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Nike Pro Hijabs Promote Inclusion and Equality

Nike Pro Hijabs Promote Inclusion and Equality

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

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
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
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
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,”...

Good Reads Can Alter Our Minds, Studies Show

Good Reads Can Alter Our Minds, Studies Show

Jenna Greenzaid, Circulation Manager
February 21
Filed under Features

Getting lost in a book is not just a common idiom people say; it’s something people actually do. This feeling comes from becoming attached to and forming a bond with a character. At the same time that readers get lost in the words of a book, they subconsciously adopt the persona of the characte...

Junior Pursues Passion of Food and Writing

Junior Pursues Passion of Food and Writing

Becky Wolfson and Rebekah Sklute
February 21
Filed under Features

Pasta and punctuation. Tuna and Times New Roman. Seasonings, sauces and sentences. What do these things have in common? Food and writing, two passions of CHS junior Sydney Brown, both of which she has managed to successfully mix into her articles for Spoon University’s high school team. Spoon Uni...

Tips For Second Semester Seniors Lacking Motivation

Balbina Yang and Emily Wang
February 21
Filed under Features

It’s that time of the year again. The winter cold ushers in a new semester alongside a familiar disease: Senioritis. Every year, seniors are afflicted with this academically-fatal disease. Among the symptoms is a loss of motivation and vigor, which eventually leaves behind shells of formerly-dedicated...

The Observer Highlights Lesser-Known Clubs

The Observer Highlights Lesser-Known Clubs

Arielle Gordon, Editor in Chief
February 21
Filed under Features

CHS has more than 95 official clubs for the 2016-2017 school year. The Observer has talked to a few more of the school’s lesser-known clubs to find out what they are up to. This is the second installment of a story that ran in Jan. Cause for Paws Junior Isabel Hertz-Miñoso’s three rescue dogs a...

The Observer Highlights Lesser-Known Clubs at CHS

Arielle Gordon, Editor-In-Chief
January 10
Filed under Features, Features

CHS has more than 95 official clubs for the 2016-2017 school year. The Observer has talked to a few of the school’s lesser-known clubs to find out what they are up to. Action and Science Fiction Comics Club (ASC) The ASC club was founded last year as a place for students to be able to relax an...

Interfaith Families Celebrate Holidays Uniquely

Interfaith Families Celebrate Holidays Uniquely

Thomas Atkinson and Becky Wolfson
January 10
Filed under Features, Features

Christmas carols and playing dreidel. Lighting the tree and lighting the menorah. Hanging up ornaments and blowing up a life sized menorah. For interfaith senior Victoria Hahn, this is what her Winter Break looks like. Currently, there are an estimated 1 million interfaith families in America who ce...

Houseparty: Changing the Way Students Video Chat

Nora Holland, Contest Manager
January 10
Filed under Features, Features

Have you ever sat in your room on a Saturday night because you didn’t have a way of going out, but wished there was a way you could still hang out with your friends? Introducing Houseparty, a new app created by the company Life on Air that lets people group video chats with up to eight people. Use...

Students Make Plans For Inauguration Week

Students Make Plans For Inauguration Week

Sara Heimlich, Features Editor
January 10
Filed under Features, Features, Uncategorized

"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." With these words, president-elect Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United St...