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Slam Poetry Club Allows Students To Express Themselves

Slam Poetry Club Allows Students To Express Themselves

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Senior Writer

April 29, 2016

Fresh, expressive and passionate, slam poetry, a new form of art, is filling the halls of CHS. Junior Lauren Hassan formed the Slam Poetry Club last September as an outlet for students to express themselves in a new way. “It gives you a chance to get really angry and passionate on a sub...

Chromebooks Becoming Distracting to Student Learning

Chromebooks Becoming Distracting to Student Learning

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Senior Writer

April 18, 2016

As a lesson on social norms is given in psychology class, I look around and notice multiple computer screens filled not with slideshows or notes related to the class topic, but with games and videos. Chromebooks, meant to be a tool utilized for classroom learning, have become little more than distractions...

The Dark Knight Will Rise Again / The Man of Steel is the Real Deal

By Jonathan Greenzaid and Ross Tanenbaum

March 22, 2016

Human versus alien. Vigilante versus hero. Bruce Wayne versus Clark Kent. The Dark Knight versus the Man of Steel. March 25 will be the fight of the century as two heavyweights face each other in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Who will win? Batman- 36.92% of CHS students think that Batman ...

Phones Should Go to Sleep Before Students Do

Phones Should Go to Sleep Before Students Do

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 4, 2016

A generation of addicts. Facebook, YouTube, Netflix, Twitter, Instagram. All distractions. All addictions. Today’s society is consumed with the use of cellphones and electronics, and these distractions can have a negative effect on one’s quality of sleep. An hour before going to sleep, cell phones...

Juniors, Know Your Place: Tuckerman Ln.

Juniors, Know Your Place: Tuckerman Ln.

By Michael Fox and Jonathan Greenzaid

December 23, 2015

A letter to the juniors who think it is permissible to park on Gainsborough Road and Victory Lane: Fewer than 100 seniors were provided with parking spots in the senior lot for the 2015-16 school year. However, those left spot-less instantly became Darwinists: experiencing survival of the fittest...

Hall-Zombies Need to Keep Eyes off the Screen

Hall-Zombies Need to Keep Eyes off the Screen

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2015

They walk through the halls in a zombie-like state, crashing and bumping into people with no regard for their surroundings. It’s not The Walking Dead, but a new generation of “deadwalkers” in CHS who walk through the halls fully occupied on their cell phones. While many students like to use...

Food allergies common among CHS students

Food allergies common among CHS students

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Online Editor-In-Chief

May 26, 2015

A beautiful day skiing in the wide mountains of Utah brings about exhilaration and enjoyment to everyone hitting the slopes—well, almost everyone. Confusion and panic take over as a 4-year-old boy breaks out in hives from eating a candy bar containing peanuts and is airlifted to a nearby hospital. Junio...

Head injuries raise awareness about concussion protocol

Head injuries raise awareness about concussion protocol

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Online Sports Editor

March 23, 2015

The running back explodes down the sideline with a burst of speed. His sight is focused on the end zone. CRACK. The running back collides with the linebacker. The running back is one of three million people who report a concussion annually in the nation. March is brain injury awareness month, so how...

Goon squad works to spread school wide spirit

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Online Sports Editor

February 24, 2015

Dressed in all white, the CHS Goon Squad begins to sing a medley of Disney songs in order to distract the opposing team’s free throw shooter. The player misses both shots, and the Goon Squad erupts into a frenzy of jumping and yelling. Started by girls varsity basketball coach Katelyn McMahon and...

Senior wrestler wins 100th match of career

Senior wrestler wins 100th match of career

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Online Sports Editor

February 24, 2015

After a gruesome physical and mental battle, the final whistle blows, and the referee lifts the victor’s hand for the 100th time in his career. This victor is none other than senior Guilian Groce. Groce reached his 100th victory as a CHS wrestler against Clarksburg Feb. 3, a milestone that has also...

Team spirit fills CHS hallways on game days

Team spirit fills CHS hallways on game days

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Online Sports Editor

November 21, 2014

It’s game day. A sea of collared shirts and ties flows through the halls. A gala of girls toting togas strolls by. A group clad in all neon colors lights up the halls. Many CHS sports teams dress up and give out food to teammates on game days. Here’s a look at the reasoning behind all of the traditional...

Junior duels his way to national ranking

Junior duels his way to national ranking

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Online Sports Editor

October 24, 2014

One on one, in a cacophony of clanks and slashes, sabers bounce off of each other as the two warriors try to get an edge over their opponent. With a quick twist of the torso and a thrust of the arm, the long metallic point strikes a body and the crowd cheers. This isn’t a scene out of Zorro, but a fe...

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