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Hidden gem Crisp and Juicy offers ethnic delicacies

By By Helena Rodriguez Staff Writer

September 3, 2010


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Crisp and Juicy is one of those undiscovered treasures that this writer  predicts will soon acquire the same fame as Five Guys. The Rockville Pike restaurant opened about 20 years ago and offers platters that centralize around Peruvian style chicken and side dishes. The restaurant is located on a dreary...

Many AP classes design shirts, display devotion

By By Elizabeth Chen Circulation Manager

September 3, 2010


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It may seem strange to see a person wearing a highlighter yellow T-shirt with a cartoon fly on it that bears a complicated Latin binomial nomenclature in the hallway, but in fact that student is only one of many who took AP Biology last year. Advanced Placement classes, such as AP NSL, AP Biology and...

Backpack ‘swag’ shows who you really are

By By Charles Cook Thomas Geenen Staff Writers

September 2, 2010


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Many students see the new school year as a clean slate. New stories to tell, new classes and new teachers. However, one item of a students life which never seems to change is the backpack and along with it, the way students choose to "rock" it. The bond between a backpack and a student is usually ...

Please people, save the traffic for the road

By By Natalia Derechin Production Editor Lori Koenick Staff Writer

September 2, 2010


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  Nine o’clock strikes. The bell rings and once again innocent freshmen must face a terrifying jungle known as the CHS hallways. Walking through the halls and trying to get to class can be a frightening experience for people who don’t know how to deal with it. Before this story continues, freshmen m...

All the essential items to bring for surviving high school

By By Allison Srour Contest Manager Katy Verboncoeur Staff Writer

September 2, 2010


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It’s that time of year again. Back to the backpacks, pens, pencils, and endless supplies of lined paper. As we enter the new school year, school supplies are crucial to ensure a good high school experience. Aside from the standard back-to-school supplies, here are some of the bare necessities to survive ...

Breakfast is key to staying alert during the day

By Olivia Parven Contest Manager

September 2, 2010


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Everyone has experienced a rush in the morning when breakfast is forgotten and the stomach is letting out huge growls. Eating a healthy breakfast in the morning keeps teens full until lunch, and can even help them focus better in school.  People say breakfast is the most important meal of the day because in reality...

Student motivation must not subside throughout year

By By Danny Weiss Megan Scanlan Staff Writers

September 2, 2010


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      Every year right before school starts students make a goal for themselves that may or may not have the potential to carry out through the school year. Some students make goals to get straight A’s, some simply make it to try their hardest. Whatever a student’s goal for the year may be, t...

The ‘Look at Me’ Generation

By By Andrea Mirviss, Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2010


Filed under Features, Top Stories

A typical teenager girl turns on her computer, signs on to Facebook and updates her status with what she did that day and what she will do for the rest of the day. She may spend the next hour or two flipping through her friends’ Facebook pages, and she will probably check the top of the screen constantly...

Prom awards

By Carly Rotter, Online Breaking News Editor

May 28, 2010


Filed under Features

Welcome to the Observer’s  first ever How-She-Got-Asked-To-Prom awards. These are the stories that make girls swoon and reveal the more sensitive sides of the boys at CHS. This year, the senior boys displayed great creativity in finding ways to ask their dates to prom, earning a chorus of “aaawww”...

Time Warp: Defining Generations

By Emily Hall, Production Manager

May 28, 2010


Filed under Features

Every decade in the 20th century has shown a change in the central focus of American lives, Technology, world events and changing values have altered the course of history. ‘20s The Lost Generation: The Post WWI Era was characterized by a passion for rebellion and decadence. Prohibition laws made the co...

The ‘Observer’ splashes around in local pools

By Sebastian Romero and Joel Denicoff, Staff Writers and Joel Denicoff, Staff Writer

May 28, 2010


Filed under Features

During summer, many people enjoy spending lazy days relaxing at the pool but are not sure which public pool is best. The Observer takes a peek at the top local pools. Seven Locks Located off Seven Locks road near Seven Locks Elementary, this pool displays quality friendly neighborhood gatherings, alon...

OPTIONS offers alternatives to college

By Amanda Vinner, Features Editor

May 28, 2010


Filed under Features

Eighteen years is a long time. In that time, students go through twelve grades, four leap years and 567,648,000 seconds, but still not everyone is ready to live in a new place and on his or her own as a young adult. The thought of going to college is not exciting for everyone and so two members of the...

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