The Observer

Sporcle provides way to learn, procrastinate

By Lori Koenick, Staff Writer

May 28, 2010


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Naming all 44 presidents in ten minutes without help from Google? Sound difficult? Don’t worry, there’s hope. CHS students are improving their random trivia knowledge on Sporcle.com. In simple terms, Sporcle.com is a trivia quiz website. The site calls its quizzes “mentally stimulating diversions.”...

Students use procrastination to augment daily life

By By Spenser Easterbrook Advertising Manager

May 5, 2010


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We’ve all done it at some point. It’s procrastination: the grade-trashing-Sunday-night-ruining-high-anxiety habit that we just can’t break. It’s the greatest thing ever—until the night before that project you’ve had two weeks to work on is finally due. A recent survey of 100 CHS students...

Sports leagues donate losing teams’ apparel

By By Natalie Geisler Editor-in-Chief

May 5, 2010


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The buzzer sounds.  Duke has just won its fourth national championship.  Elated players and coaches storm the court in celebration of their feat, and within seconds, each player on Duke’s roster has quickly donned a brand-new t-shirt and hat, both of which seem to have appeared out of thin air. If...

Walking on the wild side

By By Maddy Jacobs Online Features Editor

May 5, 2010


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When asked about the difference between a prank and vandalism, Rockville High School Educational Facilities Officer Christopher Winkler’s response was short and sweet. “In the eyes of the law?,” Winkler replied. “Nothing.” Many students are unaware of what defines vandalism and do not...

Walking on the wild side

By By Eshe Hill Staff Writer

May 5, 2010


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American Pie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, 10 Things I Hate About You: all different stories, yet all epic teen movies. Though the formula to create hits such as these may change slightly from movie to movie, there is one ingredient all teenage movies must have in order to be considered...

Student Snapshots: Benjamin Folton

By By Maddy Flax Archive Manager

May 5, 2010


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Senior Benjamin Foltin has always loved being outside and camping, but he never guessed that his love for the outdoors would lead him to find something more meaningful and important in his life. After six years of participation and preparation in the Boy Scouts, Foltin has recently become an Eagle...

Good posture has emotional, physical benefits

By By Lori Koenick Staff Writer

May 5, 2010


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“Shoulders back and down.” “Stand up straight.” “Stop slouching.” We constantly hear these phrases thrown at us from our parents, teachers and coaches over and over again. We know that standing up straight is healthy, yet what are the real benefits of having good posture? According to...

Spring fever swarms CHS, causes distractions

By By Kelsey O'donnell

May 5, 2010


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Many students are catching a fever and it’s not swine flu, allergies, or a staph infection. It’s spring fever, and science has shown that it has just as much standing in the medical world as these other ailments. Interestingly enough, this so-called fever is actually more than just psychological. According...

Educational Equality

By Editor in Chief Andrea Mirviss Features Editor Amanda Vinner

May 4, 2010


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A National Dilemma Some young girls may remember chasing little boys around the playground chanting: “Girls go to college to get more knowledge; boys go to Jupiter to get more stupid-er.” Countless parents have laughed at the ridiculous comments of these children, but could there be some truth to...

SENIOR SUPERLATIVES!!

April 22, 2010


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Here are your 2010 Senior Superlatives! Best Looking Shannen Olan Cameron Kidwell Best Smile Sara Habibi Harris Fanaroff Best Personality Pam Vranis Bryce Shemer Freshest Dresser Roya Shariat Jonathan Kan Most Likely to Become a Billionaire Alex Stanton Jack Shu Biggest Ego Kami...

Signs of the apocalypse are too numerous to ignore

By Monica Saks, Production Edior, Maddy Jacobs, Fact Checker

March 22, 2010


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The Mayans predicted it, Chicken Little felt it, the movie industry has made millions from it and scientists have been debating it for decades: the end of the world. According to nationalgeographic.com, our impending demise could come due to anything from global warming to the death of bees. Here...

Real bros rock a ridiculously good-looking flow

By Ben Hollander, Alec Fanaroff, Staff Writers

March 22, 2010


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Question: What do the Pacific Ocean, the Hudson River and Zac Efron all have in common? Answer: Tremendous “flow.” A new hairstyle has been sweeping across the nation as the latest trend for the extremely good looking, but what exactly is it, an uninformed and less good-looking fellow may ask....

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