The Observer

Girl Up clubs join forces and rise up

Members of the GIrl Up club held a movie night and presentation to promote and discuss female empowerment.

By Sophie Liss, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2018

On Apr. 27, Girl Up clubs from CHS, Walt Whitman High School and Walter Johnson High School hosted an advocacy night to promote female empowerment and women’s rights. The event featured a showing of the movie “Hidden Figures” and a presentation by employment lawyer Rani Rolston about sexu...

One last time

Kevin Hauschild prepares for a lacrosse game. Hauschild managed clock operations for many CHS sports and looks to apply the lessons he has learned from this experience to a career as a police officer.

By Ethan Miller, New Staff Liason

May 11, 2018

Change is always present in high school sports, whether it be the players or coaches making game-changing decisions. However, for the last five years, Kevin Hauschild has been the glue in the operations of CHS sports as the clock operator. CHS alumnus Hauschild has decided to hang up his timer for...

A Letter to the Editor

Senior Will Chai interns under Dr. Seble Kassaye,  the Principal Investigator of the Women’s HIV Study at Georgetown University Medical Center.

By Will Chai, Guest Writer

February 22, 2018

About the Author: Will Chai is a CHS senior interning at Georgetown Medical Center’s Women’s Interagency HIV Study since 2016. He researches HIV transmission by constructing phylogenetic networks that identify HIV transmission clusters and could predict future outbreaks. Preface: Since the early...

Teacher of the Month: Christopher Forney

By Max Kandel, Observations Editor

December 13, 2017

Even though AP Psychology and AP World History are both difficult classes, Christopher Forney engages his students in a supportive way while also trying to emulate his favorite childhood teacher. A member of the social studies department at CHS, November’s Teacher of the Month, Mr. Forney, exceeds...

“SKODAWGS”: student-made bracelets sell out fast

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017

Whether cheering for a sport or just showing school spirit for CHS, “let’s go dawgs” has consistently maintained its popularity. But a new version, “Sko Dawgs,” has nearly replaced the older version of the saying, and has changed the spirit and cheering game for the Bulldogs. In the student-run...

Teacher of the Month: Jodi Boppana

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017

Different catch phrases, such as “break a leg” or“don’t let the bedbugs bite” are used around the world, but from the beginning of the year until the end, only Mrs. Boppana’s students will know the true meaning behind, “the light at the end of the tunnel.” A member of the science department...

MyMCPS confusion solved by new app

The new myMCPS system has confused many students. In response, UMD student and Wootton graduate Solomon Sapiro created myMCPS+ to solve solve of those issues.

By Bradley Furgerson, Public Relations Manager

December 13, 2017

MCPS rolled out myMCPS portal and myMCPS Classroom as a replacement of Edline for the 2017-2018 school year. These services will enable students to check grades and keep up to date with school work, among other functions. The implementation of myMCPS poses a burden for students, who were previously...

Senior brand ambassador helps Guatemalan village

Senior Mary Sailer is a brand ambassador for Wakami, a bracelet company that works with Guatemalan villages.

By Max Kandel, Observations Editor

December 6, 2017

Senior Mary Sailer has found a way to affect people in a completely different part of the world. Through a summer program, HERlead, a fellowship that encourages the empowerment of young female leaders, Sailer got involved with Wakami. Wakami is a jewelry company that works with rural villages in...

Student Panels Improve Tolerance and Communication

Photo by Sara Heimlich

By Eliza Asbury, Features Editor

June 6, 2017

A student panel was created at CHS April 3 in order to gain student input on topics such as  inclusiveness and bias.   The goal of the student panel is to bridge the gap between students, teachers and administration. CHS is currently taking steps to creating a more welcoming and cohesive le...

Senior Holds Concert

Photo Courtesy of Ethan Shrier

By Eliza Asbury, Business Manager

February 22, 2017

CHS senior Ethan Shrier and Marshall High School, in Virginia, senior Allison Park held a benefit concert on Jan. 29 to raise money to help continue music programs in public schools. The CHS musician played several pieces of music, including “Fantasy No. 1” by Georg Telemann, and “Meditation”...

Poms Team Holds Camp

Photo Courtesy of Tatiana Teixeria

By Vicky Gunawan, Contest Manager

February 22, 2017

The CHS Poms team held a mini camp Feb. 15-16 to give first to eighth graders an opportunity to learn how to dance. The camp is something the poms team has hosted in the past. After a two years hiatus, the team decided to start it up again this year. The team choreographed a dance number and split the...

Senior Wins Design Award

Photo Courtesy of Garrett Goltz

By Eli Gordon, Production Editor

February 22, 2017

CHS senior Garrett Goltz won the Wheaton Arts Parade poster competition for his digital art poster Dec. 21. The goal of the project was to make a poster symbolizing art in the Wheaton area. His design will be shown on parade posters, programs, banners and other marketing materials. In addition to his...

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