The Observer

CHS to offer Russian

CHS to offer Russian

By Ana Faguy, Production Editor

February 11, 2014


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

This week, counselors came to students’ classes to talk about registering for next year’s courses. When students opened the class description booklets, they discovered a big surprise. CHS will be offering Russian 1 for the 2014-15 school year. The class will be open to students of all grade levels...

#ObserverWanted Contest

#ObserverWanted Contest

By Jamie Lescht and Jordan Maser

February 6, 2014


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The Observer is giving away two free tickets to see The Wanted in concert at the Filmmore in Silver Spring on April 9. In order to enter the contest, follow The Observer @CHS_Observer on Twitter and retweet all posts with #ObserverWanted. Only current CHS students can be considered, no purchase nece...

Redkins Search for New Coach

Redkins Search for New Coach

By Danny Gordon

January 8, 2014


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

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...

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


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

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,...

Civitans Club sponsors used electronics drive

Civitans Club sponsors used electronics drive

By Emily Raab, Production Editor

December 3, 2013


Filed under News

The Civitans Club collected six boxes of gently used technology during the electronics drive that began Oct. 25 in order to aid schools lacking technology resources. CHS runs the drive through e-collaborate, a non-profit organization founded in 2010 by CHS alumna Naina Boveja. "I started e-collaborate...

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...

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,...

CHS families affected by government shutdown

CHS families affected by government shutdown

By Gil Jacobson, Online Breaking News

October 11, 2013


Filed under News

The federal government shutdown Oct. 1 after Congress failed to reach a spending deal in time for the new fiscal year, resulting in over 800,000 workers being furloughed. The shutdown primarily sprung from the conflict between House Republicans and Senate Democrats on whether to add anti-Obamacare...

New Harry Potter club at CHS

New Harry Potter club at CHS

By Ilana Berger, Staff Writer

October 2, 2013


Filed under News

CHS Harry Potter fans are celebrating the long awaited creation of the new Harry Potter club. Co-Presidents include senior Greer Smith, head of Slytherin and junior Katya Ellis, head of Ravenclaw. The Vice President and head of Gryffindor is junior Griffin Horn and the Treasurer, and head of Hufflepuff...

First annual UMTTR basketball tournament

By Ben Fox, Sports Editor

September 13, 2013


Filed under News, Uncategorized

On Sunday Sept 15, the Bullis school will be hosting the first annual UMTTR (pronounced “you matter”) 3 vs 3 Basketball Tournament & Fun Day in Memory of Evan Rosenstock. The proceeds for the tournament will be donated to the Mayo Clinic for Teenage Depression and Suicide Research and the Positive...

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.
News