The Observer

“Be More Chill” appeals to WCHS students

“Be More Chill” appeals to WCHS students

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor in Chief

April 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, Top Stories, Uncategorized

A Broadway musical review seems a far off discussion for a piece in a Potomac high school’s newspaper. A science fiction comedy makes for an even less likely candidate. However, the new musical “Be More Chill” presents an ever relevant and relatable perspective on the modern high school expe...

Debate: should U.S. athletes have competed?

By Jamie Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2014


Filed under Sports

Around this time, the news is typically filled with countless profiles of Olympic Athletes who are excited to represent the United States and fight for the gold. This year is different, however. For the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, attention has been shifted from getting to know the athletes...

Student filmmaker aspires to make it to big screen

Student filmmaker aspires to make it to big screen

By Jamie Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2013


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Chris Welch still remembers when his son Danny was in elementary school and would create comic strips using stick figures. He would draw his characters in battles or humorous situations and would even sell his drawings to his classmates. Today, Danny still loves telling stories, but has now taken his tale...

Know Your Rights

By Jamie Lescht and Jordan Janis

November 4, 2013


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

Though many students have been lectured about why they shouldn’t drink alcohol or do drugs, what happens legally if they make a decision that contradicts these lessons? Many students aren’t aware of the procedures of being detained by an administrator or police officer and don’t know the legal...

Annual Powederpuff game to be held in October

Annual Powederpuff game to be held in October

By Jamie Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2013


Filed under Sports

Every year, junior and senior girls compete in the annual Powderpuff football game hoping to gain pride for their respective classes. This year the game has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 2 instead of its usual spring date. The SGA decided to change the Powderpuff date in hopes of boosting school spi...

Pedestrian hit at Cabin John Shopping Center

Pedestrian hit at Cabin John Shopping Center

By Jamie Lescht, Online Editor in Chief

June 2, 2013


Filed under Top Stories

At the Cabin John Shopping Center, a woman was hit by a car in front of Giant June 2 around 2 p.m. The woman was rushed to the hospital and was in critical condition, but died later on. Upon getting hit, she was struck in the chest and her arm got caught in the vehicle. The woman wasn’t breathing...

Strong track and field teams head to regionals

Strong track and field teams head to regionals

By Jamie Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2013


Filed under Sports

 The boys and girls varsity track and field teams competed in the Montgomery Country Championships May 9, after performing well in the Penn Relays and Katie Jenkins Invitational. According to junior Emma Coleman, the runners at the Penn Relays ran their "best times of the season." "I was pretty p...

‘Spring Breakers’ has viewers springing for the door

‘Spring Breakers’ has viewers springing for the door

By Jamie Lescht, Online Editor in Chief

April 26, 2013


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Uncomfortable. Awkward. Displeasing to the eye. All these descriptions come to mind when describing director Harmony Korine’s (Kids) new film Spring Breakers. Spring Breakers portrays four friends, Faith (Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place), Brit (Ashley Benson, Pretty Little Liars), Candy (Vanessa H...

The play’s the thing for elementary school students visiting CHS

By Jamie Lescht, Arts Editor

January 30, 2013


Filed under Observations, Online Exclusives

Students from Rock Creek Forest Elementary School and Crest Haven Elementary School came to CHS Jan. 30 to see CHS students perform Peggy and the Pint Size Pirates. According to drama teacher Lynda Scionti, the elementary school students were doing a unit on plays but did not have enough money to...

Teenagers tired of wearing high heels

Teenagers tired of wearing high heels

By Jamie Lescht, Arts Editor

November 30, 2012


Filed under Opinions

The average height of a pair of stilts is approximately 18 inches—to walk at such an elevation brings about the constant fear of falling and breaking one’s ankle. The average height of a pair of high heels is six inches—a length that is one-third the altitude of stilts. Although heels are approxima...

Imagine Dragons stumbles but shows promise

By Jamie Lescht, Arts Editor

November 7, 2012


Filed under Arts, Music

 The upcoming band Imagine Dragons released their debut album Night Visions Sept. 4, providing an alternative indie sound that contrasts with present mainstream music. The album starts with "Radioactive," a song with an interesting  and unique sound. "Radioactive" begins with a chorus of guitars strumm...

New businesses offer more variety at Cabin John

New businesses offer more variety at Cabin John

By Emma Crutchfield and Jamie Lescht

October 2, 2012


Filed under Arts

While people were vacationing this summer, the Cabin John Shopping Center experienced some extreme changes. Cabin John has changed its color scheme and added multiple businesses. New additions include Benny’s Bar and Grill, Pet Valu, Orange Leaf, Leila Jewels, PNC Bank, The Grilled Oyster Company a...

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