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CHS Student Jayla Sheffield Appears in New York Times

CHS Student Jayla Sheffield Appears in New York Times

Meghan Mason, Reporter

December 14, 2019

On Nov. 12, 2019, the New York Times published an article detailing how quinceañeras are now celebrations of many different cultural identities. These new quinceañeras, as the New York Times reports, are straying away from the old rules and redefining the meaning and purpose of this important event....

Saugus High School Shooting Leaves Close-Knit Community Shaken

Ady Bolinger, Reporter

December 14, 2019

At 7:30 a.m., most high school students sit weary in first period or wake up and eat a bowl of cereal, ready to face the day. But for the students of Saugus High School, Nov. 14 at 7:30 a.m. was a time of fright and alarm as gunfire broke out in the school’s quad area, leaving two students dead and...

Claremont Striving to Preserve Music History

Stephen Nazareth, Reporter

November 17, 2019

From the tall trees bending over verdant college campuses to the charming Claremont Village filled with small shops and friendly faces, Claremont prides itself on its unique culture. Now, the Claremont Heritage Foundation is looking to preserve an important aspect of Claremont’s history in a new website,...

West Coast Arborists Improving the Scenery of the City of Trees

West Coast Arborists Improving the Scenery of the City of Trees

Dilyn Lopez, Reporter

November 17, 2019

Known as the “city of trees and PHDs,” Claremont is a scenic town filled with nature. Hoping to further improve its scenery, Claremont has decided to work with West Coast Arborists. West Coast Arborists (WCA), established in 1972, is a family-owned company that handles tree maintenance and managing...

After Intense Controversy, Claremont Citizens Reject a Sales Tax Increase

After Intense Controversy, Claremont Citizens Reject a Sales Tax Increase

Alina Kim, Reporter

November 17, 2019

Over the last two years, the City of Claremont has been facing a budget deficit. Although the city has already made cuts to its operations in an attempt to balance the diminishing budget, there is still a need to secure more funds, which is why, in July 2018, Claremont City Council proposed Measure CR....

Bye, Boba; Tocaja May Close Its Doors

Ady Bolinger, Reporter

November 17, 2019

Finding the best boba in one’s city has become a mission of many high school students. Tocaja, a popular local tea and boba shop in the Claremont Village, has fulfilled this tedious mission for many. However, heartbreaking news rolls in for many as the beloved shop is likely to be closing in the upcoming...

“Late Start Bill” SB 328: Students are Entitled to More Sleep by Law, and Bequeathed Less Time for Homework

“Late Start Bill” SB 328: Students are Entitled to More Sleep by Law, and Bequeathed Less Time for Homework

Claire Judson, Assistant News Editor

November 17, 2019

At 6:40 a.m., CHS students braving the infamous first period, drag themselves to their classrooms, just as the sun barely begins to approach the horizon. Many may complain about the three hours of sleep they got the night before, or joke that arriving at school while it is still dark outside feels “illegal.” So,...

American Cancer Society Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer With a 5K Walk

American Cancer Society Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer With a 5K Walk

Trinity Forsyth, Reporter

October 25, 2019

On Sunday, Oct. 6, the Making Strides Walk, a breast cancer awareness walk, organized by the American Cancer Society, took place. The event had over 9,000 walkers and raised thousands of dollars worth of donations. The main purpose of the Making Strides Walk was to raise awareness for breast cancer....

Freshman Fight Rumored as “Riot”

Stephen Nazareth, Reporter

October 25, 2019

Claremont is not known as a newsworthy city, but on Friday, Sept. 20, an unusual twist of events riled up CHS. There was a fight between two students which was quickly broken up, with the offenders taken to the office. While a fight isn’t considered a strange occurrence in and of itself, what followed...

ASB Changes Homecoming Theme

Ady Bolinger and Meghan Mason

October 25, 2019

Normally, the anxieties of homecoming revolve around picking out an outfit and finding a date. However, for many CHS students, the challenges faced were far larger this year. As September rolled into October, it was time for the reveal of the long-awaited homecoming theme. Crowds gathered around the...

Three CHS Seniors Selected Into National Merit Scholarship Program

Three CHS Seniors Selected Into National Merit Scholarship Program

Kathryn Enriquez, Reporter

October 19, 2019

Amongst the 1.6 million students who entered the National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC), three Claremont High School students have qualified as semi-finalists. Chaerim Kang, Liam Geary, and William Xue are the semi-finalists who await the results of whether or not they will become finalists. The corporation...

Sustainable Claremont is Striving to Help Save the City of Trees

Sustainable Claremont is Striving to Help Save the City of Trees

October 19, 2019

Claremont is “the city of trees” and Sustainable Claremont is ensuring that it stays that way. Sustainable Claremont is a non-profit organization that cares for, promotes, and educates others about environmental, economic, and social sustainability, aiming to create a community that is environmentally,...

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