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Starr withdraws proposal to push back start times

Pablo Roa, Production Editor

September 24, 2014

Superintendent Joshua Starr recommended in October 2013 that MCPS push back high school start times, citing concerns over the lack of sleep teenagers are... READ MORE »»

Caption: Starr ended the campaign that he began in October 2013 to push back school start times.


Newsweek ranks CHS #24

Ana Faguy, News Editor

September 23, 2014

Earlier this month Newsweek released its list of top 500 American high schools, with CHS taking the 24th spot. Poolsville, Wootton, Walter Johnson, Walt... READ MORE »»

Caption: Principal Joan Benz holds up a sign reading '24' in honor of Churchill's place in the Newsweek rankings.


Class of 2018 bonds during Freshman Picnic

Gil Jacobson, News Editor

September 12, 2014

CHS freshmen gathered at Shepherd Stadium during lunch Thursday for the annual D.A.W.G.S. Freshman Picnic. According to event co-chair and CHS parent Natasha... READ MORE »»

Caption: Freshmen William Chai, Brendan Tan, Daniel Pyo and Jake Maggid enjoy the Freshman Picnic Sept. 11.

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MCPS students march to close the achievement gap

Alissa Li, Observations Editor

June 2, 2014

A sea of black and purple t-shirts flooded the streets of Rockville April 27, each shirt branded with the words “United Are We.” Students marched through... READ MORE »»

Caption: Students held a march April 27 to protest the growing achievement gap. Leaders viewed the march as a success and look to MCPS for support.

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Unranked status shocks community

Pablo Roa, Emily Wang, and Fiona Asbury

May 29, 2014

To the surprise and disappointment of many students and staff members, CHS was unranked in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of the best... READ MORE »»

Caption: After being ranked the number one school in the state of Maryland last year, CHS did not make the 2014 rankings.


Number of unaccompanied minors increases

Gil Jacobson, News Editor

For centuries, people have sought better lives by immigrating to America, and it is no different for the influx of unaccompanied Central American minors newly enrolled in... read story

September 26, 2014

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Current seniors Jessie Gloger, Tanya Dhingra and Crystal Mehdizadeh set up for 2013 homecoming in the CHS hallways.

Homecoming float building to undergo changes

Arielle Gordon, Contest Manager

Gone are the days of staying for hours after school to work on homecoming floats. As of this year, all homecoming floats will be built off campus and only brought to school... read story

September 29, 2014

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Stars of the Screen

Thomas Atkinson, Public Relations Manager

With summer reruns in the past, it is time for old favorites to return and for new programs to air, helping distract us from our studies. Returning Shows American Horror Story:... read story

September 26, 2014

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Tennis starts strong

Ariell Gordon, Contest Manager

Returning from defending its girls doubles and mixed doubles state championship victories last season, the CHS girls tennis team is ready to be back on the court. The players... read story

September 29, 2014

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Club Night

Emiliana Cardinale, Production Editor

CHS’s annual club night took place Sept. 18 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Club night is an event that allows students to advertise their club as well as recruit members. “It’s... read story

September 19, 2014

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Need help? ‘Observer’ lists five must-know CHS places

Emily Wang, Circulation Manager

The start of the new school year is always chaotic with students racking their brains to try and remember the basics of school. Freshmen and forgetful upperclassmen often... read story

September 23, 2014

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“Cybercivility” campaign too little, too late

Sammy Silber, Editor-in-Chief

When on the Internet, students consider a lot of things: cat videos, Twitter, and Facebook. All the while, no one thinks of MCPS’s “Cybercivility” campaign. “Cybercivility”... read story

September 26, 2014

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