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Poor weather rains on CHS Girls Varsity Soccer’s parade

Poor weather rains on CHS Girls Varsity Soccer’s parade

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Fall, Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

The girls varsity soccer team was cruising through the season, until a few storms sent them hydroplaning into uncertainty. Recent and frequent storms have hindered the team’s smooth start of as many team activities have been cancelled, including a rivalry game against Wootton, which has been re...

Sports fanatics snap highlights with Rapid Replay

Sports fanatics snap highlights with Rapid Replay

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The CHS athletic department has started to use a new app that allows the crowd at sport events to share videos and highlights in a platform that gives access to parents, athletes and other students.   The app is called Rapid Replay, and was created by five former Division 1 athletes who w...

CHS senior starts personalized shoe business

CHS senior starts personalized shoe business

By Emily Raab, Production Editor

February 24, 2015


Filed under Arts

With final college decisions right around the corner, seniors have begun preparing for the next stage in their life. Beneath the pile of paperwork, everyone can finally get excited for the school they will be spending the next four years at, which for many students, means adding spiritwear to their closet....

Powdered alcohol: an easier way to sneak a drink?

Powdered alcohol: an easier way to sneak a drink?

By Emily Raab, Production Editor

May 29, 2014


Filed under Features

Alcohol in a powdered form may seems like a dream come true for a rebellious minor: it’s such a simple way to sneak a drink into a school dance or a party, right? Well, not exactly. Mark Phillips originally created powdered alcohol, or “Palcohol,” as a lighter and more compact alternative to...

Top five technical difficulties of modern history

By Matt Raab and Ben Schick

March 1, 2013


Filed under Features

The 49ers, the Ravens and fans all over the country were in despair  during this year’s Superbowl as they watched their favorite players try to stay loose while they awaited the return of the lights. The short-lived turmoil and vast media coverage of the lighting mishap at Super Bowl XLVII got Matt ...

Future UMD students react to Big 10 switch

By Lara Fu and Matt Raab

December 20, 2012


Filed under Sports

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all, the old proverb goes. For Terps fans come 2014, a bizarrely warped version of this wisdom will have to apply as the University of Maryland parts ways with traditional rivals Duke University, North Carolina State and Florida State of t...

Athlete of the Month

Athlete of the Month

By Matt Raab and Zoe Forster

December 3, 2012


Filed under Sports

Most talk of athletes generally begins with discussion of statistics. But for senior football captain Dominique Williams, the problem is where to start. Williams is a star on both the football and basketball teams, and his contributions to each of these sports is difficult to measure. Dominique w...

Hockey

Hockey

By Katie Gauch, Production Editor

November 30, 2012


Filed under Sports

The club hockey team came out on top with a dominating win against Walter Johnson Nov. 16 to start the season, extending last year’s undefeated regular season streak. "We won 10-1 and obviously played pretty well, but we didn’t play a very good team," senior captain Zach Satin said. After a 10-...

Football steams through Springbrook at Homecoming

Football steams through Springbrook at Homecoming

By Ben Schick and Matt Raab, Online Sports Editor, Sports Editor

November 8, 2012


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The football team has continued its run of dominance in the 4A South division, holding a 4-0 record among division teams and a 6-2 record overall with two games remaining in the regular season. "The guys are confident," head coach Joe Allen said. "They are starting to learn how to win and come in to e...

Girls soccer struggles as playoffs approach

Girls soccer struggles as playoffs approach

By Matt Raab, Sports Editor

November 8, 2012


Filed under Sports

After an exceptional 5-1-1 start, the girls soccer team stumbled through a four-game losing streak. The streak was snapped by a 3-0 win in the team’s last regular season game against Einstein Oct. 22, but the damage was done, sending the team to a 6-5-1 regular season record. Offensive struggles have defined th...

Tennis finished undefeated

By Matt Raab, Sports Editor

November 7, 2012


Filed under Sports

The girls tennis team continued its momentum from a dominant start to the season, finishing the year an undefeated 12-0 with counties around the corner. "I’m really proud of us," senior Joan Albrecht said. "It’s been a great season." The team has improved from last year’s single-loss season, with it...

Looking to “Ignite your Natitude?” Check out our bandwagon cheat sheet

By Matt Raab, Sports Editor

October 11, 2012


Filed under Sports

Your Washington Nationals are 32 games over .500, with a record of 91--58 at press time. They’ve easily surpassed their home run totals from last year and their pitchers have allowed the fewest runs in all of Major League Baseball. The team has a 5.5 game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the Nation...

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