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Zoom has quickly become one of the most common mediums of online interaction. Colleges are beginning to utilize Zoom for online tours, information sessions, and now online interviews.

Online interviews are less effective than in-person ones

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief November 11, 2020

With COVID-19 altering the way the world runs, nearly everything around us has changed. Whether it is getting lunch with friends or taking a unit test over Zoom, major aspects of our lives are drastically...

Sharing college decisions online is hurtful

Sharing college decisions online is hurtful

By Sapna David, Features Editor February 3, 2020

For many WCHS students, early December tends to be a time of lethargy as students look forward to winter break. But for seniors, the weeks leading up to break are the dreaded Early Decision weeks. As the...

Moore discusses next years course load with sophomore Enoch Li.

Registration moves from pen and paper to online

By Lauren Roseman, Staff Writer February 23, 2015

Forget about that long and tedious process of registering for classes, where students have to search the course bulletin to find a four-numbered code for each class, write it on the registration card and...

ACT test to be offered online starting in 2015

ACT test to be offered online starting in 2015

By Dana Harris, Features Editor February 27, 2014

Beginning in 2015, the ACT will be offered through a computer-based program in states that offer the ACT on a school day to fulfill the requirements of their district, state or school assessment programs. Students...

The Observer Weighs the Benefits of Using Tablets Over Textbooks

The Observer Weighs the Benefits of Using Tablets Over Textbooks

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Business Manager January 8, 2014

Slugging textbooks to and from school can be a pain, both figuratively and literally, and in a new world immersed in technology, tablets should be allowed in classrooms in order to fit modern culture. Textbooks...

The Jonas Brothers Cancel Their Upcoming Tour

The Jonas Brothers Cancel Their Upcoming Tour

By Skylar Whitman October 30, 2013

We grew up with them. We fell in love with them. We fangirled over them. We watched their TV show. We supported solo careers. We’ve been there for them through thick and thin. But now, the Jonas Brothers...

Left Turn Signal Should be Added to Tuckerman Traffic Light

Left Turn Signal Should be Added to Tuckerman Traffic Light

By Yash Nigam, Production Editor October 30, 2013

Tuckerman Lane is saturated with cars in the morning before school starts. The congestion is exhausting to drivers and is hazardous, especially for inexperienced teenage drivers who have not been that...

Handball Concludes its First Season

Handball Concludes its First Season

By Danny Gordon October 30, 2013

The CHS handball team’s season concluded against Northwood Oct. 15, with a 22-14 victory. The team finished with a record of 5 wins and 1 loss. “The season went great,” junior captain John Sahin...

Choral Department Should Work on Delivery in Rap Performances

By Greer Smith, Opinions Editor October 29, 2013

There is no denying that CHS has a talented choral department with gifted singers and dancers. They put on great musicals, BLAST, and perform at school events like pep rallies. The singing voices range...

The Observer Previews the Upcoming NBA Season

The Observer Previews the Upcoming NBA Season

By Noah Salzberg, Public Relations and Social Media Editor October 29, 2013

The NBA 2013-2014 season begins tonight, Oct. 29, as the Miami Heat, the 2012-2013 reigning champions take on the Chicago Bulls. There are many headlines this season, including Derrick Rose’s return...

New Privacy Settings Affect Teens on Facebook

New Privacy Settings Affect Teens on Facebook

By Natalie Cortez, Public Relations and Social Media Editor October 29, 2013

Facebook had loosened its privacy setting for its teenage users. The new privacy setting took effect Oct. 17. Originally the networking site restricted 13 to 17 year olds to sharing posts to friends...

Controversy Surrounds the Redskins Name

Controversy Surrounds the Redskins’ Name

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Business Manager October 21, 2013

Every time the Washington Redskins score FedEx Field fills with the echo of thousands of fans singing “Hail to the Redskins, hail victory, braves on the warpath, fight for old DC.” However, the fight...

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