CCHS Talon

October 30, 2018

photo by Sully Minnick

Taking the initiative to start an entirely new club from scratch seems like a daunting task. However, this did not deter the founding members of the school’s first ever book club.

Seniors Elizabeth Knapp and Hajra Sohail were among the founders of the new book club, which held its first meeting Oct. 22. They, along with some of their peers formed the idea from a conversation in their Latin class.

“We were t...

It is no secret that people all over the world love meat. In the US especially, meat is often eaten in excess.

As much as individuals and society itself enjoy beef, pork, chicken and other meats, that does not change the fact that people could do with less of it.

Meat, as it turns out, is not efficient as an energy source, as animals have their own body processes to run, meaning not all their food becomes edible meat.

Most animal...

graphic by Marissa Arnold

Applying to college is one of the most daunting tasks facing high school students and perhaps one of the most stressful, but it does not need to be.

I have already had experience with the college application process, as I applied to colleges through a scholarship organization called Questbridge this September. Questbridge gives full scholarships to high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds to...

Further integrating one of the school’s highlights and favored features, the library has integrated the Perch into its setup.

This year the Perch began selling drinks at its own stand in the library. Previously placed in the front lounge area, the large cart has gotten much more attention at its new location.

“In my opinion, I think having [The Perch] here, opposed to in the front lobby, just generates a lot more interest for th...

photo by Sully Minnick

The role of a comedian is something easy to slip into for another comedian, even if the character is not actually funny.

In the fall play “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” senior Luke Joynt plays Eddie McCuen, a comedian characterized by being largely unfunny, despite his attempts at comedy. Joynt’s own personal interest in comedy makes this role one that feels natural for him to assume.

“I identify with...

Some players become burnt out from playing a sport for a long time. However, this is not the case for senior Brooklyn Varner, as she cannot get enough of playing volleyball.

Varner has played volleyball competitively for six years and is the current co-captain of the girls’ volleyball team, along with senior Hannah Woelfling.

“As captain, I am able to be a leader by giving feedback to the other players and coaches,” said Varner.


Every year, a senior gets to organize and lead all the students in our school in school spirit.

Senior Jacob Weaver, was chosen as student section leader for the student fans at this year’s sporting events.

“I like leading the student section because it’s fun getting to be creative, starting the chants and organizing most things for the kids at school,” said Weaver.

One of the main things Weaver is in charge of is communicating t...

This cross country season one runner stands out from the crowd. Sophomore Gwyneth Young continues to succeed as she continues into the post season.

Young has been running since her freshman year and continues to break down the walls in front of her. While this season is not over yet, the cross country team has been competing well.

“I have had an incredible experience so far this season,” said Young. “I’ve raced people I dreamed...

 Photo by Emily Bixler

What is the ‘key’ to motivation? For students in KEY Club working to improve the courtyard, it is the drive to help within the community.

Members of KEY Club have met after school on a volunteer basis to clean up the courtyard the last two Mondays. While there, they pull weeds, trim shrubbery and otherwise beautify the area however they can.

“We’re just trying to make the area look nicer,” said junior Jose...

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