The Observer

Parties in the USA (Obama)

By Spencer Easterbrook, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2012

Health Care: The signature accomplishment of the Obama administration is the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” which will almost eliminate the number of uninsured Americans and reduce the overall costs of health care for the nation. The law will allow children to stay on their parents’ plans...

Community supports fellow Bulldog after diagnosis

Community supports fellow Bulldog after diagnosis

By Spenser Easterbrook, Opinions Editor and Jenna Cantor, News Editor

March 27, 2012

The CHS community has been supporting freshman Marco Gutierrez after he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in January. Marco has remained hopeful throughout the entire experience. His positive attitude paid off when he received the news from his doctor March 2 that he is 100 percent can...

Police presence aims to prevent illegal drop offs

Police presence aims to prevent illegal drop offs

By Spenser Easterbrook, Opinions Editor

November 21, 2011

  CHS began receiving assistance this year from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) to help control morning traffic outside the school. CHS is the only high school in the Rockville police district to receive support from the police for traffic-related problems.   MCPD began morning patrols in respo...

County lacks standards for Edline updating

By Spenser Easterbrook, Advertising Manager

March 21, 2011

Students agree: the creation of Edline is a great advance in modern education. Edline provides students with one convenient place to check their grades, their homework and their lessons from class. But there’s a catch. In practice, Edline isn’t being used for all of these purposes at CHS. MCPS has...

FDA’s new dietary guidelines focus on portion size

By By Spenser Easterbrook, Advertising Manager

March 1, 2011

With so many different choices of what to eat and how to eat it, it is often difficult for people to make the right decisions when trying to balance their diets. However, Americans now have a new place to turn when looking for nutritional advice. The Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services...

FDA reccomends HPV vaccine for young males

By By Spenser Easterbrook, Advertising Manager

December 22, 2010

Recently, the FDA recommended that the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), traditionally administered to girls, should also be given to males ages 9 through 26. The vaccine, manufactured by Merck Pharmaceuticals, is marketed under the name Gardasil and is given as three injections over a six-month...

SGA offers students ways to get involved

By By Emma Crutchfield, Staff Writer and Spenser Easterbrook, Advertising Manager

August 31, 2010

Freshmen have a lot on their mind at the beginning of the school year: finding their lockers, classes and trying to meet new people. But there’s another thing they might be considering in the first few days at CHS: should I run for class officer? Homecoming this year is Oct. 9. Since SGA officers...

Seven Locks ES to begin renovations

By By Spenser Easterbrook, Advertising Manager

May 28, 2010

Seven Locks Elementary School, built in 1964, will be torn down at the end of this school year and a new, significantly larger school will be built in its place. An event at the 46-year-old school was held May 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for alumni, parents and those in the community to commemorate...

Prometheans add to excessive screen time

By Spencer Easterbrook Staff Writer

March 22, 2010

Blackboards are so Twentieth Century. It seems like MCPS has replaced nearly every overhead projector with a bright and shiny Promethean board. They’re innovative, fairly easy to use and best of all, they have touch screens! But when does futuristic technology reach its limits? Don’t we get enough...

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