The Observer

Tech updates needed within this technological age

Tech updates needed within this technological age

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

November 6, 2019

In recent years, many MCPS classrooms have been completely overhauled to accommodate a modern learning and teaching experience. The widespread adoption of Promethean boards and chromebooks, specifically, have allowed for lessons to be planned and organized faster and  cleaner than with markers or ch...

International Day of the Girl allows people to honor those who have impacted the world

International Day of the Girl allows people to honor those who have impacted the world

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

November 6, 2019

Girls run the world. It is a truth that we have been singing amongst ourselves ever since the iconic artist Beyoncé released “Run the World (Girls)” in 2011. Even though it seems like a fact now, it hasn’t always been this way. International Day of the Girl was created to honor girls, to reco...

Social media becomes a battleground for political views

Social media becomes a battleground for political views

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor

June 4, 2019

WCHS students have the privilege of being close to Washington D.C., allowing them to attend many political marches. These marches can make for some pretty cool Instagram photo-ops with posters in hand. But this Montgomery County student’s recent post at a local pro-life march just went viral. Holy...

New photo album app creates memory videos

New photo album app creates memory videos

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor

April 8, 2019

A long, long time ago in a land far, far away, cell phones did not exist and people used photo albums to document their lives. Today, we prefer a 365 second video instead. 1 Second Everyday (1SE) is an app created by Cesar Kuriyama where users record a second of their day every day to comprise a video...

Bindeman Center presents bullying documentary

Bindeman Center presents bullying documentary

By Julia Heimlich, Features Editor

November 20, 2014

Behind their caked-on makeup and pearly whites, girls can be vicious creatures. Because of their ability to cover up whatever drama goes on behind the scenes, situations in which a girl is both the bully and the victim is not always taken as seriously as it should be. A showing of the 2011 documentary...

CHS Students Think Big

CHS Students Think Big

By Katie Clem, Production Manager

March 27, 2014

From the cycling club to the chess club, CHS has a variety of activities students can join that offer fun and cultural experiences, but there are few clubs that teach skills that can be used in the future. Juniors Anand Upender and Sriya Movva co-founded the Think Big Club, an entrepreneurially-based...

CHS alumnus directs video series about college life

CHS alumnus directs video series about college life

By Dana Harris and Ben Fox

March 21, 2014

The music starts, the drinks are poured, and two attractive college students introduce over a million viewers to the world of I’m Shmacked. The YouTube documentary web-series, which focuses on the party scene at some of America’s biggest universities, has built a huge national following over the co...

What would happen if ‘The Purge’ came to CHS?

What would happen if ‘The Purge’ came to CHS?

By Catherine Goohs, Online Arts Editor

October 2, 2013

The beginning of the school year is a time when students return to a scheduled lifestyle and follow CHS rules. Theses regulations exist for very important reasons, but what if, for one single day, all CHS rules were thrown out the window? A similar situation is the focus of the film The Purge, release...

Let’s Get Down to Business

By Julia Reagan, Arts Editor

October 1, 2013

The CHS student body is unstoppable.  From selling cookies to teaching Zumba classes, students know how to turn a simple idea into a moneymaking machine. Thanks to the rise of social media and the ease of promoting one’s talents through the Internet, many students have recently chosen to turn thei...

All you need to know about college recommendations

By Skylar Whitman, Staff Writer

October 1, 2013

College application deadlines are quickly approaching, and students are left with unanswered questions about the proper etiquette for asking and reminding teachers about recommendations. Here are some tips for the students who need a little help in their hunt for the perfect recommendation. Who? Wit...

Classrooms: You’re hot then you’re cold

By Alissa Li, Production Editor

October 1, 2013

Bundled up in heavy winter jackets, students brace themselves for the storm to come—inside their classrooms. Extreme room temperatures, whether they are freezing or sweltering, are a frequent issue at CHS. According to William Butler, supervisor of the MCPS Energy Management Department, each school is divi...

‘Observer’ guide for how to be Employee of the Month

By Sammi Silber, Observations Editor

October 1, 2013

When CHS students come to school, many expect to have to juggle homework, classwork, tests and quizzes. However, some students have to handle something else along with their schoolwork: a job.  Jobs come with not only a ton of work, but they can also come with bosses to impress. Having and keeping...

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.
Features