The Observer

Do Church and State Coexist at Churchill?

By By Sarah Reitzes Fact Checker

November 23, 2010

Last month, Delaware senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell claimed that separation of church and state was not in the Constitution. She was immediately ridiculed, despite the fact that she was correct. Many people assume that separation of church and state is in the Constitution, but the phrase...

Snake Escape!

By Natasha Palance, Staff Writer

October 29, 2010

Biology teacher John Ernst’s snakes, George and Georgia, went missing Oct. 21. Although Georgia was found the next day by Sophomore Sander Yu in Ernst’s classroom during 7th period, George’s whereabouts are still unknown.  Ernst noticed their disappearance when he realized that the latch to...

Does College Board make a game of admissions?

By By Amna Farooqi, News Editor, and Justine Stayman, Staff Resources Manager

October 28, 2010

$47 for the reasoning test.  $21 for taking one subject test, and $10 per additional test.  $13 for the PSAT.  $87 for each AP exam.  $25 for the initial CSS Profile Application and $16 per school the application is sent to.  $15 to submit AP scores to colleges, and $10 to submit SAT reasoning and...

Educational Foundation issues grants for student projects

October 27, 2010

This year, the CHS Educational Foundation is continuing its efforts to provide financial support for student- and teacher-run educational activities through its Challenge Grant. “[The Challenge Grant] is a grant of an amount of money to a group of students who propose an educationally enriching...

Energy drinks banned in VA high school sports

October 27, 2010

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) banned the use of energy drinks effective immediately, in all Virginia high school athletics at a Sept. 22 meeting. The policy, adopted from the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS) position statement on the same subject, forbids athletes from...

Eat This or That?

By By Camille Bacharch Online Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2010

In the face of the nation’s worst obesity epidemic, a health food craze has taken root, with frozen yogurt, salad shops, and organic restaurants popping up everywhere. Despite this, false advertising and misconceptions influence consumers to buy things that aren’t particularly healthy at all. So...

Hackers’ attempt at amends met with mixed results

By By Natalie Geisler, Editor-in-Chief, and Hannah Phillips, Features Editor

October 1, 2010

Two students involved in last year’s hacking scandal are back in the spotlight, this time with a plea for forgiveness and a program aiming to help students cope with the various pressures of high school. Seniors Bradley Boyland and Bradley Rotter created Teen Talks, and held their first meeting Sept. 2...

You Oughta Know: Pakistani flood catostrophic

By By Amna Farooqi, News Editor

September 30, 2010

  Pakistan has experienced severe flooding since July which has left over 2,000 people dead, millions of homes destroyed, over 17 million acres of fertile crops submerged, and over 21 million people homeless and stranded. The worst flood in 80 years, the disaster has caused more damage than the H...

New administrator joins CHS

By By Josh Samson, Staff Writer

September 30, 2010

The morning bell on the first day of school was both an end to an amazing summer and a beginning to a promising year. From the freshmen grasping their maps to the seniors strolling through the halls, it was clear that school was finally back in session. As the students passed, teachers and administrators...

Key Club organizes run for Gulf coast relief

By By Katy Verboncoeur, Staff Writer

September 30, 2010

The Key Club will hold a 5K Capital Area Gulf coast Relief Run/Walk in CHS’ surrounding neighborhood Oct. 3 to benefit Gulf coast residents who were devastated by the recent oil spill disaster. "It is important to remember that the recent oil spill is only the latest in a devastating succession of cat...

The ‘Look at Me’ Generation

By By Andrea Mirviss, Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2010

A typical teenager girl turns on her computer, signs on to Facebook and updates her status with what she did that day and what she will do for the rest of the day. She may spend the next hour or two flipping through her friends’ Facebook pages, and she will probably check the top of the screen constantly...

Medical marijuana legalized in the District

By By Charles Cook and Josh Samson, Staff Writers

June 2, 2010

The Washington D.C. Council approved a bill May 4 allowing people with chronic illnesses such as HIV, glaucoma and cancer to obtain up to four ounces of medical marijuana from public marijuana dispensaries in the District with a doctor’s prescription. Congress must vote within 30 days of the proposition...

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