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To All the Directors They’ve Snubbed Before: Lack of female Oscar nominees for best director highlights implications of discrimination for female students pursuing film careers

To All the Directors They’ve Snubbed Before: Lack of female Oscar nominees for best director highlights implications of discrimination for female students pursuing film careers

Jessica Konrad

April 19, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Recent Updates

"Wonder woman.” “Lady Bird.” “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Beyond the massive success of each of these films, there is another factor that unites them all. Each one features a female director. From the reception of each of these films, viewers can see that women have made tremendous ...

Prom and Circumstance: Promposals are a fun tradition that enhance prom, high school experience

Prom and Circumstance: Promposals are a fun tradition that enhance prom, high school experience

Jessica Konrad

March 22, 2019


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Print Columnists, Recent Updates

Would anyone like to volunteer to come up on stage and play in this game?” I immediately glued my eyes to the floor and lowered my head. I most certainly did not want to go up on stage. Desperately hoping my front-row seat wouldn’t betray me, my stomach turned when the actress called out to me, ...

Musical Genius: Students should consider benefits of listening to music while studying

Jessica Konrad

January 24, 2019


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Print Columnists, Recent Updates

icAnother boring day in algebra. Staring at the clock, I wondered how much longer we could possibly go on about parabolas. Who would have thought a curved line could be so complicated? Accustomed to the monotony of class, a wave of relief washed over me when we finally finished the day’s lesson. B...

Keep on Keepin’ On: Students should direct focus towards personal goals, not outperforming peers

Keep on Keepin’ On: Students should direct focus towards personal goals, not outperforming peers

Jessica Konrad

October 25, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates, Top Story

The crimson letter proudly declared itself at the top of the page: A-. I looked beneath my score and smiled when I saw the scratch-and-sniff sticker featuring a smiling snail and the words “Nice Work!” underneath. Seeing my hard work pay off gave me a sense of satisfaction. Until, that is, I saw...

The Right Fit: Use this flowchart to see College Counselor Ann Boldt’s advice on how to select the right college

The Right Fit: Use this flowchart to see College Counselor Ann  Boldt’s advice on how to select the right college

Raphael Li

September 21, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, feature-top, Print, Recent Updates

  Excerpt from the Q & A: What usually happens during a typical college representative visit? “Usually at the beginning, the rep might tailor-make a little bit of the information she talks about to the students in the room. Then, she would do a short presentation about the school,...

Time to Move On: Traffic in hallways at this school necessitates change.

Time to Move On: Traffic in hallways at this school necessitates change.

Jessica Konrad

September 21, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates

The air is thick and stuffy. We are paused, waiting, again. Sighs of frustration and complaints echo in the background. I wonder when we will finally start moving. After what feels like an eternity, we all begin to creep forward, moving at a speed that makes molasses’ pace seem enviable.  Sounds li...

NHS members earn group hours and prep for Ghost and Goblins run

NHS members earn group hours and prep for Ghost and Goblins run

Kassi Darnell

September 16, 2018


Filed under CLUBS, Online Only, Recent Updates

Toward the end of the summer and the start of the school year, NHS members have had a few opportunities to earn group hours. So far, members have been able to volunteer at registration and the open house for parents on Aug. 30 with more opportunities to come. “Soon, we’re going to get tutoring going,...

Stop the Spam: With students receiving barrage of notifications, colleges should stop sending unnecessary, misleading emails

Stop the Spam: With students receiving barrage of notifications, colleges should stop sending unnecessary, misleading emails

Jessica Konrad

May 18, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates, Uncategorized

"Dear Jessica, we’d like to encourage you to consider Harvard,” read the first line of an email I received earlier this year. After I finished reading, I felt elated. To learn a university as prestigious as Harvard was courting me specifically made me feel special and important. However, as I lat...

ComedySportz prepares for upcoming matches

ComedySportz prepares for upcoming matches

Jessica Konrad

March 6, 2018


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates

According to ComedySportz sponsor Jim Peterson, the ComedySportz team is currently preparing for its upcoming matches in the spring by conducting after-school rehearsals and training with professional ComedySportz members on the weekends. In these upcoming matches, the team will compete against othe...

Take Note: CHS should consider benefits of offering AP Music Theory for students

Take Note: CHS should consider benefits of offering AP Music Theory for students

Jessica Konrad, Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print Columnists, Recent Updates

While skimming the program of studies in the process of scheduling for next year, I noticed a glaring discrepancy within the performing arts section. Known for its history of excellence, the CHS performing arts department offers students an extensive array of advanced musical ensembles. However, when ...