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As scheduling continues, students, teachers promote classes that test world views

As scheduling continues, students,  teachers promote classes that test world views

Kiersten Riedford

February 21, 2020

In her junior year, current senior Sandiya Sajan said she came to the realization that all she had ever thought was instilled by someone else’s opinions. It was during her IB History of the Americas class, she said, when the teacher posed the question of whether native people were considered to be s...

With scheduling for next school year underway, CHS classes attempt to combine benefits of knowledge acquisition, real-world application

With scheduling for next school year underway, CHS classes attempt  to combine benefits of knowledge acquisition, real-world application

Sophia Hawkins and Uma Kandallu

January 23, 2020

Senior Ruby Sanders wants to be an ecologist when she leaves high school. When she was younger, she loved being outdoors and was deeply fascinated by the inner workings of nature. Ecology seemed the natural course of action, a culmination of her lifelong curiosities.  Already, Sanders takes elective classes, such as bo...

Establishment of CBD month acknowledges rise in popularity of CBD oil, various uses

Establishment of CBD month acknowledges rise in popularity of CBD oil, various uses

Uma Kandallu

January 23, 2020

Sophomore Manasa Kesa said she first learned about cannabidiol (CBD) and its potential uses when her parents opened their weight loss store and began selling the product. Now, Manasa said she primarily uses CBD to enhance her concentration while studying. “I have problems with focusing and energy, and my pa...

Social norms may affect women’s physical health

Social norms may affect women’s physical health

Grace Xu

January 23, 2020

Junior Isabel Schultz can’t sit for prolonged periods—nor can she stand for extended amounts of time—without feeling intense pain. As someone with chronic back pain paired with scoliosis, she not only has to wear a back brace, but she said she even had to quit a recent job because of the number of h...

As foreseen apocalyptic events quickly approach, students consider effect of superstitions, pregame rituals

As foreseen apocalyptic events quickly approach,  students consider effect of superstitions, pregame rituals

Leslie Huang

December 12, 2019

Aidan Mellor, Ambassadors member and senior, actively participates in the school choir, and although he said he doesn’t personally believe in superstitions, he said before each performance, choir members follow a chant. He said this chant has become a mandatory ritual to set an optimistic atmosphere...

Students should take a break from constant external stimuli

Students should take a break from constant external stimuli

Grace Xu

December 12, 2019

One Saturday in November, I took it upon myself to attempt a five-hour dopamine fast. (Including sleep, it ended up being a full twelve hours.) I had found out about the self-care trend through the internet, as one does, even though a major component of dopamine fasting is going unplugged. In fact, th...

As Thanksgiving approaches, students plan Friendsgiving celebration, ponder new trend

As Thanksgiving approaches, students plan Friendsgiving celebration, ponder new trend

Sophia Hawkins

November 28, 2019

For many people around the country, Thanksgiving is when they gather with their families to share a meal and say thanks for all that they have, in accordance with the feast of the pilgrims and their Native American friends back in the early 17th century. However, the story that we tell, not only of...

As “cuffing season” arrives, students debate how high school relationships affect social development

As “cuffing season” arrives, students debate how high school relationships affect social development

Kiersten Riedford

November 15, 2019

Sophomore Elizabeth Katz has never dated in her life and she said during this cuffing season she would prefer to keep it that way. The term “cuffing season,” which originated in Urban Dictionary in 2011, refers to the desire to be in a relationship or “cuffed,” during the winter months. Katz...

Chipotle program offers to cover tuition for workers, sparking discussion on high school jobs

Chipotle program offers to cover tuition for workers, sparking discussion on high school jobs

Uma Kandallu and Sarah Zheng

November 15, 2019

Ben Ring, Chipotle worker and senior, is among the many students at this school who have an after-school job. While many high school students already work in order to gain benefits such as real-world experience, Chipotle has taken the extra step by covering the tuition cost for their employees to ea...

Step Up to Sexual Assault: Administration, students focus on importance of new sexual assault prevention presentation

Step Up to Sexual Assault: Administration, students focus on importance of new sexual assault prevention presentation

Kassandra Darnell

September 20, 2019

Logan Sandlin, varsity track and junior varsity cross-country runner and senior, sits among his teammates in the auditorium before practice as he listens to the “Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault” presentation. The presentation is a new program being presented to the athletics and performing arts department...

No More Carts

Lillian He

August 13, 2019

Starting this fall, CHS will be getting a multitude of new laptops. According to Lisa Carroll, technology coordinator for CHS, each classroom will be getting their own set of laptops; however, they will not be in a 1:1 ratio. Instead, there will only be 17 laptops in each cart, even though most classes her...

As interest in space initiatives increases, CHS determines impact of astronomy education

As interest in space initiatives increases, CHS determines impact of astronomy education

James Yin

May 23, 2019

On April 11 of this year, a group of researchers working for the Event Horizon Telescope released the first-ever photo of a black hole, a celestial object from the Messier 87 galaxy. In October, scientists at the University of Bern in Switzerland plan to launch the Characterising Exoplanets Satellite...