The Observer

Governor Makes New Voices Act a Law

Governor Makes New Voices Act a Law

By Eugenia Cardinale, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2016

The Maryland House voted 130-6 April 9 to pass the New Voices Maryland Act, and Governor Larry Hogan signed the Act into Law April 26. This Act grants student journalists in high school or college the right to exercise freedom of speech in school publications, regardless of whether or not the school ...

CHS Community Needs to Shine More Light on Theater

CHS Community Needs to Shine More Light on Theater

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

February 29, 2016

It’s the night of the big show. As the actors bow to a deafening applause, tech crew stands stage left, watching. I may have only joined tech crew this year, but I’ve wanted to join since I was a freshman. I thought I understood the amount of work that the tech crew put into each production,...

Satin in Hall Of Fame

Satin in Hall Of Fame

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

February 29, 2016

Senior hockey player Philip Satin was inducted into the Maryland Hockey Hall of Fame for his achievements over his high school career. Satin qualified for this honor by scoring his 100th career point during his junior year. According to Satin, the honor means a lot to him because the “Hall...

Annual Jazz Coffeehouse

Annual Jazz Coffeehouse

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

December 22, 2015

The CHS Jazz Ensemble held its annual winter coffeehouse Dec. 11. The band room was transformed, with lights strung all over the room and winter related decorations such as snowflakes hung from the walls and on the tables. Admission and food were free, and all food was provided by parents and volunteers....

Student Publishes Book

Student Publishes Book

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

November 24, 2015

Sophomore Joddie Zeng recently published her novel The Popularity Project, which she began writing in December 2013. The Popularity Project is a contemporary Young Adult romance novel following 17-year-old Ariella Winters as she goes through a social experiment at a completely new school. Her goal...

Sophomore-Created Organization Teaches Religious Tolerance

Sophomore-Created Organization Teaches Religious Tolerance

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

October 29, 2015

Sophomore Hana Mangat spent her summer building camps for kids in rural India and teaching them English. However, activities like these are only a small part of what she does with her youth-based organization Sikh Kid to Kid (SK2K). Mangat and her mother started SK2K in 2012 after a shooting at a Sikh...

National Merit Scholars

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

October 28, 2015

Congratulations to CHS students selected out of a national pool of 1.5 million candidates. Only 34,000 total students in the country were selected for this honor. Students who qualified as National Merit Commended Students: Daniel F. Aivazov Fiona A. Asbury Kristina Atanasoff Hrishikesh Balaji...

New ASLHS Inductees

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

October 28, 2015

Congratulations to newly elected officers and newly inducted members of the American Sign Language Honor Society Members: Christine Cho (President) Madeline Jacobson (Vice president) Valerie Weitz (Treasurer) Jenny Langerman (Historian) The list of all new inductees can be found at thechurchillobserver.com Members: Sam...

Stop the stigma surrounding mental health

Stop the stigma surrounding mental health

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

May 27, 2015

When I was in middle school, I used to cut myself. One day, one of my teachers made a joke about cutting. I sat there and watched my whole class laugh at an issue I was struggling with. It took me over two years to tell an adult about my cutting and depression because I felt ashamed, weird and afraid of...

Senior Wins Award

Senior Wins Award

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

May 26, 2015

Senior Eddie Yao won the Potomac Community Resources (PCR) 2015 Outstanding Volunteer Award at the 19th Annual Patricia Sullivan Benefit Dinner. Yao is the third award winner from CHS in the last seven years. PCR is a Montgomery County Organization that provides programs for teenagers and adults...

Junior to attend program

Junior to attend program

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

May 26, 2015

Junior Skylar Schaumberg has been selected to attend the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship Student Congress in 2015. There are only 40 students accepted worldwide. The selected students will go to the University of Kentucky for a week in June to attend lectures from notable professors and at the...

HMS Teacher Published

HMS Teacher Published

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

May 26, 2015

Hoover Middle School teacher Grant Goodman recently released his book Agency Darcy and Ninja Steve in Tiger Trouble. The book is about a ninja named Steve and a secret agent in-training named Darcy. When Darcy gets sent on a mission to Steve’s ninja village, they team up to chase down an ancient...

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