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“Bon Appétit” serves traditional and modern cooking content

A fanart drawing lays out all of the members of the Bon Appétit test kitchen staff. This mix of personalities and editors appear in and produce the videos that the Bon Appétit Youtube channel features.

By Quinn Cook, News Editor

May 29, 2020

Out of all the new trends and entertainment taking off because of pandemic induced free time, the Bon Appétit (or BA) Test Kitchen Youtube channel stands as the grand winner. The channel seamlessly combines the class and tradition of a decades old food magazine with the exciting, yet addicting taste o...

DECA opens a door to a new world for high school students

Two teams from WCHS’s DECA club pose for a self timed photo at this year’s Maryland statewide event held on Feb. 28th. Farah Baloghlanova (left), Claire Kim (left center), Olivia Meshanko (right center), and Maanika Gupta (right) all made the trip to Baltimore for the event.

By Quinn Cook, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

DECA, or Distributive Education Clubs of America, is an organization that allows students to gain skills in many different clusters of entrepreneurship, economics and business. High school students in the organization can join local chapters and through these chapters participate in competitive even...

SMOB nominating convention: the final two

The final two candidates Vicky Kidder (left) and Nick Asante (right) pose after hearing their nomination for the SMOB general election. The pair are the final two who students will vote on for the position.

By Quinn Cook, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

On Feb. 12, delegates from schools around the county went to the annual nominating convention for the 43rd Student Member of the Board (SMOB) position. Held at Watkins Mill Elementary School, the convention decided the final two candidates in the SMOB race. The SMOB position allows a Montgomery County stud...

Conformity in the house tonight for CHS

Conformity in the house tonight for CHS

By By Charles Cook, Staff Columnist

December 20, 2011

 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?...

Facebook takes stalking to a whole new level

By Staff Columnist, Charles Cook

October 24, 2011

You listen intently while two kids you do not know converse about their insane weekend. You then spy over another girl’s shoulder as she shows her friend her new pictures from spring break. You finish this creepy escapade by stalking that attractive alumna from last year’s tech class to see how college...

The Cook Book

By Charles Cook, Staff Columnist

May 13, 2011

As I near the end of my second semester as a junior and enter the final phase of the upperclassmanship that is senior year, it is interesting to reflect upon my life at CHS over the past few months. In particular, I’m beginning to notice the things around the school that would have previously been...

The Cook Book

By Charles Cook, Columnist

April 11, 2011

Congratulations, lucky reader, you have just turned to the grandest article to ever be printed in the Observer, the first of my new column series: The Cookbook. From here on out, this page will consistently be graced with love, laughter and literary excellence.   Now, seeing as how first impressions...

Student Snapshot: Sam Zeitlin

By By Maddy Flax

October 4, 2010

While the beginning of the year brings the stress of college applications and AP classes to most seniors, Sam Zeitlin is more concerned with the seasoning on the next dish he will serve at Redwood Restaurant. Zeitlin has been working at the Bethesda restaurant for the past year. He fell in love with...

Medical marijuana legalized in the District

By By Charles Cook and Josh Samson, Staff Writers

June 2, 2010

The Washington D.C. Council approved a bill May 4 allowing people with chronic illnesses such as HIV, glaucoma and cancer to obtain up to four ounces of medical marijuana from public marijuana dispensaries in the District with a doctor’s prescription. Congress must vote within 30 days of the proposition...

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