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College admissions shouldn’t favor race

College admissions shouldn't favor race

By Katie Clem, Production Manager

June 3, 2014

Fifty years ago on July 2, the iconic Civil Rights Act was passed. This act was the first and most well-known attempt at creating equality among people of different races. However, three years before that, the first mention of affirmative action was in John Kennedy’s Executive Order 10925. Affirmative...

5K’s for the summer

5K's for the summer

By Madison Hurr, Arts Editor

May 30, 2014

If you want to get in shape but think of running as a strenuous, boring activity, think again. 5Ks are the perfect opportunity for getting your cardio workout in while having a blast with friends in a fun environment. Several unique 5K races are coming to the DC area soon. The Observer has compiled a list...

Community reacts to ‘A Race to Nowhere’ screening

By By Olivia Parven, Contest Manager

December 21, 2010

A Race to Nowhere, directed by Vicki Abeles, is a documentary that raises questions and concerns about how students today are being increasingly pressured to succeed by parents, teachers, society and themselves more so than in previous years. The film was presented at the CHS auditorium Nov. 22 to raise...

Alum runs 100 mile race, reaches new heights

By By Amanda Vinner Features Editor

November 23, 2010

Question: What is 12,600 feet high, 100 miles long and run all over? Answer: The Leadville Trail 100 Race in Leadville, Colorado, that CHS alumnus, Bryan Sperry, completed this past summer. Sperry, who graduated in 1981, began running the race Aug. 21 at 4 a.m. and did not stop until 8:47 a.m. the following...

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