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Which seniors had the greatest influence on underclassmen?
May 18, 2018

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.
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...

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

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

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.
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...

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.
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,...

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.
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...

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

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

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
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...

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.
CHS students explain the process behind preparing for summer music festivals
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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