The Observer

Captain America: Civil War Lives Up to the Hype

Captain America: Civil War was released May 5 amid very high expectations.

By Ariel Levchenko, Senior Writer

May 8, 2016

The highly anticipated, latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Captain America: Civil War came to American audiences on Thurs., May 5th. Starring such prolific and familiar actors like Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Wid...

Ordinary Classes, Extraordinary Chances For Success

By Jasmine Baten and Ariel Levchenko

March 22, 2016

It’s the CHS motto—maintain academic rigor at all costs. At CHS, a well-rounded schedule usually means that one should take as many intensive honors and AP classes as possible, preferably with lots of calculus and difficult science thrown in. This results in many regular, supposedly easy classes...

Standardized Tests Are Getting a Failing Grade

By Ariel Levchenko, Online Opinions Editor

December 23, 2015

CHS students will have taken an average of 113 tests throughout their education. There are tests in every class, the PARCC, quarter exams, semester exams, final exams and AP exams. Wait, don’t forget SATs, SAT Subject tests and ACTs. The problem with these standardized tests is that they aren’t...

To stop marijuana use, adults need to lighten up

By Ariel Levchenko, Online Opinions Editor

April 29, 2015

Disclaimer: This article in no way endorses marijuana or encourages students to use it. It merely argues that current attitudes toward marijuana use only worsen the issue. Marijuana is a fairly common topic in high school. Some students have tried it, all have at least heard of it, and joking about...

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