The Observer

Skimping on Sleep? Let’s put those bad sleeping habits to bed

Skimping on Sleep? Let’s put those bad sleeping habits to bed

By Megan Park, Photo Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under CHS Community, Features

Sleep: something that all of us just can’t seem to get enough of.   With the constant workload that comes with being a student, getting enough sleep and keeping a healthy schedule has become a difficult task. There are many different tips and tricks to help anyone, especially students, enjoy...

Students cook up new Friendsgiving traditions

Students cook up new Friendsgiving traditions

By Nora Holland, Arts Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Top Stories

Thanksgiving is a traditionally family oriented holiday. But for some CHS students, Friendsgiving is simply a Thanksgiving get together, but with close friends instead of family members. It usually occurs around the time of Thanksgiving and has many similar features to the traditional aspects of Thanksgiving. “I...

Not just “Despacito”: Students often groove to Latin music

Not just “Despacito”: Students often groove to Latin music

By Maya Rosenberg and Becky Wolfson

November 21, 2017


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Students, Top Stories

Does the word “despacito” sound familiar to you?   Over the summer, the smash hit “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee took over the airwaves. Its catchy hook, infectious beat and Justin Bieber remix propelled it to the top of the Billboard charts for 16 consecutive weeks, inciting ...

CHS social studies department slays school spirit

CHS social studies department slays school spirit

By Sara Heimlich, Editor-In-Chief

October 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Teachers, Top Stories

When it comes to the Churchill spirit, there’s no department that does “Bulldog Pride” better than the social studies department. Throughout the years, the social studies department has developed many traditions and continues to create new ones aimed at fostering a sense of school spirit and...

Frequent Wifi disconnection affects instruction

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Classrooms, Chromebooks, connection: one of them is the odd one out. In many afternoon classes, the internet connection has been fluctuating and computers’ connections have been disconnecting during class. Because CHS has become reliant on technology when it comes to Chromebooks and Promethean Boards,...

Homecoming hype boosts CHS spirit

Homecoming hype boosts CHS spirit

By Riley Hurr, Social Media Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Top Stories

Homecoming is such a memorable time filled with friends, dancing and of course pictures. From spirit days to the Homecoming football game, it’s a great way to show some school spirit and create unforgettable memories. This year’s Homecoming theme is Pixar movies. Each class creates murals, skits,...

Senior twins aid healthcare efforts in west Africa

Senior twins aid healthcare efforts in west Africa

By Becky Wolfson, Online Arts Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Students, Top Stories

Living near Washington D.C., it can be easy to take for granted the more basic components of everyday life. In western Africa, there is a huge need for improved healthcare access and no other initiatives. Twin seniors Suuba and Sadia Demby are working for a greater cause: to help educate healthcare...

Teens prefer hasty hookups over dedicated dating

Teens prefer hasty hookups over dedicated dating

By Nora Holland, Arts Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Top Stories

Whether it’s “friends with benefits” or “no strings attached,” casual hook ups have become increasingly common among high school students. The definition of hooking up varies greatly depending on the point of view, but the most general description is a physical interaction—anywhere from...

What to do with solar eclipse glasses

What to do with solar eclipse glasses

By Megan Park, Photo Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Top Stories

The solar eclipse on Aug. 21 drew attention from all over the country. Since the next solar eclipse is not coming until 2024, many people do not know what to do with their solar eclipse glasses. Solar eclipse glasses reduce sunlight to safe levels so that you don't injure your eyes while looking direct...

New school year schedule raises concern

New school year schedule raises concern

By Nora Holland and Fatima Yazdi

October 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

After Governor Larry Hogan denied the MCPS Board of Education’s (BOE) request to start school before Labor Day, a new school schedule for the 2017-2018 school year was put into action, which has raised many questions and concerns since the school year began. The BOE met last Feb. and decided to adopt a...

Juul E-Cigarettes On the Rise Among Students

Juul E-Cigarettes On the Rise Among Students

By Gaurav Gandhi and Drew Ingall

October 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Whether you’re aware of it or not, you’ve probably seen a Juul in the past few months. The small, lightweight black device can be found plugged into walls and even being used all over Churchill. Juul’s are essentially the newest e-cigarettes. They deliver an amount of nicotine similar to a c...

School spirit on the rise at CHS

School spirit on the rise at CHS

By Eliza Asbury, Features Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

SThe half empty bleachers were full of a silent student section. Suddenly, lights turn on and the game begins.  Spectators sitting in the crowd seem dead and those just entering are lazily shuffling in.. This used to be the typical friday night football game the past few years, but this year at CHS...

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