The Observer

Ride sharing apps provide cheap alternatives

Apps like Uber provide a cheap and safe alternative to driving.

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

April 8, 2019

We’re all guilty of trying to find the cheapest option to get from one place to another, whether it be through Uber or Lyft, but are these modes of transportation really the best option? Uber and Lyft are on demand transportation companies that, in the past couple of years, have risen to the top of ...

A moral compass is a necessary guide for everyday life

A moral compass is a necessary guide for everyday life

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

March 7, 2019

Being respectful toward others: is it an unwritten rule or an optional trait? This was the question asked when Damascus High School student Brandon Salvador had his picture taken while using the urinal at school. The incident occurred in the boy’s bathroom when Salvador was using the bathroom ...

March TOTM: Yih Lee

WCHS Chinese teacher  Yih Lee is the teacher of the month for March.

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

March 6, 2019

When choosing a language to learn at WCHS, many students think of Spanish or French, yet there is one language that is unique and taught with extraordinary knowledge: Chinese. A member of the language department, Yih Lee teaches Chinese 4 through 7 and AP Chinese. Growing up, Lee had no intentions ...

Students to be excused from school for protests

Large amounts of students line the streets in protest for gun control.

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

December 17, 2018

As of Dec. 5, MCPS is planning to pass a proposal which would allow students to skip classes to attend political protests. The MCPS Board of Education is expected to pass the proposal as early as Jan. If this proposal gets passed, MCPS will be one of very few school districts in the country that allows...

MCPS distributes free summer meals

 A student eats a meal provided to him during the summer time.

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

October 18, 2018

Starting Jun. 18, 2019 free meals will be distributed during the summer at approximately 120 sites throughout Montgomery County. The county will provide meals to  students attending summer school or recreation programs as part of a new program called the Montgomery County Summer Food Program. This...

CHS students soar at the new iFly location

CHS students soar at the new iFly location

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

June 8, 2018

Skydiving. Some find jumping out of a plane thrill-inducing and fascinating, while others find it spine-chilling and intimidating. Now, however, those frightened by skydiving no longer have to worry about not being able to experience it, as a less daunting alternative has just opened up near MCPS. ...

Democratic candidate provides volunteer opportunities for teens

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

May 24, 2018

Opportunities like volunteering for a political campaign are rarely available for high school students, but candidate Jordan Cooper provides the chance of experiencing a political environment through his campaign. Jordan Cooper is currently a Democratic candidate running for delegate in District 1...

Student Art Spotlight: Sebin Jeon

Artist Sebin Jeon creates monochromatic drawings inspired by her experiences with people and nature.

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

May 9, 2018

Art is not just a black-and-white subject, as it is usually thought of as vibrant and complex. However, for junior Sebin Jeon, her style of expressing her creativity is through the use of monochromatic, or single colored, pencil drawings. Jeon recently received a Gold Key and honorable mention for...

Sport registration moves from paper to online

The online registration system will allow students to easily access forms while helping coaches keep track of their players' needs.

By Vicky Gunawan, Photo Editor

March 13, 2018

MCPS replaced the paper process of trying out for sports to an online registration for the 2017-18 school year going forward.   Previously, students trying out for a sport at CHS required different types of forms such as the physical evaluation form and concussion testing baseline consent f...

CHS administration rings tardy bell on late students

Students head through the hallways to make it to class before the bell rings. Administration is starting to crack down on tardiness.

By Bryan Fletcher and Vicky Gunawan, Arts and Photo Editors

November 21, 2017

The 7:45 bell, an indication that students should not only be in class, but also be seated, seems to uneffective as students are still wandering the hallways in the morning.   Recently, administrators addressed the fact that students have continuously been arriving later than usual to thei...

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