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MCPS supplies free ACT, SAT vouchers to students

By Brandon Li, Online News Editor

February 8, 2018

MCPS is now offering a free SAT or ACT voucher for every junior.   In order to receive the free voucher, students must apply through the Counseling Department or the College/Career Center. Students complete a form, including a photo, and return it to the College/Career Center. The voucher only ...

New 3D printer will add new dimension to CHS

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

February 8, 2018

The CHS Educational Foundation will donate a 3D printer to CHS. The printer has no set date of arrival, but should be here in the next few weeks for students and various departments to use.   The 3D print is achieved through an additive process where thin layers of filament material are success...

2018-2019 budget could harm MCPS programs

2018-2019 budget could harm MCPS programs

By Dani Miller, Opinions Editor

February 8, 2018

MCPS officially released their proposed budget Dec. 19 for the 2018-2019 school year.   This budget allocates funds towards hiring new staff and opening a new middle school in order to compensate for the increased enrollment for the upcoming school year. It also includes funds toward implementa...

CHS assistant principal Doreen Brandes retires

CHS assistant principal Doreen Brandes retires

By Riley Hurr, Circulation Manager

February 8, 2018

After working in two states and three counties, CHS assistant principal Doreen Brandes plans to retire Feb. 1 after leaving a lasting impact on CHS for the past 10 years.   Brandes started her career off as a middle school English teacher in New Jersey, to being a principal at an alternati...

Number of CHS Ivy League applicants doubles

By Rebecca Jackson, News Editor

February 8, 2018

During one fateful day in March dubbed “Ivy Day,” CHS seniors anxiously chattered in the hallways about who got accepted to which colleges. On that day, eight of the most selective schools in the country sent out their acceptance and rejection letters. Who applied? Well, almost everyone.  ...

Math win could add up to big bucks toward college tuition

Math win could add up to big bucks toward college tuition

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

January 2, 2018

A full ride to college is something most people only dream of. However, several CHS students have a shot at winning full tuition to the University of Maryland (UMD).   UMD held its 39th annual high school math competition Oct. 25 (Part One) and Nov. 29 (Part Two). The Part One test is open t...

Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes its way to college campuses

Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes its way to college campuses

By Julia Lescht and Max Kandel

January 2, 2018

Throughout the last few years the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement has become prevalent among U.S. college campuses as various Student Senate groups hold votes on whether to enact or promote BDS at their universities. Most of the time, these resolutions are non-binding, as in the college ...

New mental health club brings positive message

New mental health club brings positive message

By Bradley Furgerson and Eli Gordon

January 2, 2018

The CHS counseling department has developed a new stress management and mental health club called Thrive in order to help students identify healthy stress-relieving activities and maintain good mental health.   Counselor Makeyda Soriano, who is spearheading this program, previously sponsore...

CHS administration rings tardy bell on late students

CHS administration rings tardy bell on late students

By Bryan Fletcher and Vicky Gunawan, Arts and Photo Editors

November 21, 2017

The 7:45 bell, an indication that students should not only be in class, but also be seated, seems to uneffective as students are still wandering the hallways in the morning.   Recently, administrators addressed the fact that students have continuously been arriving later than usual to thei...

Suicide awareness walk steps towards prevention

Suicide awareness walk steps towards prevention

By Riley Hurr, Circulation Manager

November 21, 2017

On Oct. 28, people united together for a common cause by walking in D.C. to raise suicide awareness and change the conversation; the “Out of the Darkness Walk” was put on by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP). Many CHS students participated in hopes of this mission, as well ...

SGA establishes Turkey Trot, Fall Festival event

By Sophie Liss, Sports Editor

November 21, 2017

CHS’ student government association (SGA) will host the first ever Turkey Trot walk and carnival Nov. 28 to promote school and community spirit.   The Turkey Trot event will consist of a five kilometer walk, followed by a carnival with games and other activities for CHS students and fam...

Local chef leads Puerto Rico recovery efforts

Local chef leads Puerto Rico recovery efforts

By Anna Baranko, Online Features Editor

November 21, 2017

Most people know José Andrés for his popular D.C. restaurants, but lately he’s feeding a lot more than just DMV foodies. Now, he’s channeling his efforts towards the recent hurricane devastation.   Hurricane Maria, a category four hurricane, made landfall in Puerto Rico Sept. 20. The ...

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