The Observer

Visits enable students to get better feel for colleges

By Kelsey O'Donnell

September 29, 2009


Filed under Features

Four years, thousands of dollars and a diploma. College is a huge turning point in a teenager’s life and when it comes to choosing the right one, very few people do so without visiting the campus first. All the brochures and catalogs students receive in the mail show only so much of a school. There...

Social Slander

By Eshe Hill Amanda Vinner Features Editors

June 8, 2009


Filed under Features

It’s 8 p.m. on Monday night and Gossip Girl is about to start. You turn on the TV and, for the next hour, are ready to get lost in the scandalous lives of your favorite Upper East Siders. This over-the-top show is centered around something that has become as much a part of high school as math class:...

The ‘Observer’ offers tips for a stylish summer

By Jenna Cantor-Public Relations

June 8, 2009


Filed under Features

Summer 2009 is fast approaching, so it’s time to clean out your closets, get rid of your sweaters and pants and replace them with the hottest spring and summer fashion trends. Girls, stock up on your bright colors and peace signs this year and guys, make sure you own a pair of dunks and a r...

Yoga gives teachers relaxing way to end the school day

By Yasmin Akbari-Fact Checker

June 8, 2009


Filed under Features

Believe it or not, teachers have lives outside of school. They do not live in their classrooms or in a cave writing lesson plans; they actually do things in their spare time and after school like everyone else. Recently, a group of teachers have spent their time participating in a yoga class. NSL tea...

Students skip school to survive rigorous schedules

June 5, 2009


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2:30 to 5:30 soccer practice, 5:45 to 6:45 English essay, 6:50 to 7:20 eat dinner, 7:30 to 8:50 study for AP World quiz, 9 to 9:15 take a shower and 9:30 to 10:45 finish Spanish project. But what about the calculus exam? I’ll just skip. Unfortunately, this is an approach to getting good grades that...

Some CHS families come cheaper by the dozen

By Madelyn Flax Sophia Tapper Staff Writers

June 5, 2009


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A memorable scene from the movie Cheaper by the Dozen, opens with the Baker family sitting around the breakfast table. There is constant screaming as food flies and different hands are reach in ten different directions. The house is cluttered with everything from clothes to bicycles and toys. Although...

Seniors say creatively: ‘Will you go to prom with me?’

By Maddy Jacobs-Fact Checker

June 5, 2009


Filed under Features

For seniors, prom is the biggest event of the year, and they strive to make it the greatest night of their lives. On top of the struggles to find a tux, buy a dress and rent a limo, the biggest dilemma of all is getting a date. The Observer recently sat down with a few CHS students to hear their first-hand...

Religious necklaces, bracelets become fashion trends

By Sara Habibi-Circulation Manager

June 5, 2009


Filed under Features

Whether it is the white and gray circle with a black dot in the middle, the hand print or the red bracelets, students see these symbols around everywhere, but many do not know that these bracelets embrace more than just a fad. The Evil Eye and Hamsa bracelets have recently become popular trends amo...

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