The Observer

Japan earthquake and tsunami hit home at CHS

By Amna Farooqi, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2011

A massive offshore 8.9 earthquake hit Japan March 11, triggering a 23-foot tsunami that devastated cities near the coastline, primarily the city of Sendai. The earthquake, one of the largest in history, continued to cause more destruc­tion after the initial tremor with over 50 large aftershocks reaching...

Students receive current events news in classrooms, from online sources

By Justine Stayman Staff Writer

March 23, 2011

With the pressure of grades, a social life and other extracurricular activities constantly competing for a student’s immediate attention, it is not surprising that an upcoming AP World test might feel like the equivalent of the earthquake in Japan, or that one sheds more tears over a friend’s move...

Texts For Haiti

By Kelsey O'Donnell, Online Editor-In-Chief, Sara Habibi, Circulation Manager

March 3, 2010

After the earthquake in Haiti, students have added a new contact to their phones. The Red Cross and other charities have made a new method of donating available: texting. According to The Mobile Giving Foundation (MGF), this idea started after the 2004 Tsunami when MGF CEO Jim Manis saw an opportunity,...

Relief pours in to help efforts in Haiti

By Kyle Edwards and Josh Samson, Staff Writers

March 2, 2010

The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated the nation of Haiti this January has stirred the conscience of the CHS community, and many are taking action to raise money for the impoverished country. The SGA, along with other CHS clubs and groups, is doing its part to raise money to help Haiti. “The...

Haiti in desperate need of helping hands

By Justin Rheingold Online Breaking News Editor

January 14, 2010

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the small Caribbean island nation of Haiti, devastating the capital city of Port au Prince and the lives of many already impoverished Haitians. Located 700 miles south of Florida, Haiti’s population shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. It is...

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