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Pep Up for the Pep Rally: Students should maintain the homecoming spirit by appreciating the pep rally

Natalie Khamis

September 26, 2019

Homecoming has an odd effect on students. I have noticed that people seem happier during homecoming week as if they are excited about attending school for once in their lives. The time and creativity that goes into choosing themed outfits goes beyond the normal sweatshirt and legging combination seen th...

The Name Game: Students should make effort to learn classmates’ names to make them feel appreciated

The Name Game: Students should make effort to learn classmates’ names to make them feel appreciated

Emily Carlisle

September 20, 2019

Last year, I interacted with a person at least once every other day, but I knew his name long before he knew mine. In fact, it took him almost the whole year to learn my name, and he learned it eventually only because of a mutual friend. Now, he says since we are friends, he “has a reason to know it,...

Teachers Park Too: Students should think of teachers before parking illegally up the trail

Teachers Park Too: Students should think of teachers before parking illegally up the trail

Carson TerBush, Editor in Chief

April 26, 2019

Each morning, the roads surrounding CHS erupt with traffic as students struggle to make it to school on time and find a parking spot. While the student parking struggle is a commonly debated one (see our September editorial about parking passes), a far less discussed issue is that of teacher parking. Adm...

Viola Lives Matter: Students lose passion for extracurricular activities, result of pressures of maintaining this school’s reputation

Viola Lives Matter: Students lose passion for extracurricular activities, result of pressures of maintaining this school’s reputation

Natalie Khamis

April 19, 2019

After almost six years of playing the viola, performing in over 20 concerts, and countless hours of practicing, I can confidently say orchestra holds a special place in my heart. From receiving my very first piece of sheet music to performing a whole symphony, that place in my heart grew and my love for ...

COLUMN: A Freshman Homecoming

COLUMN: A Freshman Homecoming

Sam Shi, Entertainment Reporter

September 29, 2016

Every single year, the school celebrates Homecoming as an event which welcomes students back to school. This celebration is an essential part of CHS tradition, playing an important role in welcoming new students into the school. Since its inception, Homecoming has mainly been an event focusing on the F...

Discrimination. States should consider consequences of discrimination measures

Discrimination. States should consider  consequences of discrimination measures

perspectives

March 27, 2014

On Feb. 17, a modified version of the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage known as House Joint Resolution 3 (HJR-3) passed the Indiana Senate. The Senate chose to keep the first sentence, which defines marriage in Indiana as between one man and one woman, but failed to restore a provision dropped...

For our school’s success, give credit where credit is due

perspectives

March 27, 2014

There is a superiority complex that comes with attending one of the best schools in the nation. The assertion itself betrays a sense of privilege, but the facts are undeniable. This is what they call a “high-achieving school.” We have the highest graduation rate of similarly sized schools in Indiana....

Dance Marathon. Students should educate themselves on use of CHS Dance Marathon funds

Dance Marathon. Students should educate themselves on use of CHS Dance Marathon funds

perspectives

February 27, 2014

Another season of Dance Marathon has come and gone. The annual family dinner, basketball tailgate, setting FirstGiving accounts and asking for corporate donations are all over, not to mention the main event: dancing for six hours for the kids who can’t. Once again this year, the opposing viewpoints t...

Teachers should not let taboo topics affect their methods of teaching

perspectives

December 13, 2013

We have all been in a classroom where the teacher was teaching something that could be seen as controversial. Whether it be sex education, drug education, or religion, it is not uncommon for teachers to let their opinions slip out when they are teaching. It could be something as blatant as a teacher...

Mixed Feelings. AP Capstone is a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t accommodate everyone

Mixed Feelings. AP Capstone is a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t accommodate everyone

perspectives

December 13, 2013

I made one of my best decisions the day before school started in my junior year when I switched from AP U.S. History to IB History of the Americas. After two years of AP history, I couldn’t take another bout of nightly readings and daily quizzes, memorizing dates, cramming for tests and promptly f...

The Ultimate Diss: You look healthy

The Ultimate Diss: You look healthy

perspectives

November 15, 2013

In Hollywood, I’m obese.” This quote came from “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence during a Nov. 2012 interview for eOnline. Lawrence is anything but obese, but in comparison to other Hollywood actresses, she doesn’t quite meet the “skinny Minnie” standard, which raises the question: wh...

The Flipped Classroom. It’s time to make this change.

The Flipped Classroom. It’s time to make this change.

perspectives

November 15, 2013

Like any other day in my Precalculus class, we began by reviewing the homework. “Are there any questions regarding Section 2.2?” A lone hand trembled as it raised itself into the air in a deadly silent classroom. The student who had raised the hand quietly asked, “Could you go over Problem 34?...