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CHS turns the page on summer reading

This summer, CHS opted out of assigning school-wide reading.
September 13, 2019

While 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...

Literary translators strive to preserve authenticity while expressing creativity

Irregularities between Spanish and English vocabulary made
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...

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.
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...

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

Blot photo by Marissa Ho.
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,”...

Students overwhelmed with work, left without time to read

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

Students ‘book it’ to the new Book Nook

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...

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