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Potential protest reform laws could limit student activism

Potential protest reform laws could limit student activism

By Sophie Liss, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

A proposal introduced in Aug. suggested that the National Park Service (NPS) should require protestors to reimburse the agency for the support and security it provides during demonstrations. In addition, other proposals would limit the amount of people that can protest and the areas they are allowed ...

Bill Expands SMOB Power

By Rebecca Jackson, Circulation Manager

March 22, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

The Maryland House of Representatives recently passed House Bill 87, which will significantly expand the voting rights of the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) for Montgomery County. If passed in the Maryland Senate, this bill will be enacted July 1, increasing the SMOB’s voice and effectiveness in...

CHS welcomes foreign exchange students from France

CHS welcomes foreign exchange students from France

By Sara Heimlich, Public Relations Manager

November 10, 2015


Filed under Top Stories

From Nov. 4 through Nov. 14, CHS students enrolled in French classes have the opportunity to get involved in an exchange program and host students from Lycée Célonie (Célonie High School) in Aix-en-Provence, France. “The purpose of the exchange is to experience cultural similarities and differences...

CHS hosts first Student Author Night

CHS hosts first Student Author Night

By Madison Hurr and Arjun Swaminathan

February 7, 2015


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives

The CHS Educational Foundation held a student author book showcasing and signing event Feb. 4 featuring CHS seniors Sammi Silber and Elina Kapoor and SMOB representative and Clarksburg HS senior Dahlia Huh. The student authors discussed the writing and editing process, their inspiration and the plots...

The ‘G-word’ sparks a flame, splits gingers

By Tyler Mead, Observations Production Editor

February 24, 2012


Filed under Features

The G-word, or “ginger,” was popularized in a 2005 episode of South Park in which Eric Cartman, a character on the show, reported that “gingers” have no souls and were basically vampires. Since the episode aired the term has spread like wildfire. The Observer sat down with two of CHS’...

Getting an allowance isn’t all about the money

Getting an allowance isn’t all about the money

By Lori Koenick, Features Editor

February 24, 2012


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Food, movies, clothes, gas—a small sampling of a teenager’s budget. Every teen has needs and wants, but deciding who pays for what—the options being the child or parent of course—is frequently up for debate. When the child pays, the money he or she is using probably came from one of the three...

Student EMTs make a difference in community

November 28, 2011


Filed under Features

Firefighters, doctors and policemen are only a few examples of the people who sacrifice their time to protect us and sometimes save our lives. CHS is proud to claim multiple everyday heroes of our own— Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Many students are either in training to become EMTs...

Is it just me, or is everybody doing it?

By By Amna Farooqi and Nicole Weltmann, Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer

November 21, 2011


Filed under Features

Last summer, junior David* pulled up to a parking lot. He stopped the car and motioned for a girl he knows, another CHS student, to get in the backseat. Obligingly, she climbed in, he joined her, and they exchanged some brief conversation. After about 10 minutes of talking, she went down. That girl no...

Foreign exchange students experience CHS culture

By Jordan Maser Staff Writer

October 27, 2011


Filed under Features

  It is not a secret that a good number of American students have a soft spot for foreign exchange students because of their accents, sense of style and interesting backgrounds. Typically there are at least two foreign exchange students at CHS, but this year there are three.   Sophomores M...

Therapy provides outlet for teens under stress

By Amna Farooqi, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2011


Filed under Features

During the developmental years of adolescence, it’s safe to say that life is ruled by stress. Whether it’s the stress of academics, the stress of group drama or the stress of relationships, stress seems to be the recurring theme in everyone’s life. For teens, it seems that dealing with the stress...

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

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

April 15, 2011


Filed under Features

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...

MCPS student film fest

By Dana Youngentob Public Relations

March 2, 2011


Filed under Observations

The Movies at Montgomery Mall will host the MCPS Student Film Festival March 31, coordinated by senior Laura Butvinik and junior Nina Katz. The festival will show videos that high school students submitted to Butvinik and Katz. The festival costs $5 for the whole day, and, during the festival, which...

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