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Pep band provides opportunities to apply students’ musical ability into other school events in low-stress environment

Pep band provides opportunities to apply students’ musical ability into other school events in low-stress environment

Valliei Chandrakumar

January 23, 2020

Sophomore Sierra Hunnicutt plays bassoon for Wind Symphony III, the Marching Greyhound and the Bassoon Ensemble. She is also a member of the CHS pep band, which plays during basketball games. She said compared to other musical extracurriculars, pep band removes the pressure on herself to improve and inst...

Rise in female protagonist roles in movies allows for stronger representation of women

Rise in female protagonist roles  in movies allows for stronger representation of women

Valliei Chandrakumar

January 23, 2020

Princesses, witches, fairies… there were many personalities for Rachel Redman, cosplay club member and junior, to look up to, and later dress up as while growing up. Today, there are even more characters for girls to look to as powerful role models and more to come with upcoming movie characters like...

Senior Madison Diehl casted as the White Witch in winter play

Senior Madison Diehl casted as the White Witch in winter play

Tessa Collinson

January 23, 2020

How did you feel when you got this role? I can’t even say how thrilled I was. I’m not generally a mean-spirited person, so it’s been so much learning how to be mean because I get to yell at people. It’s a really fun experience. I’m so happy I get to be (the Witch) because it’s my final show as I’m ...

With growing presence in media, stand-up comedy becomes more mainstream

With growing presence in media, stand-up comedy becomes more mainstream

Emily Carlisle

January 23, 2020

Although the date is undecided, theatre students will soon host a Stand-Up Comedy Night. The lineup is not set for the show yet; however, it will feature a few different students. Sarah Warf, ComedySportz member and sophomore, plans to participate in the Stand-Up Comedy Night. Warf said teenagers t...

Junior Jordan LaBoyteaux makes, sells punk jewlery

Junior Jordan LaBoyteaux makes, sells punk jewlery

December 12, 2019

Where do you get your inspiration for the pieces you make? Sometimes I’ll go on the internet for inspiration, or I’ll watch a good show and maybe see some accessories in there and be like, “Oh my gosh, like, that’s really cool; I wonder if I can base something off of that.” How did you decid...

Students, program director explain how they combine Christian faith, passion for music

Students, program director explain how they combine Christian faith, passion for music

Valliei Chandrakumar

December 12, 2019

With recent headlines such as “...Made Me Appreciate Christianity for the First Time” (DJBooth), “...Calls Himself ‘Greatest Artist God Ever Created’” (E! Online) and “...on a mission to ‘turn atheists into believers’” (The Irish News), Kanye West, American billionaire, rap megastar ...

Student character designers, art teacher describe effects of new styles of animation

Student character designers, art teacher describe effects of new styles of animation

Emily Carlisle

December 12, 2019

The phenomenon whereby a computer-generated figure or humanoid robot bearing a near-identical resemblance to a human being arouses a sense of unease or revulsion in the person viewing it. This is the Oxford Dictionary definition of the “uncanny valley”, a term that has become more prevalent in r...

YouTube Playlist: Lofi Music for “Hifi” Studying [MUSE]

YouTube Playlist: Lofi Music for “Hifi” Studying [MUSE]

Grace Xu

December 11, 2019

As finals week approaches with no sign of stopping (unfortunately), here is a list of curated study music. Rather than the usual Spotify playlist, however, I’ve chosen to recommend a list of my favorite study music YouTube channels. They’re all gems filled with a whole curation of study music of thei...

Orchestras finalizing preparations for winter concert, Midwest performance

Orchestras finalizing preparations for winter concert, Midwest performance

Wendy Zhu

December 10, 2019

The CHS Orchestras will perform on Dec. 12 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, there will be two concerts: one at 6 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. “(The first concert is) featuring Concert G1, Concert G3, Sinfonia and Festival Orchestras,” Ohly-...