The Observer

Emphasis on STEM hinders creativity

Emphasis on STEM hinders creativity

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions

WCHS offers a variety of interesting and creative electives. However, despite these courses catering to almost every interest, not many WCHS students decide to enroll in them. The highly-competitive environment at WCHS causes students to believe that only core curriculum classes are important, and electi...

French protests should not intervene with tourist destinations

French protests should not intervene with tourist destinations

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

The Arc de Triomphe is an iconic piece of French history and culture. With its beautiful design and rich history, it is one of the most popular tourist sites in the country. However, this monumental structure has been defaced with graffiti as a result of what has been deemed one of France’s worst ...

Student Art Spotlight Mason Catalon

Student Art Spotlight Mason Catalon

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Arts

From the random paint colors staining her wardrobe to the doodle-filled sketchbook that is glued to her hand, it is no secret that senior Mason Catalon is a passionate artist. For her, art is an integral part of her life and her need to draw is equivalent to her need to breathe. “I’ve always b...

Scandals highlight Youtube beauty guru community

Scandals highlight Youtube beauty guru community

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions

Whether it be for a night out or just laying in bed with nothing to do, people turn to YouTube beauty gurus for product  reviews, makeup tutorials, lifestyle videos and even comedy. The beauty community is dominated by the same, well-known YouTubers for years. However, with racist tweets resurfacing ...

Self-care tutorials teach students valuable tips

Self-care tutorials teach students valuable tips

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

June 13, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Social media can be used in many ways, whether it be to spread a message or to connect with people around the world. Now, a new trend on social network sites is “self-care” how-tos. These are tips and tricks to be healthy, happy and ready for life. These threads mostly target on their female audience...

Fashionistas cash in with Instagram re-sell shops

Fashionistas cash in with Instagram re-sell shops

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Top Stories

Usually, when students want to buy new clothes, they go to the Montgomery Mall or browse online stores. Recently, there’s been a rise in a more convenient way to shop: on Instagram. Instagram is a social media platform that can be used to post pictures with friends, showcase the latest Starbucks...

Climate change has greater effects than most know

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

Climate change is an issue that has been in the spotlight for several years now, and has been continuously affecting the world’s weather patterns. However, what is not as well-known is how it affects a certain demographic of people--specifically, women. It is easy to dismiss this problem as one...

Avoid V-Day heartbreak: simply celebrate love

Avoid V-Day heartbreak: simply celebrate  love

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

In the past, Valentine’s Day entailed heart decorations, decorated cards from classmates and class parties with candy galore. However, in high school, Valentine’s Day is a completely different experience. Instead of feeling the same excitement as they did when they were younger, teens’ definition...

Net neutrality is necessary for CHS students

Net neutrality is necessary for CHS students

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

The internet is an integral part of our society and imperative to our daily lives. It provides a place to share ideas, learn new things and communicate with others. In America, the internet has traditionally been an open and free platform for many uses. The flexibility of the internet is largely...

New Star Wars movie promotes inclusion

New Star Wars movie promotes inclusion

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor

December 20, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

The new Star Wars movie brings an influx of worldwide excitement as people come to watch the next installment of their favorite movie series. With new characters, beautiful scenery and awesome lightsaber duels, Star Wars: The Last Jedi keeps the audience on the edge of their seats for the duration of...

“Me too” trend creates necessary virtual community for victims

“Me too” trend creates necessary virtual community for victims

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

After sexual assault and harassment allegations toward movie mogul Harvey Weinstein have surfaced, women around the world are taking to social media to share their own stories in regards to rape and sexual harassment using the handle #MeToo. The hashtag first gained popularity when actress Alyssa Milano...

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