The Observer

Bike accidents skyrocket in lieu of helmet-less riders

 Stephanie Zoltick wears her helmet before a bike ride. Zoltick prioritizes safety and knows the consequences of riding without a helmet.

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor

December 8, 2019

A lesson that is annually drilled into the heads of little kids all across the world: “Wear your helmet while riding your bike to prevent head injury.” However, according to recent studies, the number of bicycle accidents due to not wearing helmets is skyrocketing. Maybe little kids should not be...

New product provides the key to safety

The Comfort Key’s simple design and inconspicuous appearance lends to its ease of use in dangerous situations.

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

June 5, 2019

For teens, especially young women, the threat of harassment on the street is a sad reality that many have to live with. Especially when alone, high school girls can be seen as easy targets by people with less than pure intentions. It is for this reason that many self-defense or protection products exist,...

Safety campaign won’t cure traffic woes

Snow days caused a delay in the promise of increased police presence to enforce traffic laws.

By Fiona Asbury, Advertising Manager

February 27, 2014

CHS has recently instituted stricter enforcement for the traffic rules and regulations around the school, including a new electronic sign outside the school aimed at improving the safety of students. According to Principal Joan Benz, what was once a school issue regarding unsafe behaviors around the...

Students have mixed reactions to armed police officer: Officer vital to safety

Students have mixed reactions to armed police officer: Officer vital to safety

By Dana Harris, Online Features Editor

October 1, 2013

Within the past few years, reports of school shootings have flooded the national media.  Too many innocent lives have been cut short by ill individuals.  These incidents may have turned out very differently had there been an armed police officer on the campus at all times. At the beginning of the school year...

County places 50 new security cameras in CHS hallways

With the addition of the cameras, students can now be monitered in almost every part of the school building.

By Jordan Maser, Features Editor

September 25, 2013

This past summer at least 50 new security cameras were installed throughout the CHS hallways due to a budget increase in the Division of Safety and Security. Previously, CHS had only 32 operating security cameras. The new security cameras are smaller and less obvious. Netcom Technology Inc. technic...

Colleges upgrade security, alert systems as students make safety a priority

By Allison Srour, Features Editor and Katy Verboncoeur, Staff Writer

April 15, 2011

With the fourth anniversary of the tragic Virginia Tech shootings approaching, the increased attention on college campus security has changed the college experience for many students. In response to the April 2007 shooting, many colleges have upgraded their security systems by adding campus emergency...

Increase in Metro crimes concerns CHS parents

By Dana Youngentob Public Relations

March 22, 2011

Some students go downtown for a concert at the Verizon Center, while others go downtown for a nice dinner. No matter the reason, the Metro is a popular mode of transportation to get to a desired location. However, crime rates across this transit system have hit a five–year high, possibly preventing...

Studies question safety of hair straightening treatments

By By Camille Bachrach Online Editor-in-Chief Paige Gross Online Features Editor

December 22, 2010

 Many people turn to Keratin Hair Straightening Treatment or Brazilian Blowout to remove frizz and curls from their excessively untamed hair. After hours of sitting through this lengthy process, hair is left smooth and shiny—but at what health cost? According to Erin Clott, salon manager of George...

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