The Observer

Educational Foundation funds school initiatives

Educational Foundation funds school initiatives

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

February 8, 2019


Filed under CHS Community, Features

With such a wide array of highly productive and innovative students and staff at WCHS, a source for funding of school projects and events has become quite the necessity. For many years now, funding for some of the school’s largest endeavors has come from the WCHS Educational Foundation. The Educational...

WCHS’ Robotics team makes finals

WCHS’ Robotics team makes finals

By Emma Chen, Assistant Observations Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under CHS Community, News, Observations, Online Exclusives, School

As part of WCHS’ Advanced Programming class, students are able to opt out of the class’s curriculum and instead participate in the Zero Gravity Robotics competition. Both MIT and NASA sponsor the international competition for high schoolers. WCHS made it to the finals in 2014, before the competition was o...

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...

WCHS student & alum create summer study spot

WCHS 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...

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