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Maryland bill to outlaw energy drink sales to minors

Natalie Cortez, Public Relations

March 21, 2014

Maryland legislators are considering banning the sale of energy drinks to anyone under the age of 18. The bill was introduced at the Maryland General Assembly... READ MORE »»

Caption: Drinks like Monster would no longer be sold to people under 18.

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BOE approves Superintendent Starr’s budget

Katie Gauch, Editor in Chief

March 20, 2014

Focused on closing the achievement gap and overseeing growth in schools, the Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) approved a $2.32 billion budget... READ MORE »»

Caption: Starr discusses future plans for MCPS with student journalists


Facebook popularity declining, Twitter rising

Daniel Miyares, Staff Writers

February 25, 2014

A team of Princeton researchers recently published a study predicting a critical decline in the amount of people who use Facebook. Conversely, Twitter... READ MORE »»

Caption: Facebook is losing popularity among CHS students.


Administration launches pedestrian safety program

Danny Gordon and Yash Nigram

February 24, 2014

In response to recent concerns over CHS’ morning drop-off habits, the administration launched a pedestrian safety campaign Jan. 27. The administration... READ MORE »»

Caption: A sign reminding community members to drive safely was recently placed in front of the bus loop as part of the program.

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#ObserverWanted Contest

Jamie Lescht and Jordan Maser

February 6, 2014

The Observer is giving away two free tickets to see The Wanted in concert at the Filmmore in Silver Spring on April 9. In order to enter the contest, follow... READ MORE »»

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Students face realities of student loan debt

Ana Faguy, News Editor

As the college admissions process comes to a close, CHS seniors have begun to finalize their college plans. Now more than ever, students are forced to look at all angles of... read story

April 11, 2014

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Lee J. Kaplan presents his show ‘Bully’ at CHS

Katherine Michael, Staff Writer

Churchill students eagerly gathered in the auditorium Thurs. April 3 to listen and learn about the terrors of bullying. Producer, writer and actor Lee J. Kaplan performed... read story

April 7, 2014

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What’s Trending This Month

Ross Tanenbaum, Production Editor

Happy: Pharell Williams’ hit new song, Happy, which is currently the number one single on iTunes, has been taking over the airwaves. Besides constantly being played on the... read story

April 3, 2014

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The new Era of the NBA

The new Era of the NBA

Ben Fox, Staff Writer

If a diehard NBA fanatic traveled from the year 2010 to the present day and looked at the current standings, though his or her initial thoughts would likely be “Who the... read story

April 2, 2014

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CHS welcomes new staff

Fanny Chen, Senior Writer

The Observer welcomes media assistant Eileen Seligman and financial assistant Lynn Besch, who have both recently joined the CHS staff. Media Assistant Eileen Seligman Last... read story

April 11, 2014

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CHS Students Think Big

Katie Clem, Production Manager

From the cycling club to the chess club, CHS has a variety of activities students can join that offer fun and cultural experiences, but there are few clubs that teach skills... read story

March 27, 2014

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With the new SAT changing, the classic blue prep books will have to adapt.

New SAT generates controversy

Skylar Whitman, Staff Writer

Since the 1940’s, the SAT has been the basic college admission device for colleges and universities around the country. As a senior, I spent the last year and a half focusing... read story

March 27, 2014

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