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PSA: Free SAT Tutoring

PSA: Free SAT Tutoring

October 23, 2019

Although the school year has just begun, juniors have been studying for the SATs for months because SAT is the test of all tests. Compared to other standardized exams, a student’s score on the SAT...

Thoughts on Freshman Orientation

Thoughts on Freshman Orientation

September 23, 2019

As summer was coming to an end, students desperately scribbled down their summer work, purchased their supplies, and prepared for the new school year. For upperclassman, the transition from summer to work mode was a breeze; ...

Comet Culture Guidelines Raise Reactions

Comet Culture Guidelines Raise Reactions

June 10, 2019

In the winter, students are covered in clothes that are appropriate for the weather. Dress guidelines are normally not a problem for anyone that time of the year. When the weather starts to get warmer,...

Color Run’s a Sprinting Success

Color Run’s a Sprinting Success

May 23, 2019

The annual Color run at CHS was a sprinting success. The Color Run is a 5k-run during which participants are covered in tons of different colors, resulting in color-coated white t-shirts for ...

Hearing the Stories of Rwanda Genocide

May 17, 2019

On May 10th, CHS sophomores and freshmen from English teacher Gregory Hill’s and history teacher Kesari Petroff’s classes heard the story of Rwandan genocide survivor Eugenie Mukeshimana. Students learne...

CHS Lead Testing Results Show No Danger

CHS Lead Testing Results Show No Danger

May 9, 2019

CHS drinking water was tested for lead on March 9th; none of the 41 water samples taken had lead levels above the maximum level of 20 parts per billion.   “Of the 41 samples collected, 37 were below the detection limit of 2 ppb. The remaining 4 were between 2.40 and 4.42,” David Glassman, the BCPS...

Cuts and Changes in the English Department

Cuts and Changes in the English Department

May 9, 2019

Stop what you’re doing. You just read that sentence. And this one. And now this one. English is so vital to our day to day lives, yet sometimes we forget we’re even using it. With Creative Writing,...

Freshmen Visit Newseum

Freshmen Visit Newseum

May 1, 2019

Ninth-grader American Government students took a trip to Washington, DC to explore the Newseum in early April. The Newseum is an interactive museum that showcases free expression and the United States’ ...

Juniors Participate in SAT School Day

Juniors Participate in SAT School Day

May 1, 2019

On April 9, all CHS juniors took the SAT exam during the school day with BCPS paying for the full cost.   The SAT assesses upcoming college students to see if they are ready to attend colle...

Lack of Diversity in AP Classes

Lack of Diversity in AP Classes

April 25, 2019

CHS has a diverse student body on paper: as of 2018, 64% of CHS is white, 14% black, 12% Asian, and 5% multiracial. However, walk into an AP classroom, and the diversity vanishes.   "It's mostly predominan...

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