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Pinterest site lets students organize online interests

Pinterest site lets students organize online interests

By By Lizz Chen, Circulation Manager

February 24, 2012


Filed under Features

The wealth of information that the Internet provides often goes unappreciated without the means to properly organize it all. Luckily, the website Pinterest.com provides a fun and new way to organize members’ favorite things online. Pinterest allows its members to pin pictures and create pin boards...

Reddit builds a following in CHS community

Reddit builds a following in CHS community

By By Justine Stayman, Circulation Manager and Jessica Hirsch, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 22, 2011


Filed under Features

When it comes to using the power of the Internet, a website called Reddit is rapidly gaining popularity at CHS. Founded by Steve Huffman and Alex Ohanian in 2005, Reddit is a website that allows users to submit original content, content found elsewhere on the Internet or simple text for review by...

Website offers free tutoring

By By Matthew Reback Staff Writer

October 27, 2011


Filed under Features

  To cope with increasingly demanding schedules and classes, many students resort to expensive tutors or spend extra time after school meeting with teachers for help. However, one resource that many students may not take advantage of is Khan Academy.   Khan Academy is an online database ...

Website offers free tutoring

By Matthew Reback Staff Writer

October 26, 2011


Filed under Features

hedules and classes, many students resort to expensive tutors or spend extra time after school meeting with teachers for help. However, one resource that many students may not take advantage of is Khan Academy.   Khan Academy is an online database of over 2,600 free educational videos covering everything...

Pottermore keeps the popular series’ magic alive

By Sonia Shekar, Staff Writer

September 26, 2011


Filed under Arts

Harry Potter fans across the world dreaded the release of the eighth and final Potter film this summer, especially upon seeing the movie poster displaying the words "It All Ends." Fortunately for them, it’s not over yet. J.K. Rowling, the author of the series, is working on her latest project, a website c...

Viewers fall in love with inspirational, feel-good website

By By Natalia Derechin Features Production Editor

December 22, 2010


Filed under Features

Done with your homework at a surprisingly early hour on a week day? Look no further, weheartit.com has come to the rescue. Weheartit.com is a website that encourages its viewers to post and “heart” (view) motivating pictures and quotes, in order to inspire people all over the world. The website requires...

Website offers online deals to consumers, local stores

By By Sushen Thiyagarajan Breaking Stories Online Editor

October 4, 2010


Filed under Features

Local businesses may be considered more expensive than big chains, but, Groupon.com, a new, fast-growing website, might change those notions. Owned by The Point Inc., a company that helps raise money for campaigns and fundraisers, Groupon aims to help consumers enjoy many different activities in the...

CHS adopts new MCPS-mandated website platform

By By Justin Rheingold, News Editor

September 30, 2010


Filed under Uncategorized

  Near the end of the last school year, the CHS web team adopted a new platform for its website, the third different design in less than a year. Unlike the old website, which was designed by CHS alumnus Alex Leventer, the new one is nearly identical to those of the majority of MCPS schools. "M...

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