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Feminine products should be free…period.

Feminine products should be free...period.
March 3, 2020

An average woman will have over 500 periods in her lifetime, each one lasting between three to seven days according to a Feb. 2020 Netdoctor article. Each day she should use between three to seven pads...

Political bias proves risky for brands

Whether they are conservative or liberal, modern day consumers are considering a brand's stance on social and political issues as a factor in their purchasing decisions. Though it is an effective marketing strategy, companies need to think twice before publicly announcing any stance.
November 13, 2019

There is a new trend in the shopping world, and it is not the latest shirt or shoe, but rather the disclosure of a company’s position on social and political issues.  According to a 2018 Eldman Earned...

MCPS, give more of a break, not less

Observer Opinion
April 12, 2018

As the third quarter of the school year finishes up, many students are still relishing their fond memories of their recent Spring Break. It may also be the last time that seniors travel with their friends...

Parkland brings out Gen Z’s activism

Parkland brings out Gen Z’s activism
Observer Opinion
March 7, 2018

We’ve heard it all before. Regardless of the era, the youth generation always ends up garnering the same stereotypes -- lazy, ignorant and apathetic. Back in the 60’s, the hippies were regarded as...

MCPS, give students, staff a break

MCPS, give students, staff a break
Observer Opinion
November 21, 2017

Once again, the MCPS school board is altering the school year schedule. For the 2018-19 year, election day and Jewish holidays cut into the schedule. In response, there were five schedule proposals created....

CHS, stop undermining mental illness

Observer Opinion
October 24, 2017

Mental illnesses: serious, yet stigmatized conditions that impact countless members of the CHS community. But when those conditions are stereotyped or referenced in casual context, it completely undermines...

Activities: Quality Over Quantity

Activities: Quality Over Quantity
June 13, 2017

Captain of a varsity sports team, a position on the student government, president of several clubs, skilled artist, member of numerous honor societies, over 200 hours of volunteer work, a multi-AP class...

Pre-College Costs Hinder Students

Pre-College Costs Hinder Students
March 29, 2017

College is an expensive investment into a student’s future. At CHS, most of students’ daily lives and choices revolve around earning amazing grades and outstanding test scores so they receive admittance...

Responsibility to Report All News

Responsibility to Report All News
February 21, 2017

As staff members of a hyperlocal student publication, some may wonder if we are sticking our heads where they don’t belong when we tackle national and political issues. There is not a clear consensus...

CHS Must Unite Post Election

CHS students should come together after the election.
December 5, 2016

Dear CHS, The 2016 election was an emotional, tumultuous experience for almost everyone involved. The rhetoric that spilled from both Democrats and Republicans was harsh and insistent for the better part...

We Need Proactive Mental Health Support

We Need Proactive Mental Health Support
March 22, 2016

If you think it’s difficult to read an article about suicidal students, consider what it would be like to be one. In light of recent tragedies, mental health awareness has become more of a hot topic...

We Have a Microphone, Now Speak Up

We Have a Microphone, Now Speak Up
February 25, 2016

If The Little Mermaid taught us anything, it was to value our voices. Oftentimes, students take their voice and ability to represent themselves within the school system for granted. Or they underestimate...

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