The Observer

Young and in Love

February 26, 2014

We all start off as little kids, experiencing the world with fresh perspective and all-encompassing curiosity. In our first few years we find out what passions we have, what we want to learn more about...

The Slang of the Selfie Generation

January 8, 2014

Several teenagers are conversing at lunch when one cries out: "Selfie!" Within mere seconds, the crowd moves like a choreographed dance into a huddled position, each member smiling at the the lens of a...

Studies show grateful outlook leads to happier life

December 3, 2013

"Thank you." These two simple words not only make the receiver feel appreciated, but they also have a profound effect on the thanker. Studies have shown a connection between those who practice gratitude...

‘Hunger Games’ makeup line pushes boundaries

Senior Erin O’Connell embraces the line’s bold color scheme by fearlessly applying a layer of dark mascara.
October 28, 2013

A bold, new makeup line has taken center stage at cosmetic counters. Covergirl’s Hunger Games-inspired makeup collection features fearless shades of blue lipstick, scarlet eyeliner and electric emerald...

What would happen if ‘The Purge’ came to CHS?

What would happen if 'The Purge' came to CHS?
October 2, 2013

The beginning of the school year is a time when students return to a scheduled lifestyle and follow CHS rules. Theses regulations exist for very important reasons, but what if, for one single day, all...

There’s no place like home: Seniors discuss returning to Potomac after college

There's no place like home: Seniors discuss returning to Potomac after college
May 29, 2013

As the end of May draws closer and closer, so does the graduation of the Class of 2013. Whether these soon-to-be alumnae are headed for foreign countries clear across the globe or 15 minutes away, all...

‘Wallflower’ cast offers realistic portrayal of teen life

'Wallflower' cast offers realistic portrayal of teen life
November 7, 2012

 When I went to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower, I expected the typical high school coming-of-age film. The movie did have many qualities relating to that genre—a quirky main character, disastrous...

Maryland Renaissance Festival returns this fall

Maryland Renaissance Festival returns this fall
October 1, 2012

Autumn not only brings colorful foliage, but also jousting, fortune telling, face painting and merriment, for the Maryland Renaissance Festival is back in town. This year marks the 36th anniversary of...

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