CCHS Talon

September 29, 2018

Addison Atkins, Homecoming Queen

Who is your date to homecoming and why?

Nathaniel Lum because we have been dating for almost a year now, and he stands out above all the rest of the crowd

What are your plans after high school?

Attend a four year college for something medical or biology, at this point I don’t have much of a plan

What is your dream profession, and why?

A position in the medical field so I can help others

What qualities...

Windows are often the first impression visitors see before they enter a building, so making school windows representative of what lies within can foster school spirit. In the case of the new window coverings added recently, it also protects students.

This year, window coverings are being added to most large windows in the school, including the library, the main entrance, auditorium doors, Main Gym(A) doors, the café windows, an...

Not everything is as it seems as mommy-vloggers become mistresses and murderers in “A Simple Favor.”

Mommy vlogger, Stephanie Ward, played by Anna Kendrick (“Twilight” 2008, “Pitch Perfect” 2012), befriends workaholic Emily Nelson, played by Blake Lively (“The Age of Adaline” 2015, “The Shallows” 2016) in a desperate attempt to connect to the other moms at her son’s school.

As the two grow close, Stephanie realizes that Emily’s...

September 18, 2018

Most athletes are willing to do whatever it takes to see their team be successful, but not many are able to step into an unfamiliar position, dominate, and win.

As the usual starting QB, Logan Horn, was out with a sprained ankle, the team was looking for someone to fill those shoes and senior Brody Dunlop stepped up to lead the team to a 35-21 win against McCaskey Friday, September 14.

“I was nervous [filling in] but it was pret...

September 17, 2018

For many seniors, their last year of high school is a year for planning and preparing for college or post-secondary plans, but senior soccer player Sam Gerhart has a head start on her future.

Gerhart plans to play soccer at Division One High Point University in North Carolina and major in electric production of media. She will be graduating early and leaving to start workouts and classes this January.

 “I think graduating early...

September 17, 2018

For most students, balancing school work is hard enough, let alone playing a Division One sport as well.  

Seniors Hanna Lewis and Emma Holzman plan to take on the challenge after both committing to play college field hockey at the Division One level.

“When my schedule is tight, I have great time management and I know for sure that I cannot procrastinate on school,” said Holzman.

Both athletes have chosen schools that will accomm...

With the year just beginning, and summer coming to a close, students look forward to the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and fundraise for their favorite clubs through Falcon Fair.

Unfortunately, students will have to wait an extra week to experience the fair, which was originally scheduled for Friday, but has been moved back to Friday, Sept. 21 because of the inclement weather.

The fair will host 27 clubs. Its large size is p...

September 13, 2018

“The Nun” gives viewers a great visual experience, however, it lacked any depth in its horror plot.

The film is set 20 years prior to “The Conjuring”. It takes place in old 50’s Romania where the Romanian Abbey is located.

To villagers nearby, this is a cursed place despite containing holy occupants.

When one of the nuns from the Abbey’s cloister kills herself, the Vatican sends the miracle investigator, Father Burke, played by D...

Last season was a very important season for girls’ volleyball, as after almost 10 years, the team reached its goal of competing in playoffs. Their record last season was 12-4.

“It’s intimidating and encouraging to see what (former coach) Chad (Nolen) has been able to do to grow this program and hopefully I can continue on and keep a winning record,” said new coach Emily Olson.

Olson has much experience playing volleyball, includ...

Paper media continues to fade into the cultural backdrop, and the internet is increasingly how people communicate and live their lives. As such, the Talon has ramped up its activity in the digital world.

In an effort to reach out to students, especially in an increasingly social media oriented world, the Talon staff is utilizing the Talon Twitter far more.

“Our goal is to totally model a professional newspaper,” said Talon advis...

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