Prep, Prep, Prep, for the AP Test


Starting May 7th, Churchill seniors, juniors, and sophomores will take various AP tests, to earn college credit.

“I am in AP English 3, AP U.S. History, and AP Government,” Chad Hamman, junior, said, “Like most people, I feel stressed out, but everything seems O.K., as of right now.”

Not only is AP testing stressful, it’s has a price. In addition to 30 dollars per test, many students have purchased AP prep books to use for studying.

“I purchased 3 AP books for Chemistry and World History,” Isabelle Warrington, sophomore, said, “‘500 Questions to Know by Test Day’, the ‘Princeton Review for AP Chemistry’, and ‘5 Steps to a 5’.”

If you pass an AP test, you can earn college credit, which is a big incentive for students at Churchill.

“I’m in an AP class because of the curriculum, how in depth it goes, and I’m also trying to prepare for further classes,” Trinity Shuler, sophomore, said, “it’s college credit, its perfect.”

Some normal classes will be relocated during the week, so check with your teachers if you aren’t testing. If you are testing, make sure to get a good nights sleep and eat a healthy breakfast. Good Luck!



Crowd Pleasers

Junior and next years’ Grenadier Drill Team Co-Commander Melanie Coronado talks about how she feels about dancing. By performing dances for the student body on Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th in the Churchill theater, Melanie and the Grenadier Drill Team celebrate the art of dance.

Coronado says preparing for Dance Celebration was well worth the hours of practice.

“Preparing for Dance Celebration was really fun,” Coronado said. “It took a lot of work and dedication but in the end it was worth the long hours because I got to see how pumped we made the crowd when we did cool skills and things they didn’t expect us to. I love to dance and they love to watch us dance. It’s a win win.”

Junior Sidney Garza, a member of the Grenadier Drill Team, also says she loves to dance for a crowd.

“It makes me feel really good,” Garza said. “I love that I get to show all my friends how much dance really means to me by putting on a show for them.”

More specifically, Junior Destiny Frias, also a member of the Grenadier Drill Team, shares her love of dancing for her friends.

“I love to Dance in front of my friends,” Frias said. “It makes me feel powerful and confident. I get to show the people closest to me just how hard I’ve worked to get there and how much it paid off and I love it.”

“I’m so excited to see how many people come to see us dance,” Coronado said. “It always great to visually see just how many people support our team and what we do. It’s so humbling and I can’t wait to show everyone what we’re bringing to the stage this celebration.”

Infinity War

A week ago Avengers Infinity war hit theaters with a bang. It is the 19th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the third Avengers movie over all. In this new movie the earth’s mightiest heroes are battling one of Marvels worst villains…Thanos. Avengers Infinity War has been highly anticipated for years and left millions of fans shocked. Many people had various strong feelings when this movie came out because many considered it the beginning of the end of an era. When these movies started coming out most kids attending Churchill were in elementary school.
While walking into the theater Junior Josh Smetzer said “I felt fear as a child reading the comics and how unpredictable the MCU is. I could feel something insane and unusual was about to occur.”
While walking out of the theater Smetzer went on to say “I felt like my heart was in my stomach” Josh felt that he could not say much more because of the recent hashtag that has gone around saying “#ThanosDemandsYourSilence” this hashtag was made to keep people from spoiling the movie for other fans.
Due to the fact that this movie has been in the making for 10 years, I asked Josh how he thinks seven year old him would react to the movie to which he replied “I’ve been [apart of the MCU fan base] since the First Iron Man movie came out, and after all this time, everything has lead up to this, and you really have an emotional connection with all the characters that I don’t think a younger crowd would understand.”
Avengers Infinity War is in theaters and is only the beginning of the end with more movies on the way.

Powder puff

Powder Puff
On May 19 at 5:30 pm, Churchill High School is holding a Powder Puff football game at McAllister park. Some people might not know what powder puff means: it is a flag football game in which girls play football and the guys are the cheerleaders. This is an annual event that teachers and students are surely looking forward to.
“I am really excited for the game, said junior Caroline Jett, I feel like it’s going to be a fun way to relive some end of year stress and give us a little break from studying.”

With the last weeks of projects and studying for AP exams setting in, a power puff game is a good for students to take their mind off school and have some fun. This is a good way to relieve stress, get in physical activity, and socialize.
“After students have been working so hard this semester, I think they deserve to plan something fun to end the school year,” said teacher Ms. Bently.

As the students are planning this themselves they have the option to make their own team t-shirts and other fun activities at the game.

“I am looking forward to this game and having fun with my friends,” said sophomore Max Estrada.