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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...

Cabin John Middle School undergoes reconstruction

By Jenna Cantor, Public Relations and Andrea Mirviss, News Editor

January 5, 2010

Cabin John Middle School (CJMS) is currently undergoing a reconstruction that is scheduled to be completed for reopening in August 2011 with an estimated cost of about $48 million.  Demolition on the school began in July shortly after the completion of an asbestos abatement program. Students at CJMS...

Flood at Eggo factory results in waffle crisis

By Alec Fanaroff, Staff Writer and Sophia Tapper, Staff Writer

January 5, 2010

In a long list of shortages our nation is facing, including jobs and money, we are in the midst of yet another crisis–The Great Eggo Shortage of 2009. According its website, the Kellogg Company recently experienced supply constraints due to flood damage in their bakery in Atlanta. “The [people]...

Nepali By TDM Design

By Kirsten Appleton

January 5, 2010

Potomac residents Michelle Baldwin and Michelle Taylor-Spearman visited Kathmandu, a city on the outskirts of Nepal, to import woven rugs in 2007. One of the weavers gave the women cashmere scarves as a gift of thanks. Immediately, the two were inspired. Today, Spearman and Baldwin own a high-quality...

Bulldogs who give back: James Rebelo

By Eshe Hill Features Editor

January 5, 2010

Junior James Rebelo The phone rings and junior James Rebelo picks up and listens intently for a few seconds. He then tells the other men at the station and starts to respond to the emergency call. Rebelo has been a volunteer fireman at Cabin John Park since August. “It’s really cool to have...

Bulldogs who give back: Jen Fink

By Eshe Hill Features Editor

January 5, 2010

Senior Jen Fink It’s 5 p.m. on Thursday and by now most students have already finished their after-school snacks and have begun homework. But for senior Jen Fink the day has not ended quite yet. Fink interns at the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces at the National Naval Medical Center....

Bill Stayeas [Seven Locks Barbershop]

By Maddy Flax Staff Writer

January 5, 2010

It may be difficult to conjure up any “real” landmarks in the Potomac area, however, if there were any place that could come close, many would agree on the Seven Locks Barbershop. Known as the “go-to” place in Potomac for a quick and reliable haircut, the Seven Locks Barbershop appeals to...

‘Chicago’ controversy leads to new play selection policy

By Justin Rheingold, Breaking Stories Online Editor

November 25, 2009

After much controversy surrounding the production of the fall musical Chicago, the administration aims to have a new plan in place for the selection of the spring play. According to Principal Joan Benz, a plan has yet to be finalized, although it will likely include a group to support drama director...

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