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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...

A Letter to the Editor

A Letter to the Editor

By Will Chai, Guest Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Observations, Online Exclusives

About the Author: Will Chai is a CHS senior interning at Georgetown Medical Center’s Women’s Interagency HIV Study since 2016. He researches HIV transmission by constructing phylogenetic networks that identify HIV transmission clusters and could predict future outbreaks. Preface: Since the early...

Time’s up MCPS; Health course must be revamped

By Maya Rosenberg, Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2018


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It’s only the first month of 2018, but society has already gone through a huge metamorphosis surrounding sexual assault and harassment. From the #MeToo movement to the Time’s Up initiative, celebrities and public figures are finally acknowledging sexual abuse and shedding light on assault and sexual...

Looser laws do not lead to greater teen drug use

By Sofia Williamson, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2018


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As we welcomed the new year just a few miles outside our nation’s capitol, Congress and our Attorney General released plans for new federal regulations. Regardless of whether or not Republicans advocate for more state sovereignty, they were making a new decision that would allow the federal government...

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