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Nigerian kidnap sparks social media advocacy

Nigerian kidnap sparks social media advocacy

By Guransh Singh, Senior Writer

May 23, 2014


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

On April 14, around 300 girls were kidnapped from a local school in northeastern Nigeria. Armed militants rode in pickup trucks and rounded up before driving into the forest. Terrorist group Boko Haram then claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. This is not the first time Boko Haram has committed...

Meningitis outbreak plagues CHS community

Meningitis outbreak plagues CHS community

By Aileen Choi, Senior Writer

May 9, 2014


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Numerous students all over the country have contracted the fatal disease of meningitis, including a student at CHS. Meningitis, or meningococcal disease, is a contagious infection of the brain and spinal cord that can ultimately lead to retardation or even death. As a result, in September 2014 MCPS...

Seniors enjoy annual banquet

Seniors enjoy annual banquet

By Ana Faguy, News Editor

May 2, 2014


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

CHS seniors gathered at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center for the annual Senior Banquet May 1. The event included a meal, an awards ceremony and a slideshow. Through the organization of the Class of 2014 Executive Board and their advisor Shelly Perrett, the seniors enjoyed a...

Bomb threats lead to evacuation

Bomb threats lead to evacuation

By Dana Harris, Senior Writer

April 29, 2014


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Gun violence and bomb threats led to evacuations at Northwest High School and Northwood High School at around 9:50 a.m. on April 29. “Once police received the threats both schools were evacuated as a precaution,” MCPS spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala said. According to the Washington Post, police...

Holocaust speaker talks to CHS students about experiences

Holocaust speaker talks to CHS students about experiences

By Eugenia Cardinale, Production Editor

April 29, 2014


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Ninety-two-year-old Holocaust survivor Margo Friedlander spoke to a group of CHS students and teachers April 11. Friedlander was finishing a tour for her book Try to Make Your Life. CHS is the only public school in the United States she visited. “This [was] the students first and maybe only c...

Lee J. Kaplan presents his show ‘Bully’ at CHS

Lee J. Kaplan presents his show ‘Bully’ at CHS

By Katherine Michael, Staff Writer

April 7, 2014


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Churchill students eagerly gathered in the auditorium Thurs. April 3 to listen and learn about the terrors of bullying. Producer, writer and actor Lee J. Kaplan performed Bully, an original production inspired by entries in his sixth-grade journal. Students’ responses were extremely positive and su...

State approves plan, MCPS will make up two snow days

State approves plan, MCPS will make up two snow days

By Caitlin Doherty, Senior Writer

April 4, 2014


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Uncategorized

Maryland State Department of Education approved April 2 a plan to have MCPS hold school on Monday, April 21 and Friday, June 13 to make up for the 10 days of school missed due to snow days. Initially MCPS submitted a plan to the state that would make up one snow day on June 13, but that request...

Class of 2014 holds mulch kickoff fundraiser

Class of 2014 holds mulch kickoff fundraiser

By Noah Salzberg, Online Features Editor

March 27, 2014


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

To kick off the annual mulch sale weekend, the class of 2014 had a fundraiser at the Chipotle in Georgetown square March 25. The fundraiser’s intention was to gain extra revenue for the class of 2014’s year-end events, including Graduation, Prom, and the Senior banquet. “We knew we would...

CHS gets rid of wellness weekend

By Brittany Goodman, News Editor

March 14, 2014


Filed under News

Although CHS students were looking forward to a stress free weekend after the chaotic snow day makeup schedule, they will have to wait. The 2014 Wellness Weekend has officially been canceled. Wellness Weekend was originally created by the Character Education Committee in order to promote healthy activities...

CHS junior class to hold silent auction

CHS junior class to hold silent auction

By Julia Heimlich, News Editor

March 13, 2014


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

The junior class is holding its second annual silent auction March 13 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Potomac Community Center. All of the money earned from this event will go toward helping to fundraise events including prom and senior banquet for the class of 2015. “I came up with the idea...

MCPS fails to adequately clear snow and ice

MCPS fails to adequately clear snow and ice

By Gil Jacobson, Production Editor

February 27, 2014


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

After a relaxing five-day weekend, many students and staff returned to CHS last Tuesday to the surprise of significant amounts of un-plowed snow and ice in the parking lots. This un-plowed snow and ice even prevented some students and staff members from using their regular parking spaces.  “All last w...

Extra snow days this Winter have come at a price

Extra snow days this Winter have come at a price

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Business Manager

February 26, 2014


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Hot cocoa, sledding, and snuggling by the fireplace. Everyone loves snow days. However, students may have to sacrifice part of their summer for all of the snow days MCPS has had this year. This year, MCPS added four extra school days to its calendar for emergency closings, but there have been seven...

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