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Expand your summer reading list with these books

By Alissa Li and Katie Clem May 27, 2015

As summer rapidly approaches, students not only buckle down for the final stretch of school but they also begin to make plans for the upcoming break. Whether you find yourself sightseeing in Europe or...

Track and Field Runs through Opponents at Regionals

Track and Field Runs through Opponents at Regionals

By Katie Clem, Senior Writer May 18, 2015

CHS competed with some of its toughest rivals at outdoor track and field’s regional competition, beginning Wed. May 13 through Thurs. May 14 The final outcome portrayed a mix of both joyful victories...

Boys will be boys, girls will be girls, despite proximity

Boys will be boys, girls will be girls, despite proximity

By Katie Clem, Production Manager April 22, 2014

My experience on the girls tennis team has been crazy, just like any other girl on an all-girl team. We gossip, we tee-pee houses, we even sing badly when no one is around. Yet as soon as boys enter the...

CHS Students Think Big

CHS Students Think Big

By Katie Clem, Production Manager March 27, 2014

From the cycling club to the chess club, CHS has a variety of activities students can join that offer fun and cultural experiences, but there are few clubs that teach skills that can be used in the future. Juniors...

The Observers guide to Winter Break

The Observer’s guide to Winter Break

By Katie Clem, Production Editor December 20, 2013

Christmas break is approaching which means visiting family or traveling abroad. However staying home this break does not mean it has to be boring. Here are some suggestions of what to do here in the DMV...

CHS honors staff members who served the US

CHS honors staff members who served the US

By Katie Gauch and Katie Clem, Production Editors December 4, 2013

The Observer thanks all CHS veterans for their service. English Teacher Haroot Hakopian U.S. Army, 1987-93   Chemistry Teacher Wesley Russ Missouri Army National Guard, 1979-82   Assistant...

Atheltes question club status, vie to be official

By Katie Clem, Production Editor October 30, 2013

For three hours a week, junior crew member Michelle Dan takes a 45-minute bus ride to the Anacostia River. Crew is a competitive and physically demanding sport that Dan dedicates much of her time to, yet...

Cheer coach has teams bond

Cheer coach has teams bond

By Katie Clem, Production Editor September 30, 2013

With the start of another season, the cheer squad returns with the hope of keeping its Division I seed with their new coach, Margo Hopkins, at the helm. Hopkins started cheerleading with her middle school...

MCPS expands student run newspaper

MCPS expands student run newspaper

By Katie Clem, Production Editor September 30, 2013

In the fall of 2012, the organization MoCo Student was founded by a group of six students. This year, the creators plan to expand. For those who have never heard of it, MoCo Student is a student-run...

Students can help stop the violence: What we learned from the Boston Bombing

Students can help stop the violence: What we learned from the Boston Bombing

By Katie Clem, Emily Jin, Production Editors May 31, 2013

The fear that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his brother Dzhokhar, 19, instilled during the Boston Marathon bombing has led many to question whether stricter gun regulation will put an end to the acts of violence...

Fracking worthy of recognition as clean alternative

Fracking worthy of recognition as clean alternative

By Katie Clem, Staff Writer April 5, 2013

Water seeps into the rock fractures below Earth’s surface. Slowly a gap opens and widens as high pressure is applied.  With the influx of pressure, the natural gas trapped in shale deposits is released....

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