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Bathrooms Closed for Increased Monitoring

Bathrooms Closed for Increased Monitoring

By Emily Wang and Balbina Yang

May 26, 2017


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

CHS has enacted a bathroom directive as of April 2017, which calls for several of the boys’ bathrooms to be locked at all times.   The two bathrooms in the foreign language hallway as well as the bathroom across from room 152 are included in this initiative.   “[The] purpos...

Rockville Rape Charges Dropped

Rockville Rape Charges Dropped

By Brandon Li, Online News Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking, News, Online Exclusives

According to a May 5 WTOP article, charges filed against two Rockville High School students are now dropped.   According to a May 5 MCPS announcement, Superintendent Jack Smith states the 18-year-old will be charged with child pornography, while the 17-year-old will be tried in the juvenile...

CHS Ranked #1 in M.D., #75 in U.S.

CHS Ranked #1 in M.D., #75 in U.S.

By Julia Lescht, Online Opinions Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Breaking, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

CHS was recently ranked the number one high school in the state of Maryland and the 75th best high school in the U.S. by US News and World Report’s 2017 High School Rankings. CHS additionally earned a gold medal and was ranked number 108 in National STEM High Schools. The well-known annual high...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

By Julia Lescht, Public Relations Manager

March 22, 2017


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

On Wednesday March 8th, people around the world celebrated International Women’s Day to commemorate the gender equality movement and to celebrate women’s economic, social, cultural and political achievements. Across the globe women celebrated in different ways, and this year the day’s message ...

Media Center adopts a new Sign-in System

Media Center adopts a new Sign-in System

By Anna Baranko, Social Media Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under News

Earlier this week, a new sign-in system for the media center that was implemented. Now, students coming into the media center during a class need to sign in on a chromebook before getting onto a computer or doing work at a table. The sign-in system has been around for about 7-8 months and was...

North Korean Refugees Visit CHS

North Korean Refugees Visit CHS

By Eliza Asbury

January 27, 2017


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Two female North Korean refugees who now live in South Korea visited CHS on Jan. 4. With the help of the CHS club ‘Building Bridges with Letters’ and the Jangdaehyun School in South Korea, the school the students attend, the students were able to visit the U.S. for the first time. Building Bridges...

Women’s March Protests Inauguration

Women’s March Protests Inauguration

By Lauren Roseman, News Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under News

On Jan. 21, over 500,000 people attended the Women’s March on Washington rally. The event took place day after Trump’s presidential inauguration. The Women’s March on Washington included a rally in the morning and early afternoon featuring 44 speakers, including feminist writer Gloria Steinem,...

New Grade Report Asterix

New Grade Report Asterix

By Jenna Greenzaid, Circulation Manager

January 23, 2017


Filed under News

As per the new grade system, students who receive an A first quarter and a B second quarter will receive an A on their transcript for the semester. Previously, the final exam grade students received determined if their grade rose or fell. A new concern arose because of an asterisk that’s seen on...

CHS Spanish Teacher Recognized Under Stanford’s Teacher Tribute Initiative

CHS Spanish Teacher Recognized Under Stanford’s Teacher Tribute Initiative

By Emiliana Cardinale, Production Manager

November 7, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Stanford University recently recognized Spanish teacher Kristin Beheler for exceptional teaching as part of their Teacher Tribute initiative. Beheler was nominated by CHS Alumnus Bradley Lawrence because of how much he learned in her class. According to Lawrence, all incoming Stanford freshmen and...

Pep Rallies Lack Excitement and Attendance

Pep Rallies Lack Excitement and Attendance

By Anna Baranko, Social Media Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

A pep rally is like a mandatory class on school spirit, except most kids skip. The fall pep rally is scheduled for Friday October 14, which also happens to be SOS day. The homecoming football game is that evening with the dance following the next day. “Pep rallies are a cool way of showing s...

Changes Made to Club Night and Club Application System

Changes Made to Club Night and Club Application System

By Lauren Roseman, News Editor

October 1, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

Teacher club sponsors, teachers and students attended Club Night at 7 p.m. on Sept. 29 in the Cafeteria. According to Assistant School Administrator La Faye Burris, there were 83 clubs presenting for Club Night. “Student officers were able to showcase different aspects of their clubs in a variety...

Frozen Strawberries Infecting Maryland with Hepatitis A

Frozen Strawberries Infecting Maryland with Hepatitis A

By Nora Holland

September 25, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

As of early September, cases of Hepatitis A have been breaking out in different states, including Virginia and Maryland.  Smoothies were the cause of this sudden outbreak. Frozen strawberries have lately been a health risk rather than a health benefit. Imported from Egypt, frozen strawberries used b...

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