The Purple Tide

Marketing teacher leads on and off the ice

Kiara Matthews, Staff Writer

June 9, 2017

Filed under Academics

In his five years at Chantilly, marketing teacher Chris Kohlasch has become known for his caring and engaging personality. After growing up in Boston, Kolasch moved to Loudoun County and graduated from Broad Run High School in 2...

The Van Nuys family takes on England

Tina Nguyen, Business Manager

June 9, 2017

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After many years of teaching at Chantilly, social studies teacher Katie Van Nuys and her spouse, math teacher Nate Van Nuys, will leave at the end of this school year to embark on a new journey to England. Both teachers arriv...

Impact Project promotes community service

Anika Mereddy, Assistant News Editor

June 9, 2017

Filed under Academics

What would it be like if everyone in the world cared about others and reached out to help those in need? In Mike Murphy’s English 10 class, each year students have the opportunity to make a difference through the Impact Project, whi...

Students and staff share thoughts about the recent changes to the library

Julia Duran, Assistant Features Editor

May 5, 2017

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Recently, many innovations were added to the library to modernize its appearance and make it more welcoming and comfortable to students. “We looked very traditional before, so I had to figure out what would work, find those...

Growth throughout the decades facilitates change, same sense of community remains

Elizabeth Lee, Managing Editor

May 5, 2017

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Ever since Chantilly High School was established in 1972 as a temporary building, the school has faced a plethora of changes in retrospect to both the physical layout of the school as well as the educational principles. Most re...

Students share how their Academy experiences have impacted their career choices

Nikitha Seri, Assistant Arts&Style Editor

March 3, 2017

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Choosing a career can be a stressful decision, but many students have been able to find or further their interests through Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes offered in the Academy. “I took [Teachers for Tomorrow] because I ...

Seniors that reflect on classrooms that became home

Joey Durkin, Managing Editor

March 3, 2017

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Many students spend the early part of their high school careers trying to find their niche. This could be a favorite subject, a sport or an elective. Seniors who have participated in an elective for the greater part of their f...

Students and staff members experience stress during course selection process

Kiara Matthews, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

Filed under Academics

Planning a course in a school with a wide range of classes can be intimidating for many students who are trying to find the right fit. Each student has his or her own preferences for choosing potential classes. “[I try to balan...