Each past issue is displayed here with an excerpt from the front page news story.
October 11th, 2007 (View Issue)
Operation Cover Up: Difference in opinion
Sophomore Alexandra “Alex” Curtis was heading toward the world language department during a passing period. Wearing an empire-waist babydoll dress over a tank top, she thought she wasn’t violating the dress code because, according to Curtis, her tank top straps were three fingers wide, her shirt didn’t come too low to her chest, and her skirt was not above the fingertips of her hands when they were stretched.
However, she thought wrong. According to Curtis, Administrative Assistant Doug Bird got her attention and told her to go to the student services office. “It wasn’t in a very nice way,” Curtis said.
Curtis is one of several students at this school who have been disciplined for violating the dress code. But these students said they don’t understand why their dress didn’t meet the dress code. Like Curtis, they were aware of the dress code policy and said they felt their clothing was appropriate. Read More?
September 26th, 2007 (View Issue)
Switching on and off
Despite a long and exhausting game on Friday night, Conner O’Banion, senior and defensive line-backer on the varsity football team,, still wakes up early the next day to watch the weekly footage of the previous night’s game. For O’Banion, football has been a part of him ever since he was a little kid.
“I like the feeling in the middle of the game when I am just really focused on winning and just really getting in there and hitting people,” O’Banion said. “So, I guess I am more of an aggressive player.” Read more?
September 07th, 2007 (View Issue)
For senior Sarah Harbison, this school year opened with an unpleasant surprise. “On the second day of school, I was walking outside to class and (Administrative Assistant Doug) Bird said, ‘you’re not going to be allowed to walk outside anymore.’ Later on, they made the announcement to the school.”
This new restriction was one of several security measures administrators have implemented for this school year. The team of administrators who decided on these changes included Principal John Williams. Read more?
August 14th, 2007 (View Issue)
Before every competition, Matt Carfagna, marching band member and senior, and the rest of the marching band trumpet section pass around and kiss a bowling pin named “Maverick,” a sacred good luck ritual. “We do a lot of things most people would call normal and a lot of things most people wouldn’t understand,” he said.
Meanwhile, Bob Corpus, CHS wrestler and senior, will skip lunches to work out and won’t eat for the for sometimes two days in order to make weight for an upcoming meet. Read more?