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Meningitis outbreak plagues CHS community

Meningitis outbreak plagues CHS community

By Aileen Choi, Senior Writer

May 9, 2014

Numerous students all over the country have contracted the fatal disease of meningitis, including a student at CHS. Meningitis, or meningococcal disease, is a contagious infection of the brain and spinal cord that can ultimately lead to retardation or even death. As a result, in September 2014 MCPS...

CHS alumnus directs video series about college life

CHS alumnus directs video series about college life

By Dana Harris and Ben Fox

March 21, 2014

The music starts, the drinks are poured, and two attractive college students introduce over a million viewers to the world of I’m Shmacked. The YouTube documentary web-series, which focuses on the party scene at some of America’s biggest universities, has built a huge national following over the co...

Two million passwords stolen in social media hackings

Two million passwords stolen in social media hackings

By Aileen Choi, Staff Writer

December 13, 2013

When senior Marc Estevadeordal attempts to log into his Gmail account, all he sees are red words over a black box, spelling out “incorrect.” After several trials and lengthy troubleshooting, he finally logs into his account, only to realize that it now filled with spam mail. With two million Facebook,...

New RideOn Bus Schedule Inconviences Students

New RideOn Bus Schedule Inconviences Students

By Aileen Choi, Online Observations Editor

October 29, 2013

Freshman Joel Cook, along with a swarm of fellow CHS students, waits patiently everyday for the Ride On bus to get home after school. He stands beside the blue sign, chattering amongst his peers, at most waiting for five minutes–until now. As of Oct. 21, the Ride On bus arrives in front of CHS at...

New ‘Pokemon’ games are met with mixed reviews

New 'Pokemon' games are met with mixed reviews

By Aileen Choi, Online Observations Editor

October 28, 2013

After months of waiting, Pokémon fans can finally play the long-anticipated Pokémon X and Y games. The two new titles, X and Y, released Oct. 12, were the first in the Pokémon series tailored specifically for the Nintendo 3DS. Although both games are fundamentally the same, players can encounter d...

‘Observer’ Wins Media Awards

By Aileen Choi, Online Observations Editor

October 3, 2013

Congratulations to the Observer for winning several Baltimore Student Media's High School Media awards. The Observer was named Best Overall Publication and placed in multiple catogories, including Best Overall Website, Best News Story, Best Arts/Feature Story and Best Sports Story. Baltimore Studen...

‘Assassin’ takes over the hallways of CHS

‘Assassin’ takes over the hallways of CHS

By Aileen Choi, Advertising Manage

November 7, 2012

It’s just after third period and junior Rebecca Choi is walking down the hallway, trapped inside of a hoard of students migrating to their next classes, when suddenly she feels something cold on the nape of her neck. She screams and runs away as fast as possible, bumping into crowds of curious peopl...

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