator. It allows...

Taylor Swift returns to top of the music world

Taylor Swift returns to top of the music world

By Brandon Li, Online News Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

After taking an entire year off from all music-related activities, pop artist Taylor Swift is trying to make her way back to the top of the leaderboards. Swift confirmed her next album “Reputation” Aug. 25 with the release of her hit single titled “Look What You Made Me Do”. The rest of the...

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