With World Humanitarian Day on Aug. 19, students reflect on experiences helping communities in need

Natalie Khamis | August 13, 2019

Once a week throughout his sophomore year, senior William “Will” Pugh would set aside his homework for an hour or two and log onto his computer. A few moments later, a group of excited children from a rural village in Cambodia would appear on the screen, ready for their next English lesson with Pugh, their teacher. Pugh is a part of the TASSEL (Teaching And Sharing Skills to Enrich Lives) Club...

As interest in space initiatives increases, CHS determines impact of astronomy education

James Yin | May 23, 2019

On April 11 of this year, a group of researchers working for the Event Horizon Telescope released the first-ever photo of a black hole, a celestial object from the Messier 87 galaxy. In October, scientists at the University of Bern in Switzerland plan to launch the Characterising Exoplanets Satellite in hopes of finding habitable exoplanets. In 2020, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration...

Think Fast: As Ramadan continues, students, staff  consider nutritional, personal effects of fasting

Leslie Huang | May 23, 2019

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is also well-known as the time of the Islamic fast, which started on May 5 this year. For sophomore Taha Shakeel, Ramadan has been part of his culture for most of his life. According to Shakeel, Ramadan is the month that allows himself to open up to God and concentrate on his spirituality. Shakeel is not alone, as many students who affiliate themselves...

Chick-fil-Nay?: Students say Christian company should be more transparent with its business practices, values

Angela Qian | May 23, 2019

A few months ago, freshman Daniel Tanner started to boycott Chick-fil-A. “There had been a lot of news about how they treated their employees, little rumors and stuff, and then them being a big Christian company, obviously the connotation to some people of that is negative,” Tanner said. “Some people always think that a company like that is going to have some bad sides, but then lately, the...

More Than Meets the Eye: As photo editing applications increase in prevalence, students, staff evaluate impact on self-image, confidence

Wendy Zhu | May 23, 2019

As apps like Facetune have shot up in popularity over the course of the past few years, photo editing has become easier than ever. With a single tap or click, users are quickly able to erase any blemishes or imperfections they may have, allowing them to create their ideal photo or selfie. According to Lightricks, the developer of Facetune and Facetune 2, the photo editing app topped App Store charts...

Balancing Lunch: With schools suing Trump Administration over cafeteria menu, students, staff re-evaluate health, taste of school lunch

Calina He | May 23, 2019

While lunch is a part of day to relax and eat with friends, it is also a time to supply students’ bodies with the right nutrition. But what can and can’t be served has been the subject of controversy recently. In December, the Trump administration attempted to roll back the Obama-era Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. According to NPR, that rollback gave school lunch administrators flexibility...