The Observer

WCHS students participate in politics

WCHS attenda march outside the DC Capitol. Protests are a common form of political participation

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

In today’s political climate, it is imperative that teens, the next generation of voters, get educated and involved in politics. WCHS students are doing all they can to create a better tomorrow, and this starts with knowledge on who is running their government.  With the Democratic Primary elections and de...

Students visited the White House to celebrate the music of Ray Charles

First Lady Michelle Obama gives a speech and answers students questions at

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor

February 29, 2016

25 CHS students visited The White House Feb. 24 to attend “The Musical Legacy of Ray Charles.” All CHS U.S. History students created posters about an influential African American figure and the students who created the best posters were invited to the program. “The contest consisted of all...

Hidden gems in the country’s most powerful city

Hidden gems in the country's most powerful city

By Nathan Deychman, Sports Editor

April 28, 2015

Montgomery County’s proximity to our nation’s capital allows CHS students to journey there all the time, whether to experience the world’s largest collection of museums or to see some of the most recognizable monuments right in our nation’s capital. After a while, however, it can get a bit...

Marvel’s heroes superior

Marvel's heroes superior

By Daniel Miyares, Business Manager

October 24, 2014

The green monstrosity advances in a furious rage, muscles bulging and eyes flaring. The familiar, vibrant red-and blue cape ripples in flight as a chiseled figure soars to meet him. Just before the two forces of nature converge, time stops, and this daydream of countless comic fans ends. A battle...

DC always saves the day

DC always saves the day

By Jasmine Baten, Photo Editor

October 24, 2014

Nananananana— BATMAN…Would win in a fight against Captain America…. right? That’s right. There’s a battle going down in the comic world: DC Comics versus Marvel. Time to see whose cape is prettier. DC Comics is the not-so-obvious winner—it’s given the world its original superheroes....

Remembering the terror of the DC sniper attacks

Remembering the terror of the DC sniper attacks

By Dana Youngentob, News Editor

November 7, 2012

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...

New fast-casual restaurants open in D.C.

New fast-casual restaurants open in D.C.

By By Ben Fox, Staff Writer

February 21, 2012

In the 1970s Burger King created one of its most memorable slogans, the now infamous line “Have it your way!” The meaning behind that phrase was that the food a customer ordered could be changed based on what toppings the person preferred. Today, 40 years later, “Have it your way” is being taken...

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