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Seniors Josie Scriven, Jessica Dibble, Carly Rosenfeld and Sophia Kim paint sea creatures.

Student Art Projects to be Displayed around the County

By Arielle Gordon, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2016

Youth Art for Healing Members of the CHS Art National Honor Society created eight “Under the Sea” themed paintings for the pediatric triage and hospital rooms at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver...

Student dress rehearsal for You Can’t Take It With You. Tickets can be purchased online at

CHS Performing Arts Puts on Quality Shows

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor February 25, 2016

‘You Can’t Take It With You’ The winter play You Can’t Take it With You was performed Feb. 19 and 20 and will continue this weekend, Feb 26. and 27. Despite facing many challenges including...

Alex Zarynow works on his Consenses art piece before sending it to the next artist.

Community art updates

By Arielle Gordon and Emily Wang December 23, 2015

Consenses Art History and Ceramics teacher Paul Dermont’s Consenses project is well underway and right on schedule for completion in February or early March, in time for the spring arts festival. Consenses...

Must-see upcoming theater productions take the stage

Must-see upcoming theater productions take the stage

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor December 23, 2015

The winter play You Can’t Take it With You will be performed Feb 19, 20, 26 and 27. You Can’t Take it With You is a comedy about two families whose son and daughter get engaged and all of the crazy...

The Botanic Garden contains miniatures of famous D.C. landscapes created entirely from plant material. Above is a miniature of the Lincoln Memorial and below is a reproduction of the Washington Monument.

Local Museums’ Holiday Exhibits Worth a Visit

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor November 30, 2015

The holidays are a time to be spent with family, and CHS students’ close proximity to Washington, D.C. allows them to spend time with family while also enjoying some of our nation’s tourist destinations...

A group of CHS students saw every Hunger Games Premiere together.

Katniss’ Final Games

By Arielle Gordon and Emily Wang November 24, 2015

The final movie installment of the Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay: Part 2, premiered Nov. 20. Students were excited to see the conclusion of the Hunger Games and curious about how the actors and...

The 33, based on the real life struggle of Chilean miners trapped underground premiered Nov. 9.

The 33, a tale of survival

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor November 20, 2015

The 33, a movie based on the true story of the 33 Chilean miners who survived underground for 69 days, premiered Nov 13. The movie covers the unbelievable, but true story of the 33 Chilean miners who...

CHS artists to display works

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor October 29, 2015

Youth Art for Healing The National Arts Society at CHS has teamed up with Youth Art for Healing, an organization that works to place art created by students in healthcare centers to create a comforting...

AP Psych students work on their door design during class

Door Decorating Contest Raises School Spirit During Homecoming Week

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor October 9, 2015

As an addition to the homecoming week festivities this year, teachers engaged in a competition to see who could create the best decorations on their classroom door. There was a competition for best...

Senior Alexandra Conway loves her homemade chia pudding.

Take a break from your boring, morning meal

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor September 29, 2015

The scent of a good, hot breakfast might be the only thing that “egg”cites you to get out of bed every morning. For many, a typical breakfast consists of eggs, toast or cereal, but for some CHS...

Chef Joel Hassanali’s specialites include foods local to Maryland.

CRAVE will make your tastebuds go wild

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor May 26, 2015

CRAVE Bethesda: American Kitchen & Sushi Bar is the latest restaurant to be garnering attention from the CHS community. CRAVE is a full-service lunch and dinner restaurant that offers a wide variety...

Tennis starts strong

By Ariell Gordon, Contest Manager September 29, 2014

Returning from defending its girls doubles and mixed doubles state championship victories last season, the CHS girls tennis team is ready to be back on the court. The players are excited to compete...

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