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Children’s meds recalled

By By Dana Youngentob, Public Relations

June 2, 2010

McNeil Consumer Healthcare announced April 30 a voluntary recall of children’s and infants’ over-the-counter (OTC) medication manufactured in the U.S. The recall includes children’s and infants’ Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl. Families and faculty in the CHS community have long-used...

Tea Party movement sweeps nation, hits home

By By Emily Hall, Chief Production Manager

June 2, 2010

“I’m striving for a country where a single-income family stands a chance,” one post said. “I’m going to school and holding strong to my conservative ideas,” said another. These comments do not come from a Republican Party website, nor do they have any relation to the Democratic Party....

Senior whistle tradition has ‘worn out its welcome’

By By Monica Saks, Features Production Editor

May 28, 2010

It is a long-held first-day-of-school tradition for CHS senior girls to arrive at school decked out in themed apparel and bombard the arriving underclassmen, primarily freshmen, with whistle blowing. However, the  administration recently created a new rule for the upcoming school year that bans the...

Maryland registration age lowered

By By Yasmin Akbari, Online News Editor, and Justin Rheingold, News Editor

May 6, 2010

The Maryland legislature recently passed a law allowing students to register to vote when they turn 16. The law, which is awaiting the signature of Gov. Martin O’Malley, is intended to make the voting process easier by extending the registration period. Lawmakers hope that the law will increase...


April 22, 2010

Here are your 2010 Senior Superlatives! Best Looking Shannen Olan Cameron Kidwell Best Smile Sara Habibi Harris Fanaroff Best Personality Pam Vranis Bryce Shemer Freshest Dresser Roya Shariat Jonathan Kan Most Likely to Become a Billionaire Alex Stanton Jack Shu Biggest Ego Kami...

Blast is back: ‘Rock ‘N’ Broadway’ is a hit

By Carly Rotter Online Breaking News Editor

April 18, 2010

They have given us “Carpe Noche,” then brought us “Instant Replay,” and now the Blast crew is back again with this year’s production of “Rock ‘N’ Broadway.” The nearly three-hour show offers audiences a wide variety of music from two distinct genres, ensuring there is something in...

Key Club holds assembly for breast cancer awareness

By Natalie Geisler, News Editor and Hannah Phillips, Staff Resources Manager

March 24, 2010

A breast cancer awareness assembly, organized by Key Club treasurer junior Ben Kramer, was held for all junior and senior girls March 10 during fourth period. At the assembly, held in the auditorium, about 300 upperclassmen girls listened to the story of breast cancer survivor and ‘81 CHS alumna...

Taking on tobacco

By Charles Cook, Staff Writer

March 22, 2010

It’s right before one of CHS opening spring sports games and sophomore John is nervous. Though he’s risking suspension from the team if caught, he subtly pulls a cigarette from his bag to take a smoke. Although tobacco use is illegal for persons under 18, this does not stop underage students from...

Urban Spelunking

By Sushen Thiyagarajan, Staff Writer

March 1, 2010

Sophomore Davis*, remembers the first time he went into a storm drain with his dad and younger brother over two years ago. Fully equipped with flashlights, cameras and extra batteries, the Davis crept quietly into an uncharted world. Davis’ family’s explorations and adventures in unlikely places...

First annual Churchill’s Got Talent raises money for Haiti

By the Online Editors

February 1, 2010

Students performed in the first annual Churchill’s Got Talent on Thursday Jan. 28, proving that their talents extend beyond the academic environment. After hours of hard work and weeks of preparation, the 17 acts featured in the show fought for the winning title and an encore performance at the...

J.A.W.A.N.J.A. wins Churchill’s Got Talent

February 1, 2010

The Observer sits down with Churchill's Got Talent winner, band J.A.W.A.N.J.A. for an exclusive interview: J-Josh Coyne A-Alex Leventer W-Will Mulhern A-Amin Stephenson N-Nadim Elhage J-John Klien A-Andrew Shebest What did your group do to prepare for your win? We practiced for a mont...

Haiti in desperate need of helping hands

By Justin Rheingold Online Breaking News Editor

January 14, 2010

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the small Caribbean island nation of Haiti, devastating the capital city of Port au Prince and the lives of many already impoverished Haitians. Located 700 miles south of Florida, Haiti’s population shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. It is...

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