Ping-pong obsession grows

The popularity of the ping pong tournament shows the growing obsession of the sport throughout the student body at CHS. Students spend their lunch, after-school and 10 minute break time to play with friends. Often times it is difficult to find a free table to play at because they are constantly in use. Some students spend their free time playing the sport instead of socializing with friends or eating.  …

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Rape culture prevalent on college campuses

As you finish off your high school years and head off to college, the world will open up to more opportunities, and mainly more freedom. With more freedom comes more responsibility and in this case, be careful who you trust.   One in five women get sexually assaulted in college. Most college victims get assaulted by someone that they know. Every ninety eight seconds someone is sexually assaulted. It happens…

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Football field getting new turf after 12 years

The football field at the Chanute Community Sports Complex is officially under construction.   Football field turf is supposed to be replaced every 8-10 years. The turf on the football field is going on 12 years old and due for an upgrade. “We felt it was time and we were financially able to do that,” athletic director Ryan Luke said. “We want to make sure we maintain our facility.”  …

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Freshman wrestlers step up in wrestling season

As the 2016-2017 blue comet wrestling season is drawing closer to an end, freshmen wrestlers continue to prove they make a difference in the team’s successes; now and in the future years.   Freshmen such as Gavin Daniels (106), Parker Winder (113), Brady McDonald (120), and Logan McDonald (126) have worked hard to show that even as freshmen they can compete at a higher level all season. Jeremy Ridge (135),…

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For athletes, dealing with pain, injuries just part of the deal

Every day students are injured practicing and working out.   Students like freshman Olivia Lopeman. “I got tendinitis in my shoulder… I had to get an arm brace and I had to start going to physical therapy,” Lopeman said   According to data from an essay from John Hopkins Medicine Hospital, more than 775,000 boys and girls annually have sport related injuries. These injuries can cause immediate pain for those…

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Heard in the Hallways

We hear the craziest things here in the hallways of CHS! Here is a list of just some of the weirdest things we’ve heard throughout each issue.     “I have bad experiences with holding children.”   “I want to be a part of Blair’s lunch club, because it always smells like it got wild in there.”   “Do you think Pizza Hut takes Sonic gift cards?”   “I’ve never…

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An Artist Among Us: Ta Kitungrot Opens Up about his Artwork

Art is a universal language in which one can express one’s unique and creative self which others can interpret in various ways. Art tells a story that evokes emotions. Art is a mirror that reflects the artist. Art is a portrayal of an artist’s soul and what lies deep within.   Foreign exchange student, Ta Kitungrot, possesses a passion and love for art. “I think art is everything. It has…

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Students Fight for Honor of Valedictorian

With graduation being only 98 days away, the race to determine the class of 2017’s valedictorian is fiercely underway.   The valedictorian is a student, typically having the highest academic achievements of the class, who delivers the valedictory speech at a graduation ceremony.   Starting with 130 students at the beginning of freshman year, the number has been whittled down to 13 potential candidates who have kept a 4.0 GPA…

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