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Student Art Spotlight: Shannon Hu

Shannon Hu enjoys painting, as it is a creative outlet for her to express herself. This is one of the many art pieces that Shannon has completed in the past. She often likes to use a variety of mediums to create her art.

By Emily Zhang, News Editor

October 21, 2019

Charcoal, acrylic paint and digital- these are a few of sophomore Shannon Hu’s favorite mediums to work with when creating her spectacular pieces of art. For Hu, art’s infinite possibilities provided her the ability to express herself.  Hu’s art journey all started when she was fairly young. Her pa...

CHS students appreciate art through free D.C. exhibits

The Burning Man exhibits in the Renwick Museum in D.C. features many unique sculptures and creations.

By Rebecca Jackson and Becky Wolfson

May 9, 2018

With an incredible amount of museums within the D.C. metropolitan area, it only makes sense that CHS students take advantage of free and entertaining art exhibits. The Renwick Museum just opened its “No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick” exhibit that highlights the art of the Burning Man Festival,...

Previously required art class fee eliminated

This year the CHS Art Department has been able to eliminate the former fee for supplies.

By Anna Baranko, Online Features Editor

October 3, 2017

This year CHS decided to do away with the fee required for art classes. In past years, art classes at CHS required students to pay a $20 fee at the beginning of the semester, but this is no longer the case. MCPS redefined what the fees could be used for, so CHS decided to get rid of the fee. “I...

New Glenstone Exhibit Brings Innovative Art to Potomac

“Split Rocker” by Jeff Koons is an outdoor sculpture at the Glenstone Museum. In the spring and summer, it is covered with flowering plants.

By Sai Sreenivasan, Observations Editor

March 31, 2017

The Glenstone museum is a private art collection, tucked away on Glen Road, that presents a modern, fresh and contemporary twist on a traditional museum setting. Established by the non-profit Glenstone Foundation in 2006, Glenstone Museum has become a prized secret in our area. According to the Glenstone...

CHS Community Needs to Shine More Light on Theater

Freshman Ethan Finke uses tech power tools to cut a piece of wood that will help finish the set design.

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

February 29, 2016

It’s the night of the big show. As the actors bow to a deafening applause, tech crew stands stage left, watching. I may have only joined tech crew this year, but I’ve wanted to join since I was a freshman. I thought I understood the amount of work that the tech crew put into each production,...

Does Pride and Prejudice and Zombies serve justice to the novel?

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, release Feb. 5, attempts to combine zombies with the Jane Austen's age old classic Pride and Prejudice.

By Jasmine Baten, Opinions Editor

February 25, 2016

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has been considered an universal symbol of morality, manners, sophistication and intellectuality in classical literature since its release in 1813. The zombies? Now that is new. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was released on Feb. 5, starring Lily James (Cinderella)...

Untraditional Superhero Movie Soars in Ratings

By Ross Tanenbaum, Online News Editor

February 25, 2016

With great power comes great responsibility. The new movie Deadpool puts a twist on these famous words. The highly anticipated movie Deadpool was released Feb. 12 into theaters. The film follows Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds, The Proposal) on his quest to get revenge. After Wilson is experimented on,...

Baking a Difference: Students Deliver Birthday Cakes

CHS sophomores in BC4F bake and deliver birthday cakes to those who can’t afford them.

By Becky Wolfson, Contest Manager

February 25, 2016

Birthdays are a time to be joyful and celebrate, traditionally with cake and candles. However, not everyone is given the privilege of having a birthday cake on such an occasion. CHS sophomore Allison Wachen vowed to help combat this issue when she founded the Montgomery County chapter of Birthday...

Student self portraits on display

Studio One art students display their talent for portraits outside the art rooms.

By Rebekah Sklute, Circulation Manager

February 23, 2016

Feb. 19, a new art display of head and shoulder self portraits, painted by the Studio One Art students, was put up on display by Studio Art teacher, Jacquelyn Washam right outside of the art rooms. “It’s very cool, the portraits immediately resonated with me,” junior Cameron Etessami said....

It’s not a trap, Star Wars movie is a must-see

Star Wars fans have already purchased their tickets for the premiere.

By Jasmine Baten and Ross Tanenbaum

December 23, 2015

emiered Dec. 18, drawing audiences of all ages from all over the galaxy. The film was directed by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and features a star-studded, revolutionary cast, including Harrison Ford and newcomer Daisy Ridley. According to IMDb, the movie takes place 30 years...

Art Teacher Wins Award

Photo by Emily Wang

By Emily Wang, Online Arts Editor

December 8, 2015

Ceramics and Art Department Resource Teacher Brendan Roddy was selected as Montgomery County Public School’s Secondary Art Teacher of the Year. MCPS Fine Arts Curriculum Specialist, Linda Adams, nominated Roddy for the honor, and Principal Joan Benz affirmed the nomination. “I am very thankful...

Teacher Showcases Art

By Nathan Deychman, Sports Editor

November 24, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, teachers have a life outside of the classroom. In fact, Studio Art teacher Jacquelyn Washam has quite a life. Washam is one of the owners and premier artists of Gallery 322, an independent art gallery in Frederick, MD. The gallery will celebrate its five-year anniversary...

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