The Observer

Risky Behavior

Risky Behavior

By Jane Zankman, Production Editor

October 1, 2012

After a tragic event like the shooting in Aurora, CO when 12 innocent victims lost their lives and dozens were seriously injured, peoples’ minds are often riddled with many questions. One frequently asked question is: how do we prevent this from happening again? The answer is that we need to lear...

Metal detectors necessary for school safety

MCPS has initiated $9 million security system upgrade.

By Julia Reagan, Public Relations and Social Media Manager

September 25, 2012

How many students at CHS would expect to hear a gunshot in the cafeteria?  How many would expect a violent and potentially fatal event to happen on their first day of school? The students at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County certainly were not expecting it, and CHS students would not either.  B...

Student glorify school violence online

Student glorify school violence online

March 26, 2012

 Last month, a fight broke out at CHS. While fights are not that rare in high schools, one troubling aspect of this fight was that many CHS students were involved, not just the ones who threw a punch.  In this case, the bystanders were part of the problem, not the solution. At least one student’s fir...

New study links high soda consumption to violence

By By Jordan Maser, Staff Writer

November 21, 2011

  Results from a University of Vermont study released Oct. 24 suggest a connection between the amount of soda teenagers drink per week and the likelihood that they will commit a violent act. The study shows that those who drink more than five cans of non-diet soda per week are more likely to poss...

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