The Observer

MCPS fails to adequately clear snow and ice

MCPS fails to adequately clear snow and ice

By Gil Jacobson, Production Editor

February 27, 2014

After a relaxing five-day weekend, many students and staff returned to CHS last Tuesday to the surprise of significant amounts of un-plowed snow and ice in the parking lots. This un-plowed snow and ice even prevented some students and staff members from using their regular parking spaces.  “All last w...

Club works to recycle food one lunch at a time

Club works to recycle food one lunch at a time

By GIl Jacobson, Production Editor

January 7, 2014

The five-minute warning bell rings and students begin scrambling to gather all of their stuff and head off to class.  Inevitably, students who do not finish their lunches will toss their remains of their lunches in the trash. What these students may not know is that Drop Squad, a school-sponsored ...

‘Observer’ asks cell users: “Can you hear me now?”

By Gil Jacobson, Production Editor

December 2, 2013

Most CHS students know the agony of having the "Sending…" bar freeze in the middle of sending someone a text from various locations in the building. In light of the revised electronic device policy that allows students to use phones in between classes, the Observer surveyed students about their c...

CHS families affected by government shutdown

CHS families affected by government shutdown

By Gil Jacobson, Online Breaking News

October 11, 2013

The federal government shutdown Oct. 1 after Congress failed to reach a spending deal in time for the new fiscal year, resulting in over 800,000 workers being furloughed. The shutdown primarily sprung from the conflict between House Republicans and Senate Democrats on whether to add anti-Obamacare...

Bullying policy needs to take its own advice and ‘be the change’

Bullying policy needs to take its own advice and ‘be the change’

By Gil Jacobson, Production Editor

September 24, 2013

"Nobody likes you," "Why would you wear that?" and "You’re so gay," are just a few of the phrases heard throughout the CHS hallways every day.  While some of these are said in a joking or even sarcastic tone, not everyone interprets them the same way. Physical abuse at CHS may be rare, but verbal...

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gay Marriage

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gay Marriage

By Gil Jacobson, Breaking News Writer

June 28, 2013

In two key 5-4 decisions, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to strike down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and dismiss an appeal regarding the constitutionality of California's Prop 8 which defined marriage as being between a man and woman. The court's decision to strike down Section...

MCR Reps give students a voice in local politics

By Gil Jacobson, Online Breaking News Writer

May 30, 2013

It is that time of year again: the time for students to exercise their democratic powers and select their SGA and class officers for the upcoming school year. While many officer position descriptions seem clear, one common question students ask is, "What does the MCR Representative actually do?" Most of the o...

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