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Club Corner: Photography Club

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By Jessica Hirsch, Staff Writer

May 1, 2012

A place for artistic students to express their interests, the CHS Photography Club provides an outlet for students looking to learn about or expand their knowledge of photography. The club went on a field trip to Brookside Gardens earlier this year and plans to participate in several upcoming events, includi...

Google invades users’ privacy with new changes

Google invades users' privacy with new changes

By By Jessica Hirsch, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2012

Google’s privacy director for products and engineering Alma Whitten announced Jan. 22 Google’s new privacy policy in the Official Google Blog, a website dedicated to explaining current Google news and events. Google is planning to condense over 60 privacy policies across its products, and it will...

House representatives hope to pass Safe Cosmetics Act

By By Jessica Hirsch, Online Observations Editor and Nina Mohebbi, Online Photo Editor

December 21, 2010

Representatives Janice Schakowsky (IL), Tammy Baldwin (WI) and Edward Markey (MA), introduced the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 to the House July 20, which hopes to expand the FDA’s powers to regulate the ingredients in cosmetics. The FDA does not currently have authority to regulate the materials used...

NSL teacher Bonnie Frederick retiring

By By Jessica Hirsch, Online Observations Editor

June 2, 2010

At the end of this school year, Honors NSL teacher Bonnie Frederick will retire after 22 years of teaching, 13 of which have been at CHS.  According to Frederick, she has always been interested in teaching, even as a teenager. “I used to be in the Future Teachers of America [club] in high school,”...

Cuba detains Potomac man

By By Jessica Hirsch, Online Observations Editor

May 6, 2010

Former CHS parent Alan Gross has been imprisoned in Cuba since Dec. 3 after he was arrested by Cuban authorities while attempting to leave from the Havana airport to return home. Gross was working in Cuba as part of the organization Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI), which has operated in more...

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