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Registration moves from pen and paper to online

Registration moves from pen and paper to online

By Lauren Roseman, Staff Writer

February 23, 2015

Forget about that long and tedious process of registering for classes, where students have to search the course bulletin to find a four-numbered code for each class, write it on the registration card and bring the card to school the next day counselors can add them to the database. This year, in order...

ACT test to be offered online starting in 2015

ACT test to be offered online starting in 2015

By Dana Harris, Features Editor

February 27, 2014

Beginning in 2015, the ACT will be offered through a computer-based program in states that offer the ACT on a school day to fulfill the requirements of their district, state or school assessment programs. Students will be able to take the online version of the ACT on tablets, computers or laptops. ...

The Observer Weighs the Benefits of Using Tablets Over Textbooks

The Observer Weighs the Benefits of Using Tablets Over Textbooks

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Business Manager

January 8, 2014

Slugging textbooks to and from school can be a pain, both figuratively and literally, and in a new world immersed in technology, tablets should be allowed in classrooms in order to fit modern culture. Textbooks are becoming a thing of the past as schools start to incorporate more technology in the...

The Jonas Brothers Cancel Their Upcoming Tour

The Jonas Brothers Cancel Their Upcoming Tour

By Skylar Whitman

October 30, 2013

We grew up with them. We fell in love with them. We fangirled over them. We watched their TV show. We supported solo careers. We’ve been there for them through thick and thin. But now, the Jonas Brothers have officially ended their family trio music career. The brothers, Nick, 21, Joe, 25, and Kevin,...

Left Turn Signal Should be Added to Tuckerman Traffic Light

Left Turn Signal Should be Added to Tuckerman Traffic Light

By Yash Nigam, Production Editor

October 30, 2013

Tuckerman Lane is saturated with cars in the morning before school starts. The congestion is exhausting to drivers and is hazardous, especially for inexperienced teenage drivers who have not been that exposed to busy intersections. The lack of a left turn signal only makes the situation worse. Such...

Handball Concludes its First Season

Handball Concludes its First Season

By Danny Gordon

October 30, 2013

The CHS handball team’s season concluded against Northwood Oct. 15, with a 22-14 victory. The team finished with a record of 5 wins and 1 loss. “The season went great,” junior captain John Sahin said. “We only lost one game and in my opinion were really good as a team together.” According...

Choral Department Should Work on Delivery in Rap Performances

By Greer Smith, Opinions Editor

October 29, 2013

There is no denying that CHS has a talented choral department with gifted singers and dancers. They put on great musicals, BLAST, and perform at school events like pep rallies. The singing voices range from good to excellent, but there is one genre of music I beg they stay away from: Rap. Rap is not...

The Observer Previews the Upcoming NBA Season

The Observer Previews the Upcoming NBA Season

By Noah Salzberg, Public Relations and Social Media Editor

October 29, 2013

The NBA 2013-2014 season begins tonight, Oct. 29, as the Miami Heat, the 2012-2013 reigning champions take on the Chicago Bulls. There are many headlines this season, including Derrick Rose’s return after missing last season with a torn ACL and Miami’s bout for a third consecutive championship. Unlike...

New Privacy Settings Affect Teens on Facebook

New Privacy Settings Affect Teens on Facebook

By Natalie Cortez, Public Relations and Social Media Editor

October 29, 2013

Facebook had loosened its privacy setting for its teenage users. The new privacy setting took effect Oct. 17. Originally the networking site restricted 13 to 17 year olds to sharing posts to friends of friends by default. Teens were prohibited by the site to share all information to the general public. However,...

Controversy Surrounds the Redskins’ Name

Controversy Surrounds the Redskins’ Name

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Business Manager

October 21, 2013

Every time the Washington Redskins score FedEx Field fills with the echo of thousands of fans singing “Hail to the Redskins, hail victory, braves on the warpath, fight for old DC.” However, the fight song and the Redskins’ team name could all be jeopardy. The Redskins have been under heavy scrutiny...

Common Application Faces Untimely Glitches

Common Application Faces Untimely Glitches

By Danielle Kiefer, Arts Editor

October 17, 2013

The government may not be the only thing shut down—the new version of the online Common Application, a college application website often referred to as the Common App, has been experiencing many glitches and crashed Oct. 14. Only days before many schools' Early Action and Early Decision deadlines,...

2013 CHS Spirit Week

By Katie Gauch and Katherine Michael

October 11, 2013

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