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Junior duels his way to national ranking

Jonathan Greenzaid, Online Sports Editor

October 24, 2014

One on one, in a cacophony of clanks and slashes, sabers bounce off of each other as the two warriors try to get an edge over their opponent. With a quick... READ MORE »»

Caption: Schwartzman (right) gets ready for his youth-14 North American cum match in Louisville, Kentucky. He won the match and came in second overall.

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BOE pays law firm $140k to advise them in misuse of funds

Gil Jacobson, News Editor

October 24, 2014

MCPS paid D.C. law firm Venable, LLP $140,000 between May and August of this year to advise and defend the Board of Education (BOE) in an incident of recent... READ MORE »»

Caption: BOE members used taxpayer-funded credit cards for recreational purposes.

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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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Tutoring website creates platform for interactive help

Danny Gordon, Staff Writer

Senior Yash Nigam, an Observer staff writer and online opinions editor, recently developed an e-learning system called VolunteerTutor that enables high school students to... read story

October 24, 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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Want to be a novelist? Seven tips for certain success

Kim Rooney, Production Editor

NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is an international challenge for people to write a novel of at least 50,000 words in the month of November. If successful, writers... read story

October 24, 2014

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The domestic violence double standard hurts men

The domestic violence double standard hurts men

Noah Salzberg, Online Features Editor

I want to start off by saying that I am in no way defending or supporting any sort of domestic violence nor any of the professional athletes recently involved in domestic... read story

October 24, 2014

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History and Engineering Honors Society

Isabel Dibble, Online Observations Editor

The National History Honors Society and the National Engineering Honors Society are two new official programs created this year at CHS. After a long process of approvals... read story

October 24, 2014

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October 2014 Yik Yak

Yik Yak offers unique new way of social networking

Julia Heimlich and Thomas Atkinson

Everyone knows the rush of excitement that often accompanies a Facebook or Twitter post receiving attention. The idea of posting personal thoughts on the Internet without... read story

October 24, 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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