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Trump Budget Threatens Arts Establishments

Trump Budget Threatens Arts Establishments

By Nora Holland and Dani Miller, Arts and Opinions Editor

June 5, 2017


Filed under Arts

In March, President Trump released his proposed outline for the 2018 budget. Trump’s new budget includes spending cuts for many government programs such as National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Trump has proposed a 52.3 billion dollar...

Ice Cream Trend Rolls Into Rockville

Ice Cream Trend Rolls Into Rockville

By Vicky Gunawan, Contest Manager

October 3, 2016


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Restaurants, Top Stories

Class 520, a popular dessert hangout, just opened in Rockville. The shop sells Thai ice cream rolls, a trend that is popular in New York and other major cities, and has now been brought to Maryland.   Thai rolled up ice cream is made on an extremely cold metal circle. The liquid base is ma...

Annual Art Festival Highlights Students’ Work

Annual Art Festival Highlights Students’ Work

By Kyle Emery, Sports Editor

May 14, 2016


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives

The artwork of CHS students at this year's Art Festival displayed some of the most creative and inspirational pieces from students of all grade levels. The Art Festival has improved annually in attendance and presentation. The amount of students who have joined the program has increased exponentially,...

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Returns for Season Two

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Returns for Season Two

By Isabel Dibble, Senior Writer

April 17, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

The highly-anticipated return for the second season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt finally arrived April 15 with our favorite quirky characters and jokes. Season two jumps right into the hot mess of problems Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) and her friends deal with on a daily basis. After spending a decent amo...

Popular North Carolina Donut Chain Coming to Rockville

Popular North Carolina Donut Chain Coming to Rockville

By Becky Wolfson, Contest Manager

March 22, 2016


Filed under Arts, Restaurants

Duck Donuts, a well-known donut chain that began in North Carolina’s Outer Banks in 2007, is set to open on Rockville Pike in early spring. Duck Donuts gets its name from Duck, N.C. “I am excited for the new location in Rockville,” sophomore Bergan Babrowicz said. “Being able to have them...

Glenstone: Local Art Museum is Worth a Visit

Glenstone: Local Art Museum is Worth a Visit

By Madison Hurr, Features Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Arts

Interested in modern art museums but don’t want to make the trek to D.C. or New York City? Look no further than Glen Road. Spanning 200 acres of natural landscape, contemporary art and architecture, the Glenstone museum, located a mere four miles from CHS, is the perfect destination for art aficionados...

Annual Arts Festival Draws and Displays Talent

Annual Arts Festival Draws and Displays Talent

By Emily Wang, Online Arts Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Arts

The opportunity to see stunning photographs, paintings, sculptures, one-act plays, orchestra performances and fashion shows will be available to the CHS community at the annual CHS Arts Festival, held in the auditorium and room 126 April 19-29. The Arts Festival is a week where students and staff...

Student Art Spotlight:

Student Art Spotlight:

By Sarah O’Brien, Production Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Arts

Although often overlooked, fashion has a major influence on show business, and junior Libby Spriggs dedicates her time to ensure that all the actors and actresses of CHS look their part. Spriggs has been finding, altering and creating costumes for the CHS plays and musicals since her freshman year....

Allegiant flops in theaters

Allegiant flops in theaters

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor

March 21, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

After seeing the third film Allegiant of the Divergent franchise, the disappointing result from the film may be a sign that the period of dystopian young-adult novels turned movie series is taking a downhill turn. Allegiant kicks off into a new stage for Tris Prior and her friends as they escape over...

Kendrick Lamar drops new album

Kendrick Lamar drops new album

By Arjun Swaminathan, News Editor

March 20, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music

9.5/10 In Untitled Unmastered, Kendrick Lamar reasserts his dominance of the hip hop genre through complex lyricism, captivating social commentary and euphonious instrumentals. The rapper released the compilation album by complete surprise March 4, nearly a year since the critically acclaimed To...

“The Life of Pablo” Album Review: 8.9/10

“The Life of Pablo” Album Review: 8.9/10

By Arjun Swaminathan, New Editor

February 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music

8.9/10 With introspective lyrics and outstanding production, Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo effectively captures and combines the full range of his musical ability, but the album is not without its flaws. Preceded by the release of his songs “Wolves,” “Real Friends” and “No More Parties...

Oscars Receive Criticism over Lack of Diversity

Oscars Receive Criticism over Lack of Diversity

By Thomas Atkinson and Jasmine Baten

February 25, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

I think my color TV is broken! For the second year in a row, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences has not nominated any actors of color for an Academy Award. In a time where we have a black president and numerous racial awareness movements, one would expect to see award shows depicting an accurate...

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