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Jungle Book Revival Has Viewers Swinging From the Vines

Jungle Book Revival Has Viewers Swinging From the Vines

By Emily Wang, Features Editor

April 25, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

Jon Favreau’s re-adaptation of the timeless Disney masterpiece, The Jungle Book, manages to once again capture the magic of the jungle adventure while at the same time bringing even more to the story. While the complaint of “too much CGI (computer generated imagery)” is often heard from critic...

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...

CHS Appreciates Random Acts of Kindess

CHS Appreciates Random Acts of Kindess

By Emily Wang, Online Arts Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives

Some students think kindness is the act of showing extravagant gestures or gifts for someone, but sometimes it is the little things that one person does for another, stemming from feelings of compassion, that exemplify the true meaning of kindness. “The more we perform random acts of kindness, the...

Community art updates

Community art updates

By Arielle Gordon and Emily Wang

December 23, 2015


Filed under Arts

Consenses Art History and Ceramics teacher Paul Dermont’s Consenses project is well underway and right on schedule for completion in February or early March, in time for the spring arts festival. Consenses is essentially the artist version of the game telephone. There are “chains” of artists, all ...

CHS bands represent in All-State, All-County

CHS bands represent in All-State, All-County

By Emily Wang and Balbina Yang

December 22, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music

With over 30 percent of all CHS band students involved in either All-State or All-County Band, it is no wonder that CHS has won many awards for its performing arts. Beginning practice in January and February of 2016, the All-State and All-County Bands are just a few of the many outside ensembles...

Art Teacher Wins Award

Art Teacher Wins Award

By Emily Wang, Online Arts Editor

December 8, 2015


Filed under Observations, Top Stories

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...

Katniss’ Final Games

Katniss’ Final Games

By Arielle Gordon and Emily Wang

November 24, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

The final movie installment of the Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay: Part 2, premiered Nov. 20. Students were excited to see the conclusion of the Hunger Games and curious about how the actors and director would handle portraying their favorite characters in the conclusion of the popular Hunger Games...

Consenses art project unites students’ talents

Consenses art project unites students’ talents

By Emily Wang, Online Arts Editor

October 29, 2015


Filed under Arts

A new kind of art project has come to Churchill: the Consenses Art Project. The premise of the project is simple: it will be a chain reaction of art works. The first artist will create a work of art based off a photo of a subject, and then the resulting art will be given to another artist. That artist...

Mandatory PARCC affects scheduling, class time

Mandatory PARCC affects scheduling, class time

By Emily Wang and Balbina Yang

March 23, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

More than 500 CHS students participated in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests this month. According to a February 2015 MCPS letter, PARCC provides a better measurement of whether students are prepared for college once they graduate from high school. “The...

The Senior Olympics

The Senior Olympics

By Emily Wang, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014


Filed under Sports

They are Olympians filled with the determination and passion to win, yet they are not the Olympians everyone knows. Every year, about 1,500 senior-citizens over the age of 50 participate in the Maryland Senior Olympics. The Maryland Senior Olympics takes place once a year and has a variety of events:...

Unranked status shocks community

Unranked status shocks community

By Pablo Roa, Emily Wang, and Fiona Asbury

May 29, 2014


Filed under Top Stories

To the surprise and disappointment of many students and staff members, CHS was unranked in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of the best high schools in the state. For the past three years, CHS has been the number one high school in Maryland. This year, however, CHS did not make the ...

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