The Observer

New 3D printer will add new dimension to CHS

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

February 8, 2018

The CHS Educational Foundation will donate a 3D printer to CHS. The printer has no set date of arrival, but should be here in the next few weeks for students and various departments to use.   The 3D print is achieved through an additive process where thin layers of filament material are success...

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

January 10, 2018

CHS wouldn’t be the same without students who try to cram as many sports as they can into their already-busy schedules. But how to appropriate their time isn’t the only factor playing into the decision to play multiple sports; students often pay the price.   For many aspiring athletes, there are many f...

New Chromebook program allows teachers to monitor student computer activities

New Chromebook program allows teachers to monitor student computer activities

By Ben Dross and Jenna Greenzaid

November 1, 2017

This year, many CHS Chromebooks are operating with a software known as GoGuardian.   GoGuardian is a new computer software that is being rolled out school-wide, giving teachers enhanced abilities to monitor students.   The new computer software allows teachers to gain increased control over how studen...

Teach girls to value brains, not just beauty

Teach girls to value brains, not just beauty

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

October 5, 2017

For as long as humans have existed on earth, they have always instinctively emphasized the importance of physical beauty. With that beauty comes societal standards, one of them being the idea that beauty is more important than brains. In society, women are held to the standard and expectation that...

CHS Students Need to Put Selves First When it Comes to College

CHS Students Need to Put Selves First When it Comes to College

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

September 29, 2017

College is a constant thought on CHS students’ minds, and it’s especially intense for juniors and seniors. Students focus so much on themselves and their future during their high school years that it is hard to put forth energy towards other happenings. Although it’s not a bad thing to put yourself...

Sexist Dress Codes Sometimes Fall Too Short

Sexist Dress Codes Sometimes Fall Too Short

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

June 13, 2017

Throughout the history of mankind, there have always been rules—both written and unwritten—governing the way women dress, behave and think. Dress codes are just one of the many rules that unjustly control women. The sexualized stigma surrounding girls’ outfit choices not only affects what they...

CHS should look into replacing textbooks with tablets

CHS should look into replacing textbooks with tablets

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Business Manager

January 10, 2014

Slugging textbooks to and from school can be a pain, both figuratively and literally, and in a new world immersed in technology, tablets should be allowed in classrooms in order to fit modern culture. Textbooks are becoming a thing of the past as schools start to incorporate more technology in the...

Students participate in Every 15 Minutes program

Students participate in Every 15 Minutes program

By Julia Greenzaid, Online Breaking News Editor

October 4, 2012

Every 15 Minutes, someone in the U.S. is severely injured or killed in an alcoholic-related or distracted driving accident.   The nationwide campaign, “Every Fifteen Minutes,” targeted at making teens think twice about the deathly combination of distracted and/or drunk driving, hit CHS Oct. 4. A...

Foundations of Technology classes take hands-on approach

Foundations of Technology classes take hands-on approach

By Julia Greenzaid, Online Breaking News Editor

September 24, 2012

Senior Leslie Blalock is the record holder at CHS for suspending 25 textbooks on a 4-inch-tall paper and tape structure. Last year, she would’ve been reading about suspension on the computer. Now, she is taking what she has learned and trying her luck at a school record. As of this school year,...

Students honor Nachu Bhatnagar at lunch memorial

Students honor Nachu Bhatnagar at lunch memorial

By Julia Greenzaid, Online Breaking News Editor

April 10, 2012

CHS students and staff gathered in the auditorium for senior Nachu Bhatnagar’s memorial service at lunch April 10. The CHS community connected through laughter and tears as friends, relatives and teachers honored Nachu by sharing their memories of him. As a slideshow of Nachu’s life played in...

Rankings reveal acheivement gap between races

Rankings reveal acheivement gap between races

By By Julia Greenzaid, Fact Checker

February 21, 2012

Despite Maryland’s ranking as the number one state for public education for the fourth consecutive year, its large achievement gaps have recently been brought to attention. After Education Week came out with the state rankings for public education Jan. 11, 2011, the Maryland Campaign for Achievement...

Paper, plastic bag tax hits retail stores Jan. 1

Paper, plastic bag tax hits retail stores Jan. 1

By By Julia Greenzaid, Fact Checker

December 20, 2011

 Starting Jan. 1, all Montgomery County retailers, not just grocery stores, will charge customers five cents for each paper or plastic bag used to encourage the use of reusable shopping bags and to reduce litter in streams and public areas. Retailers will use one penny of each nickel earned throug...

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