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CHS Alumni Continue in their Arts Exploration

CHS Alumni Continue in their Arts Exploration

By Sarah O’Brien, Arts Editor

April 29, 2016

All students take some form of art class at CHS, yet most do not continue once they graduate. The Observer has contacted a few recent graduates who have continued their passions in art after their life at CHS. Adam Settlage Adam Settlage graduated in 2014 and was a member of the show cho...

Student Art Spotlight: Anthony Ratinov

Student Art Spotlight: Anthony Ratinov

By Emiliana Cardinale, Production Manager

April 29, 2016

Senior Anthony Ratinov began playing piano at the age of 4, and his grandmother has been his teacher ever since. He started playing because his grandmother noticed he was singing along to the piano and decided to give him lessons. "My biggest inspiration, not only in music, has probably been my grandma," Ratinov s...

Kendrick Lamar drops new album

Kendrick Lamar drops new album

By Arjun Swaminathan, News Editor

March 20, 2016

9.5/10 In Untitled Unmastered, Kendrick Lamar reasserts his dominance of the hip hop genre through complex lyricism, captivating social commentary and euphonious instrumentals. The rapper released the compilation album by complete surprise March 4, nearly a year since the critically acclaimed To...

“The Life of Pablo” Album Review: 8.9/10

“The Life of Pablo” Album Review: 8.9/10

By Arjun Swaminathan, New Editor

February 28, 2016

8.9/10 With introspective lyrics and outstanding production, Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo effectively captures and combines the full range of his musical ability, but the album is not without its flaws. Preceded by the release of his songs “Wolves,” “Real Friends” and “No More Parties...

Drake Versus Meek Mill: Who’s the Winner?

Drake Versus Meek Mill: Who’s the Winner?

By Dani Miller, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

Oh man, oh man. Not again. In typical rap beef fashion, the first single off of Drake’s upcoming album, Views from the 6, is a diss track against rapper Meek Mill, reviving a supposedly dead fight from this summer and once again asking the age old question: “Who’s better: Drake or Meek Mill?” In...

Must-see upcoming theater productions take the stage

Must-see upcoming theater productions take the stage

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor

December 23, 2015

The winter play You Can’t Take it With You will be performed Feb 19, 20, 26 and 27. You Can’t Take it With You is a comedy about two families whose son and daughter get engaged and all of the crazy events that ensue. The play will feature Areya Campbell-Rosen as Penny, Remington Steele as...

Senior singer-songwriter films music video

Senior singer-songwriter films music video

By Emiliana Cardinale, Production Editor

December 23, 2015

Senior Stephanie Safdie wrote “Silhouettes” about nine months ago. The song is a metaphor for deeply falling in love with someone and then having that person disappear or “ghost” you. A music video for the song, filmed by senior Cameron Ozatalar, is set to come out on Safdie’s YouTube account,...

CHS bands represent in All-State, All-County

CHS bands represent in All-State, All-County

By Emily Wang and Balbina Yang

December 22, 2015

With over 30 percent of all CHS band students involved in either All-State or All-County Band, it is no wonder that CHS has won many awards for its performing arts. Beginning practice in January and February of 2016, the All-State and All-County Bands are just a few of the many outside ensembles...

Student art spotlight: Kennedy Gray

Student art spotlight: Kennedy Gray

By Michael Fox, Editor-in-Chief

December 22, 2015

All of the participants in the highly competitive Churchill’s Got Talent (CHSGT) show were impressive, with acts ranging from band performances to dancing to beatboxing. However, senior Kennedy Gray had just enough talent to sing her way into the winner’s circle. Gray sang a nearly perfect version...

Band caroling spreads cheer

Band caroling spreads cheer

By Emiliana Cardinale, Production Manager

December 15, 2015

Right before students and staff leave for winter break, on Dec. 23, students from CHS band will spread the holiday cheer by caroling around the school during lunch and afternoon classes. The caroling tradition began three years ago and has been kept alive by students. When she was a freshmen, current...

Coldplay release new album

Coldplay release new album

By Sarah O'Brien, production editor

December 10, 2015

The National Football League (NFL) recently announced that Coldplay will be playing in the 50th Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 2016, with the help of other unannounced artists. “I think they will have a better performance than most,” junior Srikar Kolla said. Coldplay also released their...

Teachers list their favorite songs from their playlists

Teachers list their favorite songs from their playlists

By Sarah O'brien, Production Editor

November 25, 2015

Kevin Brown English and AP Lang teacher Kevin Brown likes rock songs with masculine singers, that give meaning to their words. Here are his favorite songs: 1) “Black” by Pearl Jam 2)“Where Did You Sleep Last Night” by Nirvana 3)These next two were a tie for Brown, both performed by the...

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