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Senior Anthony Ratinov has been playing piano since age 4. He has performed at the CHS Arts Festival, Strathmore and the Kennedy Center.

Student Art Spotlight: Anthony Ratinov

By Emiliana Cardinale, Production Manager April 29, 2016

Senior Anthony Ratinov began playing piano at the age of 4, and his grandmother has been his teacher ever since. He started playing because his grandmother noticed he was singing along to the piano and...

Journalism and Yearbook students take a stroll around the Columbia campus.

Journalism Field Trip Worth Missing 3 Days of School

By Emiliana Cardinale, Production Manager March 21, 2016

New York really is the place where dreams are made. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) convention was held from Wednesday March 16 to Friday March 18 and it was absolutely the best three...

Safdie plays the piano as she records her music video for Silhouettes.

Senior singer-songwriter films music video

By Emiliana Cardinale, Production Editor December 23, 2015

Senior Stephanie Safdie wrote “Silhouettes” about nine months ago. The song is a metaphor for deeply falling in love with someone and then having that person disappear or “ghost” you. A music...

Band members participate in the yearly winter tradition of caroling around school during the last day before winter break.

Band caroling spreads cheer

By Emiliana Cardinale , Production Manager December 15, 2015

Right before students and staff leave for winter break, on Dec. 23, students from CHS band will spread the holiday cheer by caroling around the school during lunch and afternoon classes. The caroling...

School Publications Deserve an Arts Credit

School Publications Deserve an Arts Credit

By Emiliana Cardinale and Rebecca Jackson September 29, 2015

Every day in Newspaper, Yearbook and Literary Magazine, students use their creativity to produce forms of art--writing, photography and design. However, they aren’t rewarded with an arts credit. By...

The Cardinale family kicks back and bonds over Jane the Virgin every Monday.

‘Jane the Virgin’ offers viewers relatable characters

By Emiliana Cardinale and Eugenia Cardinale April 28, 2015

Every Monday our family sits down to watch Jane the Virgin, a popular new comedy show on the CW based on a telenovela our parents watched when it ran in Venezuela. Jane the Virgin is the story of Jane,...

Sophomore Jackie Heller performed Riptide by Vance Joy

Class of 2017 raises over $2000 with silent auction

By Emiliana Cardinale, Production Manager April 17, 2015

The class of 2017 held a silent auction fundraiser April 16 from 5:30 to 8 p.m and raised over $2500. Throughout the auction, parents and students were able to bid on items and enjoy the entertainment...

Srour competes in the mile during the Virginia Tech invitational Jan. 31.

Senior races her way past school track record

By Emiliana Cardinale, Production Editor February 24, 2015

Senior Lucy Srour finished the Virginia Tech invitational Jan. 31 with a mile time of 5:05, breaking the previous CHS record of 5:06, which Maryam Fikri set in 2008 and held for about six years. “It...

Senior and her horse succeed by leaps and bounds

Senior and her horse succeed by leaps and bounds

By Emiliana Cardinale, Production Editor October 24, 2014

As the competition progresses, senior Shannon Case passes through the three phases of eventing, a discipline of horseback riding, just as she has been doing since the age of 5. The three phases of horseback...

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