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Zero waste lifestyles are unrealistic

In order to promote a “low-waste lifestyle” instead of a “zero-waste lifestyle,” students should be encouraged to carry reusable water bottles instead of plastic ones when at all possible.
June 4, 2019

Taking care of the environment has become a new trend. This is a good thing because many nearby restaurants have started to hand out paper straws instead of plastic ones, and stores encourage customers...

Students need to accept their part in the college scandal

Students need to accept their part in the college scandal
April 5, 2019

A 1570 SAT score, straight A’s all throughout high school, a boatload of extracurricular activities and a diminished high school social life. This is the typical academic resume that the average Yale...

Teachers deserve to feel safe at their own place of work

Teachers at a March 2018 protest hold up signs against the proposal of a law that mandates school teachers to be armed.
December 20, 2018

From an outsider's perspective, teaching is an incredibly difficult career to love. On top of dealing with troublesome students, demanding curriculum and helicopter parents, teachers have to worry about...

CHS students represent school on television

The three members of Churchill’s It’s Academic Team, after they won the first round of It’s Academic, competed against Watkins Mill High School and Sherwood High School.
December 17, 2018

Have you ever thought, “I can do that,” while watching Jeopardy? On Nov. 10, three WCHS students participated in the first round of the It’s Academic quiz show for the 2018-2019 school year. Sponsored...

Consent needs to be taught in classrooms

Sexual education should be an important part of every high school curriculum. The need to teach students about consent is evident with recent movements such as #metoo and the Kavanaugh investigation.
October 24, 2018

On the surface, Oregon, California, West Virginia, North Carolina, Vermont, New Jersey, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia appear to have nothing in common. According to a 2018 CNN article,...

Lesser-known holidays overshadowed by AP Exams

Lesser-known holidays overshadowed by AP Exams
May 15, 2018

All year long, advanced placement (AP) teachers prepare CHS students for the AP exams that come around every May, and every May, students undergo the stress that comes with studying for these exams. There...

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