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Eric Guerci Re-elected as SMOB

Eric Guerci Re-elected as SMOB

By Jake Certner, Senior Writer

May 2, 2016


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Eric Guerci of B-CC was re-elected as the MCPS Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) April 27. Every student attending a secondary school in MCPS was eligible to vote and 84.1 percent of them cast ballots. Guerci won a tight race over Alexander Abrosimov of Richard Montgomery 54 percent...

College Shirt Day Falls Before College Decision Day

College Shirt Day Falls Before College Decision Day

By Fiona Asbury, Senior Writer

April 18, 2016


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CHS seniors will be wearing college shirts and other college paraphernalia to school April 22 to display pride for their college decision. The date by which most students must commit to a college is May 1. According to senior class co-President Eli Promisel, CHS decided on April 22 as the date after F...

Lack of Air Conditioning at CHS Causes Discomfort Among Students

Lack of Air Conditioning at CHS Causes Discomfort Among Students

By Sara Heimlich, Features Editor

April 12, 2016


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Here’s the CHS forecast for the week: the original date for turning on the air conditioning, April 11, will be pushed back until the weather warms up. According to an email sent to CHS faculty by school business administrator Lisa Wellek, it is very difficult to convert the cooling system back to...

Montgomery County to become “Smart City”

By Thomas Atkinson, Online Features Editor

March 30, 2016


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Montgomery County has begun a partnership with AT&T to become a “Smart City,” creating a more connected community for all its residents. A “Smart City” is a city that uses technology in order to increase efficiency and to improve the caliber of life for all of the residents. The idea of...

Westboro Baptist Church visit Inspires Unity at CHS

Westboro Baptist Church visit Inspires Unity at CHS

By Thomas Atkinson and Maya Rosenberg

November 11, 2015


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On Tuesday November 10th, the hate group Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) picketed WCHS because of our school’s Sexuality And Gender Alliance, otherwise known as the SAGA club, or the GSA. This is not the first time the WBC has picketed at an MCPS school. Six years ago, they picketed Walt Whitman ...

Roles are reversed as Sadie Hawkins comes to CHS

Roles are reversed as Sadie Hawkins comes to CHS

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015


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A high school dance that takes a twist with girls asking guys has been approved to come back to CHS in Feb. “The Sadie Hawkins dance is a very important event for Churchill because it is one of the few dances that students get to attend throughout the year,” senior Austin Yang said. Anxious...

CPR now a graduation requirement

By Lauren Roseman, Business Manager

May 27, 2015


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Starting in the 2015-16 school year, all incoming freshmen will be required to learn hands-only CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) as a graduation requirement in all Maryland schools. The requirement comes from the April 2014 Breanna’s Law, which was named after a Maryland...

CIP amendments to help deal with growing student population

CIP amendments to help deal with growing student population

By Pablo Roa, Production Editor

December 1, 2014


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In an effort to address capacity issues caused by MCPS’s ever-growing student population, Superintendent Joshua Starr requested an additional $220.8 million be added to the county’s school construction budget on October 28. Less than a month later, the Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) approved...

New mentoring program implemented to help students

New mentoring program implemented to help students

By Kim Rooney, Production Editor

November 21, 2014


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Whether it was a kind smile when it was needed most or an offer to help, teachers and staff members can have a profound influence on students’ experiences at school. Starting this year, CHS has implemented a mentoring program designed to help students achieve more with the help and guidance of a st...

Homecoming float building to undergo changes

Homecoming float building to undergo changes

By Arielle Gordon, Contest Manager

September 29, 2014


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Gone are the days of staying for hours after school to work on homecoming floats. As of this year, all homecoming floats will be built off campus and only brought to school for the parade. “The rules were changed because of building capacity issues,” assistant principal John Taylor said. “With...

Class of 2018 bonds during Freshman Picnic

Class of 2018 bonds during Freshman Picnic

By Gil Jacobson, News Editor

September 12, 2014


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CHS freshmen gathered at Shepherd Stadium during lunch Thursday for the annual D.A.W.G.S. Freshman Picnic. According to event co-chair and CHS parent Natasha Greig, D.A.W.G.S. is an acronym for “Dances and Activities with Great Spirit.” “The purpose of this event is to have the kids who come...

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