The Observer

Anything Goes is a big hit on Arena Stage

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2019


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives

I’m not quite sure what I was expecting when I first went to see Anything Goes, though I can honestly say that what I watched was a hundred times better than anything I could’ve imagined. Anything Goes is a musical (originally from Broadway) that is being performed at Arena Stage in D.C. from Nov...

Q&A with Deborah Schaumberg, Author of “The Tombs”

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

At WCHS, the media center periodically hosts authors to talk to students about their novels as well as the writing process. Deborah Schaumberg, author of ‘The Tombs’ and mother of WCHS alumnae, spoke to students Nov. 13 throughout different classes during the school day. Her novel follows the...

New year and new principal escalate spirit

New year and new principal escalate spirit

By Julia Lescht and Jenna Greenzaid, Online Editor-in-Chief, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2018


Filed under Features

CHS students start each school year with the same jokes about their usual lack of school spirit. This year, however, the change in school spirit is no joke. Since the beginning of her term, Principal Brandice Heckert has made it a point to foster a welcoming, spirited and enthusiastic atmosphere....

WCHS confronts multiple circumstances of hate

WCHS confronts multiple circumstances of hate

By Jenna Greenzaid and Sophie Liss

November 19, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

After recent incidents at WCHS in which anti-semitic symbols were drawn on school property and a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, WCHS has teamed up with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to introduce new forums where students can discuss their thoughts on hate within the MCPS community. Each...

New WCHS athlete commitments make community proud

New WCHS athlete commitments make community proud

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

The one thing on the mind of CHS students during the fall of their senior year is college applications: where to apply, when to apply, what you need for each school. For boys varsity football seniors Nick Wagman, Nick Smyth and Jack Butler, their application process for college is slightly differe...

Md. education resource disparity causes teachers to strike

Md. education resource disparity causes teachers to strike

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

June 13, 2018


Filed under Local, News

MCPS has a $2.519 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018 to fund operations for the 204 schools included in the county. While MCPS may be adequately funded, there are still alarming disparities within the county concerning planned distribution of resources to schools and funding for such reso...

Self-tanning is burned into the minds of CHS students

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” not only delves into the story of a boy who won a golden ticket, but uses the characters of Oompa Loompas to help tell the tale. While also being quite musical, they manage to showcase a nice orange complexion, sometimes similar (though more extreme) t...

Prom: Then vs Now

Prom: Then vs Now

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Top Stories

Almost every school dance starts the same way: making plans with a group for a limo and dinner, picking the perfect outfit and finding the right spot for pictures—nothing seems to deviate from the norm, or so we think. While it may not seem like it, the differences between prom today versus prom...

New 3D printer will add new dimension to CHS

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

The CHS Educational Foundation will donate a 3D printer to CHS. The printer has no set date of arrival, but should be here in the next few weeks for students and various departments to use.   The 3D print is achieved through an additive process where thin layers of filament material are success...

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Fall, Sports, Spring, Winter

CHS wouldn’t be the same without students who try to cram as many sports as they can into their already-busy schedules. But how to appropriate their time isn’t the only factor playing into the decision to play multiple sports; students often pay the price.   For many aspiring athletes, there are many f...

New Chromebook program allows teachers to monitor student computer activities

New Chromebook program allows teachers to monitor student computer activities

By Ben Dross and Jenna Greenzaid

November 1, 2017


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

This year, many CHS Chromebooks are operating with a software known as GoGuardian.   GoGuardian is a new computer software that is being rolled out school-wide, giving teachers enhanced abilities to monitor students.   The new computer software allows teachers to gain increased control over how studen...

Teach girls to value brains, not just beauty

Teach girls to value brains, not just beauty

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions

For as long as humans have existed on earth, they have always instinctively emphasized the importance of physical beauty. With that beauty comes societal standards, one of them being the idea that beauty is more important than brains. In society, women are held to the standard and expectation that...

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