The Observer

Virginia shooting draws attention to local gun laws

By Emma Crutchfield, Senior Writer

April 30, 2013

CHS students have heard about 16-year-old Caleb Gordley who went out drinking with his friends in Sterling, VA March 16. At the end of the evening, he accidentally walked into the wrong house. The owners of the house shot and killed him. In the midst of a national conversation about gun rights and restric...

Virginia should let women control their own bodies

Virginia should let women control their own bodies

By Ben Schick, Staff Writer

March 27, 2012

The Virginia state legislature passed an anti-abortion law March 2 that violates the privacy of women by mandating that all women seeking an abortion in Virginia undergo an abdominal ultrasound before the abortion may be carried out.  Passing with only a 21-19 vote in the senate, the law only disallows...

Energy drinks banned in VA high school sports

October 27, 2010

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) banned the use of energy drinks effective immediately, in all Virginia high school athletics at a Sept. 22 meeting. The policy, adopted from the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS) position statement on the same subject, forbids athletes from...

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