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Include teens at the polls: young people deserve a say in local, federal elections

Include teens at the polls: young people deserve a say in local, federal elections

November 21, 2018

The best way to change the country isn’t complaining over social media, like many stereotypes teens as doing. Amidst school shootings, sexual assault allegations and racial injustices, teenagers are more politically active now than ever, according to The Associated Press. So, we have to include them....

Upperclassmen register to vote for 2020 election

Mary Anne DeVarti visited CHS in the spring of last year and returned on Tuesday.

Bella Reilly

September 26, 2018

CHS students ages 17 and older had the opportunity to register to vote in school on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Mary Anne DeVarti, who visited CHS last May, encouraged anyone who passed by to consider registering. In an effort to get teens voting, DeVarti independently contacts schools, offering her aid. She ...

Tragedies prompt students to take action on and offline

The National School Walkout was one of several ways in which students fought for stricter gun control laws.

Kaitlyn Delaney

May 4, 2018

In wake of recent nationwide tragedy, many Americans push for reform. In the fight for gun control, young Americans head the movement. “With thoughtful tweets about gun control, a fearlessness for taking on politicians and sharply worded messages to shut down conspiracy theorists, the students… are ...

Memes benefit teens

Memes benefit teens

Katherine Lombardi

May 4, 2018

The rise in popularity of the internet in the late 20th and 21st centuries has brought on a social phenomena: memes. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a meme is an amusing or interesting item, such as a captioned picture or video, spread widely online. From Grumpy Cat to Savage Patr...

CHS students discuss their virginity, and when it’s a good time to lose it

Survey of 228 students from Jan. 19, 2017 to Jan. 20, 2017.

Sarah Lynch and Maddie Curtis

February 18, 2017

The average American loses his or her virginity at age 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between the ages of 20 and 24, about 12 percent of females and 14 percent of males are virgins. While some sources argue the average age is slightly earlier or later, statistics...

To trick-or-treat or not to trick-or-treat

Senior Matt Miller is pictured in the Halloween Costume Contest on day one of spirit week.

Caroline Monaghan

November 9, 2016

Over the years, Halloween has evolved into a night that is different for many different age groups, specifically teens. But the classic Halloween staples of costumes, trick-or-treating and parties remain for some CHS teens. Costumes are still popular for the CHS Beasts during Halloween, though motives ...

Adults, ads and availability affect teen eating

Survey of 211 students on September 8, 2016.

Lara Graney

September 17, 2016

Teens eating habits are not solely built on the basis of health; trends, marketing, convenience and mood are just a few of the factors that affect what young people put in their bodies. On television alone, young people view more than 40,000 advertisements a year, according to American Academy of...

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