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Students to access WiFi next year

Students to access WiFi next year

By Julia Heimlich, Circulation Manager

February 28, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Students across Montgomery County will finally have free access to a wireless connection on any personal device in schools beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, thanks to an MCPS Board of Education vote this past September. This type of technology will offer a wider digital curriculum and enhance teach...

Gym-Pact app motivates users to hit the gym

Gym-Pact app motivates users to hit the gym

By Allie Curwin, Staff Writer

May 1, 2012


Filed under Features

If the up-and-coming bathing suit season isn’t enough motivation to hit the gym, the new Gym-Pact app may be able to help. Using money as an incentive for working out, Gym-Pact offers a creative and effective way to help users get in shape.   Users commit to working out a set number of days per week, agreeing...

iBooks take weight off students’ shoulders, literally

iBooks take weight off students’ shoulders, literally

By By Nicole Weltmann, Staff Writer

February 24, 2012


Filed under Features

Four binders, four journals and two textbooks are what sophomore Erik Roberts carries each day in his backpack, each adding up to a large amount of weight being carried each day back and forth from class to class. According to a July 2009 New York Times article, the average weight of a middle-school...

CHS gets new computers

By Online Opinions Editor, Emilie Plesset

September 8, 2011


Filed under Features, Top Stories

With every new school year come changes and this year CHS students discovered new flat screen computer monitors in place of the old CRT monitors and an upgrade to the computer program Windows 7. According to Media Services Technician Scott Selman, MCPS schools receives new technology every four yea...

Wi-Fi, new computers welcomed at CHS

By Lauren Price Sonia Shekar Staff Writers

March 22, 2011


Filed under Uncategorized

Looking at the ceiling recently, students may have noticed new little white boxes with green lights on the ceilings. They’re not smoke alarms, but rather one of 50 Cisco Wi-Fi Hotspots that were recently installed as a part of “Tech-Mod,” a renewal of CHS’s technology in order to meet educational...

Food trucks serve up cheap, delicious treats

By By Jane Zankman, Staff Writer

March 21, 2011


Filed under Arts

Listening for the faint jingle of the ice-cream truck has become a thing of the past. Restaurants on wheels, otherwise known as food trucks, offer tasty and exotic food at a low cost. Hungry people can receive text messages from Twitter and Facebook directing them to where they can enjoy deep-dish pizzas,...

The ‘Look at Me’ Generation

By By Andrea Mirviss, Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2010


Filed under Features, Top Stories

A typical teenager girl turns on her computer, signs on to Facebook and updates her status with what she did that day and what she will do for the rest of the day. She may spend the next hour or two flipping through her friends’ Facebook pages, and she will probably check the top of the screen constantly...

The ‘Look at Me’ generation

By Andrea Mirviss, Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2010


Filed under Uncategorized

A typical teenager girl turns on her computer, signs on to Facebook and updates her status with what she did that day and what she will do for the rest of the day. She may spend the next hour or two flipping through her friends’ Facebook pages, and she will probably check the top of the screen constantly...

3D technology could have unwanted side effects

By Dina Khatib Online Observations Editor

March 22, 2010


Filed under Opinions

Ever since 3D technology was first developed in the movie industry, filmgoers have flocked to select theaters, museums and entertainment venues showing movies and digital shorts using this revolutionary technology. With the increasing popularity of 3D movies in the past devade, this craze will only...

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