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....

Students gather in the media center to take a selfie that sets a new world record.

CHS takes a selfie that shatters the record books

By Rebecca Jackson, Circulation Manager October 5, 2015

On Thursday, Oct. 1, CHS set a new world record for the most students taking selfies in a library. According to Media Specialist Paige Pagley, this event was created in connection with the selfie display...

Creativity is key to thriving on social media

Creativity is key to thriving on social media

By Greer Smith, Opinions Editor February 27, 2014

Social Media sites seem to be endless these days: Twitter, Vine, Tumblr, Instagram, and the most ubiquitous, Facebook. According to a February 2014 ABC.com article, Facebook has 1.23 billion users and...

‘Daily Dose’ has new leadership, new look

By Michael Fox, Sports Photo Editor September 30, 2013

CHS distributes its daily announcements through the show known as the Daily Dose, and new Media Services Technician, Ben Schnapp, who replaced previous director Scott Selman,  plans to provide...

Study challenges criticisms of social media

September 27, 2011

It seems that no matter what CHS students have going on—APs, projects, sports, applications, clubs, extracurriculars or jobs—there is always time for Facebook. As technology becomes increasingly convenient,...

Nuclear energy effects dramatized by media

April 11, 2011

In the wake of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, less than half of the American public is in favor of nuclear energy. According to a March 22 CBS News poll, only 43 percent of Americans approve of building...

LGBTQ representation in the media, arts increases

By By: Elizabeth Chen Circulation Manager November 23, 2010

On ABC’s Modern Family, Cam and Mitchell liven the show with their quick wit and complementary personalities. But they are not only a hilarious couple; they also help make up a handful of television...

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