CCHS Press

Testing the limits

Testing the limits

Story by: Miranda Duncan, Copy Editor

April 8, 2016

In core curriculum classes (math, science, English and history), teachers plan their lessons based on preparing their students for state-required tests at the end of the year. The Texas State Board of Education should stop requiring the distribution of standardized tests to ensure students gain an expa...

Back at it again

Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel in

Story by: Rayya Gordon, News Editor

April 8, 2016

Perhaps the big TV networks realized what their viewers really wanted, or maybe the industry just ran out of ideas. Whatever the reason, 2016 proved a big year for the reboots of several popular shows that ended, along with the return of a few cancelled series. “The X-Files” Fourteen years after the ni...

Life after life skills

Illustration by Alexis Garrison

Story by: Miranda Duncan, Copy Editor

April 7, 2016

Graduation represents an exciting milestone in the life of every high school student. For students in Life Skills, the path to graduation can present unique challenges, but also offer a great amount of new opportunities. Life Skills offers students with special needs an individualized curriculum...

Galloping towards his future

Image courtesy of Kaleb Vandervort

Story by: Libby Sullivan, Opinion Editor

April 7, 2016

Leaping through the air for the first time, the wind blowing against him as he flies forward. The feeling of flying may only last for a split second, but the feeling of success stays with him. Since he began equestrian riding at the age of five, junior Kaleb Vandervort uses every minute of his s...

29 things to do on the 29th of February

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Story by: Hala Khan, Co-editor-in-cheif

February 29, 2016

With this extra 29th day of February, check out these 29 ways to spend the day.   Catch up on things you have been meaning to do for months, house projects, Netflix, homework, etc. Go out for dinner; an extra day to eat should always be celebrated. Get a pet, a dog, cat, fish, bird, whatever; add s...

How to ACT and SAT like a pro

How to ACT and SAT like a pro

Story by: Jackson Glenn, Social Media Manager

February 19, 2016

ACT and SAT testing stresses people out, but only if they do not know what they're doing. With these ACT and SAT skills, students will easily find success in both tests. Go to bed early Getting plenty of rest the night before helps test takers stay energized and focused. Falling asleep during a big...

Dice and cards

Dice and cards

Story by: Emma Ruggiero, Reporter

February 18, 2016

Many teenagers enjoy spending their free time playing video games. However, some appreciate the simple, laid-back activity of more traditional pastimes. Game Club, an unofficial organization where students can socialize and play board and card games, meets every Monday and Friday after school in Cu...

Things to know about the ‘Merc with a Mouth’

Ryan Reynolds in "Deadpool." (Photo courtesy 20th Century Fox/TNS)

Story by: Rayya Gordon, News Editor

February 11, 2016

Loyal fans and newcomers alike wait in anticipation of the new movie “Deadpool,” a feature film about an assassin named Wade Wilson with a reputation for sass in the Marvel universe. Wilson, who first appeared in 1990 and has grouped up with several famous teams such as the X-Force and the Frightfu...

District greenlights new school schedule

District greenlights new school schedule

Story by: Rayya Gordon, News Editor

February 11, 2016

The CFISD Board of Trustees approved a new calendar and bell schedule for the 2016-2017 school year on Jan. 19. The changes, which include longer school days and a few different holidays, work to meet Texas legislative standards about the commencement of the school year and the amount of instruction p...

What’s going on in the world

Leonardo DiCaprio backstage at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Story by: Hala Khan, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

February 4, 2016

Politics Iowa Caucus: After hours of waiting for the caucus to come to an end, former Secretary Hillary Clinton and Senator ted Cruz proved to be the Democratic and Republican forerunners of the race, with Clinton beating Senator Bernie Sanders by .3 percent on the vote.   Local/Sch...

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