• ‘Observer’ Sits Down with Actor Ben Feldman

    ‘Observer’ Sits Down with Actor Ben Feldman

    Thomas Atkinson and Sarah O'Brien

    May 26, 2016

    CHS alumnus Ben Feldman is a television and film actor in such shows as Mad Men, Silicon Valley and Cloverfield. Though he has done endless interviews, the Observer had the privilege of interviewing Feldman recently. Feldman jogged to CHS from his father’s house in the Inverness neighborhood of Potomac for the interview. His bubbly attitude exuded and as a result, the interview felt as though we were talking to an old friend rather than an actor... READ MORE »»

    Feldman in the CHS auditorium during the interview, reminiscing about high school.

    Photo By Sarah O'Brien

  • Eric Guerci Re-elected as SMOB

    Eric Guerci Re-elected as SMOB

    Jake Certner, Senior Writer

    May 2, 2016

    Eric Guerci of B-CC was re-elected as the MCPS Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) April 27. Every student attending a secondary school in MCPS was eligible to vote and 84.1 percent of them cast ballots. Guerci won a tight race over Alexander Abrosimov of Richard Montgomery 54 percent to 46 percent. He will begin his term as the 39th SMOB on July 1. “I am humbled by the unwavering support that my peers and students have placed... READ MORE »»

    Eric Guerci attends a board meeting during his first term as SMOB this past year.

    Photo Courtesy of Eric Guerci

  • U-Nite: A night to remember

    U-Nite: A night to remember

    Maya Rosenberg, Opinions Editor

    April 25, 2016

    The sophomore class held U-nite, an event meant to unify the CHS community after the passing of Alex Baumann and Maya Castillo in Hadley’s Park April 24. U-nite was held on a perfect evening, with clear skies and a beautiful sunset matching the peaceful and content mood of those in attendance. There was a sense of camaraderie and healing in the air. “I think this event was a long time in the making,” sophomore Class President Hana Mangat said. “... READ MORE »»

    Sophomore students ignite candles and friendships at U-Nite 2016.

    Photo Courtesy of Coqui Rodriguez

  • New App Makes Online Shopping Simple for CHS Students

    New App Makes Online Shopping Simple for CHS Students

    Michael Fox, Senior Writer

    April 22, 2016

    Aurdr is a recently released app on the app store that allows CHS students to both buy and sell high demand products at discounted prices. This unique app was founded by juniors Ramsey Hatoum, Govind Anand, Tim Manik, Sam Eticha, Sid Komaragiri, Luka Jeremic and Mina Jeremic. “Aurdr (pronounced ‘order’) is an online shopping platform that is currently only available to Churchill students,” Hatoum said. “It can be thought of as a... READ MORE »»

    'Aurdr' Co-Founders Tim Manik, Ramsey Hatoum and Luka Jeremic promote their app

    Photo Courtesy of Ramsey Hatoum

  • College Shirt Day Falls Before College Decision Day

    College Shirt Day Falls Before College Decision Day

    Fiona Asbury, Senior Writer

    April 18, 2016

    CHS seniors will be wearing college shirts and other college paraphernalia to school April 22 to display pride for their college decision. The date by which most students must commit to a college is May 1. According to senior class co-President Eli Promisel, CHS decided on April 22 as the date after First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged communities across the nation to host a College Signing Day or have members wear their college shirts on  Apr... READ MORE »»

    Last year, CHS seniors displayed their college decisions by wearing their college shirts to school on May 1. This year, seniors will be wearing them April 22.

    Photo Courtesy of Katie Gauch

  • CHS Students Participate in National Day of Silence

    CHS Students Participate in National Day of Silence

    Ethan S. Miller, Fact Checker

    April 15, 2016

    CHS students participated in the National Day of Silence April 15, an event bringing attention to LGBTQ causes that hit especially close to home for some students who have been mourning the loss of LGBTQ student Alex Baumann. During this event students wore all black and some took it a step further by taping their mouths shut in order to ensure a full day of silence. According to the National Day of Silence website, students stay silent to illustrat... READ MORE »»

    Some CHS students taped their mouth shut April 15 to show support for LBGTQ students who are bullied.

    Photo By Ethan S. Miller

PARCC Proves A Waste of Time and Funding

Ben Dross, Sports Editor

A sophomore is in their homeroom class, staring aimlessly at the clock as the second hand makes its way around. Tick-tock, tick-tock: he wonders why he’s wasting time there i...  Read More »

May 27, 2016 • 0 comments

Eugenia Cardinale and Emiliana Cardinale

As the 2015-2016 school year is drawing to a close, many leadership changes are coming to the groups at CHS. Class of 2019 Honors Matter and Energy teacher Jonathan...  Read More »

May 26, 2016 • 0 comments

Athlete of the Month- Mitchell Welter

Athlete of the Month- Mitchell Welter

Ben Dross, Sports Editor

For some, running is a chore. It’s just something you do to get into shape. For Mitchell Welter, it’s the opposite. From cross country in the fall to track in the win...  Read More »

May 4, 2016 • 0 comments

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PARCC Proves A Waste of Time and Funding

Ben Dross, Sports Editor

A sophomore is in their homeroom class, staring aimlessly at the clock as the second hand makes its way around. Tick-tock, tick-tock: he wonders why he’s wasting time there i...  Read More »

May 27, 2016 • 0 comments

Donate Big Prom Dresses to make a Big Difference

Julia Lescht, Public Relations Editor

It’s finally the end of the year—the seniors are nearly gone by the way of senioritis and are gearing up to leave CHS for good, all symbolized by the ultimate high school cli...  Read More »

May 27, 2016 • 0 comments

Irish Restaurant Lahinch opens at Cabin John

Joe Raab, Social Media Editor

Cabin John Mall’s new restaurant is bringing a new dining concept to the Potomac scene. Lahinch Tavern and Grill opened April 20, taking over the area formerly occupied...  Read More »

May 26, 2016 • 0 comments

CHS Students Receive Medals for Russian Olympiada

Thomas Atkinson, News Editor

Bronze and silver medals were awarded to 11 CHS students for their participation in the Maryland Olympiada of Spoken Russian competition at Goucher College on May 24. The...  Read More »

May 27, 2016 • 0 comments

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