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With hybrid scheduling, mental health is important

Mental health is an important issue that has now been prioritized due to COVID-19.
November 25, 2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to plague countries across the world, so does the stress and anxiety caused by the deadly disease. While some people are getting tired of mask-wearing, social distancing...

Was the Supreme Court nomination constitutional?

With the lose of Former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the Supreme Court seat is filled before the 2020 election.
November 25, 2020

While Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Antonin Scalia had opposing views on politics, the two had many things in common: both enjoyed opera, both traveled to India and rode elephants together and...

As drunk driving in teens decreases, it is still an important issue

Drunk driving in teens decreases yet is still a problem.
November 25, 2020

It’s not a surprising fact that there’s a global problem with underage drinking. Peer pressure, the collective thought that drinking is fun or cool and the supposed adrenaline rush of doing something...

Students discuss their views on the hybrid schedule

As CHS transitions to a hybrid schedule, students share their thoughts.
November 25, 2020

In the darkest of times, CHS is changing everyday habits using a hybrid schedule. For upperclassmen, this schedule is very different and unfamiliar compared to what was seen in the past. Junior and senior...

The SAT and its role for students in today’s society

According to a study by Harvard University, 69% of students cite
getting into a good college as a source of stress.
November 25, 2020

The SAT: a test feared by juniors and seniors alike. The questions of “What happens if I don’t get a good score?” and “Will I get accepted into college?” Since the SAT’s inception in 1926,...

Gen Z speaks out through politics

According to a survey by Politico, 66% of Gen Z is
disapproving of the current presidential administration.
November 25, 2020

In an ever-changing landscape that presents new uncertainties and developments every day, it should not come as a surprise that Gen Z, considered to be “the most diverse and digitally connected generation...

Democracy decides, not debates

American politics are evolving past the need of political debates.
November 25, 2020

We have progressed past the need for Presidential Debates “Will you shut up, man,” Joseph Biden uttered to President Donald Trump just twenty minutes into the first presidential debate of the 2020...

Preschools and daycares put young children at risk during pandemic

As a result of the pandemic, many preschools and daycares follow very strict safety guidelines.
October 9, 2020

The most fun one can have as a kid is getting messy. However, something so quintessential to children like germs and dirt are not ideal during a pandemic. Although the spread of a virus can happen anywhere,...

The problem with reality TV

Cast members of “The Bachelor” pose at a red carpet event.
October 9, 2020

Reality television — one of the most popular forms of entertainment, typically characterized by drama and vulgarity, brings in millions of dollars each year. Viewers tune in every week to catch up on...

Social media activism could have unintended consequences

Social media activism could have unintended consequences
October 9, 2020

On Tuesday, June 2, more than 28 million took to Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms to share a black square as part of the #BlackOutTuesday movement as a means of showing solidarity against...

Participation awards: helpful or harmful?

According to a 2014 poll by Reason-Rupe, 57 percent of
Americans believe that only winning players should receive
a trophy, while 40 percent say that all kids on a sports team
should receive a participation trophy.
June 12, 2020

As children grow older, the necessity of participation awards often comes into question. It’s often difficult to let young children down by denying them recognition for their hard work and dedication....

Learning cursive and its benefits in the professional world

According to a 2013 survey of 612 elementary schools, 41 percent of teachers no longer
teach cursive writing because of the Common Core State Standards, which do not
require cursive instruction.
June 12, 2020

There’s something to be said about receiving a handwritten thank you note in cursive. Sure, anybody can write a letter in print, but the lost art of cursive has a more sincere and personal effect.  The...

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