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MCPS expands student run newspaper

MCPS expands student run newspaper

By Katie Clem, Production Editor

September 30, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusives

In the fall of 2012, the organization MoCo Student was founded by a group of six students. This year, the creators plan to expand. For those who have never heard of it, MoCo Student is a student-run online paper who encourages students at CHS and other schools to submit their personal work. “Inspired...

The Observer examines the new IOS 7

The Observer examines the new IOS 7

By Alissa Li, Production Editor

September 30, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusives

September 18, 2013 marked an important day for Apple and Apple product users- the long awaited for IOS 7 was finally released to the public. CHS students found themselves rushing home to download the new update for their iPhones and other products. With a redesigned interface and new gadgets in the...

J.K. Rowling announces prequel to Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling announces prequel to Harry Potter

By Jeanine Liu, Contest Manager

September 25, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusives

The magic lives on in the world of Harry Potter. Two years after the release of the last Potter film, Warner Bros. announced that J.K. Rowling, author of the famous Potter series, will be writing the screenplay for a new series of films based on the fictional textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Fi...

Handball comes to CHS

Handball comes to CHS

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

September 20, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusives

Originated in the late nineteenth century in Denmark, team handball is a sport in which two teams with seven players each pass a ball in order to score a goal. Although it was created more than 200 years ago, handball is a new and upcoming sport at CHS. “The county has created team sports called...

CHS students look for good luck on friday the thirteenth

CHS students look for good luck on friday the thirteenth

By Katie Gauch, Online Sports Editor

September 13, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusives

Each year, people mark their calendars for the dreadful Friday the thirteenth. Whether people admit to believing in the superstitions of this day, they still have a little inkling in the back of their head to take some precautions.  Many students at Churchill, however, take this day a little more...

Letter to the Editor in response to Boston Bombings story

By Jaime Marchese, Tishya Soni-Chopra

May 31, 2013


Filed under Column, Online Exclusives, Opinions

Dear Editor: I am writing in regards to your recent article “What we learned from the Boston Bombing” which was published in the school newspaper on May 22nd, 2013. I have some concerns and reservations about the information published in regards to the correlation between, violence, isolation...

Community fondly remembers sophomore

Community fondly remembers sophomore

By Ana Faguy and Gil Jacobson

May 22, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

CHS students and fellow community members gathered in the gym May 21 to remember sophomore Evan Rosenstock who passed away Monday. CHS families learned of his death through social media sites Facebook and Twitter in addition to a phone message sent out Tuesday morning by Principal Joan Benz. “He...

Money matters: CHS to fix financial flaws

Money matters: CHS to fix financial flaws

By Lara Fu and Dana Youngentob

February 28, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

CHS staff and administration are working to improve financial processes and procedures after receiving a subpar 2012 internal audit from MCPS. Some of the audit’s criticisms included incorrectly classified transactions; the purchase of a cell phone for a staff member when MCPS already provided th...

Students to access WiFi next year

Students to access WiFi next year

By Julia Heimlich, Circulation Manager

February 28, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Students across Montgomery County will finally have free access to a wireless connection on any personal device in schools beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, thanks to an MCPS Board of Education vote this past September. This type of technology will offer a wider digital curriculum and enhance teach...

The play’s the thing for elementary school students visiting CHS

By Jamie Lescht, Arts Editor

January 30, 2013


Filed under Observations, Online Exclusives

Students from Rock Creek Forest Elementary School and Crest Haven Elementary School came to CHS Jan. 30 to see CHS students perform Peggy and the Pint Size Pirates. According to drama teacher Lynda Scionti, the elementary school students were doing a unit on plays but did not have enough money to...

New Promethean boards grace CHS classrooms

New Promethean boards grace CHS classrooms

By Elizabeth Campbell, Production Editor

January 29, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Seven new promethean boards were set up in classrooms around the school during the semester exam break. Five of the new boards were purchased by the Educational Foundation with money from fundraisers, and two were bought by the PTSA with money from the Brag Brick fund which had been earmarked for technology. The...

Students, staff give back during CHS’ Day of Service

Students, staff give back during CHS’ Day of Service

By Emilie Plesset, Online Editor-In-Chief

December 3, 2012


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Students gathered in the cafeteria Nov. 16 to give back to the community on the CHS Day of Community Service. Students and faculty met after school to make sandwiches that were donated to Martha’s Table, a local non-profit organization that helps at-risk and less fortunate individuals and familie...

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