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Shh! Socializing students disrupt media center

Shh! Socializing students disrupt media center

By By Lori Koenick, Features Editor

December 20, 2011

 Occupy CHS: Media Center Edition. The media center has been taken over, not by political protesters but by socializing students. These socialites have taken away CHS’ main quiet study space before school and during lunch.  The only sounds one should find in a media center should come from the...

Conformity in the house tonight for CHS

Conformity in the house tonight for CHS

By By Charles Cook, Staff Columnist

December 20, 2011

 I recently saw a news report on television that stated Miley Cyrus made an absurd $25 million in 2009. The anchor went on to say that Cyrus sold 4 million albums that year. Were there really 4 million tweens/teens out there willing to blow their cash on this girl? Was Miley Cyrus’s music that superior?...

Old school toys not in the story for youth

Old school toys not in the story for youth

December 20, 2011

 High school students are a bit young for nostalgia, but as we approach the holiday season and see how toys are evolving for a new generation of young children, it may be time to take a moment to reminisce about the good old days when toys were just toys, plain and simple. A generation from now, our...

Kyle in Context

Kyle in Context

By By Kyle Edwards, Online Humor Columnist

December 20, 2011

I believe in using the knowledge gained in some parts of life to succeed in others. My goal over the past year was to become a successful fantasy football manager, so I focused all my attention on one league and created a system of winning where my idealism and favoritism came last. I learned both of...

Facebook groups increase change of cheating

Facebook groups increase change of cheating

By Sonia Shekar, Staff Writer

November 21, 2011

 It has never been easier for students to share information with each other about classes, but that does not mean this communication is helpful.  Students have made groups on Facebook for many classes so that they can ask each other questions and benefit from the collaboration of other classmates....

U.N. statehood debate sparks student discussion: Israel demands security

U.N. statehood debate sparks student discussion: Israel demands security

By Natalia Derechin, Features Production Editor

November 21, 2011

 A recent CHS student’s Facebook post over Rosh Hashanah read "You’re welcome Christians," referring to the mandatory school holidays over Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The response she received from non-Jewish students was: "We love you Jews because you give us a couple of extra days off every...

U.N. statehood debate sparks student discussion: Palestine should be a state

U.N. statehood debate sparks student discussion: Palestine should be a state

By Amna Farooqi, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2011

 Anyone who has taken World History or Global Issues knows the tension that seeps into the room when the issue of Israel-Palestine relations comes up. On one side are the students who are die-hard Israel supporters, on the other are die-hard Palestine supporters, and in the middle are students who do...

Football sacks holiday family fun time

Football sacks holiday family fun time

By Thomas Geenen, Staff Writer

November 21, 2011

 Turkey Day. An entire 24 hours set aside to enjoy family and food. A time when relatives fly from across the country to be with people they do not often see. A table carefully draped with fall colors and tacky centerpieces to highlight the famed bird. A football-fueled marathon. The NFL Thanksgiving Classic has...

CHS needs to slow down morning routine

CHS needs to slow down morning routine

November 21, 2011

 Between 7 and 7:25 a.m., something strange happens to this normally well-behaved CHS community. A significant portion of CHS parents and students seem to lose all common sense and respect for the law when it comes time to get out of the car and walk into the school building. Parents drop off illegally...

Kyle in Context

Kyle in Context

By Kyle Edwards, Online Humor Columnist

November 17, 2011

Coffee shops are everywhere. Within that espresso, latte or cappuccino is modern society’s solution for late nights; they are a break from the chaos of our jobs and a forum for small talk. As a loather of small talk and a fan of coffee, I went to a Starbucks for a few hours one afternoon to take...

Student bemoans lack of considerate scheduling

By Staff Writer, Dana Harris

October 26, 2011

 It’s Game 1 of the 1965 World Series and Sandy Koufax is set to pitch against the Minnesota Twins. Coincidentally, this game happens to fall on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish Year. Koufax, a Jewish player for the Brooklyn Dodgers, must decide whether to pitch in the game. Millions of baseball...

Middle school grades should not make transcript

By Online Opinions Editor, Emilie Plesset

October 26, 2011

 When in middle school, students are strongly encouraged to take certain classes, like world languages, that appear on a high school transcript. Some middle school students, however, have yet to recognize the importance of academics. Many are still learning vital studying techniques and have not yet...

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