The Observer

CHS settles into bag tax

CHS settles into bag tax

By Jeanine Liu, Contest Manager

December 20, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Almost two years after Montgomery County implemented its bag tax law in an effort to reduce litter, residents are finally settling into the system and have made it a part of their daily lives. The Montgomery County bag tax law implemented Jan. 1, 2012 requires retailers to charge five cents for every...

Club Superlatives: The Popular, Productive and Unique

Club Superlatives: The Popular, Productive and Unique

By Jeanine Liu, Contest Manager

October 1, 2013


Filed under Features

Every year on Club Night, prospective students scour the rows of tables and walls of poster board in the crowded cafeteria to find clubs that suit their interests. The sheer number of clubs and members vying for students’ attention may be overwhelming, so here are some of the most well-known, prod...

J.K. Rowling announces prequel to Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling announces prequel to Harry Potter

By Jeanine Liu, Contest Manager

September 25, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusives

The magic lives on in the world of Harry Potter. Two years after the release of the last Potter film, Warner Bros. announced that J.K. Rowling, author of the famous Potter series, will be writing the screenplay for a new series of films based on the fictional textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Fi...

MoCo needs to follow suit and raise age for tobacco

By Jeanine Liu, Contest Manager

May 30, 2013


Filed under Column, Opinions

For its latest effort in a relentless campaign against smoking, New York City began hearings May 2 on a proposal to raise the city’s legal sale age of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley, along with City Council speaker Christine ...

Pentagon made right decision in lifting ban

Pentagon made right decision in lifting ban

By Jeanine Liu, Staff Writer

March 4, 2013


Filed under Opinions

After nearly a decade, the Pentagon has finally lifted the ban prohibiting women from ground combat positions in the military, giving women the opportunity to apply for more than 230,000 new jobs in the Army and Marine Corps. It is about time the Department of Defense realizes the contributions and impo...

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