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Fans follow Maggie Rose

By Hannah Yasharoff, Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

“Looking back now, I probably should’ve let him run” is the opening line to country singer, Potomac native and Georgetown Visitation alumna Maggie Rose’s new hit single “Looking Back Now,” a song that deals with toxic relationships, a tragic ending and ultimately, regret. In real life, Rose, bo...

CHS alumna Kelen Coleman catches up with ‘Observer’

CHS alumna Kelen Coleman catches up with 'Observer'

By Ana Faguy, Production Editor

May 28, 2014

This past week, the Observer sat down with actress and ‘03 alumna Kelen Coleman, who has starred in shows such as Men at Work, The Mindy Project and The Newsroom.   Q: Were you born and raised in Potomac? A:  I was born in Nashville, TN, and my dad is a bluegrass musician. When I was 4 or 5,h...

Teen novel is worth a read

Teen novel is worth a read

By Danielle Kiefer, Arts Editor

May 28, 2014

Teenage romance is the backbone of countless young adult books. It is seemingly nothing new. However, Rainbow Rowell's novel about young love Eleanor & Park is anything but ordinary. Set in 1986, Eleanor & Park is a story about two high schoolers who fall in love despite overwhelming everyday obsta...

Release of ‘Divergent’ movie thrills avid fans

Release of 'Divergent' movie thrills avid fans

By Julia Reagan, Arts Editor

May 28, 2014

Devotees of Katniss Everdeen and her Hunger Games crew will fall in love with the similar dystopian Divergent trilogy.  It features love, action, friendship and secrecy–what more could a teenage girl want?  Fans of the books will be heading to theaters March 21 to see their beloved Beatrice Prior and ...

What’s Trending This Month

By Ross Tanenbaum, Production Editor

May 28, 2014

Happy Pharell Williams’ hit new song, Happy, which is currently the number one single on iTunes, has been taking over the airwaves. Besides constantly being played on the radio, it was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The contagious tune has infected CHS students and wa...

Fields remain wet after February snow storms

By By: Thomas Geenan

March 23, 2010

As the last of the 20-plus inches of snow melt away, the CHS fields are still saturated and muddy, but this will not cause any setbacks in the spring sports schedule, which starts before spring break. All practices and games will proceed as scheduled. “Mother nature has melted the snow and our teams...

Following the Olympics, curling sweeps the nation

By By: David Wilson- Sports Editor

March 23, 2010

During the Winter Olympics only one sport made heads turn every time the scrape of the ice was heard. That sport that I am talking about, of course, is curling. Curling: the art of competitive ice sweeping. Anyone can do it, but, as I learned from my endeavors, few can master it. But first, a brief...

Boys Volleyball aims to earn spot in playoffs

By By: Donald Kim- Staff Writer

March 23, 2010

Despite last year’s failure to make the playoffs, the boys volleyball team aims for a spot in the playoffs as team chemistry has become stronger after a rebuilding season. The team returns eight players, including senior Geoffrey Wang, who is expected to lead the team on and off the court. Key returning...

Coed Volleyball hopes to improve upon last season

By By: Ian Plotnick- Staff Writer

March 23, 2010

The coed volleyball team hopes to improve on last year’s 9-3 mark entering its first game March 23 against Whitman. According to head coach Michael Endler the team must focus on three things in order to win this game and many others. “We need to get used to the positions and switches on the...

Improved pitching, new coach key for CHS

By By: David Wilson-Sports Editor

March 23, 2010

The baseball team will open up its season March 22 against Sherwood. While many of the players remain from last year’s team that upset archrival Wootton in the first round of the playoffs, two notable new faces dotted the tryout field during the first week of March: new head coach Scott Blackwood and...

Young tennis team looks to repeat championship

By By:Jillian Postal-Online Sports Editor

March 23, 2010

After ending last year’s season on a high note, the underclassmen-heavy boys tennis team hopes to repeat as county and state doubles champions. The team consists of 10 new players as former key players Pavan Sethi and Felix Sun graduated. “That is high school tennis,” coach Benjamin Woods...

Track looks to build off of indoor season

By By: Brett Mead-Sports Editor

March 23, 2010

The 2009-2010 school year has been the best in recent memory for CHS track and they look to carry the momentum of their strong cross country and indoor seasons into this spring. With the girls team taking home the top spot in the county for the fourth time in five years, it is safe to say that CHS...

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