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Is Cheerleading Really a Sport?

Alex Green, Staff

October 6, 2016

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For as long as cheerleading has been around, one question has always been asked, "Is cheer a sport?" Cheerleading is when a group of girls cheer at football or basketball games. Cheerleaders are responsible for pumping up the crowd and keeping teams spirits up. Most people only know about Cheerleading at games and don’t think it qualifies as a sport. CHS cheerleaders are very upset at the of lack of peer support th...

It’s Not a Compliment

It’s Not a Compliment

June 1, 2016

Grown women walk down the street and start to hear degrading comments on her appearance. Sadly, grown women are not the only victims of this in our society. Young girls and some men are getting degraded...

Defeat Ignorance to Defeat Homophobia

Defeat Ignorance to Defeat Homophobia

May 3, 2016

Just like other places in this country, homophobia can be found at CHS. Some students have been subject to harmful and biased views regarding their sexuality. They have been vunerable to bullying, pee...

Fight to the Death

Fight to the Death

April 21, 2016

As students, with our hormones raging and frontal lobes freaking out, we all have our bad days. All of us have that one person whom we hate with every fiber of our being, and we all have our limits. So ...

Why I, a Teenage Girl, Don’t Want to Look Like a Victoria’s Secret Model

Why I, a Teenage Girl, Don’t Want to Look Like a Victoria’s Secret Model

April 6, 2016

"Girls, who are already under a lot of pressure to fit in, see these thin, blemish-free models everywhere and are taught that this is how they are supposed to look. Not only are these standards nearly impossible to achieve, but nobody should feel obligated to look a certain way just to fit in."

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How the American Education System Favors Extroverts, and Why It Doesn’t Have to

How the American Education System Favors Extroverts, and Why It Doesn’t Have to

April 4, 2016

"Many students, myself included, learn more effectively if we are given the opportunity to think and process concepts by ourselves first, without having to collaborate."

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Zootopia Provides Emotional Rollercoaster, Great CGI

Zootopia Provides Emotional Rollercoaster, Great CGI

March 23, 2016

“Real life is more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker.” This is one of the many messages that Zootopia sends to the viewers. On March 4, the new animated Disney feature, Zootopia, hit the ...

Dear Hollywood: Diversity Means More Than a Marketing Label

Dear Hollywood: Diversity Means More Than a Marketing Label

March 19, 2016

I flipped through the comic books I had handmade when I was nine. They were fun to read and all, but one thing each book had in common left me feeling very disturbed. Having wanted to portray each protagonist...

America Needs a 21st Century Civil Rights Act

America Needs a 21st Century Civil Rights Act

March 16, 2016

If the supporters and detractors of LGBT rights consider the issue from a civil rights perspective, there can be more understanding and more political will to see this final obstacle to full LGBT equality removed.

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The Intersectionality of Feminism

The Intersectionality of Feminism

March 16, 2016

In the words of Cheris Kramarae, “Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.” All women.

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