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CHS should look into exam schedule

CHS should look into exam schedule

By Sam Lawrence, Fact Checker

January 9, 2014

Winter break comes once a year, a time when students can hang out with their friends, play video games, go on vacation, and most of all, relax from the excessive amount of schoolwork that they have. Unfortunately, school basically follows them into the break with haunting conditions. First semester...

BCS Championship Preview

BCS Championship Preview

By Noah Salzberg, Public Relations and Social Media Manager

January 9, 2014

Tonight, the Florida State Seminoles will take on the Auburn Tigers in the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship Game. This marks the culmination of an era, as next year a four-team playoff will decide the best team in all of college football.   The two teams have taken entirely different paths...

Childish Gambino releases “Because the Internet”

Childish Gambino releases “Because the Internet”

By Arjun Swaminathan, Productions Editor

January 9, 2014

The latest offering from rapper Childish Gambino is a brilliant display of lyrical skill and musical talent, mesmerizing the listener.   Gambino, also known under his real name as actor Donald Glover, released Because the Internet internationally Dec. 6, more than two years after his debut ...

Superintendent responds to cyberbullying

Superintendent responds to cyberbullying

By Sammi Silber, Observations Editor

January 8, 2014

MCPS Superintendent Joshua Starr started a campaign against cyberbullying on Dec. 13, when he published an open letter to parents about cyberbullying titled “Cyber Civility.” However, Joshua Starr immaturely started a campaign primarily because he claimed was “cyberbullied.” After snow days...

The Observer Weighs the Benefits of Using Tablets Over Textbooks

The Observer Weighs the Benefits of Using Tablets Over Textbooks

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Business Manager

January 8, 2014

Slugging textbooks to and from school can be a pain, both figuratively and literally, and in a new world immersed in technology, tablets should be allowed in classrooms in order to fit modern culture. Textbooks are becoming a thing of the past as schools start to incorporate more technology in the...

Redkins Search for New Coach

Redkins Search for New Coach

By Danny Gordon

January 8, 2014

After an extremely disappointing 3-13 season, many CHS Redskins fans are left wondering what happened to their once promising hometown team. Just one day after the season ended the entire coaching staff including head coach Mike Shanahan, was fired. Now the team begins its search for a new head coach...

Beyonce shocks with surprise release of new album

Beyonce shocks with surprise release of new album

By Ben Fox, Sports Editor

January 2, 2014

In one of the most surprising moves of her career, pop superstar Beyonce released her fifth album, the self-titled Beyonce, Dec. 13 through the online iTunes stores without previous announcement of the release. Despite the relative quietness of the release, it has risen to the number one spot on the...

CHS should mourn national tragedies

CHS should mourn national tragedies

By Gil Jacobson, Production Editor

December 20, 2013

Any ordinary Friday morning would involve classes starting smoothly at 7:25 and the Daily Dose airing for the last five minutes of fourth period.  However, this was no ordinary Friday morning.  Or at least it should not have been. CHS did nothing to even recognize Nelson Mandela’s recent death,...

It’s that time of Year: the Jingle Ball Concert is Back

It’s that time of Year: the Jingle Ball Concert is Back

By Erica Spaeth, Photography Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2013

Each year, iHeart Radio and Hot 99.5’s Kane Show host Overstock.com’s Christmas concert “Jingle Ball” at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. This concert consists of a lineup of performances from this year’s top selling artists. This year, the Jingle Ball featured Jason Derulo, Fifth Harmon...

NFL changes upcoming pro bowl

NFL changes upcoming pro bowl

By Michael Fox, sports Photo Editor

December 17, 2013

The NFL is making a variety of changes to previous years’ pro bowls as the 2014 game approaches. The game that used to be played between the two conferences, AFC (American football Conference) and NFC (National Football Conference), will now be played between two teams drafted by specific captains. The...

UN sponsored Girl Up strives to achieve gender equality

UN sponsored Girl Up strives to achieve gender equality

By Ana Faguy, Production Editor

December 6, 2013

Despite the numerous achievements woman kind has made in society, they are still often thought of as second class citizens. However one CHS senior is leading the charge to change that. Girl Up is a United Nations Foundation campaign created to make sure all girls have an opportunity to become educated,...

Gatsby’s messages are timeless

Gatsby’s messages are timeless

By Ana Faguy, Production Editor

December 6, 2013

Catcher and the Rye, The Odyssey, and To Kill a Mocking Bird are just some books that fall on the classic high school reading list, but arguably the most important piece of high school literature is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby tells the story of how love, money and p...

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