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Counseling center to hold Business Majors and Careers Fair Nov. 19

Counseling center to hold Business Majors and Careers Fair Nov. 19

Viyang Hao

November 18, 2019

On Nov. 19, the Counseling Center will host the Business Majors and Careers Fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Freshman Center cafeteria according to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator. At the fair, there will be a combination of in-state and out-of-state college repr...

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...

Always Changing Tests: Students and counselor consider the implications of new ACT features

Riley TerBush

November 15, 2019

In September of 2020, the ACT will implement a three-pronged policy to its testing services. The changes will allow students to take the test online at testing centers, retake individual test sections and superscore sections of the test.  Students will be able to retake the individual sections an unlim...

Students, counselors reflect the Harvard Affirmative Action Case

Viyang Hao

November 6, 2019

Earlier this year, a group of Asian-Americans filed a lawsuit against Harvard University and its admissions office, claiming its admissions process was discriminated against Asian-Americans. The federal judge who oversaw this case recently announced that there was little discrimination towards Asian Am...

Counselors to begin scheduling Nov. 1

Counselors to begin scheduling Nov. 1

Viyang Hao

October 31, 2019

According to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator, a video will be shown during SRT to aid freshmen and sophomores in scheduling for classes next school year on Nov. 1. In addition, students will use the counseling course in Canvas to schedule classes before meeting counselors individually. Juniors...

AP exam registration to begin Oct. 14

AP exam registration to begin Oct. 14

Viyang Hao

October 8, 2019

According to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator, AP exam registration will begin Oct. 14 and end Oct. 27. Emails will be sent out to students and parents throughout the fall semester on how to register and be prepared for the AP exam in May. If students miss th...

Counseling center to continue helping students with AP exams

Counseling center to continue helping students with AP exams

Viyang Hao

May 13, 2019

The counseling center continues to help students prepare for upcoming AP exams that will end May 17 according to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator. Stephan also said that emails should continue to be checked for updates students should know along with “tiny deta...

Counselors preparing for ‘AP season’ after spring break

Viyang Hao

March 26, 2019

According to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator, counselors are preparing for the “AP season” after spring break. “(Counselors) are in that mode right before spring break where everybody is ready for a break and (we’re) tying up some loose ends,” Stepha...

Does Legacy Rule?: Legacy is key factor in college decision process

Does Legacy Rule?: Legacy is key factor in college decision process

Anjali Natarajan, Calina He, Leslie Huang, and Raphael Li

March 22, 2019

For senior Tori Ledezma, the decision to apply early action to Purdue University was an easy one. After all, her parents went there, and Ledezma said that was a large factor for her. In mid-February, Ledezma officially committed to Purdue University. Ledezma said her final decision to commit to Purdue was ...

Freshman and Sophomore College and Career Planning Night scheduled for Thursday

Viyang Hao

March 5, 2019

The freshman and sophomore college and career planning night will be this Thursday from 6:30 to 8:50 p.m. with no ticket required. The event will start in the auditorium and later have three breakout sessions, each discussing a college-related topic in different areas of the school; those who attend...

Following new requirements for Scholastic Banquet eligibility, CHS community assesses academically competitive school culture

Following new requirements for Scholastic Banquet eligibility, CHS community assesses academically competitive school culture

Rhea Acharya

February 22, 2019

Recently, the PTO changed the requirements a student needs to meet to be invited to the Scholastic Banquet, which is scheduled for April 15. Until this year, the administration invited the top 3 percent of students based on their cumulative GPA, but this year, as they are introducing cut-off GPAs; a ...

Mental health awareness week successful, improvements for next year

Viyang Hao

February 13, 2019

According to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator, the mental health awareness week that took place on Feb. 4 to Feb. 8, was “well received.” Stephan also said she was not fully involved in the event but she is “guaranteed that [the counselors] are taking...