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Sexism is evident in professional sports

Sexism is evident in professional sports

By Anna Kronthal, Assistant Opinions editor

October 19, 2018


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While male athletes are drawn with over exaggerated muscles, Naomi Osaka is drawn as slender and curvy. In comparison, Serena Williams, who is one of the most fit athletes, is shown as overweight A recent cartoon drawn by cartoonist Mark Knight depicts a monstrous Serena Williams in a fit of anger w...

Standardized tests do not represent academic aptitude

Standardized tests do not represent academic aptitude

By Fatima Yazdi, Features Editor

October 19, 2018


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Nothing stresses high school students more than grades, AP tests and the SAT/ACT, since these factors are a large part of college applications; but is it really fair to let a couple Saturday mornings determine whether a student is fit for acceptance into a school? Since 1962, standardized tests like...

Students should not have to participate in class

Students should not have to participate in class

By Anna Kronthal, Assistant Opinions Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

“You are expected to participate in class discussions.” At the beginning of nearly every school year, teachers preach this expectation to students along with the usual mentions of kindness, work ethic and class rules. But, does it really belong on the course syllabus? Should the amount of tim...

Sierra Burgess is a Loser: not worth the controversy

Sierra Burgess is a Loser: not worth the controversy

By Fatima Yazdi, Features Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions

From “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” to “Clueless”to “Love Actually”, Netflix features all the favorite romantic comedies However, it’s newest addition to the rom com series, “Sierra Burgess is a Loser,” has stirred up quite a bit of controversy regarding the bad morals and examples por...

Scandals highlight Youtube beauty guru community

Scandals highlight Youtube beauty guru community

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions

Whether it be for a night out or just laying in bed with nothing to do, people turn to YouTube beauty gurus for product  reviews, makeup tutorials, lifestyle videos and even comedy. The beauty community is dominated by the same, well-known YouTubers for years. However, with racist tweets resurfacing ...

New hall passes spread germs through CHS

New hall passes spread germs through CHS

By Max Kandel, News Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

This school year, CHS introduced new bathroom and hall passes in order to help teachers keep track of students who leave the classroom during class. Each classroom gets two passes, and each pass has the room number of the classroom to which it belongs printed on the front. While these passes are meant...

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


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

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


Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions

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....

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