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Dear Freshman Me

Dear Freshman Me

Gillian Paxton, Section Editor May 18, 2017

Greetings! If you’re reading this, that means you’re about to enter your very first year of high school. You don’t know me, but I promise, I know you very well. You went to freshman orientation and...

Fitting In: For some students, clothing sizes are a struggle to find, understand

Fitting In: For some students, clothing sizes are a struggle to find, understand

For some CHS students, clothing sizes are a struggle to find and understand.
Gillian Paxton February 23, 2017

For senior Sarah Biette, shopping for clothing is a difficult experience. But unlike some of her fellow students, her problem is not the rapidly changing trends but rather something far more difficult...

First Lady, Second Chance: From communism to nude photo shoots, First Lady Melania Trump will shatter precedents set by previous presidential spouses, has the chance to make change.

First Lady, Second Chance: From communism to nude photo shoots, First Lady Melania Trump will shatter precedents set by previous presidential spouses, has the chance to make change.

January 27, 2017

  Love her or hate her, Melania Trump will completely change the expectations of a First Lady. Statistically speaking, it’s more likely you hate her. In fact, it’s something she and Hillary...

KEEP IT

KEEP IT “PC”: Political correctness creates productive communication

Political correctness creates productive communication.
Gillian Paxton, Perspectives Editor September 16, 2016

Nothing hurts my opinion of a person more than when they use “retarded” as a synonym for stupid. It’s a personal preference of mine—my sister is on the Autism spectrum, and the word has always...

Dignity in Devotion. Fans should understand that their idols are human, deserve basic respect.

Dignity in Devotion. Fans should understand that their idols are human, deserve basic respect.

perspectives May 19, 2016

Nothing is more fun than a concert. The experience of seeing a favorite group or singer live is unforgettable. As a huge fan of music, watching songs come to life on stage is a magical experience, and...

Every Single They. We should accept and embrace the natural evolution of language.

perspectives April 23, 2016

Language is ever-changing. there’s a reason why you don’t hear Shakespearean English while walking down the street. I’m not using “doth” or “thou” in my writing, and that’s because, over...

NOT JUST A GAME:
Senior Morgan Strohm watches a video game on her computer. According to her, there is a social disconnect between women  who game and those who label themselves as “gamers.”
CAROLYN ZHANG // PHOTO

Recent studies find disconnect in number of women in gaming who identify as “gamers”

feature March 18, 2016

On Wednesday afternoons, students gather in Room E227, the classroom of Michael O’Toole, head sponsor of Nintendo Club. One student pulls a Wii U out of a closet and hooks it up to the projector. Another...

For The Record. While sales of vinyls are on the rise, problems with accessibility make them less practical than digital files.

For The Record. While sales of vinyls are on the rise, problems with accessibility make them less practical than digital files.

perspectives February 19, 2016

For my 17th birthday, I received an orange record player and vinyls of my two favorite bands, Arctic Monkeys and Walk the Moon. I had heard vinyls are the only way to listen to music the way the artist...

Comparing Classics. Despite criticisms, this generation of music is no more flawed than that of previous generations.

Comparing Classics. Despite criticisms, this generation of music is no more flawed than that of previous generations.

perspectives January 21, 2016

The Grammys are here again. Held on Feb. 15, it’s a great time for audiophiles like me to celebrate music and the people who create it and make my own judgements on the songs and artists on the nominees’...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
Sophomore Ethan Saghir waits in line for lunch. Recent studies have shown long lines contribute to shortened lunch times across the country. Saghir, however, said CHS’s lunch lines are not a huge problem because they move relatively quickly.  CAROLYN ZHANG // PHOTO

Students find longer lunch times benefit performance in classes afterwards

feature November 13, 2015

Lunch is valuable relaxation time for many students, as it allows them to both eat and socialize with friends at the same time. For some, such as sophomore Ethan Saghir, the daily 27 minutes of lunchtime...

In the main cafeteria, NHS Member Katie Boynton sells prep books at a booth. The prep book sale started last week and will run until the end of next week.

NHS Holds Prep Book Sale

Beats August 28, 2015

NHS members are selling AP, ACT and SAT prep books in the main cafeteria through the end of next week. The AP prep books offered include the Barron’s Review, Princeton Review, Crash Course and 5 Steps...

Morgan Montgomery, NHS vice president and senior, answers a student’s question at the last meeting of the 2014-2015 school year. The new junior class was inducted into NHS on March 22. Students from this year interested in running for officer positions need to submit their campaign speeches by April 28.

NHS members to elect officers for next year

Beats April 29, 2015

On May 5, the incoming class of NHS members will elect their officers for their first meeting of the 2015-2016 school year. The election process has changed slightly since last year. NHS members...

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