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Pre-College Costs Hinder Students

Pre-College Costs Hinder Students

By Observer Opinion

March 29, 2017


Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions

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 to their dream school. But as college tuitions continue to rise, the cost of the college application...

Love is in the Air

February 23, 2017


Filed under Features

From: anonymous To: Eliza Asbury Message: Hey Liza,   I just wanted to wish you a happy Valentine's Day!  You're so kind and funny!  I loved being on track with you last year!  I have enjoyed getting to know so much over these past few years.  From church to track, we've had some pretty good laughs in the ...

Extra Extra! Clever ways to reuse your ‘Observer’

Extra Extra! Clever ways to reuse your ‘Observer’

By Katie Gauch, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2015


Filed under Arts

1, 2, 3, 4….18, 19, 20. Done. Just like that, you finished the newest edition of the gripping and informative Observer. Now what? Don’t worry. Here are some unique ways to recycle your favorite articles for when spring starts, March 20. Get your News did Girls, listen up. Stop painti...

‘Observer’ writer reflects on her time in ‘The J’

‘Observer’ writer reflects on her time in ‘The J’

By Emily Birnbaum, Senior Writer

June 4, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Everything I need to know, I learned in Room 243. I have been a part of this paper ever since I was a freshman and, let me tell you, I can’t think of a single force in my life that has been as influential or as beneficial. I owe so much of my personality and my happiness to this class. I don’t...

‘Observer’ writer stars as extra in local movie

‘Observer’ writer stars as extra in local movie

By Danielle Kiefer, Features Editor

May 29, 2014


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

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...

‘Observer’ writer meets Emblem3

By Skylar Whitman, Senior Writer

May 28, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music

  There are songs that make me happy and there are songs that make me sad, but overall, there is nothing more powerful to me than the universal language of music. Emblem3 is a pop-reggae male trio made up of Keaton Stromberg, 17, Wesley Stromberg, 19 and Drew Chadwick, 21, three boys originally...

‘Observer’ fundraiser

By Alissa Li, Production Editor

January 7, 2014


Filed under Observations

The Observer held a fundraiser at California Tortilla on Dec. 10. Despite the icy conditions on the road and the wintry weather, there was still a substantial turnout at California Tortilla to support the Observer. "I think it went well," junior Emily Raab said. "A lot of people came out to support...

‘Observer’ wins awards

By Jordan Janis, Features Editr

November 26, 2013


Filed under Observations

The Observer has received multiple awards in recognition of its 2012-2013 publications.  The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) recently awarded the Observer the All-American honor rating, NSPA’s highest achievement, with Marks of Distinction for Coverage/Content, Writing/Editing, Photos/...

‘Observer’ Wins Media Awards

By Aileen Choi, Online Observations Editor

October 3, 2013


Filed under Observations

Congratulations to the Observer for winning several Baltimore Student Media's High School Media awards. The Observer was named Best Overall Publication and placed in multiple catogories, including Best Overall Website, Best News Story, Best Arts/Feature Story and Best Sports Story. Baltimore Studen...

‘Observer’ staff attends conference in San Francisco

‘Observer’ staff attends conference in San Francisco

By Sammi SIlber, Obervations editor

May 29, 2013


Filed under Observations

Ten members of the Observer staff attended a journalism conference in San Francisco from April 26-29.  The National Scholastic Press and Journalism Education Associations held the conference with the goal of educating students on how to improve their high school publications.   The students attended sessions outlinin...

NSPA recognizes ‘Observer’

NSPA recognizes ‘Observer’

By Luke Frentsos, Sports Photo Editor

November 23, 2011


Filed under Observations

The Churchill Observer received an All-American ranking from the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) for last year’s publications. The All American is the highest rating that the NSPA gives to a pub- lication. To receive this ranking, the Observer needed to earn a total of 3,200 points...

Observer Wins Awards

September 27, 2011


Filed under Online Exclusives

Kelly Knarr – Advisor American Scholastic Press Association Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medalist Maryland-District of Columbia Scholastic Press Association National Scholastic Press Association Quill and Scroll Society International First Place Award for Superior...

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