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Death Penalty: Let it Die

By Sapna David, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


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School shooters. Just those two words start a rush of numerous feelings to our brains. We get scared, anxious, angry and sad when we mourn those who have been victims of these people’s atrocious acts. When these tragic events become personal, the emotion that always seems to fill our heads is anger....

Keep Death Penalty Alive

Keep Death Penalty Alive

By Anna Kronthal, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


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Mass murderers. Kidnappers. Serial killers. Do these criminals deserve a life while our taxpayer dollars put shelter over their heads and food in their stomachs? With the recent school shootings and lack of gun reform laws, high schoolers around the world are being forced to worry about their own...

Don’t let April showers dampen your spirit

Don’t let April showers dampen your spirit

By Megan Park, Photo Editor

April 12, 2018


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April—The National Month of Hope. What should this mean to us? Now is the time when citizens all over the country must band together and work towards one goal: promoting hope. Through months of trials and tribulations, we must all join together as one voice and one body in order to reach one common...

MCPS, give more of a break, not less

April 12, 2018


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As the third quarter of the school year finishes up, many students are still relishing their fond memories of their recent Spring Break. It may also be the last time that seniors travel with their friends before going off to college. However, the new proposed school calendar for 2018-2019 has shortened...

Disney remakes are more disappointing than nostalgic

By Fatima Yazdi, Social Media Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

Picture this: your 5 year old self snuggled up on the couch with your parents and coziest blanket, singing along to Hakuna Matata with Timon, Pumbaa and Simba. Disney has been producing successful movies for years now, many of which make up our generation’s childhood. Recently, Disney has been...

Climate change has greater effects than most know

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor

April 9, 2018


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Climate change is an issue that has been in the spotlight for several years now, and has been continuously affecting the world’s weather patterns. However, what is not as well-known is how it affects a certain demographic of people--specifically, women. It is easy to dismiss this problem as one...

People lose too much sleep over worrying about sleep

People lose too much sleep over worrying about sleep

By Megan Park, Photo Editor

March 20, 2018


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When did getting enough rest become burdensome? As a high school student, it’s difficult enough to try to get a full seven to eight hours of sleep each night. As a result, many students and adults resort to tracking their sleep, becoming heavily focused on the number of hours they sleep per night....

CHS students need to learn the difference between cheering and taunting

CHS students need to learn the difference between cheering and taunting

By Eliza Asbury, Features Editor

March 16, 2018


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Cheer(v.) - shout for joy or in praise or encouragement. Taunt(v.) - provoke or challenge (someone) with insulting remarks. There is a difference. The job of the student body at CHS games is to cheer; to root for our team, not to bash the opposing team. However, the CHS student body frequently...

Parkland brings out Gen Z’s activism

Parkland brings out Gen Z’s activism

March 7, 2018


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We’ve heard it all before. Regardless of the era, the youth generation always ends up garnering the same stereotypes -- lazy, ignorant and apathetic. Back in the 60’s, the hippies were regarded as jobless and out of touch with reality. Since then, there has been Generation X, angsty 90’s teens,...

Shorter school days should be considered for U.S. students

Shorter school days should be considered for U.S. students

By Fatima Yazdi, Social Media Editor

March 7, 2018


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There are only 24 hours in a day, and in CHS students’ busy schedules, we often wish there was more time in order to accomplish all that must get done. Attending CHS takes up over six hours per day and around 1,080 hours per year in school. It does not have to be this way; students in many schools...

Avoid V-Day heartbreak: simply celebrate love

Avoid V-Day heartbreak: simply celebrate  love

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor

March 7, 2018


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In the past, Valentine’s Day entailed heart decorations, decorated cards from classmates and class parties with candy galore. However, in high school, Valentine’s Day is a completely different experience. Instead of feeling the same excitement as they did when they were younger, teens’ definition...

SAT subject tests only elicit stress in students

By Nora Holland, Arts Editor

March 7, 2018


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With the ACT or SAT, AP tests and Required Quarterly Assessments (RQA), it seems as if testing in high school never ends. Even with all these exams to study for, there is another type of testing some students are not aware of: subject tests. SAT subject tests are hour-long exams that allow students...

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