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Athlete of the Month: March 2019

Athlete of the Month: March 2019

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2019

Senior Cat Correa has proved herself to be a dominant force on the basketball court, playing a large role in the WCHS girls varsity basketball team’s strongest season since 2003--the year they won the state championship. Correa has been on the varsity team since her freshman year, and she has been...

English dept. leads teacher meditations

Another common form of meditation is through yoga, which involves different poses and movements, as depicted in the image.

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2018

English teachers Jeffrey Savett and Samantha McEvoy have began department-wide meditation meetings, where they lead English teachers in guided meditation. They meet in Savett’s classroom twice a week during the school day. The meetings began two weeks ago, and this is the first year either of the...

New year and new principal escalate spirit

The student section was packed with students from all grades at the Sept. 21 football game against Whitman HS. Students donned Hawaiian attire to partake in the themed game.

By Julia Lescht and Jenna Greenzaid, Online Editor-in-Chief, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2018

CHS students start each school year with the same jokes about their usual lack of school spirit. This year, however, the change in school spirit is no joke. Since the beginning of her term, Principal Brandice Heckert has made it a point to foster a welcoming, spirited and enthusiastic atmosphere....

All WCHS sports should have a junior varsity team

Coach Tappis stands with the boys team after winning the metros competition.

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2018

This year, WCHS swim and dive coach Christopher Tappis decided to add a junior varsity (JV) swim team. Traditionally, swim and dive was one of WCHS’ few sports that did not have both varsity and JV teams. This change should encourage the rest of WCHS athletics to add a JV team if their sport does not...

NHS inducts new class of bright members

NHS inducts new class of bright members

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2018

CHS National Honor Society (NHS) inducted the rest of its members for the 2018-2019 school year Thursday, Oct. 4. The ceremony took place in the CHS auditorium and was led by NHS sponsor and social studies teacher Jamie Frank and the NHS officers. While half the society was inducted last May, a new ...

CHS senior goes global with cultural immersion trip

CHS senior goes global with cultural immersion trip

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2018

Yeah, we all take at least two years of foreign language instruction within the walls of CHS, but how many people travel all the way to a foreign country to learn its language by living completely immersed in its society and culture? Senior Hana Mangat is participating in the National Security Language...

TBH, honesty apps are just asking for trouble

By Julia Lescht, Online Opinions Editor

January 10, 2018

There’s a well known saying: If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all. To accommodate the digital age, this should be changed to, “If you can’t say it to someone’s face, then don’t say it at all.” Anonymous sites and apps are dangerous for individuals...

Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes its way to college campuses

2017 CHS alumnus and current UMD freshman Dan Alpert speaks out against BDS.

By Julia Lescht and Max Kandel

January 2, 2018

Throughout the last few years the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement has become prevalent among U.S. college campuses as various Student Senate groups hold votes on whether to enact or promote BDS at their universities. Most of the time, these resolutions are non-binding, as in the college ...

CHS should not prioritize senior parking spots

Junior Camie Kia's car parked on Gainsborough Road. She now parks there during the school day since she received a permit.

By Julia Lescht, Online Opinions Editor

October 4, 2017

Every teenager knows, or at least envies, that, victorious tangible symbol of entering adulthood—a driver’s license. Nothing seems better than to finally drive to and from school by your own will. However, for those juniors whose birthdays are early enough to get their licenses before the school...

Assembly warns seniors ‘Better to be Safe than Sorry’

Assembly warns seniors 'Better to be Safe than Sorry'

By Jamie Lescht, Senior Writer

April 30, 2014

With the notorious prom and beach week creeping up on students, CHS is working to raise drug and alcohol awareness through a new campaign that teaches seniors that it is “Better to be Safe than Sorry.” Local psychiatrist Susan Rich started The Better Safe Than Sorry (BSTS) campaign in order to...

The play’s the thing for elementary school students visiting CHS

By Jamie Lescht, Arts Editor

January 30, 2013

Students from Rock Creek Forest Elementary School and Crest Haven Elementary School came to CHS Jan. 30 to see CHS students perform Peggy and the Pint Size Pirates. According to drama teacher Lynda Scionti, the elementary school students were doing a unit on plays but did not have enough money to...

Imagine Dragons stumbles but shows promise

By Jamie Lescht, Arts Editor

November 7, 2012

 The upcoming band Imagine Dragons released their debut album Night Visions Sept. 4, providing an alternative indie sound that contrasts with present mainstream music. The album starts with "Radioactive," a song with an interesting  and unique sound. "Radioactive" begins with a chorus of guitars strumm...

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