The Observer

Don’t get tripped up by new shoelace trends

By By Lori Koenick Staff Writer

October 29, 2010


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Shoelaces have a simple concept, but some students now believe that these strings can do much more than simply keep one’s shoes on. Some students associate shoelaces with projecting a certain look to society and determining the way one feels about him or herself. Also, some students have recently...

Hunger for Sandwich Club provokes its return

By By Zack Potter Archives Manager

October 29, 2010


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Something has been missing the last two years that no one has really been able to put their finger on: an important fixture of CHS culture left us following the 2007-2008 school year.  Fear not, however, because it has made its triumphant return to the school, once again ready to be enjoyed by all. ...

Health room offers promise of confidentiality

By By Spenser Easterbrook Advertising Manager Joe Nolan Staff Writer

October 29, 2010


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ability as the school nurse to protect students’ privacy. As a general principle they tell students that individual questions relating to their personal lives are best discussed with parents.  According to one CHS health teacher who requested to remain anonymous, students should be mindful with what...

Fall brings school spirit, fashion rules to CHS

By By Charles Cook Staff Writer

October 4, 2010


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With the fall months here, students all around school can be seen rocking different CHS-associated, fall-appropriate clothing and gear. Every season comes with a whole new set of “do’s” and “don’ts” by which all must abide. Well, mazel tov readers, you have just turned to the first edition...

Apple iPad takes on competition, book industry

By By Nina Mohebbi Online Photo Editor

October 4, 2010


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If someone from 200 years ago suddenly came back to life, they would not recognize cars, phones, planes or television, things that are now so ubiquitous in society. However, if they were to enter a classroom, they would probably recognize the books immediately and know the room was a place of learning. While...

Eat This or That?

By By Camille Bacharch Online Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2010


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In the face of the nation’s worst obesity epidemic, a health food craze has taken root, with frozen yogurt, salad shops, and organic restaurants popping up everywhere. Despite this, false advertising and misconceptions influence consumers to buy things that aren’t particularly healthy at all. So...

Food for Thought: Vegetarianism offers delectable, healthful options

By By Meghna Balakumar Staff Writer

October 4, 2010


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A massive unpeeled boiled squash, raw vegetables on a platter and a piece of cheese between two slices of bread: this was the entrée offered to vegetarians at Outdoor Ed, the vegetarian dish served at the Melting Pot and the sad excuse for a veggie burger from McDonald’s. A vegetarian diet can be...

Do teachers have lives? They do! They certainly do!

By By Lori Koenick Staff Writer

October 4, 2010


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When last bell rings and students rush out to catch the bus and start their afternoon, teachers calmly wait in their classrooms for the chaos to cease. But what do teachers do once they leave the building? Some teachers have surprising hobbies and lead lives dedicated to their families. Modern World...

Website offers online deals to consumers, local stores

By By Sushen Thiyagarajan Breaking Stories Online Editor

October 4, 2010


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Local businesses may be considered more expensive than big chains, but, Groupon.com, a new, fast-growing website, might change those notions. Owned by The Point Inc., a company that helps raise money for campaigns and fundraisers, Groupon aims to help consumers enjoy many different activities in the...

Student Snapshot: Alex Zohore

By By Maddy Flax

October 4, 2010


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Ever since he can remember, senior Alex Zohore has been obsessed with fashion. Since middle school he has saved his doodle-covered folders and notebooks filled with clothing sketches, and cannot remember a time when he was not infatuated with designing clothes. “I design all the time; during class,...

Student Snapshot: Sam Zeitlin

By By Maddy Flax

October 4, 2010


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While the beginning of the year brings the stress of college applications and AP classes to most seniors, Sam Zeitlin is more concerned with the seasoning on the next dish he will serve at Redwood Restaurant. Zeitlin has been working at the Bethesda restaurant for the past year. He fell in love with...

Fall TV lineup brings variety to viewers

By By Jake Sutton Staff Writer

September 3, 2010


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You’re sitting at home, bored, watching TV, and wondering when your favorite TV show will be back on again. Fall TV previews are a great way to tell people what upcoming TV shows are coming out in the fall. They also help viewers find whether their shows are going to be cancelled, delayed or extended. According...

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