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MUSIC MAGIC: CHS students use music to help others; the psychological effects of holiday music

SCALING IT: Senior Emma Hedrick plays scales on the piano as part of her morning warmup for Jazz Ensemble. Hedrick is a member of Share the Music and also sings and plays jazz music for the club.

Hannah Glazier

December 14, 2017

Share the music club, a club that performs a variety of music pieces at nursing homes, will host its annual Winter Benefit Concert at 4 p.m. tomorrow. Typically, the club dedicates all of the ticket funds to charities such as Save the Music Foundation to the Gleaners Food Bank; however, this year the c...

Light It Down: People should use more environmentally friendly Christmas lights

Light It Down: People should use more  environmentally friendly Christmas lights

Hannah Glazier, Social Media Editor

December 14, 2017

Despite my jewish faith, I love everything about Christmas. However, this year, one defining characteristic of this special season raises a point of concern for me: Christmas lights. Last year, I took AP Environmental Science and closely studied the significant amount of nonrenewable energy it takes...

Wonder Away: Bestselling book “Wonder,” now adapted movie, emphasizes the importance of acceptance

Senior Laurel Hulett works on a Christmas card with Orlando Robinson, her Best Buddy and sophomore, in the main cafeteria. Best Buddies have arranged small get-togethers and meetings in and out of school for students to interact with their Best Buddies.

Hannah Glazier

November 17, 2017

Based on the New York Times bestseller, “Wonder,” a movie centered around the story of a boy named Auggie Pullman, who was born with a craniofacial condition, premieres in theatres today. The story follows 10-year-old Auggie as he navigates his way through his first year at public school. Altho...

Inclusion and Awareness. Including those with disabilities is important not only at CHS, but nationwide.

Inclusion and Awareness. Including those with disabilities is important not only at CHS, but nationwide.

Hannah Glazier

October 26, 2017

As October comes to an end, it is imperative to reflect upon this month dedicated to promoting acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The primary purpose of this month is to raise awareness, with the ultimate goal of destigmatizing the genetic disorder. According to the National Institute o...

Creative Writing Club to Hold Care to Share

Creative Writing Club member Mackenzie Gonzales begins writing her warm up writing piece of the day. While doing so, she enjoys one of her favorite writing snacks: goldfish.

Hannah Glazier

October 19, 2017

“At our meeting we’re going to be doing care to share, where we basically all just share our writing,” said club leader and senior Kylie Gardner. “Hopefully, club members will start to feel more comfortable sharing with the group.” This meeting will also feature the leadership of newly elect...

Chipotle Comeback. Despite recent struggles, Chipotle remains superior to Qdoba

Chipotle Comeback. Despite recent struggles, Chipotle remains superior to Qdoba

Hannah Glazier

September 21, 2017

Recently, Chipotle made an announcement that changed the Tex-Mex fast food restaurant game forever. Starting at a test kitchen in New York, Chipotle will now serve queso at select locations. In the spirit expansion, Chipotle will also test an avocado vinaigrette, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic...

Creative writing club welcomes new club sponsor

Creative Writing Club Leader and Senior Kylie Gardner works on writing piece for the first meeting on September 12th. According to Gardner, the more members write, the better writers they will become

Hannah Glazier

September 7, 2017

Last year, Jerry Brickley, former Creative Writing Club sponsor, retired. As a result, Danielle Jansen will be Creative Writing Club’s new sponsor. “My goal is for the club to be a fun place for student interested in writing to come together, practice their skills and share their work,” said Jan...

Lolla on a Budget

Seniors Kathryn Scott and Francesca Smith pose for a photo at the 2016 Lollapalooza festival. Scott said the festival was expensive but she made revenue by selling extra tickets.

Hannah Glazier, Reporter

May 18, 2017

For just $335, lollapalooza, annual popular music festival in Chicago, offers the chance to see 170 performances on eight stages over the course of four days. A $2,200 VIP ticket is offered as well for those looking for a deluxe experience, excluding the costs for lodging, transportation, food, outfits ...

The Book is Better. “13 Reasons Why” misrepresents the novel it was based upon and poorly portrays suicide.

The Book is Better. “13 Reasons Why” misrepresents the novel it was based upon and poorly portrays suicide.

Hannah Glazier, Reporter

May 18, 2017

In sixth grade, I remember reading Jay Asher’s original 288-page novel and explaining to my friends the basic premise of the story. I remember being asked, “Why would you ever read a book as disturbing as that?” So, for me, it is surprising that five years later, it seems as if all of my frien...

Unified Track brings students together through competition and sports

Coach and senior Mallory Davis helps senior Noah Sachs with the shot put event. Unified Track is an IHSAA-sanctioned sport.

Sameen Siddiqui

April 20, 2017

Out of the 5,000 plus students who attend CHS, many are unaware of the sport, Unified Track. According to Francie Elzinga, one of the four coaches of Unified Track and junior, Unified Track is the bridge between IHSAA and Special Olympics. She said it is a place where individuals with intellectual disabilities ...

Creative Writing Club to bring Valentines to Magnolia Springs

Creative Writing Club members write pieces pertaining to “Legacy.” All of these pieces, will be shared with members of the Senior Living Home in the coming month.

Hannah Glazier

March 10, 2017

Creative Writing Club members continue to prepare writing pieces pertaining to the theme of “legacy” for their upcoming project with Magnolia Spring senior living home. The final sharing date for the project is still undecided. “We’ve decided to broaden the event, so it is not just going to...