The Observer

A CHS Love Letter

By Thomas Atkinson and Lauren Roseman

February 23, 2017


Filed under Features

Can you feel the love tonight?  Love is certainly in the air at CHS. Many different organizations around the school have been feeling the love trying to spread some Valentine’s Day cheer to all. For the first Valentine’s Day ever, the CHS Jazz Ambassadors and Showstoppers sold “Valentunes,”...

Good Reads Can Alter Our Minds, Studies Show

Good Reads Can Alter Our Minds, Studies Show

By Jenna Greenzaid, Circulation Manager

February 21, 2017


Filed under Features

Getting lost in a book is not just a common idiom people say; it’s something people actually do. This feeling comes from becoming attached to and forming a bond with a character. At the same time that readers get lost in the words of a book, they subconsciously adopt the persona of the characte...

Junior Pursues Passion of Food and Writing

Junior Pursues Passion of Food and Writing

By Becky Wolfson and Rebekah Sklute

February 21, 2017


Filed under Features

Pasta and punctuation. Tuna and Times New Roman. Seasonings, sauces and sentences. What do these things have in common? Food and writing, two passions of CHS junior Sydney Brown, both of which she has managed to successfully mix into her articles for Spoon University’s high school team. Spoon Uni...

Tips For Second Semester Seniors Lacking Motivation

By Balbina Yang and Emily Wang

February 21, 2017


Filed under Features

It’s that time of the year again. The winter cold ushers in a new semester alongside a familiar disease: Senioritis. Every year, seniors are afflicted with this academically-fatal disease. Among the symptoms is a loss of motivation and vigor, which eventually leaves behind shells of formerly-dedicated...

The Observer Highlights Lesser-Known Clubs

The Observer Highlights Lesser-Known Clubs

By Arielle Gordon, Editor in Chief

February 21, 2017


Filed under Features

CHS has more than 95 official clubs for the 2016-2017 school year. The Observer has talked to a few more of the school’s lesser-known clubs to find out what they are up to. This is the second installment of a story that ran in Jan. Cause for Paws Junior Isabel Hertz-Miñoso’s three rescue dogs a...

The Observer Highlights Lesser-Known Clubs at CHS

By Arielle Gordon, Editor-In-Chief

January 10, 2017


Filed under Features

CHS has more than 95 official clubs for the 2016-2017 school year. The Observer has talked to a few of the school’s lesser-known clubs to find out what they are up to. Action and Science Fiction Comics Club (ASC) The ASC club was founded last year as a place for students to be able to relax an...

Interfaith Families Celebrate Holidays Uniquely

Interfaith Families Celebrate Holidays Uniquely

By Thomas Atkinson and Becky Wolfson

January 10, 2017


Filed under Features

Christmas carols and playing dreidel. Lighting the tree and lighting the menorah. Hanging up ornaments and blowing up a life sized menorah. For interfaith senior Victoria Hahn, this is what her Winter Break looks like. Currently, there are an estimated 1 million interfaith families in America who ce...

Houseparty: Changing the Way Students Video Chat

By Nora Holland, Contest Manager

January 10, 2017


Filed under Features

Have you ever sat in your room on a Saturday night because you didn’t have a way of going out, but wished there was a way you could still hang out with your friends? Introducing Houseparty, a new app created by the company Life on Air that lets people group video chats with up to eight people. Use...

Students Make Plans For Inauguration Week

Students Make Plans For Inauguration Week

By Sara Heimlich, Features Editor

January 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." With these words, president-elect Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United St...

CHS Students Take the Stage

CHS Students Take the Stage

By Laura Sneller, Social Media Editor

January 10, 2017


Filed under Features

The convincing acting and dazzling set of CHS plays attract many students to watch these productions, not only to support friends, but also to experience the unity of public school thespianism. However, once the curtain falls on closing night, it does not always mean the end of the student actin...

More Emojis Equal Mixed Emotions

More Emojis Equal Mixed Emotions

By Vicky Gunawan, Contest Manager

December 27, 2016


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Apple recently released a new set of 72 emoticons (emojis) that include some of the most requested emojis such as the shrugging emoji and the avocado emoji. Emojis are constantly used when texting or on social media to display emotion and to have fun. The different sections include smileys and pe...

CHS Wreaths Pose Threat to Policies

CHS Wreaths Pose Threat to Policies

By Eli Gordon, Production Editor

December 27, 2016


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Christmas wreaths were put up around CHS, on Monday Nov. 28, and they were taken down two days later. The wreaths were displayed on the outside classrooms and department and administrative office doors. School business manager Lisa Wellek was in charge of the wreaths, and when there was concern t...

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