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Q&A with GradFest organizer Kimberli Boston-Smith

Q&A with GradFest organizer Kimberli Boston-Smith

Riya Chinni

May 23, 2019

What is GradFest? “GradFest is a very fun, safe place for the seniors to come back to school to celebrate their graduation and we have close to 90 percent, sometimes more, of the seniors graduate and still want to come all the way back to their school because it’s the last time for them to be to...

A Review of Ice and Fire: Staff member Sam Shi reviews the final season of Game of Thrones

A Review of Ice and Fire: Staff member Sam Shi reviews the final season of Game of Thrones

Sam Shi

May 22, 2019

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8 Ever since I watched the first episode of GOT (Game of Thrones) and binge-watched it for two weeks during finals, I have been a huge fan of the series, putting even the rigors of academics aside to enjoy a good old night of GOT and popcorn. N...

Take a Break: Students at this school should consider taking breaks while studying this academic year

Take a Break: Students at this school should consider taking breaks while studying this academic year

Sam Shi

August 15, 2018

Sometimes the best study strategies are not to study for hours on end but to have breaks in the middle of studying for that upcoming test or final. Anyone who has crammed the night before a test knows the feeling of being both mentally and physically drained. Whether the cram before test day leads...

‘Rep Urself’: CHS staff, students reflect on utilization, progression of modern slang

‘Rep Urself’: CHS staff, students reflect on utilization, progression of modern slang

Anushka Dasgupta

March 23, 2018

With the advent of the Internet, social media and a wider range of mass media, teenagers today are far different from their predecessors. They use new slang words daily, each passing in and out of trends, made up by anyone and everyone who has access to the Internet. In the past few years, many have  c...

Senior Class officers to begin Homecoming preparation and to transition from junior year

Senior Class officers to begin Homecoming preparation and to transition from junior year

Sam Shi

September 11, 2017

Senior Class officers are currently preparing for Homecoming. Senior Class president Izak Orono said he and his officers have been working on building up a team for Homecoming. He said this team would help plan the event. Senior Class co-sponsor Robert Elder said the responsibilities officers face...

A Phe(NAMM)al Community

A Phe(NAMM)al Community

Sam Shi, Entertainment Reporter

May 18, 2017

Earlier last month, CHS earned the best Communities for Music Education Award for the fourth time in a row. The award, which is given by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), assesses whether a school district is considered an outstanding community for music education. Director of bands ...

CHS theater to target children’s story towards larger, older audience

CHS theater to target children’s story towards larger, older audience

Sam Shi, Reporter

January 27, 2017

This year’s winter production, “Charlotte’s Web,” will run from Feb. 9 to 11. This play has not been produced by CHS since 1994. Jim Peterson, director of theater and film, said he chose this child-friendly production because it added variety to CHS’s plays. “Even though our students ...

AMC theaters expand Sensory Friendly Films program to provide unique showings

AMC theaters expand Sensory Friendly Films program to provide unique showings

Sam Shi, Reporter

November 17, 2016

For many, watching movies in theaters is an enjoyable experience. However, theaters can often be too loud or too dark and may easily overwhelm those with autism. In addition, the need to remain silent during a movie is another discomfort they may face. Nine years ago, AMC partnered with the Autism Society...

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...

CHS students explain the impact of TV shows set in the Midwest versus urban settings

CHS students explain the impact of  TV shows set in the Midwest versus urban settings

Misha Rekhter, Entertainment reporter

September 16, 2016

Boyd is not alone. “I understand cornfields, not skyscrapers,” junior Ethan Fleischer said when explaining his love for “Parks and Recreation” and “The Middle."