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Senior Griffin Horn pitches in a losing effort to Wootton on their senior night

CHS baseball gives their best effort on senior night

By Jordan Janis, Senior Writer May 11, 2015

After a disappointing season with a record of 3-7, the CHS baseball team closes its season with fond memories of the past. The team played their final game at home May 5 against Wootton, ending with...

Observer favorites: pretzel recipes with a twist

‘Observer’ favorites: pretzel recipes with a twist

By Katherine Michael and Jordan Janis April 29, 2015

From the classic warm, soft cinnamon pretzels that melt in one’s mouth to the crunchy and salty pretzel snacks, pretzels have been a staple in the American diet for years. Pretzels have their origins...

Snow days ate up time and caused cancellations of traditional school events.

MCPS’ seven snow days plow plans, schedules

By Jordan Janis, Online Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2015

A staggering seven snow days this winter have affected CHS students both inside and outside of the classroom, from standardized test preparation to extracurricular activities being cancelled. With the...

Mouth-watering Instagram account goes viral

Mouth-watering Instagram account goes viral

By Katie Gauch and Jordan Janis May 30, 2014

A golden-brown waffle: crispy on the outside, fluffy and white on the inside.  Hot chocolate sauce filling each crater and drizzled across the plate.  Four ice cream scoops: two creamy French vanilla...

Discipline policy to reduce out-of-school suspensions

By Jordan Janis, Features Editor February 27, 2014

After four years of study, The Maryland State Board of Education (BOE) approved new discipline regulations Jan. 28,  detailing the requirements for suspensions and expulsions, requiring educational services...

CHS celebrates Valentines Day

CHS celebrates Valentine’s Day

By Jordan Janis, Features Editor February 24, 2014

The arrival of Valentine’s Day brings two possibilities for teenagers: doing nothing or spending the day with loved ones. However, when these teenagers were in elementary school, they passed their...

Drivers urged to stop giving cash to panhandlers

By Jordan Janis, Features Editor January 2, 2014

Montgomery County recently began its "Hand Up, Not a Handout" campaign, an educational program to discourage drivers from giving money directly to panhandlers because of moral and safety concerns. Instead,...



By Jordan Janis, Features Editor December 4, 2013

After a difficult 2012-2013 season with a record of 4-10, the wrestling team is preparing for its upcoming season. Wrestling coach and physical education teacher Timothy Lowe has high expectations for...

Half-Days at CHS

Half-Days at CHS

By Jordan Janis, Features Editor November 27, 2013

Twenty-minute class periods, going home at 10:50—the only thing better than this type of school day is a school day with no school at all. Every year, the day before Thanksgiving is a half-day for...

‘Observer’ wins awards

By Jordan Janis, Features Editr November 26, 2013

The Observer has received multiple awards in recognition of its 2012-2013 publications.  The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) recently awarded the Observer the All-American honor rating, NSPA’s...

Know Your Rights

By Jamie Lescht and Jordan Janis November 4, 2013

Though many students have been lectured about why they shouldn’t drink alcohol or do drugs, what happens legally if they make a decision that contradicts these lessons? Many students aren’t aware...

Can you say sesquipedality?

Can you say sesquipedality?

By Jordan Janis, Features Editor October 15, 2013

Day: a 24-hour period between one night and the next. However, October 16 is more than just a “day;” it is Dictionary Day, Noah Webster’s birthday.  Although Congressional records and Presidential...

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