The Observer

Kamasine

Kamasine

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Students

From babysitting to shoveling snow in the winter time, WCHS students have many ways of making their own money. However, senior Maya Hatoum has done something truly exceptional in creating Kamasine, a clothing site run solely by high school students. Kamasine is an online clothing site run by high...

WCHS Students Embody Entrepreneurialism

WCHS Students Embody Entrepreneurialism

By Fatima Yazdi, Features Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Students

For some WCHS students, a typical Sunday evening may consist of a nice stack of homework and family dinner. For others, their Sundays include tutoring, baking a batch of cupcakes or coming up with new choker designs. Whether it be jewelry making, babysitting or tutoring, WCHS students have found easy...

Fast Fashion Leads to Environment Concerns

Fast Fashion Leads to Environment Concerns

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Students, Teachers

Need a cheap yet fashionable outfit fast? Never fear! Look no further than Forever 21; it has everything you could possibly hope for and more, as long as you do not mind contributing to water pollution and supporting the brand’s violations of federal law. Fast fashion, by definition, is a term used...

CHS student & alum create summer study spot

CHS student & alum create summer study spot

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

November 13, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Students

While summer break is usually thought of as a time for vacation and relaxation for students and staff, a dynamic duo formed by a CHS student and alumnus found a way to give back to the community while being productive with their time off from school. The Crescent Lake Club (CLC) is an educational...

Amazon Wardrobe feature facilitates flexible shopping

Amazon Wardrobe feature facilitates flexible shopping

By Brandon Li and Joe Rab

October 18, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features

Do you want to buy new clothes, but do not have time to try anything on? Do you wish you could order online items and only pay if you decide to keep them? Amazon Wardrobe might be your answer to these questions. Amazon Wardrobe, Amazon’s latest addition to its enterprise, began in late June. The...

Depression rises among CHS students

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Teenager moodiness seems normal to most parents, but is it really just mood swings? Adults often gloss over the fact that an individual is suffering from depression and leave the situation overlooked and untreated. At CHS, many students get frustrated because they believe that school has made it i...

CHS senior goes global with cultural immersion trip

CHS senior goes global with cultural immersion trip

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Top Stories

Yeah, we all take at least two years of foreign language instruction within the walls of CHS, but how many people travel all the way to a foreign country to learn its language by living completely immersed in its society and culture? Senior Hana Mangat is participating in the National Security Language...

Fashionistas cash in with Instagram re-sell shops

Fashionistas cash in with Instagram re-sell shops

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Top Stories

Usually, when students want to buy new clothes, they go to the Montgomery Mall or browse online stores. Recently, there’s been a rise in a more convenient way to shop: on Instagram. Instagram is a social media platform that can be used to post pictures with friends, showcase the latest Starbucks...

Prom: Then vs Now

Prom: Then vs Now

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Top Stories

Almost every school dance starts the same way: making plans with a group for a limo and dinner, picking the perfect outfit and finding the right spot for pictures—nothing seems to deviate from the norm, or so we think. While it may not seem like it, the differences between prom today versus prom...

ASMR proves therapeutic to CHS students

ASMR proves therapeutic to CHS students

By Bryan Fletcher and Fatima Yazdi, Production Manager and Features Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Top Stories

Most people in our generation probably have that one friend who will not stop talking about how relaxing playing with slime is or their obsession with acting out role plays, but what exactly is all this newfound hype about? Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is the term used to describe the...

Students turn to medication for a quick and easy fix

Students turn to medication for a quick and easy fix

By Jenna Greenzaid and Sophie Liss

March 7, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Top Stories

Trouble sleeping at home? Trouble focusing in class? It’s easy to defer to the use of prescribed medications to quell insomnia and increase concentration, but is that always the best way to solve the problem?   All over the country, including at CHS, students take prescribed medications su...

HQ turns trivia success into cash prizes for CHS students

HQ turns trivia success into cash prizes for CHS students

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Top Stories

Intelligence is no longer measured by your IQ test score; instead, it’s all about your HQ trivia score. HQ was created by the founders of the now defunct app Vine. The game, which consists of 12 multiple choice questions with each with ten seconds to answer, first hit the App store in Aug. 2017....

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