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Potomac Day delivers yet again

Potomac Day delivers yet again

By Riley Hurr, Circulation Manager

October 30, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

There’s one day out out of the entire year where the streets of Potomac are closed off and the whole community comes together to celebrate: Potomac Day.   The 35th annual Potomac Day was Oct. 21. Located around the Potomac Village, a huge parade, incorporating the entire community, kicks off ...

Big Mouth tackles taboo topics comically

Big Mouth tackles taboo topics comically

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

  Take health class, a course that tackles many of the awkward need-to-knows of puberty and teenage life, add a ton of dirty humor, stick it into an animated show and get the final result known as “Big Mouth.”   Co-created by childhood friends Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg, ...

Fourth Flash Season generally suceeds

Fourth Flash Season generally suceeds

By Ben Dross, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

“The Flash” came running back onto screens Oct. 13 with a wild season four premiere, but is still stumbling over some speed bumps as it tries to transition from a rocky season three.   Keeping in routine with previous seasons, “The Flash” opened four months after the season three fin...

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” intrigues audiences

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” intrigues audiences

By Jake Herman, News Editor

October 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Packed with nearly two-and-a-half hours of thrills, plot twists, over-the-top action, and edgy humor, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is an entertaining, albeit flawed, second installment of Matthew Vaughn’s spy universe. Directed and co-written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman, the film picks up where...

MCPS adopts new grade-viewing system

MCPS adopts new grade-viewing system

By Sophie Liss, Sports Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

MCPS has created and implemented a new platform for reporting grades posting assignments:myMCPS Classroom. This will replace the use of Edline for the 2017-2018 school year. The new system is more cost effective than Edline was, allows teachers to annotate and write comments on documents as they gr...

Put your money where the money is when it comes to college costs

Put your money where the money is when it comes to college costs

By Sofia Williamson, Online Editor in Chief

October 5, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories, Uncategorized

CHS students graduate at rates of over 95 percent each year, and if you've read the Observer's senior section, you can also tell by our never ending list of names that over 95 percent of us also go on to receive a college education. Less than five percent of the CHS student population is economically...

Teach girls to value brains, not just beauty

Teach girls to value brains, not just beauty

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions

For as long as humans have existed on earth, they have always instinctively emphasized the importance of physical beauty. With that beauty comes societal standards, one of them being the idea that beauty is more important than brains. In society, women are held to the standard and expectation that...

New school year schedule raises concern

New school year schedule raises concern

By Nora Holland and Fatima Yazdi

October 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

After Governor Larry Hogan denied the MCPS Board of Education’s (BOE) request to start school before Labor Day, a new school schedule for the 2017-2018 school year was put into action, which has raised many questions and concerns since the school year began. The BOE met last Feb. and decided to adopt a...

CHS Athletic Program Welcomes New JV Girls Soccer Coach

By Jackson Resnick, Social Media Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

The Bulldog athletic program will welcome Monica Tarzy as the new head coach of the JV girls soccer team. Monica also happens to be third member of the Tarzy family to currently hold a coaching position at CHS. Her father, Arnold Tarzy, who is the head coach of the Boy’s Varsity soccer team, is en...

Football Looks to Improve 2017 Fall Season Record

Football Looks to Improve 2017 Fall Season Record

By Will Hyland, Sports Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

After a poor 2-8 record last season, CHS Football is hoping a year of experience for their top contributors will help lead to an improved season. With new faces such as former National Football League (NFL) head coach Willie Williams and offensive coordinator Chris Samuels being added to fold, there is ...

Girl’s Varsity Soccer Takes the Field with High Hopes for 2017 Season

Girl’s Varsity Soccer Takes the Field with High Hopes for 2017 Season

By Ethan S. Miller, Digital Media Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

After a heartbreaking finish in last year’s Regional Championship game and the departures of multiple Division One athletes, a new bulldogs team lead by a core group of seniors and young and emerging sophomores and juniors have come together with one goal in mind for this years team, the state cham...

MCPS grading changes prove overwhelming and confusing for students and parents

MCPS grading changes prove overwhelming and confusing for students and parents

By Observer Opinion

October 4, 2017


Filed under Observer Opinion, Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

The idea that change is a good thing is a well known concept, however MCPS really took that saying to heart. Ending the use of Edline as a way for students to check grades is only the most recent of many changes that MCPS has sprung on the students and staff, leaving us bewildered and overwhelmed. The...

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