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Juuls are now more prominent than ever among students

Juuls are now more prominent than ever among students

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2018


Filed under Features

About 3.5 inches long, sleek, black and looks more similar to a flash drive than anything else, the Juul is everywhere. Walking into the bathroom, you are sure to meet someone puffing out flavored smoke, which, while seemingly harmless, has hooked lots of WCHS students. As with all fads, Juuling...

MCPS Mental Health Fair educates students

MCPS Mental Health Fair educates students

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Julius West Middle School, the Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement held the MCPS Mental Health Fair in accordance with Mental Health and Wellness Awareness Month. This fair provided resources and outreach to those suffering from mental i...

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


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

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...

Retakes: when it comes to testing, practice makes perfect

By Eliza Asbury, Features Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

As some people say, in life there aren’t any retakes; a mistake is a mistake. We have to live with those mistakes, and learn from them. However, there are actually many more retakes than people might think. Driver’s licenses, standardized tests and Bar Exams all have retake opportunities. So why...

‘The Fault in our Stars’

‘The Fault in our Stars’

By Fiona Asbury, Opinions Editor

June 4, 2014


Filed under Arts, Books, Online Exclusives

As the countdown until summer vacation comes to an end, another countdown reaches its final days; the number of days left until The Fault in our Stars movie is released. The much-anticipated film adaptation of John Green’s best-selling novel is set to premiere June 6, causing much excitement among ...

Girls start frisbee team

Girls start frisbee team

By Fiona Asbury, Staff Writer

March 1, 2013


Filed under Sports

It has been over 40 years since Title IX, the bill allowing women to participate in all sports, came into effect. However, co-ed teams allowing both genders are often dominated by males, making it intimidating for a girl to join the team. This was the case with the CHS ultimate frisbee team until two femal...

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