The Observer

Alumnus Michael Mainwaring makes dreams a reality

By Cherri Tung, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Arts

Have you ever wanted to become an actor but never thought you’ll have the opportunity? Well for Michael Mainwaring, he had the chance of a lifetime to realize his acting dreams. It all started in first grade when he went to a song and dance competition with his brother at Montgomery Mall to win...

Student Art Spotlight: Jiyou Kang

Student Art Spotlight: Jiyou Kang

By Riley Hurr, Circulation Manager

April 12, 2018


Filed under Arts

High school is a time of discovery and self reflection. Many students are still searching for their passions and future career interests. But junior Jiyou Kang has already discovered his calling as an artist. Kang takes drawing classes both in and outside of school. Whether it’s doodling in his...

Music you aren’t listening to: Brockhampton

Music you aren’t listening to: Brockhampton

By Jackson Resnick, Social Media Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music

Tearing down all stereotypes in the music scene, Brockhampton (BH) is probably the most exciting act in music right now. The self-proclaimed “boyband” met online when frontman Kevin Abstract posted a message on Kanye West fan forum, KanyeToThe, asking if anyone wanted to form a band. This was the...

Maze Runner: The Death Cure thrills viewers

By Cherri Tung, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

For those students who have watched the “Maze Runner” movies, the last installment is finally here. For those who haven’t? This is a good a place as any to jump on board.   “Maze Runner” is a science-fiction action adventure film series based on the “Maze Runner” novels by ...

Maze Runner delivers action packed plot

By Cherri Tung, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

For those students who have watched the “Maze Runner” movies, the last installment is finally here. For those who haven’t? This is a good a place as any to jump on board.   “Maze Runner” is a science-fiction action adventure film series based on the “Maze Runner” novels by ...

Paddington Two delivers sweet storyline

Paddington Two delivers sweet storyline

By Caitlyn Jennings, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

  As second semester draws to a close, most CHS students find that they are more stressed out than usual, having to deal with preparations for next year while maintaining their usual grades and extracurriculars.   Relaxing in a reclining movie theater chair is an often-overlooked method of st...

Logic returns to his mixtape roots

Logic returns to his mixtape roots

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

March 18, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives

  On one of hip-hop artist Logic’s songs entitled “Everybody,” he raps, “OK I was gone for a minute but I’m back now. Sit the f*&% down.” With the recent release of his mixtape “Bobby Tarantino II,” listeners might wish he had never left, and wish he won’t ever go away ag...

Academy Awards presents unique twists

Academy Awards presents unique twists

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Top Stories

  And the winner of best picture goes to…   The 90th Academy Awards took place Sunday Mar. 4. While the near-four hour event could be viewed as just another awards show, it was really much more. Jimmy Kimmel, who is best known as the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, hosted the event....

Hungry? Chow down on these local eateries

Hungry? Chow down on these local eateries

By Anna Baranko, Online Features Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts

You’re sitting with your friends, trying to decide where to go to eat. After going back and forth for 30 minutes, you decide on a place you’ve been a million times before. If you want to avoid this dreaded scenario, keep reading. Tastee Diner: Tastee diner is a small chain of diners located in...

Migos add to “culture” with second chart-topping album

Migos add to “culture” with second chart-topping album

By Gaurav Gandhi, Lead Graphic Designer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music

For the second time in under one year, Georgia-based hip-hop trio, Migos, released a chart-topping studio album, this time being Culture II. The sequel to 2017 Grammy-nominated Culture, Culture II features double the songs and is loaded with some of the best artists today alongside Quavo, Takeoff and...

Student Art Spotlight: Teddi Yoo

Student Art Spotlight: Teddi Yoo

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music

There are many talented artists and musicians at CHS. However, not many can say that they excel at not one, but two instruments. Junior Teddi Yoo has been picked to be a member of the National Association for Music Education this year for her accomplishments in violin. She has also been granted a...

Spice 6 opening brings diverse options to the mall

Spice 6 opening brings diverse options to the mall

By Vicky Gunawam, Photo Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Restaurants

Stores in Montgomery Mall are constantly coming and going, but creating spaces for new places like Spice 6, a fast casual eatery with a modern take on Indian food.   Spice 6 will be opening in May 2018. They currently have chain restaurants in Hyattsville, MD and Vienna,VA and will be adding ...

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