The Observer

CHS alumna now award-winning local reporter

By Emilie Plesset, Online Opinions Editor

February 22, 2012

Tisha Thompson, a 1995 CHS alumna, never planned on becoming an award-winning journalist. Coming from a line of journalists five generations long, she thought she would take a different path. “I have always been a writer,” Thompson said. “I did not necessarily want to do journalism because everyone...

Local teenager’s designs walk the halls of CHS

By Emily Birnbaum Contest Manager

October 26, 2011

Mixing girls and shoes can be a lethal combination. When the right girl sees the right display of shoes, her eyes shine and widen. Her hands reach. Her feet begin to move. She will do anything to have them. But when shoe obsession mixes with art, a more interesting and trendy product is created.  Fifteen-year-old...

Local tutoring service expands to elementary school

By By Joel Denicoff, Staff Writer

November 23, 2010

Although it started as a small Montgomery County company, Peer2Peer tutoring has expanded to Howard County, Fairfax County, Westchester, New York and, for the first time, to an elementary school. Peer2Peer is now providing free tutoring for students from Strathmore Elementary School. Strathmore is...

Website offers online deals to consumers, local stores

By By Sushen Thiyagarajan Breaking Stories Online Editor

October 4, 2010

Local businesses may be considered more expensive than big chains, but,, a new, fast-growing website, might change those notions. Owned by The Point Inc., a company that helps raise money for campaigns and fundraisers, Groupon aims to help consumers enjoy many different activities in the...

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