The Observer

School Publications Deserve an Arts Credit

School Publications Deserve an Arts Credit

By Emiliana Cardinale and Rebecca Jackson

September 29, 2015

Every day in Newspaper, Yearbook and Literary Magazine, students use their creativity to produce forms of art--writing, photography and design. However, they aren’t rewarded with an arts credit. By eliminating the arts credit for these classes, MCPS not only invalidates the work these students...

Journalism enrollment increases

Journalism enrollment increases

By Pablo Roa, Senior Writer

May 21, 2015

After a year of relatively low enrollment in journalism classes at CHS, next year’s Journalism 1 class will be one of the largest classes the program has ever had. Last year’s Journalism 1 class began the year with just 10 students, and while the class grew to 19 students by the end of the year,...

Journalism certification

Journalism certification

By Peter Durand, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015

English and Journalism teacher Kelly Knarr and English and Yearbook teacher Naomi Ratz earned their Master Journalism Educator and Certified Journalism Educator certificates, respectively, this past January. Since the State of Maryland does not offer certification for journalism, the certification from...

International reporting has occupational hazards

By By Allie Curwin and Nicole Weltmann, Staff Writers

March 23, 2011

International reporting has occupational hazards. Neat piles of paper and a tall glass of water sit on a shiny, brown desk. While these images are what the public may see on a typical daily news show, there are many unseen challenges and dangers that come with reporting. International conflicts are...

Observer wins awards

By Justine Stayman Staff Resources Manager

September 30, 2010

The Observer earned First Place in the Maryland High School Journalism Awards, an annual competition sponsored by Towson University. Observer production manager Emily Hall received First Place in both the Story Layout and Cover Layout subcategories, and class of 2010 alumna maya Motayne received second p...

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