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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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‘Walking Dead’ returns for fifth season on AMC

Ross Tanenbaum, Production Editor

After a shocking season finale that left viewers hungry for more, the Walking Dead has returned for a fifth season on AMC. With the fourth season only becoming available recently... read story

October 16, 2014

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Colt McCoy takes over starting job for Redskins

Colt McCoy takes over starting job for Redskins

Nathan Deychman, Public Relations Manager

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy has taken over the starting job after an injury to original starter Robert Griffin III and poor play by backup Kirk Cousins. McCoy... read story

October 23, 2014

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The Observer welcomes the Mycology Club

Julia Heimlich, Features Editor and Production

National Mushroom Day is celebrated Oct. 15 to commemorate the famous fungi and its ecological functions, which usually go unappreciated by so many. New to CHS this year is... read story

October 15, 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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Jake’s Law September 2014

Susan Yum, Jake's Mother

I am writing in response to an opinion piece by Greer Smith that ran June 5 titled “Jake’s Law blames texting drivers for wrong reasons.” First, let me introduce... read story

September 30, 2014

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