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‘Observer’ Sits Down with Actor Ben Feldman

‘Observer’ Sits Down with Actor Ben Feldman

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 Community Mourns Loss of Junior

CHS Community Mourns Loss of Junior

By Thomas Atkinson and Lauren Roseman

May 5, 2016

Junior Anna Castillo (Maya Castle) passed away April 16 at the age of 16. She is survived by parents Daniela and Victor Castillo and extended family members. Maya’s legal name was Anna Castillo, but she preferred to be called Maya Castle. She was especially active in the CHS Art Department. "Maya r...

CHS Community Mourns Loss of Junior

CHS Community Mourns Loss of Junior

By Thomas Atkinson, News Editor

May 2, 2016

Junior Anna Castillo (Maya Castle) passed away April 16 at the age of 16. She is survived by parents Daniela and Victor Castillo and extended family members. Maya’s legal name was Anna Castillo, but she preferred to be called Maya Castle. She was especially active in the CHS Art Departmen...

Teacher Travel Guide: Add These Destinations to Your Next Trip

Teacher Travel Guide: Add These Destinations   to Your Next Trip

By Thomas Atkinson and Sarah O' Brien

February 25, 2016

As spring break is right around the corner, many CHS students and staff seem uncertain of their travel plans. If you happen to be one of these people, have no fear because some CHS teachers are here to give advice on the best places to travel domestically. Don’t want to stay in the States? The teachers...

Oscars Receive Criticism over Lack of Diversity

Oscars Receive Criticism over Lack of Diversity

By Thomas Atkinson and Jasmine Baten

February 25, 2016

I think my color TV is broken! For the second year in a row, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences has not nominated any actors of color for an Academy Award. In a time where we have a black president and numerous racial awareness movements, one would expect to see award shows depicting an accurate...

Black History Month Deserves Recognition

Black History Month Deserves Recognition

By Thomas Atkinson, Online Features Editor

February 25, 2016

Attempting to find any trace of support for Black History Month is like trying to find a well-rested junior: impossible. Over the past few months, CHS has sponsored a variety of events to support many groups, from the UP Day supporting LGBT students and Churchill vs. Cancer to the fundraiser this...

…But Turkey is Better

…But Turkey is Better

By Thomas Atkinson, Online Features Editor

December 23, 2015

Black Friday was originally known for the color used when accounts made a profit. Now it has become an annual event representing capitalistic, consumer-driven America. Every year, thousands of people wake up early and rush to shopping malls to take advantage of clearance deals and sales instead of...

Birds and Bees at CHS: What’s the Buzz?

By Thomas Atkinson, Online Features Editor

September 29, 2015

Let’s talk about sex. The everyday lives of students are inundated with sex at every turn, which undoubtedly influences their ideas about it. These three tiny letters can wield so much power in a teen’s life, especially if he or she has the perception that everyone is doing it. The Observer has...

Sweetlife festival offers bigger lineup, better food

Sweetlife festival offers bigger lineup, better food

By Thomas Atkinson and Isabel Dibble

May 26, 2015

Sweetlife, the annual music festival hosted by the salad company Sweetgreen, is back on May 30 and 31 at Merriweather Post Pavilion and is going to be bigger than ever, featuring many big names such as Kendrick Lamar and Calvin Harris. The event started in 2010 with the opening of Sweetgreen’s...

Follow these tips for an Insta-game ‘on fleek’

Follow these tips for an Insta-game ‘on fleek’

By Thomas Atkinson and Madison Hurr

April 28, 2015

As Facebook’s popularity is declining, Instagram’s is rising exponentially. Instagram allows anyone with a smartphone to become an amateur photographer. Here are some tips to making your Instagram profile the best it can be. Theme: Square vs. Rectangle To keep your Instagram page consistent and aest...

School sidewalks will be priority in snow removal

School sidewalks will be priority in snow removal

By Thomas Atkinson, Public Relations Manager

November 21, 2014

Sophomore Jacob Friedman remembers having to walk to school on icy, uncleared sidewalks with start of winter just around the corner. “Many people didn’t shovel the sidewalks, including the school,” Freidman said. “All of the unshoveled snow on the sidewalks turned to ice the next day making...

Singer Jason Derulo wows crowd at Fillmore

Singer Jason Derulo wows crowd at Fillmore

By Thomas Atkinson and Alissa Li

November 11, 2014

International pop star Jason Derulo performed Oct. 28 at the Fillmore alongside Becky G and Wallpaper. Derulo started his music career back in 2009 by writing songs for other musicians, and then released his debut single “Whatcha Say”, shooting him into the limelight. The concert was held at...

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