The Observer

Minority Scholars Program aims to close the achievement gap

The Minority Scholars Program, MSP for short, is new to CHS. It plans to close the achievement gap by implementing new activities.

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

November 1, 2017

The Minority Scholars Program (MSP) is in its first full year of implementation at CHS.   They plan to implement new activities aimed at closing the achievement gap at CHS and having a diverse group of people to interact with one another.   “We have a lot of students that come...

Netflix Remake Portrays Latinos Accurately

“One Day At A Time” premiered on Netflix Jan. 6. It is a modern remake of  the 1975 show of the same name  and tackles many hard-hitting issues of today.

By Eugenia Cardinale and Emi Cardinale, Editor-in-Chief and Production Editor

February 21, 2017

“This is it. This is life. The one you get.” The new Netflix original series, “One Day At a Time” (ODAAT), took the Netflix universe by storm Jan. 6. The show, which is a remake of the 1975 sitcom by the same name, is about three generations of a Cuban-American family living in the United States....

Oscars Are Taking A Step in the Right Direction: More Work Still Needed to Increase Diversity in film

Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae at a press confrence for “Hidden Figures.” The movie is the highest grossing film of 2016.

February 21, 2017

After two years of disappointing and insensitive award shows, the Academy Awards has finally responded to the overwhelming criticism about the lack of diversity in their nominations. However, a full year after the #oscarsowhite campaign, representation in Hollywood still has a long way to go. 2016 was...

Oscars Receive Criticism over Lack of Diversity

Criticism of this year’s lack of diversity in Oscar nominations is not a new trend. Few awards have been given to actors of color since 2000.

By Thomas Atkinson and Jasmine Baten

February 25, 2016

I think my color TV is broken! For the second year in a row, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences has not nominated any actors of color for an Academy Award. In a time where we have a black president and numerous racial awareness movements, one would expect to see award shows depicting an accurate...

Black History Month Deserves Recognition

One in every eight students at CHS is black. Since CHS prides itself on diversity and acceptance of all students, the school should acknowledge the history and experiences of all groups.

By Thomas Atkinson, Online Features Editor

February 25, 2016

Attempting to find any trace of support for Black History Month is like trying to find a well-rested junior: impossible. Over the past few months, CHS has sponsored a variety of events to support many groups, from the UP Day supporting LGBT students and Churchill vs. Cancer to the fundraiser this...

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