The Observer

‘Observer’ presents Top 12 shows to binge-watch

By Jane Zankman, Senior Writer

May 29, 2014

While some of us get to soak up the sun on exotic islands or explore European cities during spring break, many CHS students are either going on college road trips or relaxing at home. Binge-watching is a phenomena that has been fueled by streaming websites like Netflix, Hulu and HBOGo, where you can...

At Exhibition, JV cheer wins Best Overall Score

JV cheer won additional awards for crowd involvement, stunting and motions.

By Jane Zankman, Production Editor

November 30, 2012

Congratulations to the junior varsity Cheer team on their Best Overall score at the JV Cheer Exhibition Nov. 3 at Magruder High School. The team also won awards for Best Crowd Involvement, Best Stunt Technique and Strongest Motions. This is their first win with their new coach Jennifer Johnson. The...

New hall pass policy restricts students

New hall pass policy restricts students

By Brett Sachs and Jane Zankman, Chief Production Manager and Production Editor

November 7, 2012

"Who are you? Where are you coming from? Do you have permission to be here?" These questions might sound like they were taken straight out of a CIA interrogation room, but CHS students experience such questioning daily when they walk through the hallways. The unnecessarily strict enforcement of hall ...

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...

Pink Slime

Pink Slime

By Jane Zankman, Production Editor

April 30, 2012

MCPS has announced that it will stop serving the meat product known as "pink slime" during the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. "Pink slime," otherwise known as lean finely texturized beef (LFTB), is beef trimmings that have been run through a heated centrifuge to separate the fat from the meat and the...

Gay marriage bill passes in MD

By By Jane Zankman, News Production Editor

March 26, 2012

Governor Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law March 2 allowing same-sex couples to marry in Maryland. The law will go into effect in 2013, but is likely to be voted on as a referendum on the Maryland 2012 ballot. The bill passed in the House of Delegates with a 72-67 win and in the Senate with...

Junk food tax bill introduced

By Jane Zankman, Features Production Editor and Jane Zankman, Features Production Editor

April 13, 2011

A bill was introduced Feb. 10 to the Health and Government Operations Com­mittee (HGO), to institute a tax on snack foods deemed unhealthy in order to help the fund that provides money for the Maryland Combating Childhood Obesity Grant Program (MCCOP). The bill, titled House Bill 716, proposes to...

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