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Seasonal drinks taste like autumn

Seasonal drinks taste like autumn

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

October 22, 2019

With the wind blowing, leaves falling and the temperature dropping, we are beginning to truly get into the fall. This exciting time of year means two things: flu season and pumpkin spice. Are people getting sick of the same thing every year?  The pumpkin spice trend began in 2003 when Starbucks released th...

Starbucks Program Donates Food

Starbucks Program Donates Food

By Becky Wolfson, Online Arts Editor

May 26, 2016

One in seven Americans struggle with hunger, and in the U.S. alone, 70 billion pounds of food are wasted annually. Starbucks recently announced they would begin adding perishable food to their pastry donation program, which the company began in 2010. Starbucks estimates that five million meals will be dona...

CHS community needs a coffee shop alternative

CHS community needs a coffee shop alternative

By Ilana Berger, Staff Writer

February 27, 2014

The CHS second semester senior is a fascinating specimen. Indigenous to Potomac, Maryland, the animal spends the majority of its day sleeping, and upon waking can most often be observed at the local watering hole: Starbucks. Here it can socialize and scavenge for coffee, a vital component of its die...

It’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Season at Starbucks

It’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Season at Starbucks

By Madison Hurr, Production Editor

October 7, 2013

This fall marks the tenth anniversary of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. CHS students are excited about its return to stores this season. A Pumpkin Spice Latte is made of espresso, pumpkin flavored syrup, and steamed milk. They’re then topped with sweetened whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices:...

Hot chocolate, peppermint mocha, and a cocktail?

Hot chocolate, peppermint mocha, and a cocktail?

By Julia Reagan, Staff Writer

February 22, 2012

Over the next few years, Starbucks, a warm and cozy coffeehouse, may be changing its image to a trendy bar. Starbucks released plans in late January to introduce alcoholic drinks in 25 of its locations by the end of the year. “The drinks will be added to several stores in the Chicago area, Atlanta...

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...

Starbucks puts fresh face on coffee with new logo

By Skylar Whitman, Features Porduction Editor

April 15, 2011

Starbucks displayed its new logo March 8 in celebration of its 40th anniversary. The green ring surrounding the Starbucks mermaid is now gone, leaving only the symbolic mermaid creature. According to a video that Starbucks chairman and CEO Howard Schultz recorded for the coffee house’s website,...

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