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LGBTQ Month Raises Awareness

LGBTQ Month Raises Awareness

Megan Park, Photo Editor
June 6, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

With June fast approaching, there will be many holidays to celebrate. Though it may not be commonly known, June happens to be gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) Book month as well as LGBT awareness month. GLBT Book month is a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect...

Some CHS Students Take The High Road

Sara Heimlich, Editor In Chief
June 5, 2017
Filed under Features

High school students have been conditioned to stay clear of drunk driving from a very young age, but it’s often a different story when it comes to driving high. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 121 million people drive drunk each year. According to drugabus...

Red iPhone Released for AIDS/HIV Charity

Red iPhone Released for AIDS/HIV Charity

Bradley Furgerson, Public Relations Manager
June 1, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Since the beginning of the technology era, iPhones have been seen as a symbol of status and wealth—a computer in your pocket that carries a heavy price tag. But now, Apple is trying to make it more than just a pricey block of glass and aluminum. While the United States has seen an unprecedented expansion...

Lesser Known Clubs Make Large Impact

Lesser Known Clubs Make Large Impact

Arielle Gordon, Editor In Chief
May 31, 2017
Filed under Features, Features, Online Exclusives

    For the past two months, The Observer has been delving deep into the world of the 95 official clubs at CHS. Many of those clubs work in the shadows of more well-known ones, so we’ve decided to highlight a few more that deserve recognition. Girls Who Code Girls Who Code (GWC) i...

CHS Students Take Their Lunch Break Off Campus

May 26, 2017
Filed under Features

Between California Tortilla, Chipotle and Cava, the rest of the school envies those lucky, licensed seniors who have several options of places to drive to for lunch during the school week. The school rules are that seniors are allowed to leave school grounds during the 55 minute lunch period only...

Untreated Habits lead to Unexpected Reprecussions

April 20, 2017
Filed under Features

What is disordered eating, and how common is it at CHS? Prom is soon, and talk of diets and a desperate need for weight-loss to be able to squeeze into a prom dress is already filling the hallways. While there are healthy methods for weight loss, many often turn to dangerous exercise and eating habits to dro...

Teachers Make Time for Athletics After the Bell

Teachers Make Time for Athletics After the Bell

Eliza Asbury, Business Manager
April 3, 2017
Filed under Features

Picture this: your math teacher shooting a three pointer just as the buzzer goes off; the crowd going wild. However for CHS students, no imagination is needed in this type of situation, it really does happen. For some, playing a sport can be as addictive as coffee, leaving people craving more competition....

Bulldog Graduates Return to CHS Classrooms

Bulldog Graduates Return to CHS Classrooms

Drew Ingall and Becky Wolfson, Social Media Editor and Online Arts Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Features

Some say that high school never really ends. For a select group of CHS staff that once attended CHS, that statement rings true—literally. It may be hard for students to picture their teachers when they were younger, but the Observer got the scoop from CHS teachers who ended up working at their alma...

Nike Pro Hijabs Promote Inclusion and Equality

Nike Pro Hijabs Promote Inclusion and Equality

Nora Holland, Contest Manager
March 25, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Earlier this week, Nike released the ‘Pro Hijab,’ athletic hijabs for Muslim women. Set to come out in the spring of 2018, the new hijabs are made with breathable, light polyester so that Muslim women can wear a version of their traditional headscarves more fit for athletics. By releasing thi...

Link Generations: Make a Connection

Link Generations: Make a Connection

Vicky Gunawan, Contest Manager
February 27, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusives

A new club called Link Generations that connects elders and teens will be coming to CHS for the 2017-2018 school year. Link Generations is a non-profit organization started by Lori Marks, the aunt of sophomore Melissa Marks. The purpose of the club is for high schoolers to positively impact the liv...

Love is in the Air

February 23, 2017
Filed under Features

From: anonymous To: Eliza Asbury Message: Hey Liza,   I just wanted to wish you a happy Valentine's Day!  You're so kind and funny!  I loved being on track with you last year!  I have enjoyed getting to know so much over these past few years.  From church to track, we've had some pretty good laughs in the ...

A CHS Love Letter

Thomas Atkinson and Lauren Roseman
February 23, 2017
Filed under Features

Can you feel the love tonight?  Love is certainly in the air at CHS. Many different organizations around the school have been feeling the love trying to spread some Valentine’s Day cheer to all. For the first Valentine’s Day ever, the CHS Jazz Ambassadors and Showstoppers sold “Valentunes,”...