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Thanksgiving recipes good enough to gobble up

Thanksgiving recipes good enough to gobble up

By Jordan Janis and Danielle Kiefer

November 21, 2014

Although many elements go into celebrating Thanksgiving, the one that is most often thought of is food. However, the usual dishes that grace the dining table year after year can start to become boring and repetitive and may lose the appeal that should accompany Thanksgiving dinner. This year, try out...

Hate summer reading? Not with these books

Hate summer reading? Not with these books

By Danielle Kiefer, Features Editor

May 30, 2014

Nothing can ruin a summer faster than required summer reading assignments. However, reading during the summer doesn't have to be accompanied by a groan and a sense of dread. The Observer brings you a list of must-read books for this summer—essays optional. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green Jo...

‘Observer’ writer stars as extra in local movie

‘Observer’ writer stars as extra in local movie

By Danielle Kiefer, Features Editor

May 29, 2014

As I scrolled through Twitter this past December, I discovered that an actor, Bryan Greenberg, from one of my favorite television shows, One Tree Hill, was filming a movie in Maryland. After much Internet stalking, I found out that the movie was being filmed on a street where the director Stephen Suetti...

Teen novel is worth a read

Teen novel is worth a read

By Danielle Kiefer, Arts Editor

May 28, 2014

Teenage romance is the backbone of countless young adult books. It is seemingly nothing new. However, Rainbow Rowell's novel about young love Eleanor & Park is anything but ordinary. Set in 1986, Eleanor & Park is a story about two high schoolers who fall in love despite overwhelming everyday obsta...

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

By Danielle Kiefer, Features Editor

May 12, 2014

For most students, the month of May is usually filled with studying for AP exams, attending graduation parties and finally enjoying some warm weather. In addition to the usual May events, students should make sure to also participate in Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic...

‘Life of Pi’ successfully brings book to life

‘Life of Pi’ successfully brings book to life

By Danielle Kiefer, Circulation Manager

December 21, 2012

Most people roll their eyes when they hear that yet another book is being turned into a movie. But Life of Pi is not just a boring movie that movie producers made because they were out of ideas. It exceeds expectations and proves to be a truly heartwarming and thought-provoking film. The film is based on the 2001 ...

Reusable LunchSkins offer green alternative

Reusable LunchSkins offer green alternative

By Danielle Kiefer, Circulation Manager

October 2, 2012

Brown paper bags, napkins, tin foil and plastic baggies are just some of the trash thrown away by students every day at lunch. Each person creates 67 pounds of waste by the end of the school year, according to the Research Triangle Institute. To help eliminate plastic waste, Potomac residents Kirsten Quigl...

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