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Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial sparks tears from audience members

A hoops poster of the basketball star Kobe Bryant with both of his jersey numbers, eight and 24.

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor

March 7, 2020

Feb. 24, 2020, the heart wrenching memorial service for the passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, was a very emotional day for all basketball fans and friends of the Bryant family. The service, held at the Staples center in Los Angeles, Calif., left the audience with heavy hearts and teary eyes.  The...

Native American memorial set to open in 2018

By Rebecca Jackson, News Editor

March 13, 2018

A 1994 Act of Congress permitted the creation of a memorial for Native American Veterans by the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) on the National Mall. It is set to be unveiled Veterans day Nov. 11, 2020, just two years away. Although Native Americans contribute much to society, they are o...

Memorial Day Festival Is a Must-Go

Memorial Day Festival Is a Must-Go

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

May 23, 2014

  Artists are displaying their work in tents, restaurants are giving out free samples of food, live music is playing and Rockville is a buzz with activity. This year, the annual Hometown Holidays festival will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26 in Rockville Town Center. “My family...

Community mourns loss of Bhatnagar

Community mourns loss of Bhatnagar

By Spenser Easterbrook, Editor-In-Chief

May 1, 2012

Senior Nachu Bhatnagar passed away April 6 at the age of 18 after a two-year battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma. He is survived by his mother, sisters junior Gauri and sophomore Radha, and his extended family. His father passed away last year. The CHS community honored Nachu at a memorial service in the...

Students honor Nachu Bhatnagar at lunch memorial

Students honor Nachu Bhatnagar at lunch memorial

By Julia Greenzaid, Online Breaking News Editor

April 10, 2012

CHS students and staff gathered in the auditorium for senior Nachu Bhatnagar’s memorial service at lunch April 10. The CHS community connected through laughter and tears as friends, relatives and teachers honored Nachu by sharing their memories of him. As a slideshow of Nachu’s life played in...

MLK Memorial Displays Inaccuracies

By Stacey Stein, Online Breaking News Editor

September 23, 2011

After over 20 years of planning, fundraising and building, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial opened to the public Aug. 22. As visitors enter the memorial, and approach the statue of Dr. King, one side reads “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness,” a quote attributed to...

‘Miss Saigon’ cast visits Vietnam Memorial

By Becky Price, Staff Resources Manager

November 24, 2009

The cast of Miss Saigon High School Edition participated in the monthly washing of the Vietnam memorial in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Nov. 7. “We asked Bill Smart, the person who started the event, if we could partake in the washing of the Vietnam monuments walls,” Choral Music teacher Carlos...

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