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Math win could add up to bug bucks toward college tuition

Math win could add up to bug bucks toward college tuition

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

January 2, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

A full ride to college is something most people only dream of. However, several CHS students have a shot at winning full tuition to the University of Maryland (UMD).   UMD held its 39th annual high school math competition Oct. 25 (Part One) and Nov. 29 (Part Two). The Part One test is open t...

Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes its way to college campuses

Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes its way to college campuses

By Julia Lescht and Max Kandel

January 2, 2018


Filed under Local, National, News, Top Stories

Throughout the last few years the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement has become prevalent among U.S. college campuses as various Student Senate groups hold votes on whether to enact or promote BDS at their universities. Most of the time, these resolutions are non-binding, as in the college ...

New mental health club brings positive message

New mental health club brings positive message

By Bradley Furgerson and Eli Gordon

January 2, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

The CHS counseling department has developed a new stress management and mental health club called Thrive in order to help students identify healthy stress-relieving activities and maintain good mental health.   Counselor Makeyda Soriano, who is spearheading this program, previously sponsore...

CHS administration rings tardy bell on late students

CHS administration rings tardy bell on late students

By Bryan Fletcher and Vicky Gunawan, Arts and Photo Editors

November 21, 2017


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

The 7:45 bell, an indication that students should not only be in class, but also be seated, seems to uneffective as students are still wandering the hallways in the morning.   Recently, administrators addressed the fact that students have continuously been arriving later than usual to thei...

Suicide awareness walk steps towards prevention

Suicide awareness walk steps towards prevention

By Riley Hurr, Circulation Manager

November 21, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

On Oct. 28, people united together for a common cause by walking in D.C. to raise suicide awareness and change the conversation; the “Out of the Darkness Walk” was put on by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP). Many CHS students participated in hopes of this mission, as well ...

SGA establishes Turkey Trot, Fall Festival event

By Sophie Liss, Sports Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

CHS’ student government association (SGA) will host the first ever Turkey Trot walk and carnival Nov. 28 to promote school and community spirit.   The Turkey Trot event will consist of a five kilometer walk, followed by a carnival with games and other activities for CHS students and fam...

Local chef leads Puerto Rico recovery efforts

Local chef leads Puerto Rico recovery efforts

By Anna Baranko, Online Features Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

Most people know José Andrés for his popular D.C. restaurants, but lately he’s feeding a lot more than just DMV foodies. Now, he’s channeling his efforts towards the recent hurricane devastation.   Hurricane Maria, a category four hurricane, made landfall in Puerto Rico Sept. 20. The ...

Minority Scholars Program aims to close the achievement gap

Minority Scholars Program aims to close the achievement gap

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

The Minority Scholars Program (MSP) is in its first full year of implementation at CHS.   They plan to implement new activities aimed at closing the achievement gap at CHS and having a diverse group of people to interact with one another.   “We have a lot of students that come...

Residents protest plans for disabled housing

Residents protest plans for disabled housing

By Rebecca Jackson, News Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

Main Street, a new non-profit organization is currently constructing a new building in Rockville to serve a center of living for adults with disabilities. Projected to open in 2020, the apartment complex is now being contested by members of the public.   Although extremely beneficial for special ne...

Virtual college tours allow students to visit from home

Virtual college tours allow students to visit from home

By Rebecca Jackson, News Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

When our parents were teenagers, if they could not take off work, or could not afford it, they would not be able to visit a college where they planned to apply. But in our technological age, it is now possible to visit a college without even leaving your bedroom.   CampusTours.com celebrated twenty years of p...

New Chromebook program allows teachers to monitor student computer activities

New Chromebook program allows teachers to monitor student computer activities

By Ben Dross and Jenna Greenzaid

November 1, 2017


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

This year, many CHS Chromebooks are operating with a software known as GoGuardian.   GoGuardian is a new computer software that is being rolled out school-wide, giving teachers enhanced abilities to monitor students.   The new computer software allows teachers to gain increased control over how studen...

Principals travel overseas for High School in Israel experience

Principals travel overseas for High School in Israel experience

By Jake Herman and Max Kandel

November 1, 2017


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

This summer, Principal Joan Benz and Assistant Principal Doreen Brandes traveled to Israel with a group of educators from across the country, where they learned about Alexander Muss High School in Israel (HSI) and experienced some major cities and landmarks of the country.   HSI is a high school program that allows jew...

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