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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 ...

The Art of Electives: Art electives shape seniors’ high school experience, plans for future

The Art of Electives: Art electives shape seniors’ high school experience, plans for future

Emily Carlisle, Isabella White

March 22, 2019


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English, math, science and history courses—these are all classes which aim to both educate and broaden the minds of teenagers all across the country. Ever day at CHS students across all four grades find themselves slumped in desks, teachers lecturing on the fundamentals of radicals or the importance of t...

Hartfelt Apology? : Reporters Ashwin Prasad and Lily McAndrews debate whether Kevin Hart should host Oscars after scandal over homophobic tweets

Hartfelt Apology? : Reporters Ashwin Prasad and Lily McAndrews debate whether Kevin Hart should host Oscars after scandal over homophobic tweets

Ashwin Prasad, Lily McAndrews

February 22, 2019


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Experienced, entertaining host Kevin Hart should be forgiven for decade-old homophobic tweets As many of you know by now, the Oscars will not have a host this year. Its original host, Kevin Hart, quit the role because of Twitter backlash over his homophobic tweets. I’m not condoning his tweets. He has admitted what he said was wrong...

A Whole New World: “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” play on Feb. 7-9 will connect classic tale with children’s theater

A Whole New World: “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” play on  Feb. 7-9 will connect classic tale with children’s theater

Grace Xu

January 24, 2019


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On Feb. 7, 8 and 9, CHS students will perform “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp.” However, unlike the many Disney renditions CHS has done in the past—including “The Little Mermaid” last  spring—this play is based off of its original tale One Thousand and One Arabian Nights.  While original fairy tales are infamous for being much gorier and darke...

From the Heart: In face of excessive consumerism, students should consider making handmade gifts during holiday season

From the Heart: In face of excessive consumerism, students should consider making handmade gifts during holiday season

December 13, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Print Columnists, Recent Updates

As a 16-year-old girl, one might assume I spend countless hours on end shopping and going to the mall, as many of my peers do. To be fair, I was once in a similar place to those people, sleeping overnight outside waiting for the best deal on Black Friday and spending countless hours and money on gi...

The Best Entertainment Events of the Year: Read the opinions of Entertainment Reporters Lily McAndrews and Ashwin Prasad

The Best Entertainment Events of the Year: Read the opinions of Entertainment Reporters Lily McAndrews and Ashwin Prasad

Lily McAndrews, Ashwin Prasad

December 13, 2018


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The impact of Black Panther—Lily McAndrews The best Entertainment event of the year was the release of Black Panther, the best movie 2018 had to offer. From the movie’s production, direction and costume design, this movie outstandingly nailed every aspect, as well as representing bigger life ch...

Knitting a Gnome: Here’s How

Knitting a Gnome: Here’s How

Lily McAndrews

December 13, 2018


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To accompany her column on hand-made gifts, reporter Lily McAndrews shares a knitting tutorial for making a gnome. Supplies. To get started you need yarn of any color of your choice and a little piece of face colored yarn for the head. Knitting needles that correlate to the gauge of your yarn. Sewing need...

The Dark Side: Fall play “The Sparrow” to incorporate darker themes, more serious aspects than past plays

The Dark Side: Fall play “The Sparrow” to incorporate  darker themes, more serious aspects than past plays

Livvie Hurley

November 16, 2018


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Most people are familiar with the quirky, comedic plays that students put on seasonally, but according to actor and junior Luke Vreeman, this year’s fall play, “The Sparrow,” which opened yesterday in the Studio Theater and continues through Saturday, surrounds a darker storyline. Vreeman s...

Watching in Horror: As Halloween approaches, new horror films hit theaters; IB film teacher, students explain how genre stays relevant

Watching in Horror: As Halloween approaches, new horror films hit theaters; IB film teacher, students explain how genre stays relevant

Isabella White, Jesse Cooper

October 25, 2018


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The first horror film on record is “Le Manoir du Diable,” created in 1896, according to IMDb. Since that time, horror movies have gripped audiences, forcing them to the edge of their seats. These films documenting gore, suspense and fear have attracted large audiences without fail, remaining rele...