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Sunday, November 24th, 2019

 

Mr. Keller recently joined the staff at Chatham High School this year as the new orchestra teacher. Aside from teaching Regular Orchestra, he also teaches Chamber Orchestra, elective music classes at the high school, and Orchestra for Lafayette students. He studied at Ohio Wesleyan University and recorded a song with Twenty-One Pilots when they needed a bassist.

Sunday, November 24th, 2019

 

Freshman Riley Allen is currently recovering from an ACL tear that prevented her from participating in the 2019-2020 Basketball season. Riley has been playing basketball since she was just six years old and has put time and dedication into this sport over the past nine years. Whether it’s been shooting baskets in her driveway or watching hours of professional games, Riley has never stopped working hard and figuring out ways to improve her game.

Sunday, November 24th, 2019

 

I offer a disclaimer to begin this article. I am not an expert on vaping, nor do I claim to be. I am not writing this article to shame anyone on the decisions they make, and I am not writing this article to provide solutions to a very complicated problem, though I will propose one solution that I can not prove the effectiveness of. I am writing this article from the perspective of a student who has lived in Chatham his whole life, as well as someone who has grown up watching the anti-drug campaigns of our generation.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

 

You probably noticed the entourage of foreign-speaking students being paraded through the hallways of CHS a few weeks ago. Although some time has passed, I'm sure the French exchange students are remembered by many members of the CHS community - both students and staff. With the 2019 CHS French exchange program officially at a close, let’s recap some of the highlights.
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

 

CHS is no exception when it comes to having amazingly kind, helpful, and smart students. With dozens of sports and clubs as well as countless class options available to the students, there is no cap for potential in each student’s future.

Twin sisters Kaitlyn and Michaela Ford are perfect examples of unlimited potential. They are both committed to Villanova, and they were on the varsity basketball team this year. How did they do it? Do they have any advice for upcoming high school seniors? How was the season this year? I sat down with them to find out.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

 

The Newspaper Club at Chatham High School has been writing articles for years on topics ranging from politics to student achievement. However, this year marks the end of this journey for seniors and club leaders, Brenna Towell and Lana DePasquale, who devoted hours of their time to manage staff, edit articles, plan meetings, and publish the monthly editions of the CHS
Chronicle, as they reach the next chapter of their lives.
Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

 

After watching The Hunchback of Notre Dame, you might have noticed the cast of the show gesturing to the trenches below during the curtain call. This kind gesture spotlights the pit, otherwise known as the musicians who play during the show. While we have a different task than the cast of the show, our preparation process is largely the same.
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Emma Haberman: This photo was taken in an abandoned greenhouse my friend and I came about when we were taking pictures. To anyone else, the greenhouse would’ve probably been considered a big eye sore, and trust me it definitely wasn’t pleasant being there, but it made for some really cool photos. The broken glass and trash created really complex lighting which I tried to capture in this photo to frame a subject.

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

 

ChaTheatre is at it again! This year's annual spring musical is none other than the famed The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a favorite throughout all generations because of its most famous adaptation, the Disney movie. Set in 1482, The Hunchback of Notre Dame focuses on a deformed man named Quasimodo who lives in a bell tower in Notre Dame, Paris.
Monday, March 25th, 2019

 

From February 7-10, 25 students went on the 4 day, 3 night, Model UN Trip at Johns Hopkins University (JHUMUNC). Complete with about 21 total hours of conferences, midnight crises, day trips, and the delegate dance, the experience was far from ordinary. Students stayed at and attended conferences at the extensive Hilton Baltimore, a fast paced and professional environment. For many participants, the best part of the conference was meeting students from across the United States (some international) and creating lasting friendships.
Monday, March 25th, 2019

 

A scholarship seems simple enough, you apply and if you get it, you receive financial aid. This is all well and good, but collecting hard data on these scholarships can, in some cases, be fairly convoluted. Some scholarships are easy to explain. The Chatham High School PTO Scholarship, for instance, offers a $2,000 scholarship to the applicant with the highest GPA. It’s straightforward and cuts right to the chase. It is also a rare exception in the world of scholarships.
Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

 

Twenty-two girls from Chatham High School celebrated Women’s Day a month in advance. The third annual Women & Girls Business/STEM Career Workshop was hosted by Junior Achievement of New Jersey and Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. Way up on the fourth floor of the building, students entered a room of over 200 people and floor-to-ceiling windows with a view of New York City. In this workshop, students first listened to a panel of four women who excelled in their respective fields share their stories about triumph and failure.
Friday, February 8th, 2019

 

Who needs a sports-based Olympics when you can incorporate physics into it? That’s right, Physics Olympics. This is a competitive tournament that requires all physics students at CHS to complete challenging tasks. This year, there were four different challenges; students had the choice to do either the egg drop or the coffee can racer paired with either the catapult or the zero impact vehicle.
Friday, February 8th, 2019

 

Living in New Jersey is an epitome of the east coast. A sign of this is not the Jersey Shore, the crazy roads, or the commute to New York City. There seems to be a Dunkin' Donuts around every corner, averaging to one to three franchises per town. Dunkin' Donuts was the definition of the East Coast for a very long time, rarely competing with it’s west coast competitor, Krispy Kreme.
Friday, February 8th, 2019

 

Chatham High School stands as an anomaly on Earth, and for that matter, the entirety of the Space-Time Continuum. For in these hallowed walls resides a swirling mass of astronomical proportions, a ceaseless agony from which even the greatest of men and women cannot escape: a vortex. Ushered in by the bells of Notre Dame, we are forced to trek in huddled masses to the chagrin of not just the men, but the women and children too. Day in and day out we see our loved ones, our friends, an acquaintance from our French class, inconvenienced by the populous halls. But I believe that this story goes much deeper, and I intend on telling you the true story the school has worked to cover up.
Friday, February 8th, 2019

 

The Freshman Boy’s Cross Country Team was dominant throughout its season this year, consistently placing first in multiple different meets. The roster excelled in their current state and mostly went unchanged going into the winter track season. The freshmen have represented the power of Chatham and showcased their strengths. This was made most apparent, however, with the Morris County Cross Country Championships, where Chatham won first place at forty four points, beating Delbarton by exactly eighteen.
Thursday, February 7th, 2019

The prompt for this January's Photography Club contest was: New Year, Fresh Start. Below are the winners.

First Place: Mayuri Purani

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

 

With the first semester ending around a week ago, seniors are sure to be feeling a swarm of emotions. Some are excited for their final semester as high schoolers, as they’re eager to leave the bustle of Chatham High School’s hallways for a new school. Others may worry about their future, concerned about what might become of them as they move onto a new stage in their life.

In order to understand what seniors might be feeling, we interviewed a few CHS seniors. The general theme among seniors approaching the second half of the year is one of ease and excitement with many already having gone through the struggles of college admissions. It's a time to enjoy their last moments in CHS as well as anticipate what the future holds.

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

 

This year, a new curriculum is being implemented in all ninth-grade health classes. It is a suicide prevention program called
Lifelines, which is taught by Ms. Lattarulo, the Student Assistance Counselor. Lifelines is a four-day course, and each day focuses on a different aspect of suicide and intervention. It is meant to raise awareness of teen suicide and erase the stigma and myths surrounding it. By providing facts, warning signs, and models of possible scenarios, it is an important resource for teens to understand how to help a friend that is struggling or what to do if they are approached by someone who is.
Thursday, December 20th, 2018

 

Ever since I could read, I have been obsessed. When I was younger, I used to read several books in a week. During the school years I don’t find that much time anymore, but I still open a book whenever I find myself stressed and in need of a break. Over the summer I catch up, and sometimes read as much as thirty or forty large books.
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