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“That Awkward Moment” provides male perspective on a rom com genre

“That Awkward Moment” provides male perspective on a rom com genre

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

February 6, 2014


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Killer cast, funny one-liners and a heartthrob protagonist all create a recipe for success: That Awkward Moment, a new romantic comedy that CHS students have been raving about.   The movie follows three best friends Jason (Zac Efron, High School Musical,) Daniel (Miles Teller, The Spectacul...

Childish Gambino releases “Because the Internet”

Childish Gambino releases “Because the Internet”

By Arjun Swaminathan, Productions Editor

January 9, 2014


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The latest offering from rapper Childish Gambino is a brilliant display of lyrical skill and musical talent, mesmerizing the listener.   Gambino, also known under his real name as actor Donald Glover, released Because the Internet internationally Dec. 6, more than two years after his debut ...

Hoodie Allen’s “Party with Your Friends” tour comes to Silver Spring

Hoodie Allen’s “Party with Your Friends” tour comes to Silver Spring

By Madison Hurr, Production Editor

November 26, 2013


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Two thousand teenagers crowded into the Fillmore in Silver Spring on Friday Nov. 22. Girls and guys alike dressed as though it was summer, braving the wintry weather to see hip-hip artist and rapper Hoodie Allen on his "Party with Your Friends" tour.   Hoodie put on a great show and appealed...

CHS Students prepare for No Shave November

CHS Students prepare for No Shave November

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

November 8, 2013


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Men everywhere can put down their razors and rejoice because, for one month, it is socially acceptable to flaunt facial hair.   No Shave November is a nationally recognized event that celebrates masculinity. Its popularity has also expanded into the creation of Movember, a month-long event...

J.K. Rowling announces prequel to Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling announces prequel to Harry Potter

By Jeanine Liu, Contest Manager

September 25, 2013


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The magic lives on in the world of Harry Potter. Two years after the release of the last Potter film, Warner Bros. announced that J.K. Rowling, author of the famous Potter series, will be writing the screenplay for a new series of films based on the fictional textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Fi...

Handball comes to CHS

Handball comes to CHS

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

September 20, 2013


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Originated in the late nineteenth century in Denmark, team handball is a sport in which two teams with seven players each pass a ball in order to score a goal. Although it was created more than 200 years ago, handball is a new and upcoming sport at CHS. “The county has created team sports called...

First annual UMTTR basketball tournament

By Ben Fox, Sports Editor

September 13, 2013


Filed under News, Uncategorized

On Sunday Sept 15, the Bullis school will be hosting the first annual UMTTR (pronounced “you matter”) 3 vs 3 Basketball Tournament & Fun Day in Memory of Evan Rosenstock. The proceeds for the tournament will be donated to the Mayo Clinic for Teenage Depression and Suicide Research and the Positive...

CHS Students Remember 9/11

CHS Students Remember 9/11

By Julia Reagan, Arts Editor

September 11, 2013


Filed under News, Top Stories

Today marks the twelfth anniversary of one of the most tragic events our country has experienced.  On this day, 12 years ago, four jet planes were hijacked by terrorists who attacked the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, killing 2,977 people. We continue to mourn those who died and remember...

Teens waiting longer to obtain drivers licenses

By Allison Srour, Staff Writer

March 2, 2010


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For years teenagers have been getting their driver’s licenses as soon as they are of legal age. Recent studies have shown that many teens are waiting longer before beginning to drive, and instead rely on parents and friends to shuttle them around.     Whether it is due to busy schedules or technology...

Local elementary school in danger of closing

By Anu Jain, News Production Editor

November 24, 2009


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Dickerson Monocacy ES, which has been open since 1961, faces a future closing, forcing kindergartners and the rest of its students to attend Poolesville ES. The date of the closure has not yet been assigned due to standard procedures the county must follow. According to Dana Tofig, Montgomery County's...

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