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Churchill student will be musical ambassador to China

Churchill student will be musical ambassador to China

By Daniel Miyares, Senior Writer

May 11, 2015

Come July, sophomore Ethan Shrier will become one of a select 113 musical ambassadors to the People’s Republic of China. In his words, however, he’s just happy to have a chance to play his trombone with other talented young musicians. Shrier was selected from thousands of high school musicians...

What type of superintendent do students want?

By Daniel Miyares, Senior Writer

April 28, 2015

Joshua Starr’s resignation as MCPS superintendent Feb. 3 came as a shock to many members of the MCPS community, including the teachers, staff and thousands of students he served for nearly four years. Months later, the Montgomery County Board of Education’s search for a new superintendent is well...

MoCoSnow predicts school closings due to weather forecasts

CHS students often check MoCoSnow through the Twitter and Facebook apps on their phones.

By Daniel Miyares, Business manager

March 4, 2015

Senior Allison Yang decides enough is enough and puts the homework away. Right before going to bed, she crosses her fingers, and opens up MoCoSnow’s Facebook page. Until very recently, predicting how MCPS would respond to inclement weather was little more than pointless guesswork. Now, however,...

NFL bullying incident raises questions: How prevalent is harassment in high school sports?

NFL bullying incident raises questions: How prevalent is harassment in high school sports?

By Daniel Miyares, Staff Writer

March 21, 2014

The sporting world has been rocked by Richie Incognito and other Miami Dolphins players’ verbal harassment of fellow teammate Jonathan Martin, leading to Martin’s highly-publicized leave from football.  This scandal has raised questions about the extent of harassment and intimidation in the adre...

Facebook popularity declining, Twitter rising

Facebook popularity declining, Twitter rising

By Daniel Miyares, Staff Writers

February 25, 2014

A team of Princeton researchers recently published a study predicting a critical decline in the amount of people who use Facebook. Conversely, Twitter and other social networks are rapidly gaining popularity, especially among young people. According to a Jan. 23 Sky News release, Princeton researchers project ...

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