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Student Art Spotlight: Alex Zarynow

Alex Zarynow poses with Congressman John Delaney at the Congressional Art Competition. Zarynow has achieved much success through his photography.

By Sarah O'Brien and Balbina Yang

May 28, 2016

For some people, it’s all about the music, the dance moves or the food. However, for senior Alex Zarynow, it’s all about the pictures. Although he is in Photography 1, Zarynow is self-taught and began taking photos during his junior year at CHS. Ever since, he has won awards, such as in the Congressional...

‘Observer’ Sits Down with Actor Ben Feldman

Feldman in the CHS auditorium during the interview.

By Thomas Atkinson and Sarah O'Brien

May 26, 2016

CHS alumnus Ben Feldman is a television and film actor in such shows as Mad Men, Silicon Valley and Cloverfield. Though he has done endless interviews, the Observer had the privilege of interviewing Feldman recently. Feldman jogged to CHS from his father’s house in the Inverness neighborhood of Potomac...

CHS Alumni Continue in their Arts Exploration

Alumna Kristina Hann works on her music in a recording studio. Hann is currently studying Music at Belmont University.

By Sarah O’Brien, Arts Editor

April 29, 2016

All students take some form of art class at CHS, yet most do not continue once they graduate. The Observer has contacted a few recent graduates who have continued their passions in art after their life at CHS. Adam Settlage Adam Settlage graduated in 2014 and was a member of the show cho...

Student Art Spotlight:

Junior Libby Spriggs has helped design costumes for CHS performances since freshman year. She plans to continue fashion in the future.

By Sarah O’Brien, Production Editor

March 22, 2016

Although often overlooked, fashion has a major influence on show business, and junior Libby Spriggs dedicates her time to ensure that all the actors and actresses of CHS look their part. Spriggs has been finding, altering and creating costumes for the CHS plays and musicals since her freshman year....

New Restaurants to be Tried in the Food Court

Montgomery Mall recently added restaurants to its diverse food court.

By Sarah O’Brien, Production Editor

February 25, 2016

The CHS community grew up going to Westfield Montgomery Mall; however with so many upgrades, it is hard to recognize our childhood mall. B|Bop|Q, Shanghai 66, Chloe’s New York Style Deli and Jamaican Me Crazy have all been introduced to the mall food court in the last year. All are locally and family...

CHS Observer Finds out what it is like to be SMOB

Junior Student Member of the Board Eric Guerci.

By Sarah O'Brien, Production Editor

February 23, 2016

With elections for the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) approaching in the spring, many students are wondering what the jobs of SMOB are. The Observer interviewed current SMOB Eric Guerci to find out what it’s like to be SMOB. Guerci has been focusing on making sure the students know and understand...

‘Full House’ gets fuller

Senior Sarah Bomfim and her freshman sister Emma received every episode of Full House from their parents and are excited for Fuller House to come out Feb. 26, 2016.

By Sarah O’Brien, Production Editor

December 22, 2015

The family comedy TV show Full House premiered 28 years ago in 1987. The final show aired 20 years ago, and Full House fans have been waiting for a new season to come back to the television screen. After a long wait, the Full House team responded to its viewers, “You got it, dude.” Fuller House...

Coldplay release new album

Coldplay's is scheduled to play during halftime at the 50th Super Bowl.

By Sarah O'Brien, production editor

December 10, 2015

The National Football League (NFL) recently announced that Coldplay will be playing in the 50th Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 2016, with the help of other unannounced artists. “I think they will have a better performance than most,” junior Srikar Kolla said. Coldplay also released their...

Teachers list their favorite songs from their playlists

Brown jams on out on his guitar for fun.

By Sarah O'brien, Production Editor

November 25, 2015

Kevin Brown English and AP Lang teacher Kevin Brown likes rock songs with masculine singers, that give meaning to their words. Here are his favorite songs: 1) “Black” by Pearl Jam 2)“Where Did You Sleep Last Night” by Nirvana 3)These next two were a tie for Brown, both performed by the...

Student Art Spotlight: A Noteworthy Musician

Senior Samantha Locraft is learning how to play the E-flat Clarinet, piano and flute in addition to her skills with the clarinet and saxophone.

By Sarah O'Brien, Production Editor

November 25, 2015

Senior Samantha Locraft knows the keys to success and has been fine tuning her skills on the clarinet for the past nine years. Locraft currently plays in the Montgomery County Youth Orchestra (MCYO) Philharmonic, Young Artists of America (YAA) Orchestra and the CHS pit band. Clarinet is Locraft’s...

Students Marty Mcflying Back to the Future

Students Marty Mcflying Back to the Future

By Sarah O'Brien, Production Editor

October 29, 2015

They see me rollin’... on my hoverboard. Around CHS and the nation, teens and adults have found a new method of transportation in hoverboards. Hoverboards are electric, two wheeled devices appear to float in the air. These “hoverboards” that act like segways without handles are sweeping the nation,...

Senior sketches out a future in the art industry

Senior Sophia Kim is a musician and avid painter whose favorite painting is of her parents. She was inducted into the National Society of Arts and Letters and has traveled to Korea to paint for the less fortunate.

By Sarah O'Brien, Production Editor

October 29, 2015

Senior Sophia Kim is both a visual and an auditory artist. She has been painting ever since she learned how to hold a pencil, and she has been playing viola for three years. Before that she played violin for a little over five years. Kim was inducted into the National Society of Arts and Letters...

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