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Gusto Farm to Street restaurant attracts CHS students

Gusto Farm to Street restaurant attracts CHS students

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

Gusto Farm to Street, a make-your-own pizza and salad joint, opened in the Westfield Montgomery Mall Food Court Sept 4. Gusto Farm to Street adds to the lineup of quick options that CHS students can have for lunch on school days. Joining Bethesda Row and Silver Spring, Montgomery Mall will become...

Creativity is key to thriving on social media

Creativity is key to thriving on social media

By Greer Smith, Opinions Editor

February 27, 2014

Social Media sites seem to be endless these days: Twitter, Vine, Tumblr, Instagram, and the most ubiquitous, Facebook. According to a February 2014 article, Facebook has 1.23 billion users and 46.6 percent of North America uses it. Surprisingly enough, even with these staggering statistics...

Graffiti deserves greater respect as an art form

5 Pointz, a destination and

By Jamie Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 7, 2014

Art students often take field trips to "traditional" art museums like the Smithsonian and are taught to appreciate the more classic forms of art. In this culture, one form of art is neglected: graffiti. Most students are never taught to appreciate the art form and have never heard of 5 Pointz. For the ...

CHS should mourn national tragedies

Raising the flag at half-mass is another way to commemorate the death of influential figures, no matter how closely related to the community.

By Gil Jacobson, Production Editor

December 20, 2013

Any ordinary Friday morning would involve classes starting smoothly at 7:25 and the Daily Dose airing for the last five minutes of fourth period.  However, this was no ordinary Friday morning.  Or at least it should not have been. CHS did nothing to even recognize Nelson Mandela’s recent death,...

Jacket: $60, banquet $20, team acceptance: priceless?

Jacket: $60, banquet $20, team acceptance: priceless?

By Fiona Asbury, Advertising Manager

November 26, 2013

The list is up. You move your trembling finger down the alphabetically ordered names until, finally, it reaches your own. Congratulations! You are a member of a 2013-2014 CHS varsity athletic team. If making the team is not a shock for you, perhaps what comes next is. Making the team required hard work ...

Zero tolerance policy is unacceptable

Zero tolerance policy is unacceptable

By Danny Gordon, Noah Salzberg, Staff Writer, Public Relations Manager

November 26, 2013

A student comes into school on a Saturday for Homecoming preparations and brings in a Swiss-Army knife on his keychain with his keys. Another student, completely unbeknownst to the knife owner, starts messing around with the knife and cuts himself, causing a minor wound. The owner of the knife recei...

Cell phone policy is great in moderation

By Greer Smith, Opinions Editor

November 26, 2013

It is a glorious time to be a student at CHS. The constricting bonds regarding electronic use during school hours have been loosened. According to the CHS website, a new policy allows students to use electronic devices between class periods and during class with teacher permission. Thanks to this new...

Former CHS student goes onto Bravo

Sam Egber performs on YouTube

By Jordan Maser, Features Editor

October 8, 2013

CHS Alum Sam Egber picked up everything and moved with his family to Los Angeles, CA in the middle of his freshman year to pursue acting. Sunday Oct. 6 was the premier of his family’s new show “The People’s Couch.” The Observer decided to check in to see how everything has been going since he lef...

Founding Farmers set to open in Park Potomac

By Jane Zankman, Features Production Manager

October 26, 2011

  Founding Farmers, the most booked U.S. restaurant on, is coming to Park Potomac November 3.   Founding Farmers, which opened in 2008 in Washington, D.C., offers American food made from fresh farm ingredients. What is unique about this restaurant is that it is owned exclusive...

The Cook Book

By Charles Cook, Staff Columnist

May 13, 2011

As I near the end of my second semester as a junior and enter the final phase of the upperclassmanship that is senior year, it is interesting to reflect upon my life at CHS over the past few months. In particular, I’m beginning to notice the things around the school that would have previously been...

Pitango Gelato takes pride in fresh, organic sweets

By Julie Kracov, Business Manager

December 22, 2010

Clean, fresh and serene, Pitango Gelatos’ delicate atmosphere opens up the worlds of ice cream lovers to a new and healthy way to indulge their sweet tooth.  Gelato, which means frozen in Italian, is a healthier version of ice cream that contains only five to eight percent of milk fat, whereas ice...

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