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Jacket: $60, banquet $20, team acceptance: priceless?

Jacket: $60, banquet $20, team acceptance: priceless?

By Fiona Asbury, Advertising Manager

November 26, 2013

The list is up. You move your trembling finger down the alphabetically ordered names until, finally, it reaches your own. Congratulations! You are a member of a 2013-2014 CHS varsity athletic team. If making the team is not a shock for you, perhaps what comes next is. Making the team required hard work ...

Fall Out Boy returns to music with new single, sound

Fall Out Boy returns to music with new single, sound

By Lauren Price, Online Arts Editor

February 28, 2013

"This isn’t a reunion because we never broke up." This sentence is part of the short message that graced the front of FallOutBoyRock.com Feb. 4 after the band announced the end of its four-year hiatus. The announcement came as a shock to many fans, as the band had repeatedly denied rumors that have...

The ‘Observer’ brings you the best holiday songs

By Lauren Price, Online Arts Editor

December 27, 2012

What is a holiday season without Christmas music? Of course listeners have the classic songs, but every year contemporary bands also put out music just for the holidays. The Observer brings you a list of 10 classic and not-so-classic holiday songs from over the years. Get some hot cocoa, curl up next to a...

Teen entrepreneur’s clothing line taking off

Teen entrepreneur’s clothing line taking off

By Lauren Price, Online Arts Editor

November 29, 2012

Independent clothing lines offer a breath of relief from the cheap, threadbare shirts found at mainstream outlets such as Forever 21. These lines, though marginally more expensive, often have stylish designs and reliable products. One notable line is Jawbreaking, which can be bought at shopjawbreaking.c...

The Wallflowers’ newest album is impressive, despite seven year hiatus

The Wallflowers’ newest album is impressive, despite seven year hiatus

By Lauren Price, Online Arts Editor

October 24, 2012

It is not uncommon for a band to release album after album, all with the same general style or sound. However, this becomes an impressive feat when a band can do that after a prolonged hiatus.  The Wallflowers did just that when they released Glad All Over, their first album in seven years, on Oct. ...

A review of this summer’s hottest hits

A review of this summer’s hottest hits

By Lauren Price, Online Arts Editor

September 24, 2012

Summer and music have always gone hand in hand. Whether it be listening to music during free time, or rocking out at a party, tunes are an important part of this season. Here is a short list of the most notable tracks released in the summer of 2012. Sleeping with Sirens, If You Were a Movie, This...

Ultimate Frisbee is state runner-up in second season

Ultimate Frisbee is state runner-up in second season

By Lauren Price, Online Arts Editor

May 30, 2012

It may be just a club sport, but this year’s Ultimate Frisbee team, the Discos, is a force to be reckoned with. The team finished its season with a 7-2 record, coming in second place in the state championship, a six-game tournament held May 12-13. Led by two captains, senior Peter Heilbron and junior Evan Rheing...

AP test scoring changes, Md. to waive future fees

By By Becky Price, Arts Editor

September 30, 2010

Every year, ambitious high school students enroll in numerous Advanced Placement (AP) courses with hopes of gaining college credit by passing the exam. Starting this year, however, the highly coveted college exams will be graded differently due to impending modifications in the AP program. The College Board...

Budget cuts threaten preteens’ fun

By By Zack Potter, Archive Manager, and Becky Price, Arts Editor

May 5, 2010

Two hours of sweat, shrieks and infinite possibilities. Every school year, local kids and preteens anxiously anticipate a spot in the Potomac Community Center’s (PCC) legendary Club Friday program. However, the program is threatened by county executive Isiah Leggett’s proposed fiscal budget cut,...

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