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Humans of CHS

Humans of CHS

Emily Sandy and Marissa Ryan

May 21, 2020

Senior Lindsay Bickett At the beginning of the quarantine, I mainly focused on the negatives. I would get really upset and angry that this virus had to come at the end of my senior year. However, as quarantine went on, I came to terms with what I had lost and instead focused on how what we were doing...

It’s past time to retire word ‘retard,’ embrace those with differences

SISTER SELFIE:
Emily Sandy (LEFT), staff member and sophomore, and senior Claire Sandy (RIGHT) pose for a selfie. Emily said they love to look at filters on Snapchat and watch cat videos together.

Emily Sandy

March 20, 2020

In seventh grade, I came home to the yells of my sister who was screaming to my mom that someone at school called her a “retard.” My sister, who has special needs, was clearly upset by the fact that someone said that and it affected her day at school and how she would continue to lead her life. Thi...

Junior Isabel Jensen’s TikTok was featured in TikTok ad

Junior Isabel Jensen and her grandfather watch a music video together for a TikTok. Jensen said she thinks her videos went viral because they involve interacting with other people, which is a heartwarming experience.

Emily Sandy

February 21, 2020

What are your goals with TikTok? The goal is to make other people happy, but the main priority is just because I like to do it. So I just make the videos that I like to make. It makes me happy. And if what makes me happy just coincidentally makes other people happy, then that’s a plus. But (I’v...

Sophomore Lisa Venckus conducts animal shows, called Hedgehog Hannah, with her family

Venckus holds Virginia, an albino Burmese python. She said during shows, the audience is allowed to pet all of the animals including a legless lizard and hissing cockroaches.

Emily Sandy

January 23, 2020

What is Hedgehog Hannah? Hedgehog Hannah is my family’s business and we basically bring animals—we have some exotic (and) some just normal—to birthday parties, festivals, schools and whoever wants us to do a show. (My sister Hannah) started it around seven years ago. Since then, it (has been) my da...

Establishment of CBD month acknowledges rise in popularity of CBD oil, various uses

Srinivasu Kesa, founder and owner of MD Medical Weight Loss, Medical Center and Med Spa schedules his next appointment. Kesa said there are several different benefits to using CBD oils.

Uma Kandallu

January 23, 2020

Sophomore Manasa Kesa said she first learned about cannabidiol (CBD) and its potential uses when her parents opened their weight loss store and began selling the product. Now, Manasa said she primarily uses CBD to enhance her concentration while studying. “I have problems with focusing and energy, and my pa...

Talk to the Hand: Q&A with sophomore and conlanger Elijah Lane

Sophomore Elijah Lane finishes signing

Emily Sandy

November 15, 2019

What got you into this hobby? I’m not exactly sure. At some point, I just began learning about languages and that sort of thing and I discovered constructed languages or “conlangs." People like to call constructed languages fake, but they’re not fake. They’re real; they have grammar; they ...