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How to shop sustainably for the holidays

A venn diagram lays out what sustainability is all about: the necessary intersections of people, profit and our planet. As the holiday season comes, consumers must account for the world’s current existential climate crisis and shop sustainably within the vast green market.
December 11, 2020

With the holiday gift season now in full swing and a pandemic accelerating, consumers are more likely than ever ready to shop online within the safety of their own homes. Meanwhile, the climate crisis’...

Glenstone museum provides a safe place to view art during the pandemic

WCHS senior Holly Shimabukuro stands outside of the entrance to the Pavilions building complex at the Glenstone art museum. The buildings hold most of Glenstone’s indoor artworks and installations, and has become the de-facto centerpiece of the mixed indoor-outdoor museum.
December 1, 2020

On hundreds of secluded acres found deep in Potomac, Md., sits a world far removed from the Washington, D.C. metro area’s dense suburban sprawl. One filled with rolling meadows, unimpeded streams, winding...

WCHS alumna Rachel Nichols inspires student journalists

Los Angeles Lakers NBA finals MVP Lebron James stands next to reporter Rachel Nichols as the two hold his newly won NBA Finals Larry O’Brien Trophy. Nichols was the main sideline reporter covering the game in which Lebron won his fourth ever championship, and has built a strong relationship with players like Lebron over her many years reporting on the league.
November 11, 2020

As millions watched Lebron’s post-game interview after capturing his fourth NBA Championship, fans were also looking at a WCHS graduate. Interviewing one of the sports world’s most dominating figures...

Guru Gobind Singh Foundation donates food to community members

WCHS SGA president Jay Wood (front) and another GGSF volunteer help load cars with fresh produce, hot meals, and other food supplies for those dealing with food insecurity and other food needs.
October 14, 2020

Outside of a Sikh temple located on Travilah Road in northern Potomac, the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation (or GGSF) has distributed thousands of pounds of food and meals to those in need. Montgomery County,...

“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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

Conformity in the house tonight for CHS

Conformity in the house tonight for CHS
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...

Facebook takes stalking to a whole new level

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...

The Cook Book

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...

The Cook Book

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...

Student Snapshot: Sam Zeitlin

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...

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