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Get Scared: With Halloween approaching, CHS students discuss the science behind fear

Get Scared: With Halloween approaching, CHS  students discuss the science behind fear

Jessica Konrad

October 26, 2017

As Halloween creeps around the corner, many students at CHS are beginning to celebrate this holiday by watching scary movies and visiting haunted houses. While some students anticipate this time of the year and look forward to participating in these frightening festivities, others become filled with a se...

Elise Conour, 11

Elise Conour, 11

Jessica Konrad, Student Section Reporter

September 21, 2017

“I feel like (songwriting) is a really good way for me to express exactly what I want to say to everyone in the world without them really knowing it’s coming from me because I write under a pseudonym a lot… When I was little, my mom used to come into my room and we used to just make up songs off...

ComedySportz prepares for matches

ComedySportz prepares for matches

Jessica Konrad

September 7, 2017

ComedySportz has begun preparing for their upcoming matches in the spring. Recently, the team has been focusing on improving their cooperation as a team and the group dynamic as a whole. The main focus of the first practices of the season has been bonding as a team and learning to work together in...

The Ultimate Summer Guide

The Ultimate Summer Guide

Jessica Konrad and Raiha Zainab

May 18, 2017

Advice, events and bucket lists to plan your summer and make it the best one yet   ...

It’s Okay to be Lost

It’s Okay to be Lost

Heidi Peng, Story

January 27, 2017

At the back of the CHS performing arts hallway, in Room P123, six students, accompanied by one college graduate, chant, “Hey Fred Schneider, what are you doing?” This is part of a warm-up called “Hey, Fred Schneider” in ComedySportz, an improv comedy team interested in improvisation. One ...

Club Spotlights 1/27

Club Spotlights 1/27

James Yin, Michelle Yin, Spotlights

January 27, 2017

COMEDY SPORTZ: PRESIDENTS: Seniors Blaine McBroom and Chuck Burton WHAT IT IS: ComedySportz is a competitive, improvisational show revolving around comedic events, which are usually judged by the audience. The team will practice after school with ComedySportz officials to improve actin...

Rise of Rap

Rise of Rap

Jessica Konrad

December 12, 2016

When rappers and juniors David Chilemba and Rashid “RJ” Conteh come home from school, their main focus isn’t studying, socializing with friends or going to sports practice. For Chilemba and Conteh, their first order of business is writing music for their mixtape, which they plan to release Dec...

Ask the HiLite: What surprising events have taken place at CHS in the past?

Ask the HiLite: What surprising events have taken place at CHS in the past?

Jessica Konrad, Student Section reporter

November 17, 2016

Q&A with Mrs. Skeens-Benton   Q: What was it like having Bill Clinton come to CHS on April 28, 2008? A: Actually, it was really neat. He came to speak about environmental issues, and we had to have the Secret Service in. It was really neat; our students got to meet a former president,...

ComedySportz to conduct auditions Sept. 2

ComedySportz to conduct auditions Sept. 2

Beats

August 29, 2016

According to ComedySportz sponsor Jim Peterson, ComedySportz will hold auditions for the team on Sept. 2. During auditions, students will participate in various games to demonstrate their comedic acting and improvisation abilities. Audition results will be posted on Sept. 9. This year’s auditions...

ComedySportz prepares for season’s final home matches on April 21 and 22

ComedySportz prepares for season’s final home matches on April 21 and 22

Beats

March 25, 2016

ComedySportz will play its last home matches of the season on April 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. in the Studio Theater. Tickets will be available at the door or online at ticketracker.com. According to sponsor Jim Peterson, ComedySportz has had a highly successful season. Peterson said, “So far, we’re ...

CHS Theater prepares for “The 39 Steps”

Beats

September 28, 2015

Jim Peterson, director of theatre and film, has recently been preparing for “The 39 Steps,” which has performances scheduled for Nov. 12, 13, and 14. Rehearsals begin on Sept. 28. Mr. Peterson described the play by saying, “The idea was that they took The 39 Steps, which is an Alfred Hitchcock...