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Marvel and DC: Super Together, Not Apart

Harry Wang, Staff Writer
June 13, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Marvel and DC, two of the biggest comic book companies in the world, have a long-standing rivalry. Classic superheroes such as Marvel’s Spider-Man and DC’s Batman are constantly compared by comic book fans, leading to pointless “fan” fights. These arguments over which comic book company is...

Sexist Dress Codes Sometimes Fall Too Short

Sexist Dress Codes Sometimes Fall Too Short

Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor
June 13, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Throughout the history of mankind, there have always been rules—both written and unwritten—governing the way women dress, behave and think. Dress codes are just one of the many rules that unjustly control women. The sexualized stigma surrounding girls’ outfit choices not only affects what they...

Cease College Competition; Pick Right Fit

Cease College Competition; Pick Right Fit

Maya Rosenberg, Print Editor-in-Chief
June 13, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

May 1st is a date that is burned into many CHS students’ minds; it’s the college-commitment deadline for students, with the long-standing tradition of wearing apparel representing their chosen colleges and displaying their up-and-coming school pride. The sight of seniors decked out in their college...

Activities: Quality Over Quantity

Activities: Quality Over Quantity

Observer Opinion
June 13, 2017
Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions, Top Stories

Captain of a varsity sports team, a position on the student government, president of several clubs, skilled artist, member of numerous honor societies, over 200 hours of volunteer work, a multi-AP class course load and straight A’s. It seems impossible, but this is the goal of many CHS students who...

‘Fake News’ Talk Forces Media Consumers to Wise Up

‘Fake News’ Talk Forces Media Consumers to Wise Up

Laura Sneller, Print Opinions Editor
June 6, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

“Fake news.” On Jan 11, 2017, President Donald Trump uttered this phrase, and a phenomenon was born. The public has become increasingly familiar with this phrase as the country treads in the unknown territory that is Trump’s presidency. As the phrase establishes itself into the American public’s...

Internet Safety a Risk Despite New Features

Internet Safety a Risk Despite New Features

Nora Holland, Print Arts Editor
June 6, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Recently, the popular social media app Snapchat came out with a new feature called “My Eyes Only.” This feature allows users to save pictures taken on Snapchat to a folder, and lock the folder with a password, so only the user can see the pictures. Features like “My Eyes Only” raise questions...

Autism Awareness: An Inside Perspective

Adam Gruner, Staff Writer
May 26, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

Society likes to put people with different religions, races, genders, ethnicities and disabilities into categorized boxes. April was Autism Awareness month, and ironically, this is exactly how somebody with autism is stereotypically portrayed Therefore, a big question to think about during Autism Awareness...

Say Yes: Teach Affirmative Consent

May 26, 2017
Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions

Recently, Montgomery County made headlines for a rape that occurred at Rockville High School. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), one out of every five American women have been victims of rape or attempted rape in their lifetime. Furthermore, on college campuses, one...

AP Classes Should Weigh More than Honors Counterparts

Harry Wang, Staff Writer
May 26, 2017
Filed under Opinions

As a National Blue-Ribbon high school, CHS has many hard-working students who take several Advanced Placement (AP) courses each year. However, the MCPS policy of weighing AP and Honors classes as the same credit value in student’s weighted grade point average (GPA) is unfair. It hurts the students...

Minority Enrollment in APs Must be Addressed

Eugenia Cardinale, Senior Writer
May 26, 2017
Filed under Opinions

The achievement gap is an issue that constantly plagues CHS, and MCPS as a whole. A large contributing factor to the achievement gap is the fact that most Advanced Placement (AP) classes at CHS are majority white. Public schools in the United States are currently more segregated than they were in...

Why MCPS Should Teach Everyone to Code

Julia Lescht, Online Opinions Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Observer Opinion, Online Exclusives, Opinions

Technology. It's the wave pushing future progress. Infinite sources of information--both credible and incredible--are available at the click of a button. Robots are taking over the jobs of people everywhere you turn. Americans no longer need to leave their homes in order to get dinner. It makes somewhat...

Pre-College Costs Hinder Students

Pre-College Costs Hinder Students

Observer Opinion
March 29, 2017
Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions

College is an expensive investment into a student’s future. At CHS, most of students’ daily lives and choices revolve around earning amazing grades and outstanding test scores so they receive admittance to their dream school. But as college tuitions continue to rise, the cost of the college application...