The Observer

Teachers need to learn to not bully

Teachers need to learn to not bully

By Sammi Silber, Senior Writer May 7, 2015

We are all aware of our favorite and least favorite teachers. Some will cheer you on and never give up on you.  Others will kill you with their negativity and attitude, which can in the end psychologically...

Observer staff faced a similar challenge when trying to find food we were allowed to distribute to students in our fundraiser.

MCPS, it’s time to put the fun back in fundraising

By Sammi Silber and Katie Gauch April 29, 2015

I want candy. School can get boring between studying for tests, endless homework assignments and improving your college resume. To balance work and play, many students look forward to fundraisers which...

Heroin comes in the form of white powder but can be heated to a brown substance and injected into the user. The drug can also be sniffed or smoked.

MoCo, Governor work to stop epidemic of heroin use

By Katie Gauch and Sammi Silber February 24, 2015

Marijuana, cocaine and Adderall. While these are some of the most prevalent drugs in the area today, one tends to go unnoticed: heroin. In the past years, use of this narcotic has dramatically increased...

Student authors signing

Student authors signing

By Katie Clem, Production Editor February 24, 2015

Seniors Sammi Silber, Elina Kapoor and Dalhia Huh participated in an author book signing at CHS on Feb. 4. Friends and family of the young authors supported them in their achievements. Their writings ranged...

MCPS freezes budget to save funds for next year

MCPS freezes budget to save funds for next year

By Ana Faguy and Sammi Silber December 19, 2014

MCPS announced Nov. 24 a temporary budget freeze that will affect staffing and purchasing in schools throughout the county. According to a Nov. 24 memo, MCPS announced that a budget freeze would become...

Math teacher wins My Favorite Teacher award

Math teacher wins ‘My Favorite Teacher’ award

By Gil Jacobson and Sammi Silber November 21, 2014

Geometry teacher Hsinyu Ho won The Gazette’s “My Favorite Teacher” contest for MCPS high school teachers after being nominated and named a finalist earlier this school year. This award is given...

Meet the candidates for District 16 delegate

Meet the candidates for District 16 delegate

By Emily Birnbaum and Sammi Silber June 2, 2014

Candidates for District 16’s representative to the Maryland House of Delegates will square off in a primary election June 24. The winner will move on to the general election Nov. 4.  With the primary...

Five foods to help you survive exam week

By Katie Gauch and Sammi Silber May 30, 2014

Final exam week is quickly approaching, becoming the only obstacle we have to overcome before our stress-free, sun-filled summer vacation.  Drop the textbooks, because the one thing that will get us through...

Education Foundation

By Sammi Silber, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2014

The WCHS Educational Foundation is looking for a freshman representative. The application can be found on their website, which can be found by scanning the QR code. The due date is April 25. They are...

CHS International Night

CHS International Night

By Sammi Silber, Editor-in-Chief April 11, 2014

CHS’s International Student Alliance held its first International Night on April 9.  The event was held in order to embrace different cultures in the Potomac community.  The night included different...

Best Buddies fundraiser

Best Buddies fundraiser

March 31, 2014

The Best Buddies Club, which focuses on trying to promote kindness, raised $1483 from their Chipotle fundraiser.  The “Cause an Effect” fundraiser helped raise money for the club’s costs, including...

Debate team winners

By Sammi Silber, Editor in Chief March 24, 2014

Congratulations to debate team members and seniors Rachel Caspar and Henoss Taddesse for propelling the debate team to winning second place at the Washington Metropolitan Area Debate tournament on March...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
Sammi Silber