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PHOTO: Thompson Park 2014

See what Thompson Park had in store for this year's freshman class.

PHOTO: Freshmen anticipate and seniors reminisce

We asked freshmen, "What are you looking forward to the most in your next four years at CHS?" and asked seniors, "What will you miss the most about CHS?"

PHOTO: Color Wars 2014

See the most memorable pictures from this year's Color Wars.

Black Friday brings both excitement and apprehension

November 26, 2014

BY KATE RIDOUX and DANIEL MOPSICK – On the last Friday in November, Americans worldwide trade in their cranberry sauce for credit-cards as they take advantage of post Thanksgiving doorbusters on the biggest discount day of the year, “Black Friday”. Black Friday is known as the informal kick off of the holiday shopping Season. According […]

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Coffee House warms up cold Friday night

November 25, 2014

BY EMMA WILENTA - The Class of 2016 hosted the annual Coffee House on Friday November 21. The event gave CHS students an opportunity to showcase their talents to fellow students, parents and teachers.

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NHS and NTHS welcome new inductees

November 20, 2014

BY CAROLINE SAVAGE AND DANIEL MOPSICK -The National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society both welcomed and honored their new members on Tuesday night with their collaborative induction ceremony that was held in the cafeteria.

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DEAR time switches to Mondays, meets mixed reactions

November 18, 2014

By ISABELLA CAVAZZONI - There’s no doubt that CHS can be a high stress environment. To provide an outlet for students and to encourage them to read more often, Instructional Council introduced Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) last year. Since then the entire school has participated in DEAR every Thursday for a half hour at the end of second period and into the beginning of lunch.

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Students reflect on last month’s PSATS

November 17, 2014

BY JESS COONEY AND KACEY CIELECKI - The fluorescent lights are blinding like the sun itself. The pungent smell of ink and freshly sharpened pencils envelope the participants. The sound of gum chewing and tapping pencils fills the room along with the tension that could be cut with a knife. As you’ve probably guessed by now, this is the PSATs.

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New Christian Club comes together in prayer

November 7, 2014

By LINDA BADARACCO - With the start of November came the start of a new club at CHS. The Christian Club held its first meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 5 in Room 141. The club was founded by sisters Hailey and Kayla Smith, a senior and sophomore of Lake Como. The club’s adviser is math teacher Scott Stengele.

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Juniors win spirit with strong showing at costume contest

November 5, 2014

BY EMMA MCCAFFREY– Friday’s spirit week theme was Halloween and the lunch event was the annual Costume Contest. Students had the opportunity to compete in five categories: best group, best overall, most original, scariest, and funniest costume.

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The Persuasions dazzle students at assembly

November 1, 2014

BY LAURA MURPHY - The Persuasions, a five-man a cappella group, performed at CHS for an assembly on Thursday, October 30. The assembly was announced earlier in the week and on the school calendar, but the what the assembly was about was not revealed until the morning announcements.

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Juniors win first ever Fall Spirit Week dodgeball tournament

October 30, 2014

By CAROLINE SAVAGE – Today’s spirit week theme was Twin Day, prompting students to dress the same as one or more classmates. Many members of the Class of 2016 wore their class shirts to ensure that every member of their grade was counted for participation, and it worked. They obtained 100 percent participation for today. […]

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From Hairspray to History: Halloween costume contest to culminate Fall Spirit Week

October 29, 2014

BY CAROLINE SAVAGE AND EMMA WILENTA - Fall Spirit Week’s annual costume contest takes place this Friday, the date of Halloween.

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