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Athlete of the Month: March 2019

Athlete of the Month: March 2019

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2019

Senior Cat Correa has proved herself to be a dominant force on the basketball court, playing a large role in the WCHS girls varsity basketball team’s strongest season since 2003--the year they won the...

Another common form of meditation is through yoga, which involves different poses and movements, as depicted in the image.

English dept. leads teacher meditations

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2018

English teachers Jeffrey Savett and Samantha McEvoy have began department-wide meditation meetings, where they lead English teachers in guided meditation. They meet in Savett’s classroom twice a...

The student section was packed with students from all grades at the Sept. 21 football game against Whitman HS. Students donned Hawaiian attire to partake in the themed game.

New year and new principal escalate spirit

By Julia Lescht and Jenna Greenzaid, Online Editor-in-Chief, Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2018

CHS students start each school year with the same jokes about their usual lack of school spirit. This year, however, the change in school spirit is no joke. Since the beginning of her term, Principal...

Coach Tappis stands with the boys team after winning the metros competition.

All WCHS sports should have a junior varsity team

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief November 21, 2018

This year, WCHS swim and dive coach Christopher Tappis decided to add a junior varsity (JV) swim team. Traditionally, swim and dive was one of WCHS’ few sports that did not have both varsity and JV teams....

NHS inducts new class of bright members

NHS inducts new class of bright members

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief October 23, 2018

CHS National Honor Society (NHS) inducted the rest of its members for the 2018-2019 school year Thursday, Oct. 4. The ceremony took place in the CHS auditorium and was led by NHS sponsor and social...

CHS senior goes global with cultural immersion trip

CHS senior goes global with cultural immersion trip

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief May 10, 2018

Yeah, we all take at least two years of foreign language instruction within the walls of CHS, but how many people travel all the way to a foreign country to learn its language by living completely immersed...

TBH, honesty apps are just asking for trouble

By Julia Lescht, Online Opinions Editor January 10, 2018

There’s a well known saying: If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all. To accommodate the digital age, this should be changed to, “If you can’t say it to someone’s...

2017 CHS alumnus and current UMD freshman Dan Alpert speaks out against BDS.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes its way to college campuses

By Julia Lescht and Max Kandel January 2, 2018

Throughout the last few years the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement has become prevalent among U.S. college campuses as various Student Senate groups hold votes on whether to enact or promote...

Junior Camie Kias car parked on Gainsborough Road. She now parks there during the school day since she received a permit.

CHS should not prioritize senior parking spots

By Julia Lescht, Online Opinions Editor October 4, 2017

Every teenager knows, or at least envies, that, victorious tangible symbol of entering adulthood—a driver’s license. Nothing seems better than to finally drive to and from school by your own will....

Assembly warns seniors Better to be Safe than Sorry

Assembly warns seniors ‘Better to be Safe than Sorry’

By Jamie Lescht, Senior Writer April 30, 2014

With the notorious prom and beach week creeping up on students, CHS is working to raise drug and alcohol awareness through a new campaign that teaches seniors that it is “Better to be Safe than Sorry.” Local...

The play’s the thing for elementary school students visiting CHS

By Jamie Lescht, Arts Editor January 30, 2013

Students from Rock Creek Forest Elementary School and Crest Haven Elementary School came to CHS Jan. 30 to see CHS students perform Peggy and the Pint Size Pirates. According to drama teacher Lynda...

Imagine Dragons stumbles but shows promise

By Jamie Lescht, Arts Editor November 7, 2012

 The upcoming band Imagine Dragons released their debut album Night Visions Sept. 4, providing an alternative indie sound that contrasts with present mainstream music. The album starts with "Radioactive,"...

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