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All you need to know about college recommendations

By Skylar Whitman, Staff Writer

October 1, 2013

College application deadlines are quickly approaching, and students are left with unanswered questions about the proper etiquette for asking and reminding teachers about recommendations. Here are some tips for the students who need a little help in their hunt for the perfect recommendation. Who? Wit...

Colleges less likely to give credit for APs

Colleges less likely to give credit for APs

By Emilie Plesset, Senior Writers

April 29, 2013

Colleges have become increasingly stringent in their acceptance of AP exam scores for college credit. Many top-ranked universities are now only accepting a score of either a four or five on an AP exam, if at all. Dartmouth College recently announced that beginning in Fall 2014 it will not accept any ...

New iPhone app simplifies college visit planning

New iPhone app simplifies college visit planning

By Jordan Maser, Public Relations

November 7, 2012

The multiple aspects that go into planning a successful college trip can often be stressful for students and their parents. In an attempt to make the process simpler, Chevy Chase moms Susan Jones and Elizabeth Van Sant launched Quad2Quad this past summer. Quad2Quad is an iPhone and iPad app that offe...

CHS athletes commit

CHS athletes commit

By Jenna Cantor and Tiffany Trankiem

May 2, 2012

Congratulations to senior Spencer Ralph for committing to play lacrosse at Colorado College, a Division III school of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Ralph has been playing lacrosse for the past six years. He plays midfield and specializes in face-offs. Good luck to Ralph on becoming a T...

Colleges upgrade security, alert systems as students make safety a priority

By Allison Srour, Features Editor and Katy Verboncoeur, Staff Writer

April 15, 2011

With the fourth anniversary of the tragic Virginia Tech shootings approaching, the increased attention on college campus security has changed the college experience for many students. In response to the April 2007 shooting, many colleges have upgraded their security systems by adding campus emergency...

College visits prove helpful to choosing the right school

By Lizz Chen, Circulation Manager

April 15, 2011

For juniors and seniors, visiting colleges is a crucial part of choosing the school that best suits their needs and provides the most comforting environment. Choosing the right dates to make college visits and mapping out an itinerary to tour the campus can have a huge impact on the student’s perception of...

College sued for immigrant tuition

By By Sarah Reitzes, Fact Checker

March 1, 2011

Three Montgomery County residents filed a lawsuit Jan. 20 against Montgomery College’s board of trustees for charging in-county tuition rates to all recent graduates of MCPS high schools, including those who are not legal residents of the U.S.   Judicial Watch, a nonpartisan government watchdog...

CHS athlete commits

By Natalia Derechin Features Production Editor

December 22, 2010

Congratulations to senior Jake Sickels for committing to play football for Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. Sickels has played football since he was 7, and will go on to play safety for the Division III college. Congratulations to Sickels on becoming a Crusader.

OPTIONS offers alternatives to college

By Amanda Vinner, Features Editor

May 28, 2010

Eighteen years is a long time. In that time, students go through twelve grades, four leap years and 567,648,000 seconds, but still not everyone is ready to live in a new place and on his or her own as a young adult. The thought of going to college is not exciting for everyone and so two members of the...

CHS athlete commits

By By Jenna Cantor Observations Editor

May 28, 2010

Congratulations to Chris Verboncoeur for accepting an offer to swim at Virginia Tech University of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Verboncoeur has been on varsity for all four years. His best strokes are butterfly and freestyle. Good look to Verboncoeur on becoming a Hokie. The Observer would like...

CHS Athletes Commit

By By Jenna Cantor Observations Editor

May 5, 2010

Congratulations to senior Jonathan Milbourn for accepting an offer to play football at Ohio Wesleyan University of the North Coast Athletic Conference. Milbourn has been on varsity for three years as offensive tackle. Good luck to Milbourn on becoming a Battling Bishop.

CHS athletes commit

By Bobby Hirsch, Observations Editor

March 22, 2010

Congratulations to Jake Eskin for committing to play basketball for Susquehanna University of the Landmark Conference. Jake will play point guard for the Crusaders. This past season for CHS Jake averaged 18 points, six assistants and four rebounds per game. Good luck Jake on becoming a Crusader. Congratulations...

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