Orchestra Movie Night

  A movie night was held in the orchestra room on Tuesday, filled with lots of fun and laughter. This movie night wasn’t mandatory, but it was a fun thing for the different orchestras to do together.

 

     “You might meet some people, but you tend to stay in your own circle,” Ninth grader Kylee O’Dwyer said.

 

    These after school activities are a great way to meet others, but it’s completely okay to stick to the people that you know.The movie that the orchestra chose to watch was Hotel Transylvania; A very silly, fun movie that is perfect for this time of the year.

 

    “Me and my friend Jocelyn are going to go to Valero to get snacks,” Kylee O’Dwyer said.

 

    Though popcorn was provided for the students, many of them wanted to go and get their own treats. After all, a movie night wouldn’t be a movie night without piles of unhealthy, but delicious, food. The orchestra has had many get-togethers as of recent, which only proves that the orchestra can have fun too. Lots of what they do is work, but they always have time to let loose and hang out together.

 

    “More! Free food!” Kylee O’Dwyer said when asked if the orchestra should have more or less hangouts.

    These activities certainly are fun for those involved, and it helps solidify that family feeling that orchestra already has. Though orchestra is a tight knit family, they aren’t opposed to other students coming over to hang out as well.

 

    “You have to be invited by someone in orchestra to go,” Lauren Lusk said.

    

    So, if you hang out with any orchestra members, you too might be able to go to future movie nights and hangouts! They are always tons of fun, and you’ll undoubtedly make new friends as a result.

 

Rockstar in Class and on the Field

     Hard worker, caring, and of course fast, all describe cross country runner Danielle Peck. Peck has devoted years of practice and hard work to achieve the greatest of goals–qualifying for state as a Freshman!

    When asked what her immediate reaction was when she realized she was going to state, Danielle said she felt “excited and relieved that all the work paid off.” Danielle is the first to represent Churchill High School at the State level in the last five years. She says, “It is an honor to represent such an amazing school and to receive this at such a young age.”

     Her coaches are proud of Danielle and her accomplishment as well. Mr. Gueldner knew Danielle’s hard work would pay off, and he says he plans to be at her next competition to continue supporting her. When working with Danielle or any of our Churchill Cross Country team members, Mr. Gueldner said he hopes they “set challenging, but attainable goals and push each other to work hard to achieve it.”

     The Churchill Cross Country team is proud to have Danielle Peck representing our school, and Charger Nation can’t wait to see what she achieves in the future.

The 80’s are back

      The 80’s was an amazing time for fashion. Girls had their cute outfits, hair in ponytails with scrunchies, and converse, and the guys had skinny jeans with button down shirts. Colors were key when dressing in the morning and everyone knew it. You had to wear bright clothes to fit in with all the other girls and you had to have your skinny jeans to be considered “cool”,    unfortunately, these 80”s trends slipped away, but now a days the 80’s fashion is rising back to the top.

   

    For example, Scrunchies. The trend has become really big lately and almost every store sells them. They can range from $1 all the way up to $15 and possibly even more. Scrunchies now aren’t as elaborate as back then but they for sure are making a come back.

     

     Another trend coming back into style is Converse. People enjoy Converse because you can wear them with literally everything. They come in White, Black, Grey, Red, Purple, the whole rainbow and now, people wear patterned ones too. You can rock converse wherever you go.

 

    For some guys, skinny jeans are the new and cool thing. They wear their skinny jeans with tight button down shirts and some name brand shoes like Sperry”s or Vans.

 

    All in all we might look back at the 80’s and say “I like their style!” Scrunchies, Converse, and Skinny Jeans are rising up to the occasion once again. Thanks you, 80’s!

Yearbook at Chicago

Journalism students traveled out of state November 1st to the 4th, at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago to ascertain new ideas for the yearbook.

Almost a dozen of the writers in the Yearbook staff will be attending in order to gain new skills, better themselves, and learn concepts for their future works. Expecting to experience a great time at what is one of the biggest yearbook conventions in the region, junior Editor in Chief of the Savrola magazine Grace Brigance gives her eager input.

“They had me at, ‘we’re going to Chicago,’” Brigance said. “I want to expose myself to people who can help me with my writing and meet new people that are at the convention. It’ll be fun to go with the girls in yearbook because it’ll give us a chance to bond , because I’m new this year.”

In addition to the new companions and acquaintances they’ll be given, connections are also a bridge to learning off of their peers’ works from other schools.

“It’ll be interesting to meet people from other schools, and seeing other people’s books, getting ideas from them to help make our book better each year,” Brigance said.