The Observer

Students should have the freedom to go out for lunch

Cabin John Shopping Center is a very popular destination for WCHS students who go out for lunch.

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

May 9, 2019

Five days, 35 hours or 2,100 minutes is typically how long WCHS students spend within the walls of school each week. With the exception of seniors, students are not permitted to leave school grounds during lunch even if they are able to drive or receive a ride from someone else. Some may think that it...

CHS Students Take Their Lunch Break Off Campus

May 26, 2017

Between California Tortilla, Chipotle and Cava, the rest of the school envies those lucky, licensed seniors who have several options of places to drive to for lunch during the school week. The school rules are that seniors are allowed to leave school grounds during the 55 minute lunch period only...

Throw Away Bad Habits Along With Your Trash

Students often leave trash after lunch for the building services crew to clean up.

By Sofia Williamson, Production Editor

March 22, 2016

Let’s talk trash. At CHS, there seems to be a prominent problem that no one is talking about, in which students lack the character to properly dispose of their trash. After lunch, it is impossible for a student to walk to sixth period without encountering leftover food and wrappers on the floor,...

Club works to recycle food one lunch at a time

Club works to recycle food one lunch at a time

By GIl Jacobson, Production Editor

January 7, 2014

The five-minute warning bell rings and students begin scrambling to gather all of their stuff and head off to class.  Inevitably, students who do not finish their lunches will toss their remains of their lunches in the trash. What these students may not know is that Drop Squad, a school-sponsored ...

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...

Auditorium fire shows student and teacher preparedness

Auditorium fire shows student and teacher preparedness

By Jordan Janis, Fact Checker

May 1, 2012

After seven days of cleaning, the CHS auditorium has new curtains and newly cleaned, upholstered seats and carpeting following an electrical fire that broke out in the auditorium March 21. Damage was contained to the auditorium area because emergency doors closed to prevent the spread of the fire. ...

Lunch cups have little effect on ‘sweetness’

By Vasant Joseph Editor-In-Chief

March 2, 2010

There was once a time when cups were only used for holding beverages. Be it water, soda or lemonade, their only purpose was to quench one’s thirst with its refreshing liquid. But times have changed; CHS seniors have taken these cups, bearing names like “Subway,” “Qdoba” and “Five Guys,”...

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