The Observer

Meet the candidates for District 16 delegate

Meet the candidates for District 16 delegate

By Emily Birnbaum and Sammi Silber

June 2, 2014

Candidates for District 16’s representative to the Maryland House of Delegates will square off in a primary election June 24. The winner will move on to the general election Nov. 4.  With the primary right around the corner, the Observer sat down with the two Democratic candidates.   Marc Korman ...

Model UN Winners

By Emily Birnbaum, Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2014

Congratulations to the Model UN club for receiving more awards this year than any other year in CHS Model UN history. This was the first year that a member of CHS Model UN won a Best Delegate award. Only one person in each committee is awarded with this honor. Senior Hope Kean won Best Delegate of her co...

Mock Trial Winners

Mock Trial Winners

By Emily Birnbaum, Editor In Chief

March 24, 2014

Congratulations to the members of the CHS Mock Trial team who finished up their winter season undefeated, putting them amongst the top three Mock Trial teams in the county alongside Hebrew Academy and JDS. The team went on to compete in March playoffs. The playoffs are single round elimination, meaning ...

Role Model? United Nations causes controversy

By Emily Birnbaum and Jasmine Baten

March 20, 2014

This year, the CHS Model United Nations club won more awards than ever. Six CHS students were presented with the highest honors the conference has to offer; one student even received the Best Delegate award. The CHS delegates guide hypothetical policy with an iron fist. Every year, CHS’ Model UN...

New Cell Phone Policy at CHS

New Cell Phone Policy at CHS

By Emily Birnbaum and Ana Faguy

December 4, 2013

Junior Jackie Spang emerges from the bustle of the World Language hallway after sixth period, phone in hand. She surveys the area around her and, not detecting any nearby security guard, she proceeds to send a text to her friend. When she looks up after hitting "send," she finds herself face-to-face w...

Superintendent Starr requests HVAC upgrades

By Emily Birnbaum, Features Editor

December 21, 2012

At the beginning of November, MCPS Superintendent Joshua Starr proposed adding $14.2 million to the $1.35 billion MCPS budget plan, $11.5 million of which would be dedicated to Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC) projects. The Montgomery County Board of Education submitted the request to the...

‘Blast’ returns to the past with ‘American Bandstand’

‘Blast’ returns to the past with ‘American Bandstand’

By Emily Birnbaum, Features Editor

December 3, 2012

What we now know as Blast, CHS’s epic annual musical review, was originally designed to be a blast from the past—a show comprised of and dedicated to music from previous decades. Although in recent years it has veered off this path with long sets of contemporary music, it is returning to its roots t...

I want my Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, please: Why Noodles and Company should deliver

I want my Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, please: Why Noodles and Company should deliver

By Emily Birnbaum, Features Editor

November 7, 2012

In a world of soggy french fries, boring fried chicken and tasteless hamburgers, Noodles & Company’s pasta dishes are the pinnacle of deliciousness. Not only is its main dish the one meal that most people can agree on loving—pasta—its menu also has options for every taste. Love Asian food?...

Uptown Cheapskate has twice the style at half the price

Uptown Cheapskate has twice the style at half the price

By Emily Birnbaum, Features Editor

November 7, 2012

Teenage girls in Potomac often find themselves stuck in a repetitive cycle: they sift through clothes at Forever 21, BP, American Apparel and H&M, only to arrive at school wearing the same outfit as three other girls. Although these stores have wonderful selections, shoppers have a hard time finding uni...

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