The Observer

November AP Tips

By Manisha Singh, Online News Editor

November 12, 2012


Filed under Uncategorized

1.   Keep reviewing. Congratulations, you have gotten through the first quarter! However, that doesn’t mean you should forget everything you have learned. Continue to refresh your memory on past material because by the time you get to the AP, it will be hard to cram all that information back in...

Remembering the terror of the DC sniper attacks

Remembering the terror of the DC sniper attacks

By Dana Youngentob, News Editor

November 7, 2012


Filed under Top Stories

Ten years ago this month, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo terrorized the CHS community and the Washington D.C. metro area by randomly shooting and killing civilians for 21 days. Muhammad was executed in 2009 for his crimes, but Malvo’s life was spared. He is now serving a life sentence at the max...

CHS bids farewell to retiring staff members: Guidance Counselor Peggy Fahey

CHS bids farewell to retiring staff members: Guidance Counselor Peggy Fahey

By Ariana Etessami, Staff Writer

May 31, 2012


Filed under Uncategorized

After 20 years of helping students feel comfortable at CHS, guidance counselor Margaret “Peggy” Fahey will be saying farewell to the school that she has come to call home. Fahey will be leaving CHS to pursue personal interests. “I finally decided I wanted to retire while I was still energetic...

CHS bids farewell to retiring staff members: Guidance Counselor Mary Lou Galpin

CHS bids farewell to retiring staff members: Guidance Counselor Mary Lou Galpin

By Spenser Easterbrook, Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2012


Filed under Uncategorized

After working at CHS for 31 years as both an English teacher and a guidance counselor, Mary Lou Galpin will retire in June.  According to Galpin, she first envisioned becoming a counselor when she was in high school. After seeing a film about abused children, she decided that being a high school...

CHS honored for canned food drive

CHS honored for canned food drive

By Emilie Plesset, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2012


Filed under Observations, Top Stories

CHS was honored by the Maryland Department of Education on May 30 for having the most successful 2012 Kids Helping Kids canned food drive in MCPS.

Community mourns loss of Bhatnagar

Community mourns loss of Bhatnagar

By Spenser Easterbrook, Editor-In-Chief

May 1, 2012


Filed under Uncategorized

Senior Nachu Bhatnagar passed away April 6 at the age of 18 after a two-year battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma. He is survived by his mother, sisters junior Gauri and sophomore Radha, and his extended family. His father passed away last year. The CHS community honored Nachu at a memorial service in the...

Teacher looks to brighten future with solar panels

Teacher looks to brighten future with solar panels

By Lori Koenic, Staff Writer

April 30, 2012


Filed under Features

In a high estimate, the world will run out of oil in 95 years at current consumption rates. Many Americans feel that alternative energy sources working alongside oil and then eventually replacing it have to be worked into the overall energy systems of the world. This option needs government help to be ...

Students punishable for tobacco on school grounds

Students punishable for tobacco on school grounds

By By Dana Youngentob, Online News Editor

February 21, 2012


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives

In the state of Maryland, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to use or possess cigarettes. However, every day after school students are smoking them across the street. At CHS, the punishment for tobacco on school grounds or in the immediate visible area is confiscation of products, parent...

Town hall meeting held at CHS focuses on budget

By By Joe Nolan, Staff Writer

December 21, 2011


Filed under Uncategorized

 MCPS teachers and administrators met with Montgomery County government officials at the CHS Media Center Dec. 6 for a town hall meeting sponsored by the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA) to express budget-related concerns.  According to social studies teacher Joan Zuckerman, the Council’s...

Conformity in the house tonight for CHS

Conformity in the house tonight for CHS

By By Charles Cook, Staff Columnist

December 20, 2011


Filed under Column, Opinions

 I recently saw a news report on television that stated Miley Cyrus made an absurd $25 million in 2009. The anchor went on to say that Cyrus sold 4 million albums that year. Were there really 4 million tweens/teens out there willing to blow their cash on this girl? Was Miley Cyrus’s music that superior?...

CHS athlete commits

CHS athlete commits

By Emilie Plesset, Online Opinions Editor

November 23, 2011


Filed under Observations

Congratulations to senior Sarafina Arthur- Williams for signing her letter of intent to play basketball for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has played basketball for eight years and has been on the CHS varsity girls basketball team all four years of high school.

CHS athlete commits

CHS athlete commits

By Yasmin Akbari, Observations Editor

November 23, 2011


Filed under Observations

Congratulations to senior Laila Judeh for verbally committing to play tennis at Cornell University next fall. Judeh began playing tennis at age 7, played for the CHS varsity team her junior year and currently trains in Virginia. Congratulations to senior Timmy Faerber for committing to dive...

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