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“A Quiet Place” impresses without saying a word

“A Quiet Place” impresses without saying a word

By Rebecca Jackson, Senior Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Top Stories

A new horror movie directed by John Krasinski came out Apr. 6 and made quite a statement at theaters and in the box office without making a sound, literally. “A Quiet Place” focuses on a rural family tormented by supernatural forces. They must stay completely silent in order to survive, and communicate...

CHS students appreciate art through free D.C. exhibits

CHS students appreciate art through free D.C. exhibits

By Rebecca Jackson and Becky Wolfson

May 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Top Stories

With an incredible amount of museums within the D.C. metropolitan area, it only makes sense that CHS students take advantage of free and entertaining art exhibits. The Renwick Museum just opened its “No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick” exhibit that highlights the art of the Burning Man Festival,...

Native American memorial set to open in 2018

By Rebecca Jackson, News Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

A 1994 Act of Congress permitted the creation of a memorial for Native American Veterans by the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) on the National Mall. It is set to be unveiled Veterans day Nov. 11, 2020, just two years away. Although Native Americans contribute much to society, they are o...

Sophomore races towards professional career

Sophomore races towards professional career

By Rebecca Jackson, News Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

Sophomore Kaylen Frederick isn’t old enough to drive a car, but he can drive 160 miles per hour in a race car - and win.   Nick-named K-Rex by his father, Frederick started kart racing at age seven with his sister Kyra. He has been working towards a professional race car career since age 1...

Number of CHS Ivy League applicants doubles

By Rebecca Jackson, News Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

During one fateful day in March dubbed “Ivy Day,” CHS seniors anxiously chattered in the hallways about who got accepted to which colleges. On that day, eight of the most selective schools in the country sent out their acceptance and rejection letters. Who applied? Well, almost everyone.  ...

Senior tennis player commits to D1 school

Senior tennis player commits to D1 school

December 8, 2017


Filed under Sports

Senior William Karpinski committed to James Madison University Oct. 31 to play Division 1 tennis. Karpinski started playing tennis at four years old and has been on the CHS Varsity Tennis team since his freshman year. “I really enjoy playing the sport and the structure it provides,” Karpinski...

Student JUUL addiction poses multiple risks

Student JUUL addiction poses multiple risks

By Rebecca Jackson, News Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

A senior walks out of the bathroom, leaving a cloud of smoke in his midst. He checks to make sure no teachers are nearby, and walks back to class. What he was puffing was neither a cigarette nor marijuana, but a JUUL. JUULs are e-cigarettes for over-21 year olds that contain flavored water vapor and...

Residents protest plans for disabled housing

Residents protest plans for disabled housing

By Rebecca Jackson, News Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

Main Street, a new non-profit organization is currently constructing a new building in Rockville to serve a center of living for adults with disabilities. Projected to open in 2020, the apartment complex is now being contested by members of the public.   Although extremely beneficial for special ne...

Virtual college tours allow students to visit from home

Virtual college tours allow students to visit from home

By Rebecca Jackson, News Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

When our parents were teenagers, if they could not take off work, or could not afford it, they would not be able to visit a college where they planned to apply. But in our technological age, it is now possible to visit a college without even leaving your bedroom.   CampusTours.com celebrated twenty years of p...

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