The Observer

Don’t growl at Tiger; it’s his choice to prowl

By Ben Gloger, Ryan Schlesinger , Staff Writers

May 5, 2010


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  Don’t hate him because he makes absurd amounts of money. Don’t hate him because he was married to the hottest girl on the planet and still found it necessary to cheat with other super hot girls. Don’t hate him because one of those other super hot girls was a former adult actress. Hate him...

Analysis skills learned in English class apply to life

By Eric Levin, Staff Writer

May 5, 2010


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“When will we ever have to use this in real life?” Many students frequently ask this question or some variation of it in regard to any number of classes here at CHS.   I myself confess to being a victim of this crime. I do not see any purpose in logarithms unless, unbeknownst to me, they can...

Hollander’s Hot Sauce: So Spicy

By Ben Hollander

May 4, 2010


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I’m glad to see that you have flipped to my cozy new nook of this glorious publication. Now allow me to introduce myself. I am: 5’10’’, I ooze a pungent scent of good looking, enjoy a nice lemon segment with my iced tea, and am the new columnist.   As this long, strenuous and supremely...

Foster care system must be revised

May 4, 2010


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When most children and teenagers enter foster homes, they are attempting to escape a troublesome and unfortunate past, typically because of the risk or actual occurrence of physical and/or psychological harm caused by their biological parents or legal guardian.  They often seek comfort and safety, but...

Experiment proves clothing has no effect on personality

By Eric Levin Staff Writer

March 22, 2010


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Over the course of my four years at CHS, I have worn the same general outfit to school every day: striped nylon pants and a shirt with a single stripe across it. With each passing day, the only change has been the color of the shirt and the color of the stripes. I have been told by many of my peers that...

Prometheans add to excessive screen time

By Spencer Easterbrook Staff Writer

March 22, 2010


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Blackboards are so Twentieth Century. It seems like MCPS has replaced nearly every overhead projector with a bright and shiny Promethean board. They’re innovative, fairly easy to use and best of all, they have touch screens! But when does futuristic technology reach its limits? Don’t we get enough...

3D technology could have unwanted side effects

By Dina Khatib Online Observations Editor

March 22, 2010


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Ever since 3D technology was first developed in the movie industry, filmgoers have flocked to select theaters, museums and entertainment venues showing movies and digital shorts using this revolutionary technology. With the increasing popularity of 3D movies in the past devade, this craze will only...

The Gospel According to Gloger

By Ben Gloger Staff Columnist

March 22, 2010


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Churchill, shed nary a tear more, for I tell you there is hope. Something magnificent is coming. Something that defies reality in its wonder and inconceivability. Something that is glazed with a candy coating and filled with rambunctious puppies, a young child’s laughter, volleyballs, a Disney ending,...

Senior year should be eliminated entirely

By Maya Montayne Opinions Editor

March 22, 2010


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Is there anything better than being a second semester senior? The answer to that question was once a resounding “no,” but a new contender has recently appeared−skipping senior year altogether. In the state of Utah, legislators recently proposed a law that gives students the option of attending...

‘Jersey Shore’ is no worse than other reality shows

By Meghan Balakumar Staff Writer

March 2, 2010


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Some wince at the sound of LMFAO’S “Get Crazy,” knowing a world of hair-gel, fake tans and Bump-Its are soon to follow. Others are excited to watch a full hour of guidos and guidettes working out, drinking and having sex with random people they meet at clubs. “Get Crazy” is the most accurate...

Lunch cups have little effect on ‘sweetness’

By Vasant Joseph Editor-In-Chief

March 2, 2010


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There was once a time when cups were only used for holding beverages. Be it water, soda or lemonade, their only purpose was to quench one’s thirst with its refreshing liquid. But times have changed; CHS seniors have taken these cups, bearing names like “Subway,” “Qdoba” and “Five Guys,”...

E-Books devalue reading

By Dina Khatib Online Observations Editor

March 2, 2010


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Everyone remembers the first time he or she read through an entire book from start to finish. The book was probably five pages long and filled with more colorful doodles than actual words, but nonetheless, it was like an invitation to the big kid world, giving us something worthwhile to brag about to...

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