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Shell Shockers video game cracks into classrooms

Shell Shockers video game cracks into classrooms

By Miranda Chung, Assistant Opinions Editor

June 13, 2018


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As soon as one signs up to play, there is banner on the screen that says, “Welcome to Shell Shockers, the world’s most advanced egg-based multiplayer shooter! It’s your favorite battlefield game...but with eggs!” While most see this as another harmless and common kids video game, there ma...

Self-care tutorials teach students valuable tips

Self-care tutorials teach students valuable tips

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

June 13, 2018


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Social media can be used in many ways, whether it be to spread a message or to connect with people around the world. Now, a new trend on social network sites is “self-care” how-tos. These are tips and tricks to be healthy, happy and ready for life. These threads mostly target on their female audience...

Campaigning 101

By Ethan Miller, New Staff Liasion

June 8, 2018


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It feels that now more than ever the political landscape is stratified; republicans and democrats entrenched in their positions with a government that is characterized by national events. As a result during this year’s 2018 primaries, candidates are falling into the trap of representing their poli...

Junior class deserves own night to remember

By Anna Kronthal, Assistant Opinions Editor

May 9, 2018


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Prom deems itself the be-all-end-all of high school: a night where students can celebrate the fact that, despite four years of stress, homework and tears, they finally made it—they survived. The freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors all have reason to celebrate, yet only a quarter of the school...

CHS, reevaluate make-up work policy

CHS, reevaluate make-up work policy

May 9, 2018


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Have you ever missed one day of school and felt like you have to spend the next week making up all the quizzes, tests and worksheets you missed? The CHS makeup policy is supposed to help students handle this extra work, while still balancing their current school work. The current policy is that a...

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


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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....

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