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CHS theater puts on techni-colorful musical

Senior Ethan J. Miller starred as the title character in the musical

By Sofia Williamson, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2017

The CHS performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” took place Nov. 10, 11, 12, 17 and 18 in the Gertrude G. Bish Auditorium. The play tells the story of Jacob's son, Joseph, as told in the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament. Joseph is one of eleven brothers. However, Joseph...

Destructive Acts Prompt Investigation

Various locations at CHS were vandalized

By Rebecca Jackson and Julia Lescht

February 27, 2017

Police are currently investigating various incidents of vandalism that have been reported over the past month at CHS and Walter Johnson High Schools. The initial vandalism incident at CHS was reported on Friday, January 27th when school employees arrived that morning to see profanity spray painted across...

Pep Rallies Lack Excitement and Attendance

Pep rallies are meant to show the best of CHS, yet they often fail to do so.

By Anna Baranko, Social Media Editor

October 13, 2016

A pep rally is like a mandatory class on school spirit, except most kids skip. The fall pep rally is scheduled for Friday October 14, which also happens to be SOS day. The homecoming football game is that evening with the dance following the next day. “Pep rallies are a cool way of showing s...

CHS Mourns Loss of Sophomore Baumann

CHS Mourns Loss of Sophomore Baumann

By Fiona Asbury and Balbina Yang

March 22, 2016

Sophomore Alex Baumann passed away Feb. 25 at the age of 15. Baumann is survived by parents Lissa Cooper Baumann and David Baumann and extended family members. Baumann identified as non-binary, meaning they did not identify as exclusively masculine or feminine, and preferred the pronoun “they.”...

CHS Theater Shows How to Succeed in Musicals

The How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying cast performs on stage during a dress rehearsal. The show opened Nov. 13.

By Sofia Williamson, Production Editor

November 30, 2015

CHS’ production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying opened Friday, Nov. 13. With a large crowd of parents, students and staff attending, CHS’ performance of this classic ‘60s musical was a hit. The musical itself may seem uninteresting at first glance, due to the setting...

Jazz ensemble holds annual winter coffeehouse

Members of the CHS jazz ensemble participated in its annual coffeehouse Dec. 12.

By Eugenia Cardinale, Production Editor

December 15, 2014

The CHS Jazz Ensemble held its annual winter coffeehouse Dec. 12. The theme of the coffeehouse was a 1970s throwback. The band room was completely transformed, with tables set up where the audience could sit and lights strung all over the room. Admission and food were free and all food was provided...

‘Observer’ asks CHS: What would you do?

'Observer' asks CHS: What would you do?

By Gil Jacobson and Sammi Silber, News Editor and EIC

October 24, 2014

Each day at CHS, students face a variety of scenarios including cramming for last minute tests or stressing over having enough money to pay for lunch at Cabin John Mall.  However, there are some situations where students truly have to ask: What would I do? Although we are all Bulldogs, we may act...

CHS should mourn national tragedies

Raising the flag at half-mass is another way to commemorate the death of influential figures, no matter how closely related to the community.

By Gil Jacobson, Production Editor

December 20, 2013

Any ordinary Friday morning would involve classes starting smoothly at 7:25 and the Daily Dose airing for the last five minutes of fourth period.  However, this was no ordinary Friday morning.  Or at least it should not have been. CHS did nothing to even recognize Nelson Mandela’s recent death,...

Gatsby’s messages are timeless

Gatsby's messages are timeless

By Ana Faguy, Production Editor

December 6, 2013

Catcher and the Rye, The Odyssey, and To Kill a Mocking Bird are just some books that fall on the classic high school reading list, but arguably the most important piece of high school literature is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby tells the story of how love, money and p...

Author gives talk at CHS

Author gives talk at CHS

By Ilana Berger, Online News Editor

December 3, 2013

Members of the CHS community listened as Potomac parent Vaddey Ratner discussed her best-selling novel, Under the Shade of the Banyan, on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.   The Winston Churchill High School Educational Foundation (WCHSEF) was responsible for organizing the event. The foundation is non-profit...

CHS ranked No. 1 in MD for third consecutive year

By Natalie Cortez, Public Relations Manager

October 25, 2013

CHS has done it again—landing the No.1 school ranking in Maryland for the third year in a row. According to the report by U.S. News and World Report, CHS ranks as the best high school in Maryland against the 240 other charter, magnet and public high schools in the state. CHS placed 52 nationwide. Sch...

New Teachers of CHS

By Jordan Janis and Danielle Kiefer, Features and Arts Editor

September 30, 2013

The start of a new school year always brings new faces along with the familiar ones. This year, new staff members joined the CHS faculty in a variety of departments, and the Observer sat down with these newest staff members to find out a little more about them. Nadia Alrabee Special Education Departm...

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