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Library Reading Challenge

Library Reading Challenge

Hannah McDonough and Hadley Norris

December 17, 2019

Get ready to read with the CVMS library! This year, the library is doing something new and exciting: a reading challenge! Check out the video to see a review on some of our favorite books on the reading challenge lists, find out more about the program, and see an interview with Mrs. Stiles.

Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World

Harmony House, Reporter

December 17, 2019

We all know about Santa Claus and Ho, ho, ho, but what about Krampus and his snarling whip or Befana the old hag. How much do you know about Christmas? Here's a top 5 list about Christmas characters around the world. #1. Krampus Krampus is a devil-like creature that appears in central European folklore. The animal can be described as an anthropomorphic beast th...

Rocking the Holidays With CVMS Band

Seventh and eighth grade playing

Hannah McDonough, Editor

December 13, 2019

On Dec. 6, band put on their annual holiday concert in the gym. The beginner band performed at 6 p.m. and the seventh and eighth grade bands performed at 7:30 pm. It was the beginner band's first holiday concert, while for others, it was just another opportunity to showcase their skills. Family and friends...

Therapy, Beneficial or Not?

Therapy, Beneficial or Not?

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

December 12, 2019

Therapy is a way to relieve stress, solve personal issues, and help with coping skills. Therapy has been talked about before as a positive thing but some people also might find this concept of talk therapy silly or ridiculous. So as someone who thinks therapy is a truly beneficial service I am going t...

Canyon Echoes in Washington DC

Canyon Echoes in Washington DC

Hannah McDonough, Editor

December 10, 2019

On November 21, the Journalism Department took off to Washington DC to attend the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention.  Each year, this convention takes place in different places. Several contests took place, and last year's yearbook, The Roundup, won sixth place best in show and s...

The World’s Endangered Animals We Should Work Harder to Save

The World's Endangered Animals We Should Work Harder to Save

June Jung and Hannah McDonough

December 4, 2019

All species are a part of life on earth. Without them, the whole life cycle falls apart. But by helping to preserve them and their habitats, we do not need to worry so much about extinction. Here is a list of 5 species that are currently listed as endangered, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). 1.) Amur Leopard Amur leopards live in the forests of Russia, experiencing f...

Kill Shelters Need Our Support

Kill Shelters Need Our Support

Evlabia Konstantinou, Reporter

December 3, 2019

First Things First The phrase "kill shelter" gets misinterpreted. The fact that people don't donate to kill shelters cause even more animals to be euthanized. When people hear that an animal shelter euthanizes animals, people jump to conclusions and make uneducated decisions. People can't look past tha...

Music Culture: What are we listening to?

Music  Culture: What are we listening to?

Hadley Norris, Reporter

November 19, 2019

In a poll of about 76 people in CVMS, we asked students what music they enjoy listening to and the artists they love. Out of all the music genres, the top four were pop music, rap, country, and rock. Pop took the lead at 30.3%, which isn’t surprising. “ In my opinion pop music is overplayed, I thin...

OPINION: Adopting a Pet? Choose a No Kill Shelter

OPINION: Adopting a Pet? Choose a No Kill Shelter

Hannah McDonough, Editor

November 15, 2019

When adopting a pet, one of the first things to think about is what kind of shelter you want to adopt. More specifically, do you want to support a kill or non-kill animal shelter? This challenging question has been debated for a while, and hopefully, this article helps you figure out what you would like...

The Little Mermaid Live!

The Little Mermaid Live!

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

November 14, 2019

The Little Mermaid is a classic film that brings most of us back to our childhood. On Nov. 13, 1989, The Little Mermaid pronounced itself to the world for the very first time. With an incredibly talented cast, The Little Mermaid made it impossible to recreate the magic that only the original brought...