The Observer

November 20, 2018

In America, a “rubber” is slang for a condom. In Australia, it serves as slang for an eraser. Either way, it seems as if MCPS is soon going to have both of these important tools roaming the hallways. Due...

Athletes must live up to role model standards

Athletes must live up to role model standards
November 20, 2018

The women’s finals match of the 2018 U.S. Open between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka has sparked controversy not only in the tennis community, but throughout the sports industry. In a major upset,...

Makeup Brands “Oversexualize” Names of Products

Makeup brand NARS gives suggestive titles to different shades of a blush palette.
April 19, 2016

It’s getting a little too hot in here. It’s no secret—makeup brands have been giving their lipsticks and eyeshadows unnecessarily suggestive names like Urban Decay’s “Perversion” and NARS’...

Stop the stigma surrounding mental health

Stop the stigma surrounding mental health
May 27, 2015

When I was in middle school, I used to cut myself. One day, one of my teachers made a joke about cutting. I sat there and watched my whole class laugh at an issue I was struggling with. It took me over...

Students, staff should have been consulted before schedule change

January 12, 2015

During first period on Wednesday morning, students, refreshed from a relaxing snow day and two-hour delay were jarred awake by a shocking announcement. Principal Joan Benz promised that the disruption...

Bullying policy needs to take its own advice and ‘be the change’

Bullying policy needs to take its own advice and 'be the change'
September 24, 2013

"Nobody likes you," "Why would you wear that?" and "You’re so gay," are just a few of the phrases heard throughout the CHS hallways every day.  While some of these are said in a joking or even sarcastic...

Sitting or Standing, students deserve respect

 Sitting or Standing, students deserve respect
September 24, 2013

The Pledge of Allegiance was originally written Sept. 8, 1892 with several additions made over the years. The version used today, with the words "under God" and the act of standing in salute to the flag...

Elimination of Kids Ride Free hurts teenagers

October 1, 2010

In response to the current economic recession and Montgomery County’s massive $1 billion budget gap for fiscal year 2010-2011, county executive Isiah Leggett has had to make millions of dollars in budget...

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