The Observer

Mother-daughter pair host drug assembly

Mother-daughter pair host drug assembly

By Sara Heimlich, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

When students shuffled into the auditorium Feb. 6 for an assembly, they expected another police officer discussing car crashes or a psychologist talking about depression. Instead they found an MCPS mother and her wheelchair-bound child.   Montgomery College student Lea Edgecomb told the true narrative ...

Bindeman Center presents bullying documentary

Bindeman Center presents bullying documentary

By Julia Heimlich, Features Editor

November 20, 2014


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Behind their caked-on makeup and pearly whites, girls can be vicious creatures. Because of their ability to cover up whatever drama goes on behind the scenes, situations in which a girl is both the bully and the victim is not always taken as seriously as it should be. A showing of the 2011 documentary...

Under construction; Montgomery mall open for business

Under construction; Montgomery mall open for business

By Julia Heimlich, Features Editor

September 23, 2014


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

Bethesda’s Westfield Montgomery Mall has been on a roll lately with the revamping of the food court and the addition of more fine dining restaurants and stores. The new restaurant, Blaze Pizza, located across from Aroma Coffee, puts a fresh new twist on a classic meal. Customers walk through a fast-paced...

10 Reasons public libraries should still be a thing

By Julia Heimlich, Features Editor

May 30, 2014


Filed under Features

1.      They save you money. Go use those fifteen bucks to buy yourself a nice meal. No need to spend your money on something that can easily be borrowed. “I like public libraries because they are a place where everyone is united by a common goal, to learn for fun,” junior Michelle Dan ...

Middle Schoolers look forward to becoming Bulldogs

Middle Schoolers look forward to becoming Bulldogs

By Julia Heimlich, Features Editor

May 29, 2014


Filed under Features

As eighth graders approach their final days as a middle school student, they are faced with one of their biggest challenges yet—transitioning to a bigger, and at times, scarier, school. When the start of the school year rolls around this Fall, these future high schoolers will decide for themselves...

Birthright program offers opportunities to students

Birthright program offers opportunities to students

By Julia Heimlich, News Editor

February 28, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

This past month, the Taglit-Birthright Israel program’s steering committee approved a major decision to loosen the eligibility requirements and allow more people to travel to the country for free. The Birthright program was established in 1999 as a way to give Jewish young adults between ages 18...

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