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Student Art Spotlight: Mason Catalon

Student Art Spotlight: Mason Catalon

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Arts

From the random paint colors staining her wardrobe to the doodle-filled sketchbook that is glued to her hand, it is no secret that senior Mason Catalon is a passionate artist. For her, art is an integral part of her life and her need to draw is equivalent to her need to breathe. “I’ve always b...

Student Art Spotlight: Sebin Jeon

Student Art Spotlight: Sebin Jeon

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Top Stories

Art is not just a black-and-white subject, as it is usually thought of as vibrant and complex. However, for junior Sebin Jeon, her style of expressing her creativity is through the use of monochromatic, or single colored, pencil drawings. Jeon recently received a Gold Key and honorable mention for...

Student Art Spotlight: Karis Lee

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts

Being extremely talented in both arts and athletics while also maintaining good grades in school is an amazing feat, requiring life balancing skills that could land one a job at the Cirque du Soleil. Most students only dream of attaining this level of well-roundedness, but for junior Karis Lee, this...

Student Art Spotlight: Dylan Fan

Student Art Spotlight: Dylan Fan

By Sophie Liss, Sports Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Arts

Some students find exhilaration in playing a championship sports game. Others enjoy writing stories or poems to express their thoughts and feelings. For junior Dylan Fan, photography is his way of expressing himself and finding entertainment at the same time. Aside from photographing for his own enjoyment,...

Student Art Spotlight: Bridgette Warner

Student Art Spotlight: Bridgette Warner

By Dani Miller, Opinions Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Arts

Homecoming season is often regarded as the best time of the year, due to the dance, the exhilarating lunch games and perhaps most importantly to some students at CHS, the astonishing floats and murals that each grade displays every year. For senior Bridgette Warner, one of the artists behind the winning...

Student Art Spotlight: Mali Hajaghaei

Student Art Spotlight: Mali Hajaghaei

By Maya Rosenberg, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts

There are 65 murals in D.C., each unique in their own style, subject and artist. No one understands this better than junior Mali Hajaghaei, who painted her own mural downtown this summer. Hajaghaei, along with others, painted the mural in Anacostia, a historic neighborhood located in Southeast D.C....

Student Art Spotlight: Alex Zarynow

Student Art Spotlight: Alex Zarynow

By Sarah O'Brien and Balbina Yang

May 28, 2016


Filed under Arts

For some people, it’s all about the music, the dance moves or the food. However, for senior Alex Zarynow, it’s all about the pictures. Although he is in Photography 1, Zarynow is self-taught and began taking photos during his junior year at CHS. Ever since, he has won awards, such as in the Congressional...

Student Art Spotlight: Anthony Ratinov

Student Art Spotlight: Anthony Ratinov

By Emiliana Cardinale, Production Manager

April 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music

Senior Anthony Ratinov began playing piano at the age of 4, and his grandmother has been his teacher ever since. He started playing because his grandmother noticed he was singing along to the piano and decided to give him lessons. "My biggest inspiration, not only in music, has probably been my grandma," Ratinov s...

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By Sarah O’Brien, Production Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Arts

Although often overlooked, fashion has a major influence on show business, and junior Libby Spriggs dedicates her time to ensure that all the actors and actresses of CHS look their part. Spriggs has been finding, altering and creating costumes for the CHS plays and musicals since her freshman year....

Student Art Spotlight:Ethan Miller

Student Art Spotlight:Ethan Miller

By Maya Rosenberg, Social Media & PR Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Arts

It’s not every day that a professional actor is nominated for the prestigious Helen Hayes Award, and it certainly is not every day that a high school sophomore is recognized for this award. Sophomore Ethan Miller has had his talent validated with his nomination for the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding...

Student art spotlight: Kennedy Gray

Student art spotlight: Kennedy Gray

By Michael Fox, Editor-in-Chief

December 22, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music

All of the participants in the highly competitive Churchill’s Got Talent (CHSGT) show were impressive, with acts ranging from band performances to dancing to beatboxing. However, senior Kennedy Gray had just enough talent to sing her way into the winner’s circle. Gray sang a nearly perfect version...

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