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  • September 28Today is a home football game. Get decked out in pink for the pink out!
  • September 26Congrats to all the Coffee House performers!
  • September 26CHS picture retakes grades 9 through 11 are set for October 7
  • September 22Homecoming is just a month away, October 22, 7pm to 10pm in Swartz
  • September 22CHS PSAT testing is scheduled for October 12, free for grades 10 and 11
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SINGING FROM THE HEART: The band Lemon Limes audition for Coffeehouse: The Refill.  The return of the traditional CHS showcase is just one of many artistic offerings being held in the weeks ahead at CHS.

Waiting for the spotlight: Highlighting the arts and music departments at CHS

Emma McShea, Staff Writer February 25, 2022

Music and the arts have always been a way for people to express themselves and at CHS, this shines through our creative departments. From performance and visual arts, the talented students of our school...

A cutout of Frederick Douglass, a Black author and orator, standing tall, looking over Carlisle. Douglass stopped in town while on a speaking tour and within his speech, called out the racism within Carlisle and communities like Carlisle. While staying in town, Douglass’ hotel, the Bentz House Hotel (later the Worthington), told him that he was to eat his meals in his room rather than in the dining room where the white guests were staying. Douglass was correct to call out Carlisle, as restaurants banned people of color from walking through their front doors, providing a separate entrance. In what is known today as the Carlisle Theatre, people of color were banned to the balcony; separations of this nature continued in Carlisle well into the 1960s.

Among the Hidden: Carlisle community’s history with racism comes to light in new CALC art gallery (Photos)

Ryleigh Underwood, Perspectives Editor January 26, 2022

The Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC) kicked off the new year with the opening of a collaborative exhibition that was created with the help of the Carlisle community. As a whole, (RE)Presenting...

ALL EYES ON ME: Sophomore Sophie Akujobi (bottom center) gives directions to the cast of Titus Andronica (left to right: Sharon Kolubah, Lex Boyd, Aiden Wilt, Jacob Haney, Aedan Shevlin, Felonica Kirkham) during an afternoon rehearsal onstage in the Swartz Auditorium. “I cried at the end because it all went together so well,” Akujobi said, “and after the show I found each and every one of them and gave them a hug and told them how proud I was!”

‘All the world’s a stage’: Behind the scenes at the 2021 Shakespeare Troupe Fall Fest (Photos)

Ryleigh Underwood, Perspectives Editor December 17, 2021

    Who: Shakespeare Troupe What: Behind the scenes for fall fest When: Dec 2 Where: Swartz auditorium Why: For the love of all things Shakespeare

FLOORING AUDIENCES: Senior Renee Blacksmith and juniors Charlie Carlton and James Crawford take to the stage at the First Cup Coffeehouse performance night. Members of the band Under the Floorboards, they performed Somethin’ Stupid” by Frank and Nancy Sinatra.

Brewing up a storm: Coffeehouse presents ’21-22 First Cup

Grace Pak, Guest Writer October 14, 2021

On Friday, September 24th, from 7-9 PM, the CHS Coffeehouse program held its first concert of the year.  Despite almost three inches of rain the day before, the show was able to be held outdoors in the...

The CHS Shakespeare Troupe proudly presented the first-ever virtual Student-Directed Shakespeare Festival on May 18. Students created and published video performances of sonnets, monologues, and scenes from Shakespeares work.

CHS Student-Directed Shakespeare Festival 2021 (Video)

Periscope staff May 25, 2021

The CHS Shakespeare Troupe hosted their virtual festival, "And Then We Masked" on Tues May 18 in McGowan tent (previously used for prom and other school activities).  New this year, the participants recorded...

CHS 2021 Virtual Art Show (video)

Periscope staff May 21, 2021

The CHS art teachers are pleased to share the 2021 CHS Virtual Art Show. The art show is normally held in person at the high school complex, but due to Covid-19 restrictions, the art department was not...

BROADWAY-ISH BOUND: After exploding on the TikTok platform this summer, the Disney movie Ratatouille will be made into a musical performance, available online on New Years Day.

Anyone can cook: “Ratatouille” to become an online musical

Renae Greak December 21, 2020

From Disney to Broadway, the classic Pixar movie Ratatouille takes a new approach as the TikTok community rewrites the film into a musical production.  The 2007 film Ratatouille follows young chef...

During Poetry Week, students are encouraged to wear their favorite poems on their clothing.  Wearable Poetry will be on Wednesday April 17 this year.

Poetic expressions: NEHS to host Poetry Week

Summer Hollingsworth, Staff Writer April 15, 2019

Poetry can be a great medium to express feelings and emotions, and the word poetic is often used to describe something mystical and beautiful. At CHS, students and staff are focused on maintaining an...

Each year Reddit holds an April Fools Day event to gather more attention to their website.  The 2019 event was filled with many gifs.

Sequential success?: Reddit’s 2019 April Fool’s Day event

Zack Mattaboni , Staff Writer April 9, 2019

Moments on the internet that pull large groups of people together toward one goal are quite rare, thus making Reddit April Fool’s events quite unique.   Reddit is a social media platform that has...

Behind the scenes: Students prepare for Shakespeare spring production (Video)

Claire Neiberg, Student Life writer April 9, 2018

Merry Wives of Windsor Swartz Auditorium April 19-21 7:30 pm Free, donations accepted     [analytics-counter]

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