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Class of 2015 Graduation Speaker Announced

Class of 2015 Graduation Speaker Announced

By Ana Faguy, Senior Writer

April 30, 2015

The CHS Class of 2015 has officially announced their graduation speaker.  It will be actress Kelen Coleman. Coleman, a CHS alumna, has starred on many different productions, including the HBO drama The Newsroom and as a guest star on NBC’s The Office.  She also currently stars on the CBS drama ...

‘Most attractive’ is least attractive superlative

‘Most attractive’ is least attractive superlative

By Ana Faguy, Senior Writer

April 29, 2015

Second semester senior year is filled with fun events centered around class bonding and bringing the students together for a final hurrah before they graduate and move onto the next stage of life. One of these events is the senior banquet, consisting of dinner, pictures, friends and the ever-popular...

CHS students react to upcoming presidential election

CHS students react to upcoming presidential election

By Ana Faguy and Gil Jacobson

March 24, 2015

This past fall, voters headed to the polls to cast their ballot in the 2014 midterms, but as the doors closed on the election, another opens: the fast approaching 2016 presidential election. The political sphere has been buzzing with excitement since contenders started to make their names known as...

Excuses, excuses: exam exemptions

By Ana Faguy and Isabel Dibble

February 24, 2015

Story updated February 27, 2015 After months of class discussions, homework, quizzes and tests, CHS students spent the beginning of the new year studying and preparing for first semester exams. Not all students, however, ended up taking exams due to exemptions. Exam exemptions allow students who have...

Seniors raise spirit at sporting events

Seniors raise spirit at sporting events

By Ana Faguy, News Editor

December 23, 2014

The senior class gathered in the CHS gym Dec. 22 to watch and support the girls and boys basketball games as a way to boost school spirit and support the Bulldogs. Since the beginning of the year, the SGA has been trying to raise school spirit after a reported decline throughout the school.  Through...

MCPS freezes budget to save funds for next year

MCPS freezes budget to save funds for next year

By Ana Faguy and Sammi Silber

December 19, 2014

MCPS announced Nov. 24 a temporary budget freeze that will affect staffing and purchasing in schools throughout the county. According to a Nov. 24 memo, MCPS announced that a budget freeze would become effective Dec. 1 in order to save money for the upcoming school year and to prevent a funding gap...

Newsweek ranks CHS #24

Newsweek ranks CHS #24

By Ana Faguy, News Editor

September 23, 2014

Earlier this month Newsweek released its list of top 500 American high schools, with CHS taking the 24th spot. Poolsville, Wootton, Walter Johnson, Walt Whitman and Bethesda-Chevy Chase also made the list. Newsweek ranked the schools by which schools “do the best job of preparing students for coll...

Teachers say goodbye to CHS after years of teaching

Teachers say goodbye to CHS after years of teaching

By Gil Jacobson, Ana Faguy, and Julia Heimlich

May 30, 2014

Gayle Jones After 35 years at CHS, spanish teacher Gayle Jones will retire at the end of June. CHS hired Jones for her first teaching job in February 1979 after another employee was transferred. “Spanish isn’t the only thing I’ve taught,” Jones said.  “I was a double major in college...

One year later, CHS still remembers

One year later, CHS still remembers

By Ana Faguy, News Editor

May 30, 2014

One year ago, then CHS sophomore Evan Rosenstock took his own life, leaving his family, friends and the community with broken hearts and unanswered questions. As the anniversary passes, the community remembers Evan for the happiness and joy he brought to all of us. As a member of the varsity basketball...

Seniors enjoy annual banquet

Seniors enjoy annual banquet

By Ana Faguy, News Editor

May 2, 2014

CHS seniors gathered at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center for the annual Senior Banquet May 1. The event included a meal, an awards ceremony and a slideshow. Through the organization of the Class of 2014 Executive Board and their advisor Shelly Perrett, the seniors enjoyed a...

Students face realities of student loan debt

By Ana Faguy, News Editor

April 11, 2014

As the college admissions process comes to a close, CHS seniors have begun to finalize their college plans. Now more than ever, students are forced to look at all angles of the college experience, especially cost. With student loan interest rates increasing and the economy remaining stagnant, students...

March Madness storms through CHS hallways

March Madness storms through CHS hallways

By Ana Faguy and Michael Fox

March 24, 2014

The madness has begun. Yet again, it is time for all college basketball fans to come together and make their ever-so-famous brackets. People will begin to hustle together and decide the future of the NCAA basketball tournament. Every year, people all across the country commence in celebration of the ...

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