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Ski Club Would Lift CHS Students’ Spirit

Ski Club Would Lift CHS Students’ Spirit

By Karly Emery, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

Students ski and sled down snow-covered hills each winter season, an activity they could do more often if given the opportunity to join a school ski club. CHS should provide a school ski club for students to take part in. This program would organize transportation to a ski resort nearby like Whitetail...

Track Battles Injuries During Successful Season

Track Battles Injuries During Successful Season

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

  MCPS schools may have closed for the last week of January, but that didn't stop the relentless winter track team from shoveling almost three feet of snow to train and compete against some of the toughest teams in the state. At the beginning of the new season, seniors Michael Hughes and Alexandra...

Athlete of the Month

Athlete of the Month

By Ben Dross, Production Editor

February 25, 2016

As a humble athlete, junior and varsity girls basketball player Coco Kuchins prefers to let her game do the talking for her. The soft-spoken point guard is known for many things, including her scoring ability, intense defense and ability to control the tempo of a game. Kuchins has led the Bulldogs...

Crew Team Adjusts to Full-body Winter Training

Crew Team Adjusts to Full-body Winter Training

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-in-Chief

January 4, 2016

Fingers clasped around a black handlebar and feet strapped into pedals, they strain against the resistance of a rowing machine, pumping their bodies backward and forward to simulate the motions required to propel a narrow boat through the water. Another group can be seen drenched in sweat as they move...

Wushu Warrior: Lee Competes in World Championships

Wushu Warrior: Lee Competes in World Championships

By Emily Wang, Online Arts Editor

January 4, 2016

Standing a mere 5’4”, sophomore Lucy Lee may not seem like she could pose a threat in a fight, but she has proved that she is not one to be trifled with. The unassuming sophomore recently competed in the 13th World Wushu Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia and brought home a bronze in Women’s...

Rec Ball is the Solution for Your Daily Stress

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

January 4, 2016

You’ve always loved basketball, but if you’re anything like me, the best word to describe your ability is “decent.” You know you aren’t good enough for the school team, but you’re not ready to give up the sport. The answer is simple: recreational basketball. Playing recreational basketball...

Athlete of the Month: Philip Satin

Athlete of the Month: Philip Satin

By Cristian Edwards, Online Sports Editor

January 4, 2016

Off the ice, he may not be the biggest, the most threatening or the most aggressive person, but on the ice, it’s a completely different story. Senior captain Philip Satin has been one of ice hockey’s go-to weapons ever since his freshman year on varsity. Whether it’s goal scoring, defense or...

Female Hockey Players Contribute to CHS Teams

Female Hockey Players Contribute to CHS Teams

By Sara Heimlich, Social Media Editor

January 4, 2016

Of the three CHS hockey teams consisting of 47 total players, three of them are girls. Freshman left-wing Samantha Lai is on junior varsity, sophomore defender Kate Danziger is on varsity two, and senior center Madison Farrand is on varsity one. CHS hockey is a club sport and is divided into three...

After Concussion, Senior Learns to Love Her Brain

After Concussion, Senior Learns to Love Her Brain

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

November 25, 2015

Senior Sarah Renberg was playing for the highly competitive girls Pride hockey team when tragedy struck and was illegally hit during a game, receiving a severe concussion. “My head injury resulted in a ton of visual problems including no use in my left eye, blurred vision as well as double vision,...

CHS Golf Takes Excellence to a ‘Hole’ New Level

CHS Golf Takes Excellence to a ‘Hole’ New Level

By Ben Dross, Production Editor

November 24, 2015

The defending 3A-4A west golf state champs did not let the pressure, or anything at all, get in the way of a championship repeat this season. Golf won all 20 of its matches this fall, giving the team its first perfect season. The 20-0 record was an improvement from its previously strong 19-1 record...

Athletes Shouldn’t Be Fined for Show of Support

Athletes Shouldn’t Be Fined for Show of Support

By Nathan Gertler, Online Sports Editor

November 24, 2015

In the real world, supporting breast cancer and domestic violence awareness is seen as honorable.  However, in the NFL, such actions are fine-worthy. Starting Nov. 1, the NFL will actually penalize a player for showing support of breast cancer awareness.  In the month of October, the NFL granted...

Ooh, I Think I Found Myself a Real Sport: Cheerleading

Ooh, I Think I Found Myself a Real Sport: Cheerleading

By Cristian Edwards, Online Sports Editor

November 24, 2015

Jousting. Quidditch. Cheese rolling. Rock-Paper-Scissors. All of these activities are now defined as and accepted as genuine sports. So why is cheerleading still on the bubble? The dictionary defines a sport as, “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive...

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