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State approves plan, MCPS will make up two snow days

State approves plan, MCPS will make up two snow days

By Caitlin Doherty, Senior Writer April 4, 2014

Maryland State Department of Education approved April 2 a plan to have MCPS hold school on Monday, April 21 and Friday, June 13 to make up for the 10 days of school missed due to snow days. Initially...

“That Awkward Moment” provides male perspective on a rom com genre

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager February 6, 2014

Killer cast, funny one-liners and a heartthrob protagonist all create a recipe for success: That Awkward Moment, a new romantic comedy that CHS students have been raving about.   The movie follows...

What’s Trending This Month

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager January 2, 2014

One Direction Album: The boys are back! A week after its album was accidently leaked, One Direction released Midnight Memories Nov. 25, much to the delight of 1-D fanatics. It became the fastest-selling...

Crew

Crew

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager December 4, 2013

Since its start in 2010, CHS’ only river-bound sport has consistently improved, and this year the crew team participated in the Head of the Charles, the largest regatta in the world. "At the Head of...

Field Hockey

Field Hockey

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager December 4, 2013

The field hockey team lost to Wootton 5-1 in the second round of the playoffs Oct. 28. "Woottonwas a really talented team,"junior midfielder Dani Weinberg said. "We left everything on the field and played...

Students excitedly anticipate ‘Hunger Games’ sequel

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager December 3, 2013

In an intimidating futuristic dystopian society made up of 12 varying districts, one courageous girl threatens to change everything. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, sequel of The Hunger Games trilogy,...

CHS Students prepare for No Shave November

CHS Students prepare for No Shave November

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager November 8, 2013

Men everywhere can put down their razors and rejoice because, for one month, it is socially acceptable to flaunt facial hair.   No Shave November is a nationally recognized event that celebrates...

Handball team dominates, achieves winning record

Handball team dominates, achieves winning record

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager October 28, 2013

Players race across the gym. There is a blur of yellow as they pass the ball back and forth. The ball may be flying between player, but their eyes are locked only on the net. As they sprint down the court,...

Spinoffs offer new twist on familiar TV shows

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager October 28, 2013

Fall is the perfect time for warm apple cider, comfy sweaters and the arrival of spin-offs of beloved TV shows. This season, two popular shows among students at CHS— The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little...

Handball comes to CHS

Handball comes to CHS

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager September 20, 2013

Originated in the late nineteenth century in Denmark, team handball is a sport in which two teams with seven players each pass a ball in order to score a goal. Although it was created more than 200...

Local trails offer ample summer biking opportunities

Local trails offer ample summer biking opportunities

By Caitlin Dohorety and Production Editor May 30, 2013

May is Bike Month, and with the weather warming up, now is a great time to explore the metropolitan area. Students can participate in many events throughout the spring, including BikeJam, an all-day family-friendly...

Young softball team faces first round playoff exit

Young softball team faces first round playoff exit

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager May 29, 2013

Despite a disappointing regular season and a 3-0 loss to Richard Montgomery in the first round of the playoffs, the girls softball team has high hopes for next year. After losing to Richard Montgomery...

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