The Observer

State approves plan, MCPS will make up two snow days

State approves plan, MCPS will make up two snow days

By Caitlin Doherty, Senior Writer

April 4, 2014

Maryland State Department of Education approved April 2 a plan to have MCPS hold school on Monday, April 21 and Friday, June 13 to make up for the 10 days of school missed due to snow days. Initially MCPS submitted a plan to the state that would make up one snow day on June 13, but that request...

“That Awkward Moment” provides male perspective on a rom com genre

“That Awkward Moment” provides male perspective on a rom com genre

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

February 6, 2014

Killer cast, funny one-liners and a heartthrob protagonist all create a recipe for success: That Awkward Moment, a new romantic comedy that CHS students have been raving about.   The movie follows three best friends Jason (Zac Efron, High School Musical,) Daniel (Miles Teller, The Spectacul...

What’s Trending This Month

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

January 2, 2014

One Direction Album: The boys are back! A week after its album was accidently leaked, One Direction released Midnight Memories Nov. 25, much to the delight of 1-D fanatics. It became the fastest-selling album of 2013 with 237,000 copies sold in its first week. The album includes 14 catchy pop-rock s...

Crew

Crew

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

December 4, 2013

Since its start in 2010, CHS’ only river-bound sport has consistently improved, and this year the crew team participated in the Head of the Charles, the largest regatta in the world. "At the Head of the Charles we beat four other boats from very competitive rowing programs from high schools all o...

Field Hockey

Field Hockey

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

December 4, 2013

The field hockey team lost to Wootton 5-1 in the second round of the playoffs Oct. 28. "Woottonwas a really talented team,"junior midfielder Dani Weinberg said. "We left everything on the field and played as hard as we could." Star player senior right forward Clare Nolan scored four goals over the...

Students excitedly anticipate ‘Hunger Games’ sequel

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

December 3, 2013

In an intimidating futuristic dystopian society made up of 12 varying districts, one courageous girl threatens to change everything. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, sequel of The Hunger Games trilogy, hits theaters Nov. 22 and CHS students are highly anticipating its arrival. In The Hunger Games, ...

CHS Students prepare for No Shave November

CHS Students prepare for No Shave November

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

November 8, 2013

Men everywhere can put down their razors and rejoice because, for one month, it is socially acceptable to flaunt facial hair.   No Shave November is a nationally recognized event that celebrates masculinity. Its popularity has also expanded into the creation of Movember, a month-long event...

Handball team dominates, achieves winning record

Handball team dominates, achieves winning record

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

October 28, 2013

Players race across the gym. There is a blur of yellow as they pass the ball back and forth. The ball may be flying between player, but their eyes are locked only on the net. As they sprint down the court, the excitement builds. Suddenly the player stops, winds up his arm and launches the ball toward...

Spinoffs offer new twist on familiar TV shows

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

October 28, 2013

Fall is the perfect time for warm apple cider, comfy sweaters and the arrival of spin-offs of beloved TV shows. This season, two popular shows among students at CHS— The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars—are creating spin-offs. The Vampire Diaries’ spin-off, The Originals, premiered Oct. 3...

Handball comes to CHS

Handball comes to CHS

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

September 20, 2013

Originated in the late nineteenth century in Denmark, team handball is a sport in which two teams with seven players each pass a ball in order to score a goal. Although it was created more than 200 years ago, handball is a new and upcoming sport at CHS. “The county has created team sports called...

Local trails offer ample summer biking opportunities

Local trails offer ample summer biking opportunities

By Caitlin Dohorety and Production Editor

May 30, 2013

May is Bike Month, and with the weather warming up, now is a great time to explore the metropolitan area. Students can participate in many events throughout the spring, including BikeJam, an all-day family-friendly festival held in Baltimore’s Patterson Park May 19. There is also Tour Dem Parks Hon, an a...

Young softball team faces first round playoff exit

Young softball team faces first round playoff exit

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

May 29, 2013

Despite a disappointing regular season and a 3-0 loss to Richard Montgomery in the first round of the playoffs, the girls softball team has high hopes for next year. After losing to Richard Montgomery by one in the regular season, the team hoped to start the playoffs off strong with a win. "It was f...

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