The Observer

Body-love campaigns popularized in mainstream

By Jane Zankman, Production Manager

February 26, 2014

Different people find different qualities attractive, and recently, viral campaigns have been fighting to promote a more realistic view of what makes a person beautiful. Dove, a body care and beauty company that sells lotions and soaps, advocates for authentic beauty and self-esteem, and recently celebrated...

‘Daily Dose’ adds segment spoofing pop culture

‘Daily Dose’ adds segment spoofing pop culture

By Jane Zankman, Chief Production Manager

January 2, 2014

The Daily Dose is starting an entirely new segment this year to attract students to the announcements. The new addition to the show will feature spoofs of popular television channels including Discovery Channel and E! Entertainment. Episodes are currently being filmed by SGA during their leadership p...

County initiative aims to resuscitate local nightlife

County initiative aims to resuscitate local nightlife

By Jane Zankman, Chief Production Manager

November 26, 2013

Bright lights, music, dancing and food trucks—upon reading these words, your mind probably jumped to the image of a night in New York or even downtown D.C, but the Montgomery County Nighttime Economy Task Force (NETF) wants residents to associate these ideas with local cities like Bethesda and Sil...

Twins & College: Should wombmates be roommates?

Twins & College: Should wombmates be roommates?

By Jane Zankman, Chief Production Manager

October 28, 2013

Seniors have already begun sending off their college applications, and handing it over to a multitude of admissions officers. For twins, this is an especially stressful process. I would know. Many people ask me whether I will attend the same college as my twin. If I say no, they are shocked, but the tr...

Chang is kung fu fighting with kicks as fast as lighting

Chang is kung fu fighting with kicks as fast as lighting

By Jane Zankman, Production Manager

September 25, 2013

When people think of kung fu, they tend to think of the Karate Kid, Kung Fu Panda or the song "Everybody’s Kung Fu Fighting," but in reality, it is an intense, intricate sport and art form. Kung fu, or Wushu, is a Chinese martial arts form and the national sport of China. It is a combination full-...

Fighting Rape Culture

Fighting Rape Culture

By Jane Zankman, Production Manager

April 30, 2013

Rape is the most underreported crime in the United States despite the fact that one in 5 women will be sexually assaulted at one point in their lives. Why are survivors afraid to speak up? Why did the Steubenville football players ever think it was okay to rape that young girl? Why did the news and med...

Doughnut shops offer fun pastry alternative

By Jane Zankman, Production Editor

April 25, 2013

We thought we had seen it all, from crazy cupcakes to delicious pies to cute cake pops, but a new D.C. shop has decided to come back to the classic doughnut, with a few twists. Zeke’s DC Donutz, which opened Feb. 21, is not your average doughnut shop. Its hip and eclectic graffiti art covering the...

Risky Behavior

Risky Behavior

By Jane Zankman, Production Editor

October 1, 2012

After a tragic event like the shooting in Aurora, CO when 12 innocent victims lost their lives and dozens were seriously injured, peoples’ minds are often riddled with many questions. One frequently asked question is: how do we prevent this from happening again? The answer is that we need to lear...

Gay marriage bill passes in MD

By By Jane Zankman, News Production Editor

March 26, 2012

Governor Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law March 2 allowing same-sex couples to marry in Maryland. The law will go into effect in 2013, but is likely to be voted on as a referendum on the Maryland 2012 ballot. The bill passed in the House of Delegates with a 72-67 win and in the Senate with...

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