• Students Respond to U.N. Climate Change Agreement

    Students Respond to U.N. Climate Change Agreement

    Thomas Atkinson and Sofia Williamson

    January 11, 2016

    From Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, world leaders gathered in Paris to discuss the impending climate change situation. The outcome was an agreement involving 55 countries to work to lower global temperatures and raise at least $100 billion dollars annually in order to help developing countries. “I think that... READ MORE »»

    Eighty-one percent of 100 CHS students and faculty believe the government should be doing more to limit the amount of pollution in the U.S.

    Infographic by Thomas Atkinson

  • Radon Levels Exceed Limits in 28 MCPS Schools

    Radon Levels Exceed Limits in 28 MCPS Schools

    Nathan Deychman, Sports Editor

    January 5, 2016

    Dangerous levels of radon have been discovered in 28 MCPS schools. Radon is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas that can cause lung cancer. It often seeps into buildings through cracks in the foundation. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon levels should not exceed... READ MORE »»

    MCPS has recorded higher amounts of radon in some schools than recommended by the EPA. Radon, an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas, can seep into schools and potentially cause lung cancer.

    Infographic by Nathan Deychman

  • Students travel to virtual destinations by using Google Cardboard

    Students travel to virtual destinations by using Google Cardboard

    Sofia Williamson, Production Editor

    January 5, 2016

      CHS students are learning about ancient Chinese civilizations in their Honors Ancient History class. They are learning about the construction of The Great Wall of China, and the students wish that they could see the real thing in person. Now with Google Expeditions, students can see the... READ MORE »»

    Students in the media center use Google Cardboard to travel to virtual destinations.

    Photo by Sofia Williamson

  • Wushu Warrior: Lee Competes in World Championships

    Wushu Warrior: Lee Competes in World Championships

    Emily Wang, Online Arts Editor

    January 4, 2016

    Standing a mere 5’4”, sophomore Lucy Lee may not seem like she could pose a threat in a fight, but she has proved that she is not one to be trifled with. The unassuming sophomore recently competed in the 13th World Wushu Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia and brought home a bronze in Women’s... READ MORE »»

    Lucy Lee won bronze and silver at the World Wushu Championships.

    Photo by Lucy Lee

  • Board of Ed. Changes School Calendar

    Board of Ed. Changes School Calendar

    Thomas Atkinson, Online Features Editor

    January 4, 2016

    The Board of Education decided Dec. 14 to revise the school calendar for the 2016-17 school year to accommodate the addition of a professional Sept. 12, 2016. n School will start Aug. 29, 2016 with teachers starting pre-service days on Aug. 23. The final day of school for students will be June 17, 201... READ MORE »»

    Next year’s school calendar will accommodate a professional day on Sept. 12, the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha. Teachers will lose a Pre-service day, and students and staff will attend school on Oct. 21, previously a no school day.

    Infographic by Thomas Atkinson and Eugenia Cardinale

  • Wrap Up the Holiday by Lending a Hand

    Wrap Up the Holiday by Lending a Hand

    Becky Wolfson, Production Editor

    December 22, 2015

    The holiday season is usually a time of joy and a time to be with family, friends and good food. However, there are at least 1,100 Montgomery County residents who do not have such privileges because they are homeless. Although this time of year is popular for big feasts and resolutions, it is also a... READ MORE »»

    A group of volunteers prepares a meal for the residents of the Carroll House, a housing unit through Interfaith Works.

    Photo courtesy of Interfaith Works.

  • Art Teacher Wins Award

    Art Teacher Wins Award

    Emily Wang, Online Arts Editor

    December 8, 2015

    Ceramics and Art Department Resource Teacher Brendan Roddy was selected as Montgomery County Public School’s Secondary Art Teacher of the Year. MCPS Fine Arts Curriculum Specialist, Linda Adams, nominated Roddy for the honor, and Principal Joan Benz affirmed the nomination. “I am very thankful... READ MORE »»

News

Students Respond to U.N. Climate Change Agreement

Thomas Atkinson and Sofia Williamson

From Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, world leaders gathered in Paris to discuss the impending climate change situation. The outcome was an agreement involving 55 countries to work to...  Read More »

January 11, 2016 • 0 comments

Opinions

Phones Should Go to Sleep Before Students Do

Jonathan Greenzaid, Online Editor-in-Chief

A generation of addicts. Facebook, YouTube, Netflix, Twitter, Instagram. All distractions. All addictions. Today’s society is consumed with the use of cellphones and electronics,...  Read More »

January 4, 2016 • 0 comments

Observations

Winter Band Concert

Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

The CHS Concert Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony held their winter concert Dec. 8. The Concert Band performed two songs while the Symphonic Wind Ensemble...  Read More »

December 22, 2015 • 0 comments

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Hakopian Coach of the Year

December 22, 2015

Winter Choral Concert

December 22, 2015

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Orchestra Winter Concert

December 22, 2015

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Features

Wrap Up the Holiday by Lending a Hand

Becky Wolfson, Production Editor

The holiday season is usually a time of joy and a time to be with family, friends and good food. However, there are at least 1,100 Montgomery County residents who do not have...  Read More »

December 22, 2015 • 0 comments

Arts

A new age of Korean barbecue: Iron Age

Peter Durand, Social Media Editor

Iron Age, the Korean Barbecue restaurant on Rockville Pike has recently become popular amongst CHS students. When you enter Iron Age, you immediately hear K-pop music and...  Read More »

January 6, 2016 • 0 comments

Sports

Members of Girls’ Soccer Team Honored

Members of Girls’ Soccer Team Honored

Kyle Emery

The CHS girls’ soccer team not only had an outstanding season by making it to the state semifinals, but senior Juliana Comer was named the All-Met first team. Additionally,...  Read More »

January 4, 2016 • 0 comments

NFL Star Returns to CHS Football Field, Presents ‘Golden Football’

January 4, 2016

Members of the crew team workout in Erg machines to prepare for their spring season, which consists of shorter, 1.4 mile races.

Crew Team Adjusts to Full-body Winter Training

January 4, 2016

Lucy Lee won bronze and silver at the World Wushu Championships.

Wushu Warrior: Lee Competes in World Championships

January 4, 2016

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Online Exclusives

Anatomy Grip Strength Test Winners

Jake Certner, Sports Editor

The Churchill Observer would like to congratulate this years’ winners of the annual anatomy grip strength test. Every year Anatomy teacher James Fishman holds a competition...  Read More »

December 15, 2015 • 0 comments

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