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Some key ingredients of what is now known as pumpkin spice were found on ancient Indonesian pottery dating back as far as 3,500 years.

Pumpkin spice products reemerge in annual season craze

By Liam Klein, Assistant Online Editor November 11, 2020

In recent years, pumpkin spice has become somewhat of a holiday tradition. There are seasonal pumpkin spice lattes (PSL) from Starbucks and all things pumpkin-spiced elsewhere, including pumpkin spice...


The infamous PSL from Starbucks shown to be seasonal with a dash of cinnamon on top of the drink.

Seasonal drinks taste like autumn

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor October 22, 2019

With the wind blowing, leaves falling and the temperature dropping, we are beginning to truly get into the fall. This exciting time of year means two things: flu season and pumpkin spice. Are people getting...

Photo courtesy of Starbucks

Starbucks Program Donates Food

By Becky Wolfson, Online Arts Editor May 26, 2016

One in seven Americans struggle with hunger, and in the U.S. alone, 70 billion pounds of food are wasted annually. Starbucks recently announced they would begin adding perishable food to their pastry donation...

Starbucks is often crowded, creating a stressful environment.

CHS community needs a coffee shop alternative

By Ilana Berger, Staff Writer February 27, 2014

The CHS second semester senior is a fascinating specimen. Indigenous to Potomac, Maryland, the animal spends the majority of its day sleeping, and upon waking can most often be observed at the local watering...

It's Pumpkin Spice Latte Season at Starbucks

It’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Season at Starbucks

By Madison Hurr, Production Editor October 7, 2013

This fall marks the tenth anniversary of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. CHS students are excited about its return to stores this season. A Pumpkin Spice Latte is made of espresso, pumpkin flavored...

Hot chocolate, peppermint mocha, and a cocktail?

Hot chocolate, peppermint mocha, and a cocktail?

By Julia Reagan, Staff Writer February 22, 2012

Over the next few years, Starbucks, a warm and cozy coffeehouse, may be changing its image to a trendy bar. Starbucks released plans in late January to introduce alcoholic drinks in 25 of its locations...

Kyle in Context

Kyle in Context

By Kyle Edwards, Online Humor Columnist November 17, 2011

Coffee shops are everywhere. Within that espresso, latte or cappuccino is modern society’s solution for late nights; they are a break from the chaos of our jobs and a forum for small talk. As a loather...

Starbucks puts fresh face on coffee with new logo

Starbucks displayed its new logo March 8 in celebration of its 40th anniversary. The green ring surrounding the Starbucks mermaid is now gone, leaving only the symbolic mermaid creature. According to...

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