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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...

Allegiant flops in theaters

Allegiant fails to impress audience and critics alike.

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor

March 21, 2016

After seeing the third film Allegiant of the Divergent franchise, the disappointing result from the film may be a sign that the period of dystopian young-adult novels turned movie series is taking a downhill turn. Allegiant kicks off into a new stage for Tris Prior and her friends as they escape over...

Momofuku Restaurant and Milk Bar take DC

Customers gather at Milk Bar to try its rich desserts.

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor

November 25, 2015

The long wait for the highly anticipated opening of the Momofuku and Milk Bar stores at City Center in D.C. finally ended Oct. 23. The restaurant Momofuku and its sister bakery, Milk Bar, both originally gained popularity with their stores in New York City. Momofuku serves modern pan Asian food,...

Mockingjay Part 2 concludes beloved Hunger Games

The last installment in the Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 2, debuted in theaters Nov. 20.

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor

November 24, 2015

The dreadful end to the Hunger Games Franchise came Fri. Nov. 20 with Mockingjay Part 2. Many fans, myself included, waited with mixed emotions of excitement and sadness for the final installment starring the trio of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale Hawthorne...

Uncover Your Eyes: Peek into Haunted Forest

Uncover Your Eyes: Peek into Haunted Forest

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor

October 29, 2015

Throughout the whole month of October, there are a variety of Halloween-themed events around the Maryland-D.C. area including Markoff’s Haunted Forest and the Field of Screams. Both offer a wide range of attractions from haunted trails to hayrides. For some students, it is an annual activity, and...

SGA prepares for a ‘Super’ Homecoming 2015

SGA prepares for a 'Super' Homecoming 2015

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor

September 29, 2015

It’s that time of the year again. It’s time for students to start planning their proposals and picking out their apparel. Homecoming is Oct. 10, and with an earlier date than last year comes less time for students to prepare and more pressure for those preparing for the annual event. “There is...

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists receive recognition

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists receive recognition

By Arjun Swaminathan and Isabel Dibble

September 15, 2015

CHS honored its National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists for their performance on the 2014 PSAT on Sept. 11. Out of the 1.5 million juniors nationally who take the PSAT, only 16000 are selected for this recognition. As much as 32 million dollars in scholarships are handed out as rewards for student...

Sweetlife festival offers bigger lineup, better food

Students get hyped to see artists like Calvin Harris and Kendrick Lamar perform at Merriweather Post Pavillion.

By Thomas Atkinson and Isabel Dibble

May 26, 2015

Sweetlife, the annual music festival hosted by the salad company Sweetgreen, is back on May 30 and 31 at Merriweather Post Pavilion and is going to be bigger than ever, featuring many big names such as Kendrick Lamar and Calvin Harris. The event started in 2010 with the opening of Sweetgreen’s...

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ lives up to hype

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' introduces new characters in addition to bringing back beloved favorites.

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor

May 4, 2015

The summer season of movies has begun and I have the answer to your question: “Does Avengers: Age of Ultron live up to the record-breaking first Avenger movie?” Yes it does! The introduction of the twins, the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), delivers an...

Staff get access cards

Staff get access cards

By Isabel Dibble, Online Observations Editor

March 23, 2015

CHS staff received access cards that will allow them to use card scanners outside the school to enter the building during certain hours. CHS will now be locking doors during the school day, with the exception of 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. when students arrive. “The most important effect of the cards is...

Budget cuts will affect jobs, class size

By Eugenia Cardinale and Isabel Dibble

March 23, 2015

Due to budget cuts, MCPS schools will face staff reductions and class size increases next school year. The Montgomery County Board of Education, employee associations, the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA) and interim Superintendent Larry Bowers are working with elected...

Excuses, excuses: exam exemptions

By Ana Faguy and Isabel Dibble

February 24, 2015

Story updated February 27, 2015 After months of class discussions, homework, quizzes and tests, CHS students spent the beginning of the new year studying and preparing for first semester exams. Not all students, however, ended up taking exams due to exemptions. Exam exemptions allow students who have...

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