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Students share their Thanksgiving plans

Students share their Thanksgiving plans

Meredith Prud'homme

December 12, 2018


Filed under Features

Every year, towards the end of November, 46 million turkeys are sold nationwide, according to the University of Illinois. A meeting on the Plymouth Plantation between the pilgrims and the natives in 1621 has transformed into a commercial holiday filled with parades, football games and time spent with frien...

Woolley: from newsroom to classroom

Woolley: from newsroom to classroom

Emily Toro

November 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Teacher Feature

“I have always wanted to teach from the very first time I was in a newsroom,” said journalism teacher Wayne Woolley. CHS recently hired Woolley in September of the 2018-19 school year. Before teaching, Woolley pursued a career in journalism for 18 years writing for publications such as T...

Undocumented immigrants struggle in U.S.

Undocumented immigrants struggle in U.S.

Meredith Prud'homme

November 21, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

It’s an alarming time for immigrants across America, as the country races to catch millions of undocumented immigrants. With comments from President Donald Trump that refer to these people as an “infestation,” it’s clear that there is no safety for the undocumented. But, undocumented immigrant...

Immigration splits the globe

Immigration splits the globe

Kaitlyn Delaney

November 21, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

As described by the American Immigration Council (AIC), the United States’ immigration policy is complex and often misunderstood. The policy consists of four main principles: the admission of skillful people who are beneficial to the country’s economy, protection of refugees and those seeking asyl...

Immigration’s ‘costly effect’ on the economy

Immigration’s ‘costly effect’ on the economy

Neil Estrada

November 21, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

It’s Thanksgiving dinner and the whole family is gathered around the table enjoying a delicious feast. Suddenly, one word throws the entire table into a frenzy: “immigration.” Despite being as old as America itself, immigration is still one of the most contentious issues in American politics to da...

The evolution of immigration

The evolution of immigration

Katherine Lombardi

November 21, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Hailed as the home of the “American Dream,” the United States continues to serve as a destination for immigrants from all over the world. While America has an established multicultural identity, the details of immigration into the country have changed over time. According to the Library of Congress, the fi...

Thanksgiving festivities break tradition

Thanksgiving festivities break tradition

Zoe Conner-Bennett

November 21, 2018


Filed under Features

Thanksgiving makes many imagine the smell of turkey and potatoes wafting in from the kitchen, watch the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade playing on the television or listen the chatter and laughter of family members as they watch the football game. But for others, like sophomore Jacynth Apora of...

Coding classes ‘develop’ student success

Coding classes ‘develop’ student success

Isabella Antoon and Meredith Prud'homme

November 21, 2018


Filed under Features

With over 49,000 computer science bachelor's degrees awarded to students in 2015, there has been a 15 percent rise from the previous year, according to Education Weekly. The world of computer programming seems to rapidly expand each year, which makes a base knowledge of the subject much more desired a...

PSAT memes violate contract, help students relax after testing

PSAT memes violate contract, help students relax after testing

Brigid McCarthy

November 21, 2018


Filed under Features

On Wednesday, October 10, following the PSAT/NMSQT examination, an unusual thing filled cafeteria’s and hallways around the nation: laughter.   Following the test, students all over the country posted inside jokes about test questions and content on social media sites.  These PSAT “memes,”...

Some are born with a smile

Some are born with a smile

Isabella Antoon

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Many of the physical features we are born with have been written into our genes. They are undeniable, unchangeable truths about ourselves that make us who we are. But with a recent increase in knowledge in the world of psychology, scientists and psychologists alike aim to discover if the genes you ar...

Student spending increases over summer break

Student spending increases over summer break

Allie Beekman

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features

Anyone with a summer job can relate to the *NSYNC lyrics, “Thank God it’s Friday night and I just got paid.” Theoretically, this paycheck adds to savings to use year-round, but in reality the extra cash may make teens spend more in the summer. Though most part-time jobs pay little more than minimum wage, te...

What happiness really is

What happiness really is

Allie Beekman

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Happiness. A word believed to originate in the 15th century, it’s something we all feel, something we all consider uplifting, but it’s not something we ever really look to define. So, it is not surprising that people are often confused when tasked with how to define it considering that Merriam We...

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