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A Letter to the Editor

A Letter to the Editor

By Will Chai, Guest Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Observations, Online Exclusives

About the Author: Will Chai is a CHS senior interning at Georgetown Medical Center’s Women’s Interagency HIV Study since 2016. He researches HIV transmission by constructing phylogenetic networks that identify HIV transmission clusters and could predict future outbreaks. Preface: Since the early...

Teacher of the Month: Christopher Forney

By Max Kandel, Observations Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Observations

Even though AP Psychology and AP World History are both difficult classes, Christopher Forney engages his students in a supportive way while also trying to emulate his favorite childhood teacher. A member of the social studies department at CHS, November’s Teacher of the Month, Mr. Forney, exceeds...

“SKODAWGS”: student-made bracelets sell out fast

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Observations

Whether cheering for a sport or just showing school spirit for CHS, “let’s go dawgs” has consistently maintained its popularity. But a new version, “Sko Dawgs,” has nearly replaced the older version of the saying, and has changed the spirit and cheering game for the Bulldogs. In the student-run...

Teacher of the Month: Jodi Boppana

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Observations

Different catch phrases, such as “break a leg” or“don’t let the bedbugs bite” are used around the world, but from the beginning of the year until the end, only Mrs. Boppana’s students will know the true meaning behind, “the light at the end of the tunnel.” A member of the science department...

MyMCPS confusion solved by new app

MyMCPS confusion solved by new app

By Bradley Furgerson, Public Relations Manager

December 13, 2017


Filed under Observations

MCPS rolled out myMCPS portal and myMCPS Classroom as a replacement of Edline for the 2017-2018 school year. These services will enable students to check grades and keep up to date with school work, among other functions. The implementation of myMCPS poses a burden for students, who were previously...

Senior brand ambassador helps Guatemalan village

Senior brand ambassador helps Guatemalan village

By Max Kandel, Observations Editor

December 6, 2017


Filed under Observations

Senior Mary Sailer has found a way to affect people in a completely different part of the world. Through a summer program, HERlead, a fellowship that encourages the empowerment of young female leaders, Sailer got involved with Wakami. Wakami is a jewelry company that works with rural villages in...

Student Panels Improve Tolerance and Communication

Student Panels Improve Tolerance and Communication

By Eliza Asbury, Features Editor

June 6, 2017


Filed under News, Observations, Top Stories

A student panel was created at CHS April 3 in order to gain student input on topics such as  inclusiveness and bias.   The goal of the student panel is to bridge the gap between students, teachers and administration. CHS is currently taking steps to creating a more welcoming and cohesive le...

Senior Holds Concert

Senior Holds Concert

By Eliza Asbury, Business Manager

February 22, 2017


Filed under Observations

CHS senior Ethan Shrier and Marshall High School, in Virginia, senior Allison Park held a benefit concert on Jan. 29 to raise money to help continue music programs in public schools. The CHS musician played several pieces of music, including “Fantasy No. 1” by Georg Telemann, and “Meditation”...

Poms Team Holds Camp

Poms Team Holds Camp

By Vicky Gunawan, Contest Manager

February 22, 2017


Filed under Observations

The CHS Poms team held a mini camp Feb. 15-16 to give first to eighth graders an opportunity to learn how to dance. The camp is something the poms team has hosted in the past. After a two years hiatus, the team decided to start it up again this year. The team choreographed a dance number and split the...

Senior Wins Design Award

Senior Wins Design Award

By Eli Gordon, Production Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Observations

CHS senior Garrett Goltz won the Wheaton Arts Parade poster competition for his digital art poster Dec. 21. The goal of the project was to make a poster symbolizing art in the Wheaton area. His design will be shown on parade posters, programs, banners and other marketing materials. In addition to his...

Orchestra’s Tango Night

Orchestra’s Tango Night

By Eugenia Cardinale, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2017


Filed under Observations

The CHS Symphonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble Symphony held their annual winter concert Dec. 15. The theme of the concert was "Tango Nights." Songs performed included "Oblivion" by Asto Piazzolla, "It Takes One to Tango" by Brian Balmages and "El Tango Roxanne" by Sting. "My...

Spanish Teacher Retired

Spanish Teacher Retired

By Rebekah Sklute, Online News & Observations Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Observations

After many years of being a devoted, enthusiastic and compassionate Spanish teacher of several levels, World Language Department Chair, Sharon Kleiman retired over the summer and did not return for the 2016-2017 school year. Kleiman made each lesson exciting and interactive. She filled each class...

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