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“Two Sentence Horror Stories” spooks watchers

By Charley Hutton, Advertisement and Subscription Manager

February 4, 2020

What is the best horror story you can come up with in two sentences? This prompt sparked a Reddit thread in 2013, accumulating over 15,000 comments. Inspired by the thread, Vera Miao created the new-to-Netflix series, “Two-Sentence Horror Stories.” Similar to the popular Netflix show “Black...

Student Art Spotlight: Markus Silvertree

WCHS senior Markus Silvertree paints in his 4th period class, AP Art Studio, for his sustained investigation. On this large sheet, a compilation of ideas for new and potential pieces are mixed into one consolidated and designed brainstorming board.

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

February 4, 2020

It is commonly said that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, but what they don’t say is that as the apple falls down, it gets closer to the tree’s roots. In the case of senior Markus Silvertree, his roots are planted into the grounds of art and creativity, similar to his parents. “Honestly,...

Bethesda arts festival displays work of numerous artists

A view of the entrance to the Bethesda Arts Festival.

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

June 5, 2019

Imagine a festival that celebrates the arts and accomplishments of various artists. Such a festival exists, and were held on May 11th and 12th called the Bethesda Arts Festival. It was hosted along the streets of Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. The festival consisted of many different booths featuring variou...

Student Arts Spotlight: Julia Maa

Senior Julia Maa has been invested in the arts of illustration and animation for many years now, and she uses her skills to create unique pieces that express her thoughts and emotions.

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

March 6, 2019

Learning and mastering even a single medium of art is already impressive on its own, but finding a balance between multiple forms might as well be an otherworldly ability. Yet this is just the everyday reality for illustrator, senior and animator Julia Maa. Maa has had a great interest in illustration...

Trump Budget Threatens Arts Establishments

CHS Sophomore Josie Bourelly performs at a variety of area theatres which could be impacted by budget cuts.

By Nora Holland and Dani Miller, Arts and Opinions Editor

June 5, 2017

In March, President Trump released his proposed outline for the 2018 budget. Trump’s new budget includes spending cuts for many government programs such as National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Trump has proposed a 52.3 billion dollar...

Ice Cream Trend Rolls Into Rockville

An example of what one can order and personalize at Class 520 ice cream shop that just opened in Rockville.

By Vicky Gunawan, Contest Manager

October 3, 2016

Class 520, a popular dessert hangout, just opened in Rockville. The shop sells Thai ice cream rolls, a trend that is popular in New York and other major cities, and has now been brought to Maryland.   Thai rolled up ice cream is made on an extremely cold metal circle. The liquid base is ma...

Annual Art Festival Highlights Students’ Work

Senior Josie Scriven's painting of various parts of the body being stretched was awarded with the best artwork award.

By Kyle Emery, Sports Editor

May 14, 2016

The artwork of CHS students at this year's Art Festival displayed some of the most creative and inspirational pieces from students of all grade levels. The Art Festival has improved annually in attendance and presentation. The amount of students who have joined the program has increased exponentially,...

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Returns for Season Two

Ellie Kemper stars as Kimmy Schmidt in the second season of the Netflix original show.

By Isabel Dibble, Senior Writer

April 17, 2016

The highly-anticipated return for the second season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt finally arrived April 15 with our favorite quirky characters and jokes. Season two jumps right into the hot mess of problems Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) and her friends deal with on a daily basis. After spending a decent amo...

Popular North Carolina Donut Chain Coming to Rockville

Duck Donuts will open location on Rockville Pike across from Best Buy.  Students who have been to the Outer Banks are familiar with the chain.

By Becky Wolfson, Contest Manager

March 22, 2016

Duck Donuts, a well-known donut chain that began in North Carolina’s Outer Banks in 2007, is set to open on Rockville Pike in early spring. Duck Donuts gets its name from Duck, N.C. “I am excited for the new location in Rockville,” sophomore Bergan Babrowicz said. “Being able to have them...

Glenstone: Local Art Museum is Worth a Visit

Richard Serra’s Sylvester provides viewers with an interactive exhibit they can observe and walk through.

By Madison Hurr, Features Editor

March 22, 2016

Interested in modern art museums but don’t want to make the trek to D.C. or New York City? Look no further than Glen Road. Spanning 200 acres of natural landscape, contemporary art and architecture, the Glenstone museum, located a mere four miles from CHS, is the perfect destination for art aficionados...

Annual Arts Festival Draws and Displays Talent

Art Department resource teacher Brendan Roddy displays original pottery that will be raffled off during the Arts Festival  April 19-29.

By Emily Wang, Online Arts Editor

March 22, 2016

The opportunity to see stunning photographs, paintings, sculptures, one-act plays, orchestra performances and fashion shows will be available to the CHS community at the annual CHS Arts Festival, held in the auditorium and room 126 April 19-29. The Arts Festival is a week where students and staff...

Student Art Spotlight:

Junior Libby Spriggs has helped design costumes for CHS performances since freshman year. She plans to continue fashion in the future.

By Sarah O’Brien, Production Editor

March 22, 2016

Although often overlooked, fashion has a major influence on show business, and junior Libby Spriggs dedicates her time to ensure that all the actors and actresses of CHS look their part. Spriggs has been finding, altering and creating costumes for the CHS plays and musicals since her freshman year....

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