The Observer

 The US Capitol Building which houses congress looms over DC just miles from WCHS in Potomac, MD. Despite this proximity, and notable other governmental influences like MCPS’s Board or Montgomery County’s government buildings, The Observer for the most part avoids publishing anything political.

Why high school publications shouldn’t censor politics

By Quinn Cook, News Editor April 22, 2021

Across almost all parts of my life spans politics, government and policy; I follow stories, develop opinions and hold unending and pervasive discourse about all matters scaling neighborhood to national....

Los Angeles Lakers NBA finals MVP Lebron James stands next to reporter Rachel Nichols as the two hold his newly won NBA Finals Larry O’Brien Trophy. Nichols was the main sideline reporter covering the game in which Lebron won his fourth ever championship, and has built a strong relationship with players like Lebron over her many years reporting on the league.

WCHS alumna Rachel Nichols inspires student journalists

By Quinn Cook, News Editor November 11, 2020

As millions watched Lebron’s post-game interview after capturing his fourth NBA Championship, fans were also looking at a WCHS graduate. Interviewing one of the sports world’s most dominating figures...

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...

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...

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....

International reporting has occupational hazards

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,...

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...

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