The Observer

Teachers need to learn to not bully

Teachers need to learn to not bully

By Sammi Silber, Senior Writer

May 7, 2015


Filed under Opinions

We are all aware of our favorite and least favorite teachers. Some will cheer you on and never give up on you.  Others will kill you with their negativity and attitude, which can in the end psychologically affect us students. When students are in school, they have to balance seven periods of homework,...

MCPS, it’s time to put the fun back in fundraising

MCPS, it’s time to put the fun back in fundraising

By Sammi Silber and Katie Gauch

April 29, 2015


Filed under Opinions

I want candy. School can get boring between studying for tests, endless homework assignments and improving your college resume. To balance work and play, many students look forward to fundraisers which boost energy and promote school spirit throughout the year. However, due to changes in MCPS food...

MoCo, Governor work to stop epidemic of heroin use

MoCo, Governor work to stop epidemic of heroin use

By Katie Gauch and Sammi Silber

February 24, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Marijuana, cocaine and Adderall. While these are some of the most prevalent drugs in the area today, one tends to go unnoticed: heroin. In the past years, use of this narcotic has dramatically increased throughout Montgomery County, leading to a rise in heroin-related deaths throughout the state. According...

Student authors signing

Student authors signing

By Katie Clem, Production Editor

February 24, 2015


Filed under Observations

Seniors Sammi Silber, Elina Kapoor and Dalhia Huh participated in an author book signing at CHS on Feb. 4. Friends and family of the young authors supported them in their achievements. Their writings ranged from personal accounts to children’s books to essays. “Show yourself through your words,”...

MCPS freezes budget to save funds for next year

MCPS freezes budget to save funds for next year

By Ana Faguy and Sammi Silber

December 19, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

MCPS announced Nov. 24 a temporary budget freeze that will affect staffing and purchasing in schools throughout the county. According to a Nov. 24 memo, MCPS announced that a budget freeze would become effective Dec. 1 in order to save money for the upcoming school year and to prevent a funding gap...

Math teacher wins ‘My Favorite Teacher’ award

Math teacher wins ‘My Favorite Teacher’ award

By Gil Jacobson and Sammi Silber

November 21, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Geometry teacher Hsinyu Ho won The Gazette’s “My Favorite Teacher” contest for MCPS high school teachers after being nominated and named a finalist earlier this school year. This award is given to a teacher who students believe exemplifies the model teacher.  Interested students were allowed ...

Meet the candidates for District 16 delegate

Meet the candidates for District 16 delegate

By Emily Birnbaum and Sammi Silber

June 2, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Candidates for District 16’s representative to the Maryland House of Delegates will square off in a primary election June 24. The winner will move on to the general election Nov. 4.  With the primary right around the corner, the Observer sat down with the two Democratic candidates.   Marc Korman ...

Five foods to help you survive exam week

By Katie Gauch and Sammi Silber

May 30, 2014


Filed under Arts

Final exam week is quickly approaching, becoming the only obstacle we have to overcome before our stress-free, sun-filled summer vacation.  Drop the textbooks, because the one thing that will get us through these strenuous exams is food. There is no better feeling than finishing an exam and coming...

Education Foundation

By Sammi Silber, Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2014


Filed under Observations

The WCHS Educational Foundation is looking for a freshman representative. The application can be found on their website, which can be found by scanning the QR code. The due date is April 25. They are looking for a freshman who wishes to enhance and better the educational environment in the CHS cluster...

CHS International Night

CHS International Night

By Sammi Silber, Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

CHS’s International Student Alliance held its first International Night on April 9.  The event was held in order to embrace different cultures in the Potomac community.  The night included different food from around the world, henna tattoos and cultural performances. “It is extremely special,”...

Best Buddies fundraiser

Best Buddies fundraiser

March 31, 2014


Filed under Observations

The Best Buddies Club, which focuses on trying to promote kindness, raised $1483 from their Chipotle fundraiser.  The “Cause an Effect” fundraiser helped raise money for the club’s costs, including supplies, dues and outings. According to senior and Best Buddies Club president Audrey Hagege,...

Debate team winners

By Sammi Silber, Editor in Chief

March 24, 2014


Filed under Observations

Congratulations to debate team members and seniors Rachel Caspar and Henoss Taddesse for propelling the debate team to winning second place at the Washington Metropolitan Area Debate tournament on March 6.  Congratulations to the other debate team members who also qualified. Matt Baris Fahad Khan Ana...

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