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Fast fashion is hurting the earth at an alarmingly rapid rate

Photo by Miranda Chung.

By Miranda Chung, Copy Editor

March 3, 2020

With the earth’s average temperature rising annually, young people all over the world are leading the fight against climate change and global warming. From using metal straws to building composts to going vegan, many are changing their habits in the attempt of living a more sustainable and environm...

Late artists deserve peace and respect

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

February 3, 2020

From Lil Peep to XXXTentacion to Mac Miller, there have been numerous hip hop artists who have passed away within the last few years, devastating fans. The most recent rapper to pass is Jared Anthony Higgens, better known as Juice Wrld. On Dec. 8, 2019, Higgens suffered a seizure at Chicago’s Midwa...

Oscars receive backlash from #MeToo supporters

The 2019 Oscars took place Feb. 24 and had no host for the first time in 30 years. They were held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

By Kathy Hu, Advertising and subscriptions manager

April 11, 2019

The #MeToo movement came into light in 2017 and has taken the world by storm ever since. With the 2018 Oscars, which included many accused men being nominated for awards, the #MeToo hashtag blew up on Twitter, and women from all parts of the country came together to speak out against the men of Hollywoo...

Politicians should be held accountable for previous actions

Politicians make the decisions that affect our day to day lives and help to create the laws that run our country.

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor

April 4, 2019

A picture is worth a thousand words. The picture in Va. Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook is worth one: unforgivable. The governor recently stumbled into the spotlight after his yearbook page from Eastern Virginia Medical school resurfaced, causing an uproar of anger. The picture dep...

Pre-College Costs Hinder Students

Pre-College Costs Hinder Students

By Observer Opinion

March 29, 2017

College is an expensive investment into a student’s future. At CHS, most of students’ daily lives and choices revolve around earning amazing grades and outstanding test scores so they receive admittance to their dream school. But as college tuitions continue to rise, the cost of the college application...

Cell phone policy is great in moderation

By Greer Smith, Opinions Editor

November 26, 2013

It is a glorious time to be a student at CHS. The constricting bonds regarding electronic use during school hours have been loosened. According to the CHS website, a new policy allows students to use electronic devices between class periods and during class with teacher permission. Thanks to this new...

Kyle in Context

Kyle in Context

By Kyle Edwards, Online Humor Columnist

November 17, 2011

Coffee shops are everywhere. Within that espresso, latte or cappuccino is modern society’s solution for late nights; they are a break from the chaos of our jobs and a forum for small talk. As a loather of small talk and a fan of coffee, I went to a Starbucks for a few hours one afternoon to take...

Music blogs make ‘Rolling Stone’ seem stone age’d

By Andrea Mirviss, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2010

There have been too many articles written about the future of music.  Some writers say music died with the introduction of the Internet.  Others say music is just beginning to blossom as music-technology expands.  The truth is, no one really knows.  Amidst all of this confusion, one thing is certain:...

Senior year should be eliminated entirely

By Maya Montayne Opinions Editor

March 22, 2010

Is there anything better than being a second semester senior? The answer to that question was once a resounding “no,” but a new contender has recently appeared−skipping senior year altogether. In the state of Utah, legislators recently proposed a law that gives students the option of attending...

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