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CHS turns the page on summer reading

This summer, CHS opted out of assigning school-wide reading.
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Zoe Conner-Bennett

September 13, 2019

While summerreading.net says that reading over the two-month summer break can neutralize summer learning loss and even improve self-esteem, CHS opted out of assigning school-wide reading this year. Aside from juniors or seniors entering AP Calculus or the incoming freshmen, students were free of any acade...

Literary translators strive to preserve authenticity while expressing creativity

Irregularities between Spanish and English vocabulary made

Liam Umbs

September 13, 2019

“ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ” Though this phrase may appear to be nonsense, it is actually written in Ancient Greek. If you were to ask ten people who understand Ancient Greek what that line is, they would all tell you that it i...

Gender associations with reading impact ‘shelf’ esteem in children

Society considers reading a feminine activity. Therefore, older boys are less likely to value reading than girls.
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Caroline Monaghan

March 15, 2019

We are too young to remember the days our parents spent reading to us as children, when we got lost in the maze of the Barnes & Noble kids section. But, we were not too young to internalize the gender associations with reading that extend beyond our bedrooms and bookstores. Gender associations with re...

Writer’s Club turns ‘Book Nook’ into ‘Dead Poets Library’

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Khushi Kadakia

March 2, 2018

This spring semester brings students new classes, new teachers and a new library. Writers’ Club, advised by English teacher Kathryn Diver, will transform the CHS library, known as the “Book Nook,” into “The Dead Poets’ Library.” The library and its existing books and shelves will move f...

Students overwhelmed with work, left without time to read

Students who once loved reading, are finding little time for it with increasing school work.

Michelle Moroses

November 13, 2017

It’s no surprise that many CHS students love reading. After all, if you want to write, you have to read first. As a whole, many teenagers drop reading independently as they grow older. A study done by Scholastic in 2013 reported a 34 percent decline from ages 9 to 17 in children who regularly read ...

Students ‘book it’ to the new Book Nook

Andrew Wang

January 10, 2016

Last year, then-sophomore Shannon Bradley of Keyport decided that the Book Nook “was really a mess” and wanted to do something about it. “There were books everywhere stacked precariously on all of the shelves. Some stacks looked like they could fall at any minute. So, I decided to start changing...

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