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Teenagers give the final verdict at Teen Court

By Maddy Flax, Staff Writer

March 1, 2010


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For most CHS students, a typical Wednesday consists of waking up and going to school, maybe going to an extracurricular activity, and then going home to do homework. However, sophomore Alex Fox’s Wednesday afternoon is much different, because after school, she attends Teen Court. Teen Court, which...

Justin’s Quest searches for a cure for brain tumors

By Jillian Postal Online Sports Editor Zack Potter Online News Editor

March 1, 2010


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Break dancing with the DJ at his Bar Mitzvah on Jan. 29, Justin Friedlander was having the time of his life. Celebrating alongside his closest friends and family, the 13-year-old was on cloud nine, almost as if things were back to normal. In March 2009, Justin was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tum...

First annual Churchill’s Got Talent raises money for Haiti

By the Online Editors

February 1, 2010


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Students performed in the first annual Churchill’s Got Talent on Thursday Jan. 28, proving that their talents extend beyond the academic environment. After hours of hard work and weeks of preparation, the 17 acts featured in the show fought for the winning title and an encore performance at the...

J.A.W.A.N.J.A. wins Churchill’s Got Talent

February 1, 2010


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The Observer sits down with Churchill's Got Talent winner, band J.A.W.A.N.J.A. for an exclusive interview: J-Josh Coyne A-Alex Leventer W-Will Mulhern A-Amin Stephenson N-Nadim Elhage J-John Klien A-Andrew Shebest What did your group do to prepare for your win? We practiced for a mont...

Ed Jurgarau [Shoe Train]

By Emily Hall Features Production Editor

January 4, 2010


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In his red, white and blue striped shirt, silver rimmed spectacles and cheery disposition Ed Jurgrau bounces about Shoe Train in Cabin John Shopping center with such a delightful air it is impossible to tell that he spends his entire day inspecting children’s feet. While Shoe Train brings back...

Language translation websites face criticism

By Camille Bachrach Online Opinions Editor

January 4, 2010


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You have math homework that you need to understand, history you need to memorize and science theories to analyze, but where does that leave your Spanish essay? Like you’re going to be the one to write it. Your old pal wordreference.com has some homework of its own tonight. Translating websites offer...

Sit back, relax and cram your way to an ‘A’

By Tyler Siegel and Jojo Goldman

January 4, 2010


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You planned on studying for your mid-term for the past two weeks. However, because procrastination is a high school student’s finest talent, somehow you never got around to reading your history textbook this semester. Stay calm. We have are some tips from teachers on how to make the best of your...

Students’ stress leads to unpleasant bad habits

By Sara Habibi Circulation Manager

January 4, 2010


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From nail-biting to teeth clenching, everyone has bad habits. While it may simply seem like compulsion to some, psychologists say differently. According to an article on steadyhealth.com, it is estimated that 44 percent of adolescents develop some sort of bad habit, the most common being nail-biting. “I...

College Prowler simplifies the college search

By Remi Forster Business Manager

January 4, 2010


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Choosing a college was not such a long and arduous process when our parents went to school. Students now want to obtain every fact about a university before attending. Collegeprowler.com is a great way to find out more information about colleges. College Prowler gives potential students a behind-the-scenes...

Musical expression gives students an emotional outlet

By Maddy Jacobs Fact Checker

January 4, 2010


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If CHS were a human body, the different high school clichés would inhabit the obvious choices. The athletes would be the arms and legs, while the scholars would be the brain. The musicians, however, would be the very soul of the student body. Junior Kenneth Liao has been playing violin for half of...

Internships give students a glimpse into the real world

By Amanda Vinner Features Editor

January 4, 2010


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Senior Lucas Hogue walks out of school right after fifth period. To some, this would seem like a risky undertaking, but he is not skipping class, he is going to his internship. Students have the option to apply for community internships for their senior year, and if they are chosen, they adjust their...

Sled preferences reveal more than love for snow

By Ian Plotnick Staff Writer

January 4, 2010


Filed under Features

A downfall of seven inches of snow just blanketed the entire town school is closed for the day. You go into your garage to look for a sled, but realize that you don’t have one. Although you can go to a nearby store to purchase one, you don’t know which one will bring the maximum amount of fun. Sleds,...

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