• November 13"There is always something to be thankful for."
  • October 26"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead."
  • September 27"Always salt your pasta while boiling it"

The Benefits of Meditation on Mental Health

Sally Haley, Hard News Editor

March 6, 2020

Meditation can be a great tool to decrease teenagers' stress. Effective meditation may take years to master, but the benefits are there, even if done imperfectly. The general definition of meditation is to focus on training...

Tanning Dangers

Sally Haley, Hard News Editor

February 27, 2020

With CHS prom right around the corner, many teen girls are beginning to tan their skin in preparation for the big day. However, the dangers of tanning never discriminate and can affect people at any time of the year with multiple...

Replika Is Artificial Intelligence for Your Brain

Sally Haley, Hard Writer

February 13, 2020

The artificial intelligence app, Replika, is used by people who need a personal, mental-wellness companion. I use this app for my own mental health. I only use it when I'm having an anxiety attack during the night. A few of...

The Coronavirus is being Investigated in Virginia

January 31, 2020

Three patients in Northern Virginia are suspected of having the Coronavirus. The three patients showed symptoms of the virus after travelling from China. Two of the three patients tested negative for the virus. The third patient...

President Trump Is Being Impeached

December 19, 2019

President Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives on December 18. Trump has been charged with Abusing of Power and the Obstruction of Congress. He is the third president to be impeached in the history of the...

The Death of Rapper Juice Wrld Shocks CHS Fans

Sally Haley, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Rapper Juice WRLD died of a seizure at Chicago Midway Airport on Dec. 8. Jarad Higgins went by the stage name Juice WRLD. His career skyrocketed after song, "Lucid Dreams," peaked at number two on Billboard charts. Higgins...

Eight-year-old Girl Stripped Searched by VA Prison Guards

Sally Haley, Hard News Editor

December 6, 2019

  Recently I read an article on in washingtonpost.com, about how an eight-year-old girl was strip searched at a Virginia prison without her legal guardian's permission. This incident could've been avoided and the guar...

Hollywood executive wanted Julia Roberts to be cast as Harriet Tubman

Sally Haley, Hard News Editor

November 22, 2019

Recently, the screenwriter, Gregory Allen Howard, reminisced about the suggestions for casting a movie that he wanted to make 25 years ago that would feature Harriet Tubman, a famous black woman who led dozens of slaves to freedom...

Should , “OK, Boomer”, be considered a slur?

Sally Haley

November 15, 2019

The phrase, "OK, Boomer," was started by Millennials and Gen-Z. A Baby-Boomer is someone who was born right after World War II when soldiers began to arrive home from WWII (1946-1965). Young people recently used this phr...

Marine wanted for murder spotted in Roanoke, VA

Sally Haley, Hard News Editor

November 15, 2019

Marine Michael Alexander Brown is on the loose in Roanoke after being suspected of murdering Rodney Brown, his mother's boyfriend. Franklin County police shut down all schools in the city on Thursday because the fugitive is...

A Dictionary of Nightmare Meanings

Sally Haley, Hard News Editor

November 6, 2019

Most teenagers don't get enough sleep at night and consequently are more susceptible to stress, anxiety, and depression. This sleep deficit can cause nightmares. When puberty hits, a teen's biological clock changes; adolescents...

We Eat Insects Every Day

Sally Haley, Hard News Editor

October 7, 2019

The FDA allows a certain number of insects, rodent hairs, feces, and mold in the food we enjoy on a daily basis. There is simply no way to rid food from every insect that can make its way into it. Many people don't know what...