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Cinderella, like other Disney live-action films, puts a twist on the original tale.

Live-action ‘Cinderella’ proves to be the perfect fit

By Kim Rooney, Production Editor March 20, 2015

Cinderella’s infamous glass slippers have seen the silver screen six times since the movie’s original release in 1950, but Disney fans never seem to tire of them. After theatrical successes Maleficent...

The play was originally set to premiere Feb. 21.

CHS winter play ‘Almost, Maine’ has shows cancelled

By Kim Rooney, Production Editor March 5, 2015

The recent slew of winter weather has led to delays and school cancellations, but it has also had an adverse effect on extracurricular activities. CHS’ winter play Almost, Maine almost went off without...

Students who have seen the Broadway play are excited to see what the movie brings.

CHS students can’t wait to travel ‘Into the Woods’

By Kim Rooney, Production Editor December 19, 2014

Be careful what you wish for, especially if what you wish for is a mash-up of famous fairy tales such as Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood. Originally a Broadway...

Little Shop of Horrors has two casts, the Ashman cast and the Menken cast, which will each perform on different weekends.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ plants seed for program’s success

By Kim Rooney, Production Editor November 20, 2014

Rock music, Motown and a giant, talking plant don’t often mix, but with the help of a talented cast, they are brought to life in Little Shop of Horrors, CHS’ fall musical. Little Shop of Horrors...

Want to be a novelist? Seven tips for certain success

Want to be a novelist? Seven tips for certain success

By Kim Rooney, Production Editor October 24, 2014

NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is an international challenge for people to write a novel of at least 50,000 words in the month of November. If successful, writers are rewarded with free copies...

CHS celebrates Banned Books Week

CHS celebrates Banned Books Week

By Kim Rooney, Production Editor September 25, 2014

Classics like The Great Gatsby and To Kill a Mockingbird might not seem as if they have much in common with popular young adult novels such as Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, but all of these books,...

Nerdfighters await more Green on the big screen

Nerdfighters await more Green on the big screen

By Kim Rooney, Production Editor September 23, 2014

After The Fault in Our Stars grossed over $48 million in the box office its opening weekend, two more John Green novels, Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska, began their journeys from award-winning books...

Maze Runner film adaptation ensnares avid fans

‘Maze Runner’ film adaptation ensnares avid fans

By Kim Rooney, Production Editor September 23, 2014

Mazes are good for the mind and a fun way to pass the time unless you live in the world of James Dashner’s The Maze Runner where the Glade sits as the only safe haven in an enormous maze filled with...

Arts Academy members prepare Capstone projects

Arts Academy members prepare Capstone projects

By Kim Rooney, Production Editor May 29, 2014

Ever since she joined the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, senior Leslie Sterling has been preparing to complete her senior capstone project—building her portfolio of photographs, choosing a...

Novel writing competition challenges students, teachers

By Jessica Lee, Staff Writer November 29, 2012

 On Halloween, instead of trick-or-treating with my friends, I was finishing my NaNoWriMo story outline. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, an annual online challenge that attracts hundreds...

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