The Observer

New program to replace Common Application

Senior Brittney Burwell logs into her Common Application account.

By Madison Hurr, Features Editor

October 29, 2015

Come next summer, there will be another option for applying to college to rival the Common Application, an organization that has been used by college applicants for 40 years to apply to over 600 institutions worldwide. Current juniors and sophomores will most likely not be affected, but freshmen and...

When it comes to apps, CHS keeps it simple

By Daniel Miyares, Business Manager

May 30, 2014

Freshman Srikar Kolla settles into his seat on the bus ride home. Bored and with a few minutes to burn, he turns on his iPhone, and the now-famous pixelated, yellow Flappy Bird begins its flight on his phone. Kolla, along with many others in the CHS community, has fallen victim to the Flappy Bird...

The 5 Creepiest Apps

By Julia Gray, Staff Writer

December 21, 2012

With our introduction to MySpace, transition to Facebook and the rise of Twitter, internet safety has been preached heavily in previous years. Yet in our current tech savvy age, privacy has been lost, and the risk of sharing information online has been all but forgotten. A smartphone can be found in the pocke...

Gym-Pact app motivates users to hit the gym

Gym-Pact app motivates users to hit the gym

By Allie Curwin, Staff Writer

May 1, 2012

If the up-and-coming bathing suit season isn’t enough motivation to hit the gym, the new Gym-Pact app may be able to help. Using money as an incentive for working out, Gym-Pact offers a creative and effective way to help users get in shape.   Users commit to working out a set number of days per week, agreeing...

The ‘Observer’ reviews Google’s new applications

The ‘Observer’ reviews Google’s new applications

By Yash Nigam and Daniel Gordon

March 27, 2012

  According to Google’s website, Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded Google in 1996 in their friend’s garage. In less than a decade, this two-man enterprise evolved into a multimedia giant with approximately 1.1 billion users around the world. After conquering Internet searches, Google entered the...

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