The Observer

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 CHS athlete commitments make CHS proud

New CHS athlete commitments make CHS 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...

CHS Students Need to Put Selves First When it Comes to College

CHS Students Need to Put Selves First When it Comes to College

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

College is a constant thought on CHS students’ minds, and it’s especially intense for juniors and seniors. Students focus so much on themselves and their future during their high school years that it is hard to put forth energy towards other happenings. Although it’s not a bad thing to put yourself...

Sexist Dress Codes Sometimes Fall Too Short

Sexist Dress Codes Sometimes Fall Too Short

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

June 13, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Throughout the history of mankind, there have always been rules—both written and unwritten—governing the way women dress, behave and think. Dress codes are just one of the many rules that unjustly control women. The sexualized stigma surrounding girls’ outfit choices not only affects what they...

CHS should look into replacing textbooks with tablets

CHS should look into replacing textbooks with tablets

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Business Manager

January 10, 2014


Filed under Column, Online Exclusives, Opinions

Slugging textbooks to and from school can be a pain, both figuratively and literally, and in a new world immersed in technology, tablets should be allowed in classrooms in order to fit modern culture. Textbooks are becoming a thing of the past as schools start to incorporate more technology in the...

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