The Observer

CHS students appreciate art through free D.C. exhibits

The Burning Man exhibits in the Renwick Museum in D.C. features many unique sculptures and creations.

By Rebecca Jackson and Becky Wolfson

May 9, 2018

With an incredible amount of museums within the D.C. metropolitan area, it only makes sense that CHS students take advantage of free and entertaining art exhibits. The Renwick Museum just opened its “No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick” exhibit that highlights the art of the Burning Man Festival,...

Local Museums’ Holiday Exhibits Worth a Visit

The Botanic Garden contains miniatures of famous D.C. landscapes created entirely from plant material. Above is a miniature of the Lincoln Memorial and below is a reproduction of the Washington Monument.

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor

November 30, 2015

The holidays are a time to be spent with family, and CHS students’ close proximity to Washington, D.C. allows them to spend time with family while also enjoying some of our nation’s tourist destinations and their special holiday exhibits. U.S. Botanic Garden: If you’re looking for a place to w...

Landmark Music Festival raises awareness for Natinal Mall

Juniors Tyler Hirshon, Donna Dadkhoo, Ellie Lavery enjoy the Landmark Music Festival at the National Mall.

By Sarah O'brien, Productin Editor

September 30, 2015

This past weekend, D.C. lovers congregated in West Potomac Park for the Landmark Music Festival to raise money for the National Mall. The National Mall is underfunded yet highly visited, so The Trust for the National Mall is attempting to restore and preserve the monuments that are deteriorating....

Pope Francis visits the US for the first time

The Pope greets the adoring crowd at his reception.

By Peter Durand, Social Media Manager

September 25, 2015

Pope Francis met with 25,000 roaring Americans on Sept. 23 by the Catholic University Basilica. Arriving the previous day, the Pope met with President Obama  Wednesday morning before riding through the streets of D.C. to cheers from adoring crowds. Driving through the crowds at the Basilica in ...

D.C. restaurant offers delicious food, ping pong

By Alec Fanaroff, Staff Writer

April 12, 2011

In a city known for its historic monuments, political figures and excessive traffic, a local hidden gem is waiting to be found. Comet Ping Pong, located at 5037 Connecticut Avenue in Washington D.C., is a true one-of-a-kind pizza experience, so much so that it was featured on Food Network’s, Diners...

D.C. school vouchers hurt lower-income families

By Sarah Reitzes, News Editor

April 11, 2011

MCPS may be considered one of the best school systems in the country, and CHS one of the top 100 high schools, but right next door the D.C. public school system is considered one of the worst. If House of Representatives speaker John Boehner’s bill to revive D.C.’s Opportunity Scholarship Program...

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