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CHS teachers need to follow the testing schedule

CHS teachers need to follow the testing schedule

By Riley Hurr, News Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

Tests: a major contributor to the stress that comes along with high school. In hopes of eliminating stress and sleepless nights, CHS has created a testing schedule for departments to follow. Each department has specific days of the week they are allowed to schedule summative tests on. This way, students wo...

NYU covers full medical school tuition cost for students

NYU covers full medical school tuition cost for students

By Riley Hurr, News Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under National, News, Top Stories

The New York University (NYU) School of Medicine announced Aug. 16 that it will cover the full tuition, roughly $55,018, of all current and future students regardless of financial need or merit. The goal is to help encourage all students to pursue their dreams without student debt getting in the way. In...

CHS assistant principal Doreen Brandes retires

CHS assistant principal Doreen Brandes retires

By Riley Hurr, Circulation Manager

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

After working in two states and three counties, CHS assistant principal Doreen Brandes plans to retire Feb. 1 after leaving a lasting impact on CHS for the past 10 years.   Brandes started her career off as a middle school English teacher in New Jersey, to being a principal at an alternati...

Suicide awareness walk steps towards prevention

Suicide awareness walk steps towards prevention

By Riley Hurr, Circulation Manager

November 21, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

On Oct. 28, people united together for a common cause by walking in D.C. to raise suicide awareness and change the conversation; the “Out of the Darkness Walk” was put on by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP). Many CHS students participated in hopes of this mission, as well ...

Potomac Day delivers yet again

Potomac Day delivers yet again

By Riley Hurr, Circulation Manager

October 30, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

There’s one day out out of the entire year where the streets of Potomac are closed off and the whole community comes together to celebrate: Potomac Day.   The 35th annual Potomac Day was Oct. 21. Located around the Potomac Village, a huge parade, incorporating the entire community, kicks off ...

Long-awaited Divergent sequel finally flies into theaters

Long-awaited Divergent sequel finally flies into theaters

By Madison Hurr, Arts Editor

March 20, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Tris Prior’s world is a post-apocalyptic Chicago where everyone is categorized into five different factions based on their personalities. If you lived alongside her, would one faction define you or are you divergent? Insurgent, the long-awaited sequel to Veronica Roth’s Divergent, is being released...

Places, places! Senior successful as cinematographer

Places, places! Senior successful as cinematographer

By Madison Hurr, Arts Editor

December 19, 2014


Filed under Arts

Lights. Camera. Action. Senior Aidan Gray does them all. A skilled cinematographer, he tells unique stories from behind his camera, turning mere ideas into complete cinematic works. While most students are sitting in their sixth period class, Gray leaves school after his half schedule and starts working. ...

Think Big club aims to bring 3D printing to CHS

Think Big club aims to bring 3D printing to CHS

By Madison Hurr, Arts Editor

October 24, 2014


Filed under Arts

With the advent of 3D printing, the technological world has entered a revolutionary period. CHS’ “Think Big” entrepreneurship club plans to bring this technological revolution home and raise funds for a 3D printer for students and staff to use during instruction or at their discretion to create...

Chipotle comes to Village

By Madison Hurr, Arts Editor

May 30, 2014


Filed under Arts, Restaurants

Ask teenagers what their favorite chain restaurant is, and they’re bound to answer “Chipotle.” The perfect complement to the Starbucks Coffee next door, Chipotle Mexican Grill is replacing Chicken Out Rotisserie in Potomac Village this summer. It’s every food-lover’s dream come true. Founded...

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