The Observer

College Shirt Day Falls Before College Decision Day

Last year, CHS seniors displayed their college decisions by wearing their college shirts to school on May 1. This year, seniors will be wearing them April 22.

By Fiona Asbury, Senior Writer

April 18, 2016

CHS seniors will be wearing college shirts and other college paraphernalia to school April 22 to display pride for their college decision. The date by which most students must commit to a college is May 1. According to senior class co-President Eli Promisel, CHS decided on April 22 as the date after F...

Focusing on Character Won’t Lead to More Compassion

A new college admissions movement, led by Harvard, seeks to emphasize applicants’ character as much as other qualities.

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2016

College admissions officers face a daunting task: they must take piles of paper and weave them into a qualified, enthusiastic and cohesive student body, a group of students who will band together and change the world. As admissions officers sift through applications, they look for individuals with a...

Crew Team Adjusts to Full-body Winter Training

Members of the crew team workout in Erg machines to prepare for their spring season, which consists of shorter, 1.4 mile races.

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-in-Chief

January 4, 2016

Fingers clasped around a black handlebar and feet strapped into pedals, they strain against the resistance of a rowing machine, pumping their bodies backward and forward to simulate the motions required to propel a narrow boat through the water. Another group can be seen drenched in sweat as they move...

We’re Begging Police Officers to Get Off the Median

We’re Begging Police Officers to Get Off the Median

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-in-Chief

December 23, 2015

Some people have natural suspicions regarding the homeless people found shuffling along the median at Montgomery County intersections. After all, it’s impossible to know whether the sign proclaiming a lost job, previous military service, family to support or a medical condition is in fact telling the...

CHS Wins SERT Energy Award

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-In-Chief

October 28, 2015

Congratulations to CHS for winning a SERT Third Quarter Energy Performance Award for its consumption last year. SERT is an MCPS program, which stands for School Energy and Recycling Team and promotes efficient and responsible energy use in schools. According to School Business Administrator Lisa Welleck,...

Drumline is Bangin’

Senior CJ Snow plays the bass drum.

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-in-chief

September 29, 2015

Despite its hard-to-miss presence, the drumline is perhaps one of the most underappreciated aspects of the CHS community. Led by senior captains Leo Simon, Zach Eisner and Shayan Sadegh, the drumline consists of 18 percussionists who gather to rally student support at CHS events. The drumline is not...

College campus visits are vital in decision making

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2015

Every spring break, social media is inundated with pictures and posts chronicling students’ vacations around the world. For many college-minded sophomores, juniors and admitted seniors, these vacations include at least a few college visits. Though spring break is a very common time for students...

CHS begins intramural roller skating program

CHS students try out the intramural roller skating program during lunch.

By Fiona Asbury, Opinions Editor

February 25, 2015

As evidenced by the various posters hanging around the school, on Feb. 23 CHS began offering indoor roller skating for students during lunch in the back gym, complete with provided skates. “This is the first time for Churchill and the first time for any other high school in Montgomery County,”...

Bathroom walls painted black

The walls of the men's and women's bathrooms next to the second floor staff lounge were painted black.

By Fiona Asbury, Opinions Editor

December 11, 2014

On Nov. 20 the walls of the men’s and women’s bathrooms next to the second floor staff lounge were permanently painted black in an attempt to cover graffiti. According to building service manager Angel Delgado, it is still undecided whether or not all of the other bathrooms will follow suit, as b...

#DirtyThirty dominates

#DirtyThirty dominates

By Michael fox and Fiona Asbury

September 29, 2014

They are a tiny army with great strength. They fight as one, regardless of size. Side by side, each player has the others’ backs. They are determined to win, they are ready to fight. They are, the dirty 30. Although the football team graduated 15 seniors last year, the Bulldogs have high hopes for...

CHS English teacher holds poetry reading during lunch

Savett reads from his published anthology, Preservation.

By Fiona Asbury, Opinions Editor

September 8, 2014

English teacher Jeffery Savett gave his second annual poetry reading Sept. 5 to several fourth period English classes. He read five poems from his published anthology, Preservation, and gave a speech about poetry. Savett began the reading by giving a speech on his perception of what poetry is and t...

Unranked status shocks community

Unranked status shocks community

By Pablo Roa, Emily Wang, and Fiona Asbury

May 29, 2014

To the surprise and disappointment of many students and staff members, CHS was unranked in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of the best high schools in the state. For the past three years, CHS has been the number one high school in Maryland. This year, however, CHS did not make the ...

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