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Analyzing the Epidemic: Despite Juul Lab’s declared efforts to stop the youth vaping epidemic, it should face severe consequences for its role in initiating the problem in the first place

Alanna Wu

January 11, 2019

I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t had much experience with Juuls, aside from the occasional empty pod in the stadium parking lot or the sickly-sweet smell of mango clouding the bathroom air. But it’s hardly a secret that vaping is a serious issue at CHS, as well as in most high schools...

School resource officers schedule another lockdown drill before end of semester

School resource officers schedule another lockdown drill before end of semester

Alanna Wu

November 10, 2018

School resource officers (SROs) at CHS are organizing another lockdown drill before the end of the semester. For this particular drill, officers plan to implement more discussion about possible scenarios with a shooter and the appropriate actions to take. SRO Scott Moore said the goal of these lockdo...

School Resource Officers (SROs) assembles a student committee to discuss student safety

School Resource Officers (SROs) assembles a student committee to discuss student safety

Alanna Wu

October 17, 2018

School Resource Officers (SROs) plan to assemble and meet with a committee of CHS students in order to discuss ways to improve school safety. Donald “DJ” Schoeff, head of the committee and SRO, said this committee is designed get valuable input about school safety directly from students themselves. ...

School Resource Officers (SROs) to change set-up of anonymous alert system

School Resource Officers (SROs) to change set-up of anonymous alert system

Alanna Wu

October 11, 2018

School Resource Officers (SROs) at CHS plan to change the anonymous alert system so that alerts are no longer fully anonymous. According to SRO Scott Moore, this is so that officers can reach students who may be in imminent danger at the time of the alert. “Before, (we couldn’t) unless they left their informa...

School Resource Officers work to restrict access to open doors before, after school

School Resource Officers work to restrict access to open doors before, after school

Alanna Wu

September 4, 2018

School Resource Officers (SROs) are working to implement new safety measures at CHS by restricting the number of doors open both before and after school. Starting Sept. 4, students and staff can only enter the school through Doors 1, 4, 7 , 9, 13, 21, 22 and 29. SROs will open these doors at 7 a.m. ea...

Theater productions to prepare for opening night of “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Theater productions to prepare for opening night of “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Alanna Wu

February 6, 2018

Theater productions is currently preparing for opening night of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” The cast will perform this production from Feb. 8 to 10, with showings at 7 p.m. and an additional showing at 2 p.m. on Feb. 10. Maggie Cassidy, theatre arts teacher and director of “Peter and the Starcat...

Theater productions rehearses for winter production “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Theater productions rehearses for winter production “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Alanna Wu

January 18, 2018

Theater productions is currently rehearsing for the winter production, “Peter and the Starcatcher.” The cast will perform the show Feb. 8 to 10, with showings at 7 p.m. and an additional showing at 2 p.m. on Nov. 10. Theatre arts teacher Jim Peterson said he is excited to see what the cast has ...

Avoiding the Brand Mania: As holiday season approaches, CHS students should keep in mind products associated with name brands are not necessarily of higher quality

Alanna Wu

November 26, 2017

Adhi Ramkumar Last year, I discovered the phenomenon that is Supreme for the first time. I remember seeing the iconic red box with white lettering pop up on magazine covers, in my social media feeds and my daily life in general. At first, I was terribly confused as to why everyone had collectively d...

The Model Minority: During Asian American and Pacific Islander Month, CHS reevaluates the role of Asians in politics

The Model Minority: During Asian American and Pacific Islander Month, CHS reevaluates the role of Asians in politics

Alanna Wu, Feature Reporter

May 18, 2017

Last year, thousands of Asian-Americans across the country gathered to voice their dissatisfaction over the conviction of N.Y.P.D. officer Peter Liang. Among them were Asian-American and sophomore Eric Ma and his mother Yonghao Hou, who took part in organizing the Indianapolis protest. Ma said attending...

Economics Club preparing for call-out meeting

Economics Club preparing for call-out meeting

Alanna Wu

September 29, 2016

Economics Club is preparing to hold a call-out meeting in order to recruit new members. Michelle Foutz, sponsor of Economics Club, said there is not a set date for the meeting but will take place sometime in October. Foutz said the call-out meeting is mainly targeting upperclassmen who are interested in the clu...

Low college acceptance rates pressure students to look into personal fit with schools

Low college acceptance rates pressure students to look into personal fit with schools

feature

January 21, 2016

Senior Joe Philleo has applied to several of the most well-known and prestigious universities in the country: Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are all possibilities for him. Furthermore, he said he thinks he has a good chance of being accepted into these “dream...