The Comet

  • Have Fun in the Dead of Winter

    Have Fun in the Dead of Winter

    Jami Citko and Vicki Zhang

    January 15, 2019

    You watch the clock. Anticipation overwhelms you. 2018 is nearly over. The clock strikes midnight; finally, 2019 has begun. When you wake up the next morning, however, you feel less than lively.  It might be the new year, but January isn’t exactly the most exciting month, and cold weather prevents a lot of preferred activities. According to Lovin Du...

  • Forgotten History: The Integration of CHS

    Forgotten History: The Integration of CHS

    Eden Beyene, Staff Writer

    January 14, 2019

    In 2018, it’s easy to forget about what happened in Catonsville’s history. Although many are unaware, CHS, like many schools, was segregated at one point in its long history.  According to Catonsville High School: A Century of Success, in Maryland, integration started in 1955. CHS was integra...

    Above: Catonsville's first African American school, 1880. Below: The Catonsville school, 1881. Courtesy of "Images of America".

  • Let’s Talk About Periods (For Once)

    Let’s Talk About Periods (For Once)

    Jami Citko, staff

    January 7, 2019

    Strawberry week. The red plague. Niagra falls. Bloody Mary. Red army. Blood festival. Do any of these sound familiar? They’re euphemisms for the menstrual cycle, more commonly known as the period. According to Clue, there are over 5,000 terms for it.  But why not just say period? Talking about mens...

  • Red Dead Redemption 2: A Sequel Worth Waiting For

    Red Dead Redemption 2: A Sequel Worth Waiting For

    Jack Corcoran, Staff

    January 3, 2019

    Rockstar Games, for a long time, has held a storied reputation amongst the gaming community. With making well-established franchises like Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar established their reputation for making extensive and detailed games that often garner...

  • Day In the Life of T.O

    Day In the Life of T.O

    Zayd Zaghari, Staff

    January 3, 2019

    Teron Owens is a Behavioral Interventionist, a counselor who helps mentor different students who have a variety of social and school issues. Mr. Owens, or T.O as they call him, has been serving the CHS community for many years now and his kids have...

Mattresses for Sale! At CHS?!
  • 2020 Defender Gunnar Cheuvront Commits to Loyola (MD) December 13, 2018
  • Students Weigh In on Pledge Controversy December 11, 2018
  • BCPS Grading Policy Revision Brings Back the ‘0’ November 21, 2018
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Effectiveness of Comet Culture Lessons
  • Here’s Another ‘Grinch’ December 21, 2018
  • ‘Creed 2’: A Sequel 30 Years In The Making December 3, 2018
  • ‘The Shining’: A Chilling Classic November 29, 2018
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Signs and Symptoms of an Eating Disorder
  • Day in The Life of Officer Wissman January 15, 2019
  • Activities for a Short Spring Break January 15, 2019
  • Sleep Deprivation and You January 14, 2019
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CHS Boys Varsity Basketball Mid-Season Report
  • Process Of Student Athletes Committing January 15, 2019
  • Future Looks Bright for Baltimore January 14, 2019
  • 2018-19 UMBC Basketball Mid-Season Report January 9, 2019
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Staff Profile
Ashley Metzbower
Ashley Metzbower


Hi, I'm Ashley Metzbower, and I'm a sophomore here at Catonsville. I enjoy writing and I'm excited to be able to do so in the school newspaper!

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PTSA Teachers are Heroes Award

Looking to recognize a great teacher? Teachers are Heroes Program is a monthly award that recognizes exemplary CHS teachers. It only takes about 3 minutes to fill out the form which can be found at:

The Student News Site of Catonsville High School.
The Student News Site of Catonsville High School.