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Bomb threats lead to evacuation

Bomb threats lead to evacuation

By Dana Harris, Senior Writer April 29, 2014

Gun violence and bomb threats led to evacuations at Northwest High School and Northwood High School at around 9:50 a.m. on April 29. “Once police received the threats both schools were evacuated as...

CHS families feel effects of Ukraine instability

CHS families feel effects of Ukraine instability

By Dana Harris, Senior Writer April 11, 2014

Crimean citizens officially voted March 16 to leave Ukraine and to become part of the Russian Federation after the Russia Parliament approval March 1 to send thousands of Russian troops into Crimea. Crimea...

ACT test to be offered online starting in 2015

ACT test to be offered online starting in 2015

By Dana Harris, Features Editor February 27, 2014

Beginning in 2015, the ACT will be offered through a computer-based program in states that offer the ACT on a school day to fulfill the requirements of their district, state or school assessment programs. Students...

CHS should add more Wellness Weekends

CHS should add more Wellness Weekends

By Dana Harris, Online Features Editor January 10, 2014

Oh man another all-nighter. Three tests, one quiz and an essay all due tomorrow.  I can’t wait for a break this weekend.  Oh wait, it is not a wellness weekend. On special occasions such as Homecoming...

Driver service phone app is 'Uber' convenient

Driver service phone app is ‘Uber’ convenient

By Jordan Maser and Dana Harris January 7, 2014

My family tends to play musical cars, and I am unfortunately most often the one left without a ride. When I am without cash and in serious need of transportation, my "go-to" option is Uber. The Uber application,...

The Quarter Exam Guide

The Quarter Exam Guide

By Dana Harris, Online Features Editor October 30, 2013

Well CHS, it is that time of the year again.  The leaves are turning a vibrant orange, and we are beginning to finalize our Halloween costume.  But what are those dreadful tests that mark then end of...

Dysautonomia researchers work to raise awareness

Dysautonomia researchers work to raise awareness

By Dana Harris, Online Features Editor October 28, 2013

Along with being Breast Cancer Awareness month, October is also Dysautonomia Awareness month.  In order to support the cause, students are wearing turquoise to raise awareness. Approximately one out...

Students have mixed reactions to armed police officer: Officer vital to safety

Students have mixed reactions to armed police officer: Officer vital to safety

By Dana Harris, Online Features Editor October 1, 2013

Within the past few years, reports of school shootings have flooded the national media.  Too many innocent lives have been cut short by ill individuals.  These incidents may have turned out very differently...

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UN shows its true colors, they are not blue and white

By Dana Harris, Online Features Editor May 1, 2013

The United Nations (UN) was created after World War II, once the League of Nations failed.  This world-renowned organization tries to keep peace between rival nations, provide humanitarian aid, assist...

Transitioning back to school

By Dana Harris, Online Opinions Editor October 2, 2012

It’s only the second month of school and I’m already counting down the days until summer. How did it go so quickly? We need a “transition period” back into the requirements of high school.  It’s...

What to do during Exam Week

What to do during Exam Week

By Dana Harris, Online Opinions Editor June 4, 2012

Here we go, round two.  The grueling exam week is about to begin in t-minus (1) day.  All-nighters, study sessions with friends and trying to avoid procrastination on Facebook.  All of the vicious events...

A day in the life of Dana Harris

A day in the life of Dana Harris

By Dana Harris, Online Opinions Editor May 11, 2012

It’s very early, and music is playing in the background.  It’s the mesmerizing Lady Gaga and the melody makes me smile.  Suddenly a loud noise rudely interrupts my bliss.  I reach over to get its...

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