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Students create new art class for 2019-2020 school year

Students create new art class for 2019-2020 school year

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Arts

Juniors Nura Dhar and Leah Stein are working with CHS art teacher Paul Dermont to create a new arts course at CHS next year. After taking AP Art History last year, Dhar and Stein felt that they did not have enough time to fully discuss the artifacts and paintings they discovered. They wanted a more ...

CHS: stop complaining

CHS: stop complaining

By Stacey Stein

May 31, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

If there’s one thing CHS students have in common, it’s that we all love to complain. Whether it’s that annoying teacher who assigned an essay due the next day, or the stupid new testing policy that makes all of your science and Spanish tests on the same day, most are quick to point out the flaws...

Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

By Stacey Stein, Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2012


Filed under Sports

After going 22-5 last year, girls basketball will look to fill the shoes of offensive leader Sarafina Arthur-Williams and defenders Jill Beauregard and Kim Deausan. According to head coach Katelyn McMahon, the team will depend on seniors Erica Lindsay and Alaine Thronson offensively while senior Sh...

Taylor Swift delivers another hit album in ‘Red’

Taylor Swift delivers another hit album in ‘Red’

By Stacey Stein, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2012


Filed under Arts, Music

 From the opening lines of the title track of "Red," Taylor Swift’s newest album, it is clear that Swift is experimenting with sounds other than the country beat that made her so famous. However, while some of her new tracks are a clear break from her old style, she stays true to her country roots. ...

Athlete of the Month: Rebecca Ewel

Athlete of the Month: Rebecca Ewel

By Stacy Stein and Matt Raab

October 3, 2012


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Dripping with mud, senior captain Rebecca Ewel emerges from the pitch. Any trace of the original color of her uniform is gone. Skinned knees. Nosebleed after being kicked in the face. And in 24 hours she’ll do it all again. The birth of this soccer keeper’s career began in the third grade, when ...

Student-run Daily Roast gets teachers going

Student-run Daily Roast gets teachers going

By Stacey Stein, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2012


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The Daily Roast, a student-run shop, opened Sept. 4 to sell coffee to teachers and give students an opportunity to learn about business. Teacher Lynde Thai is helping the students start the shop. "CHS is a very academic school and offers a lot in college preparation and academics, but I saw a need...

Northwest ends coed volleyball’s playoff run

Northwest ends coed volleyball’s playoff run

By Stacy Stein, Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2012


Filed under Sports

Coed volleyball’s season came to an end May 8 with a 3-1 loss to Northwest. "We couldn’t really pull everything together," junior Adrianna Lee said. "Our defense was also lacking and our offense suffered because of that too." In the second round of playoffs, after winning two sets against Pool...

Players choose between Academy and school teams

Players choose between Academy and school teams

By Julie Kracov and Stacy Stein

April 30, 2012


Filed under Sports

The Academy, a boys soccer league with the goal of developing U.S. national team players, has changed its schedule to 10  months as opposed to a six to eight month schedule. This change prohibits players who play for the Academy, which is affiliated with D.C. United, from playing for their high school...

Friends,family make wishes come true for Bhatnagar

Friends,family make wishes come true for Bhatnagar

By Stacey Stein, Online Breaking News

March 27, 2012


Filed under Uncategorized

 Students are rallying to support senior Nachu Bhatnagar, who recently relapsed after being diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma.  Nachu traveled to New York, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, to spend time at the New York Stock Exchange. After spending time on the floor of the stock exchange and ma...

Department may no longer offer on-level U.S. history

Department may no longer offer on-level U.S. history

By By Stacey Stein, Online Breaking News

February 21, 2012


Filed under Uncategorized

The social studies department is making plans to stop offering on-level U.S. History, leaving freshmen to choose between taking honors or AP. According to Principal Joan Benz, this change is being made in order to ensure all students are getting equal education, to challenge students, and to ensure...

Different teachers + same class = unfair advantage

By By Stacey Stein, Online Breaking News

December 20, 2011


Filed under Opinions

 Every year when students receive their schedule cards, the first thing they do is eagerly scan the teachers they received. News of the "easy" teachers is greeted with shrieks of delight, while others groan at the disappointment of a "hard" teacher.  Unfortunately, as unfair as it may be, teachers...

Blast takes the stage

Blast takes the stage

By Stacey Stein, By Online Breaking News Editor

December 9, 2011


Filed under Uncategorized

The 23rd Blast musical review debuted this weekend with the theme Believe and featured a range of artists from Lady Gaga to Smash Mouth. Although Blast is usually in April, this year it occurred in December. However, the Dec. 3 show had a minor setback when a fire alarm went off during the song ...

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