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New RideOn Bus Schedule Inconviences Students

New RideOn Bus Schedule Inconviences Students

By Aileen Choi, Online Observations Editor

October 29, 2013


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Freshman Joel Cook, along with a swarm of fellow CHS students, waits patiently everyday for the Ride On bus to get home after school. He stands beside the blue sign, chattering amongst his peers, at most waiting for five minutes–until now. As of Oct. 21, the Ride On bus arrives in front of CHS at...

The Observer Previews the Upcoming NBA Season

The Observer Previews the Upcoming NBA Season

By Noah Salzberg, Public Relations and Social Media Editor

October 29, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusives

The NBA 2013-2014 season begins tonight, Oct. 29, as the Miami Heat, the 2012-2013 reigning champions take on the Chicago Bulls. There are many headlines this season, including Derrick Rose’s return after missing last season with a torn ACL and Miami’s bout for a third consecutive championship. Unlike...

New Privacy Settings Affect Teens on Facebook

New Privacy Settings Affect Teens on Facebook

By Natalie Cortez, Public Relations and Social Media Editor

October 29, 2013


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Facebook had loosened its privacy setting for its teenage users. The new privacy setting took effect Oct. 17. Originally the networking site restricted 13 to 17 year olds to sharing posts to friends of friends by default. Teens were prohibited by the site to share all information to the general public. However,...

Controversy Surrounds the Redskins’ Name

Controversy Surrounds the Redskins’ Name

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Business Manager

October 21, 2013


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Every time the Washington Redskins score FedEx Field fills with the echo of thousands of fans singing “Hail to the Redskins, hail victory, braves on the warpath, fight for old DC.” However, the fight song and the Redskins’ team name could all be jeopardy. The Redskins have been under heavy scrutiny...

Common Application Faces Untimely Glitches

Common Application Faces Untimely Glitches

By Danielle Kiefer, Arts Editor

October 17, 2013


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The government may not be the only thing shut down—the new version of the online Common Application, a college application website often referred to as the Common App, has been experiencing many glitches and crashed Oct. 14. Only days before many schools' Early Action and Early Decision deadlines,...

Churchill Takes National Breast Cancer Month

Churchill Takes National Breast Cancer Month

By Katherine Michael

October 16, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Every October, CHS fall sports teams come together to celebrate the event. Whether it’s a bake sale, selling T-shirts, or wearing all pink, the CHS community unites each year for...

Can you say sesquipedality?

Can you say sesquipedality?

By Jordan Janis, Features Editor

October 15, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusives

Day: a 24-hour period between one night and the next. However, October 16 is more than just a “day;” it is Dictionary Day, Noah Webster’s birthday.  Although Congressional records and Presidential proclamations do not establish it as a national holiday, Dictionary Day was created in honor of...

CHS Hosts Annual Monday Night Madness

CHS Hosts Annual Monday Night Madness

By Julia Heimlich, News Editor

October 9, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusives

The CHS senior class came in first place during Monday Night Madness, a spirit week event hosted Oct. 7. Held on the auditorium stage, all students who attended had the chance to participate either on stage in one of the events, or through cheering their class on in the audience.  Games included...

It’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Season at Starbucks

It’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Season at Starbucks

By Madison Hurr, Production Editor

October 7, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusives

This fall marks the tenth anniversary of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. CHS students are excited about its return to stores this season. A Pumpkin Spice Latte is made of espresso, pumpkin flavored syrup, and steamed milk. They’re then topped with sweetened whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices:...

Let the coin wars begin

Let the coin wars begin

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

October 3, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

SGA officers walking around with big painted jugs asking for money can only mean one thing--the annual coin war has started at CHS. In an epic battle between the classes, each grade competes to raise the most money before the time runs out at the end of homecoming week. The class that wins the coin...

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