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One-liners make Netflix original show memorable

One-liners make Netflix original show memorable

By Danielle Kiefer, Senior Writer

April 28, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Netflix-original shows such as Orange is the New Black, House of Cards and Marco Polo have skyrocketed in popularity within the last two years. CHS fans who are eager for a new series to binge-watch should look no further than Netflix’s newest addition: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Created by 30 Rock’s...

CHS students attend national campaign on mental health

CHS students attend national campaign on mental health

By Danielle Kiefer and Hannah Yasharoff

March 11, 2015


Filed under Top Stories

Give an Hour, a nonprofit organization that helps provide veterans and their families with volunteer mental health professionals, launched their Campaign to Change Direction at the Newseum March 5 to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness. Several CHS students attended the event through UMTTR,...

Silver Diner lets schools ‘eat well, do well’

Silver Diner lets schools ‘eat well, do well’

By Danielle Kiefer, Features Editor

December 19, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Milkshakes, burgers and fries are not the only thing you can get at the Silver Diner. With their “Eat Well, Do Well” program, every time you eat a Maryland, Virginia or New Jersey-based restaurant, a portion of the proceeds will go towards local schools. “Every time a guest swipes their card,...

Body positivity songs argue that size doesn’t matter

Body positivity songs argue that size doesn’t matter

By Danielle Kiefer and Hannah Yasharoff

October 24, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music

Media outlets constantly bombard teenagers with images and ideas about how their bodies should look, often portraying thin women as society’s idea of perfection. However, many recent popular songs have gone against that trend, focusing instead on body positivity. Songs such as Meghan Trainor’s...

Organizations raise money during Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

Organizations raise money during Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

By Danielle Kiefer, Features editor

May 28, 2014


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Uncategorized

For most students, the month of May is usually filled with studying for AP exams, attending graduation parties and finally enjoying some warm weather. In addition to the usual May events, students should make sure to also participate in Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic...

CHS says goodbye to Flappy Bird

CHS says goodbye to Flappy Bird

By Danielle Kiefer, Arts Editor

February 12, 2014


Filed under Online Exclusives

Angry Birds, Temple Run and Candy Crush have all had their time in the spotlight, but now it is time for the latest popular app: Flappy Bird. Although it was released last May, Flappy Bird has recently skyrocketed in popularity, and quickly became the number one most downloaded free app; however,...

O, Thanksgivukkah: Let’s light the menurkey!

O, Thanksgivukkah: Let’s light the menurkey!

By Danielle Kiefer, Arts Editor

December 2, 2013


Filed under Features

This holiday season is a once-in-a-lifetime experience—and not just because of chaotic Black Friday sales. Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah overlap Nov. 28, for a combined holiday dubbed "Thanksgivukkah." "It’s exciting to have two holidays merged in one day," senior Lauren Fineberg said. "It’s double ...

Churchill’s Got Talent

Churchill’s Got Talent

By Danielle Kiefer, Staff Writer

November 21, 2013


Filed under Features

From singing and dancing to rapping and playing instruments, there is no doubt that CHS students have a wide array of talents. Students will get the chance to showcase their various skills in CHS’ annual talent show, Churchill’s Got Talent. Auditions for Churchill’s Got Talent were held in the...

Students enjoy classic, new Halloween movies

By Danielle Kiefer, Arts Editor

October 28, 2013


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

‘Tis the season full of candy corn, pumpkins and plenty of scares. In honor of Halloween, the Observer took a look at CHS students’ favorite movies to watch on Oct. 31. Many students enjoy the Halloweentown tetralogy, a series of Disney Channel TV movies. "I like to watch the Halloweentown mar...

Common Application Faces Untimely Glitches

Common Application Faces Untimely Glitches

By Danielle Kiefer, Arts Editor

October 17, 2013


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The government may not be the only thing shut down—the new version of the online Common Application, a college application website often referred to as the Common App, has been experiencing many glitches and crashed Oct. 14. Only days before many schools' Early Action and Early Decision deadlines,...

New Teachers of CHS

By Jordan Janis and Danielle Kiefer, Features and Arts Editor

September 30, 2013


Filed under Observations

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...

What’s Trending This Month

By Danielle Kiefer and Julia Reagan

September 25, 2013


Filed under Arts

  This website features a variety of entertaining social content on topics such as celebrities, food and DIY projects. The hysterical articles, lists and videos on Buzzfeed have people sharing and showing them to their friends via Facebook and Twitter. Some titles that can be found are "26 Reasons...

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