Andrew Harper

Stories from Andrew Harper

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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

 

One would think that the theater department would get a break between the hectic schedules of the play and the musical, but for those who wish to take their love of theater to the next level, the Governor’s Awards provides the perfect outlet. The Governor's Awards is a competition between theater students across the state in a myriad of categories.
Saturday, November 10th, 2018

 

As we say goodbye to the midterm elections, I feel it is important to look smaller than the national stage. Smaller than even the state stage. I am talking, of course, about Chatham High School’s own Young Conservatives and Young Progressives Clubs. While these clubs are similar to others in terms of encouraging discussion and furthering understanding, they stand out as the only two clubs pitted directly against one other. With our nation so divided, I was interested in finding common ground between these two polarizing clubs and the perspective of our nation’s youth on the world of politics.
Thursday, October 18th, 2018

 

As the leaves begin to change color and the alarm clocks blare, a new year at CHS begins, bringing another year of groggy mornings and cramming for tests we’re not prepared for. This school year brings with it an exciting list of changes for prior students, as well as feelings of nostalgia for the old ways the school used to be (I’m currently working to accept the death of Intro to Computer Science). But as we start to get settled into the school year, I feel it is important to list some of the newest additions and changes to CHS this year.