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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


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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....

Ski off to three local winter wonderlands

Ski off to three local winter wonderlands

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features

Winter is here, and unless you live in Westeros from “Game of Thrones,” you’re going to need something else to do in your free time other than fight White-Walkers.   Whitetail Resort, Liberty Mountain Resort and Roundtop Mountain Resort fill that void by providing several activities includi...

Junior has cards up his sleeve with self-made company

Junior has cards up his sleeve with self-made company

By Becky Wolfson, Online Arts Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features

Card tricks are a staple of a magician’s deck of performances.  Many magicians are able to put on impressive performances due to their ability to use cardistry, the art of manipulating cards in a way that is both visually impressive and seemingly hard to replicate.   For CHS junior Br...

Alumnus sweeps up Forbes title with Maidbot

Alumnus sweeps up Forbes title with Maidbot

By Sophie Liss and Maya Rosenberg

January 10, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Top Stories

Every year, Forbes Magazine releases their ‘30 under 30’ list: a collection of leading innovators and professionals under the age of 30. Past members of the illustrious list include famous actors and actresses, up and coming politicians and world renowned scientists. This year, joining the likes...

A meme in review: 2017’s memes to remember

A meme in review: 2017’s memes to remember

By Jackson Resnick, Social Media Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features

If you have yet to be bombarded with dancing Snapchat hot dogs, “cracking open a cold one” references or images of the RompHim, you are close to missing out on the obnoxious, yet somehow humorous meme and pop culture of 2017. But no worries, The Observer’s got your back.   Memes are...

Shovel Buddy: a business fit for winter weather

Shovel Buddy: a business fit for winter weather

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Students, Top Stories

Kids savor the joy of seeing snow fall and completely cover their driveway and the roads, effectively canceling school for the day, while parents groan at the fact that they are the ones that will be doing the shoveling. However, parents can lay back, relax and experience the same feeling of joy that...

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