The Observer

Come on CHS–get rid of the Quarter Exams

Come on CHS--get rid of the Quarter Exams

By Jordan Maser, Staff Writer

March 25, 2014

So I heard the weather forecast is calling for some snow this week—a statement that has been used so frequently this winter (and spring) that snow and school cancelings at this point are part of MCPS’ standard routine. The end of the quarter is to remain Thurs. March 27, and students will have to...

‘Observer’ asks CHS, “What’s in your trunk?”


By Jordan Maser and Noah Salzberg

March 13, 2014

Senior Njord Soevik is on his way to a party. He parks his car, walks around back to his trunk and pulls out a sombrero. Instantaneously, Soevik becomes the life of the party, all thanks to the funky hat he happens to keep in his trunk. Many students and staff members have odd items stowed away in...

Seniors spend more than they realize on open lunch

By Jordan Maser, Features Editor

February 26, 2014

Whether a student indulges in fast food five days a week or splurges twice a week on a grande-normous low fat extra hot quad shot latte with whipped cream coupled with an overpriced salad, seniors are spending more money on lunch than they realize. Many CHS seniors take advantage of their lunch break by going to l...

Driver service phone app is ‘Uber’ convenient

Driver service phone app is 'Uber' convenient

By Jordan Maser and Dana Harris

January 7, 2014

My family tends to play musical cars, and I am unfortunately most often the one left without a ride. When I am without cash and in serious need of transportation, my "go-to" option is Uber. The Uber application, released in San Francisco in 2009, is a unique taxi cab service that is dedicated to ma...

What do your Facebook “Likes” say about you?

What do your Facebook

By Jordan Maser, Features Editor

December 2, 2013

A high school student’s typical train of thought is: What’s the Psych homework— Facebook—How I Met Your Mother is on tonight—I should check Facebook—Chipotle for dinner tonight—When was the last time I checked Facebook? In today’s world, a Facebook account is pretty much essential for clo...

It’s only weird if it doesn’t work: Athletes believe in the power of pregame rituals

It's only weird if it doesn't work: Athletes believe in the power of pregame rituals

By Jordan Maser, Features Editor

October 30, 2013

Michael Jordan wore the same shorts from his 1982 NCAA Championship game under his shorts for every NBA game. The NFL’s John Henderson made his assistant trainer slap him across the face before every kick off. Moises Alou of the MLB used to urinate on his hands to protect them from calluses prior to ...

CHS couples need to get a room or get out of the way

By Jordan Maser, Public Relations

December 21, 2012

As I make my way to first period, the hallways of CHS are flooded with students trying to do the same. It’s a chaotic five minutes, yet once I finally reach my classroom door ready to take my seat, there they are—the couple lingering in front of the doorway taking their sweet time to say a thoughtf...

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