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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.

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Holocaust speaker talks to CHS students about experiences

Eugenia Cardinale, Production Editor

April 29, 2014

Ninety-two-year-old Holocaust survivor Margo Friedlander spoke to a group of CHS students and teachers April 11. Friedlander was finishing a tour for her... READ MORE »»

Caption: Principal Joan Benz learns about Friedlander's experiences.

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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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Meet the candidates for District 16 delegate

Emily Birnbaum and Sammi Silber

Candidates for District 16’s representative to the Maryland House of Delegates will square off in a primary election June 24. The winner will move on to the general election... read story

June 2, 2014

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Class of 2018 bonds during Freshman Picnic

Gil Jacobson, News Editor

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 Greig, D.A.W.G.S.... read story

September 12, 2014

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‘The Fault in our Stars’

Fiona Asbury, Opinions Editor

As the countdown until summer vacation comes to an end, another countdown reaches its final days; the number of days left until The Fault in our Stars movie is released. The... read story

June 4, 2014

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The ‘Dirty Thirty’ dominate BCC

Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

The CHS football team stepped onto the field Friday night for its match against BCC and delivered a big win for the first game of the season, beating the Barons with a final... read story

September 8, 2014

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CHS alumnus Jake Longenecker becomes internet sensation

Ana Faguy, News Editor

Jake Longenecker, Auburn University ball boy and CHS alumnus, became an internet sensation as he nearly outran an Auburn wide receiver Melvin Ray along the sideline of the... read story

September 16, 2014

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College Research

The Observer’s guide to college research

Alissa Li, Observations Editor

Once students graduate from their “underclassmen” status, they are suddenly burdened with a lot more stress. Not only do they have to worry about keeping their GPA afloat,... read story

September 11, 2014

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CHS should participate in National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Eugenia Cardinale, Fact Checker

Every hour a child is diagnosed with cancer. Every six and a half hours a child’s life is lost to cancer, according to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. September is national... read story

September 9, 2014

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