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Mr. Hernandez to Be New ASB Director

Mr. Hernandez to Be New ASB Director

Makayla Oas, Reporter

May 25, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Showcase

The Associated Student Body (ASB) has never failed to impress CHS students with planning fun activities and managing events that foster school spirit. The mission of ASB is to bring CHS students and staff together. This will be safeguarded by the new incoming ASB director Octavio Hernandez. Although...

Patrick Smolenski

Patrick Smolenski

Kendall Chraplewski, Reporter

May 25, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News

After 27 years of working at CHS, beloved science teacher Patrick Smolenski will be retiring. Smolenski has had a profound impact on many of his students, many of whom are sad to see him go. During his time at CHS, he has taught a variety of courses including chemistry, physical science, computer science,...

Counselor Lena Carter Departs from CHS

Jaiden Curlin, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News

CHS, like any school, has teachers who come and go, or stay for a long time. But counselors on the other hand, are often overlooked when it comes to ‘who is the new teacher’ or ‘which teacher is leaving this year?’ This year, it is not limited to just teachers retiring. Instead, counselor Lena...

IB Biology Teacher Sarah Tonks

Charles Jiang, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News

After eight years of teaching at CHS, IB Biology, and general Biology teacher Sarah Tonks is leaving CHS. Tonks’ contributions at CHS will definitely be remembered and will be tremendously missed by many of her students and fellow colleagues. Tonks has taught many different classes throughout her years:...

Garcia-Lopez

Garcia-Lopez

Aubree Trask, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News

Following her 35 years of teaching, Armanda Garcia-Lopez will be retiring from her teaching position in the World Languages department. Her retirement plans consist of spending more time with her family and traveling. During her many years of teaching, Garcia-Lopez has worked with students in elementary...

Library Renovations

Kay Oken, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News

Libraries have been around generation after generation, housing books dating back decades. However, overtime, these dwellings of literature grow more and more outdated, particularly in the very structure of the buildings. Due to problems such as these, the Claremont Public Library began its temporary...

AR in the 2018 Yearbook

AR in the 2018 Yearbook

Kay Oken, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E

CHS’s yearbook department has always been known for their incredible designs. From pages to layouts, the staff finds new things to add every year, and this year is no exception. This 2017-2018 volume will be incorporating augmented reality within the book’s pages. Augmented reality (AR) and virtual...

Pottorff Caught in Cheer Scandal

Pottorff Caught in Cheer Scandal

Gbemi Abon, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Cheer/Dance, Sports

Four-year participant of CHS’s very own cheer team Julia Pottorff was told that it was required to wear a cheer bow for the upcoming 2018-2019 cheer season. It is known that Pottorff has very short hair and it is nearly impossible to wear a bow. This issue of her short hair was brought to attention...

New Math Class to Be Added Next Year

Gbemi Abon, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News

Many students at CHS have become aware that the teachers of the math department have been trying their best to find ways to improve the mathematical skills of their students. For the 2018-2019 school year, there will be a new math class available at CHS called Mathematical Reasoning With Concepts (MRWC),...

NASA Launches New Space Station

Jaden Clark, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is one of the most influential organizations in the U.S. today. However, according to reports from the Office of Management and Budget, NASA has undergone significant budget cuts since the early 2000s. Since then, NASA has not been as conspicuous...

The Unfair Advantages of Light-skinned People of Color

Vanessa Lopez, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinions

People from different ethnic groups come in a wide range of skin tones from dark brown to pale white. They also have many different “ethnic” looking features or even European features. This causes some of these minorities to experience racism or colorism, the systemic preference for individuals of...

This Generation’s Self-Deprecating Humor

Evelyn Downer, Contributing Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinions

Walking through the halls of any high school offers the promise of hearing many interesting conversations, from the events that took place during the weekend to dramatic retellings of stressful all-nighters. One unifying theme that all these conversations seem to have in common is self-deprecation and...

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