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Grease, a movie set in the '50s about the high school relationship between Sandy and Danny, is filled with music and humor which makes it a great summer watch with friends.

Must watch summer classics

By Paige Tasin, Assistant Arts Editor June 2, 2021

The best summer movies to watch for the upcoming break This past school year has left everyone wishing for one thing: summer. Though summer might not be starting for a few more weeks, the best way to...

During the summer, the best trips can often be taken through a good book. With these five titles set to be published from June to August of this upcoming summer, there will be no shortage of books of all genres, authors, and perspectives to be a window into all kinds of different worlds.

Books to look forward to this summer

By Ha-Yeon Jeon May 30, 2021

Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Especially during this past year, when everyone has been stuck at...

Tova Niles sits on the bus with a friend on the way to sleep away camp. She had attended for five summers in a row before it being cancelled last year.

Students prepare for another uncertain summer due to COVID-19

By Rachel Mattison, Assistant Advertising & Subscriptions Manager January 31, 2021

Camps closed, travel halted, internships canceled and jobs difficult to find--the scene of summer 2020 looked significantly different than anyone could have imagined. Many plans for summer 2020 were put...

Featuring artists like DaBaby, Harry Styles, Cardi B and Taylor Swift, this Spotify playlist will transport you right back to that summertime feeling.

Spice up your playlist with the Observer staff’s songs of the summer

By Observer Staff October 19, 2020

Feeling like you missed out on summer experiences this year? Not ready to let go of that carefree summer vibe? Take a listen to these songs to bring you right back to the warm weather, even as school resumes.  The...

Cabin John Mall is among the many places where students at WCHS look for jobs. One of the places that has been popular recently is Playa Bowls which employs mostly highschool students.

High school students kill time with summer jobs

By Austin Vinner, Photo Editor March 7, 2020

High school can be a time to explore and learn new things, where teens are granted the freedom to decide what interests them. That is why so many high schoolers look to get jobs either during the school...

WCHS students spend their extend vacation at the beach in late August. Under Gov. Larry Hogan's ruling, all Maryland schools will start after Labor Day, giving students a longer summer break.

MCPS continues to fight to keep summer short and sweet

By Charley Hutton, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager March 3, 2020

In Aug. of 2016, Gov. Larry Hogan issued a mandate requiring school to start after Labor Day, denying the Montgomery County Board of Education the power to give each county the freedom to make their own...

Dressed up in his white lab coat and blue gloves, Nathan Slotnik makes the most of his SciTech Scholarship as he holds a micropipette in the laboratory, ready to contribute to finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

SciTech Technion international program fosters new experiences

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor November 28, 2019

William Shakespeare had once said “the world is your oyster,” but in a world of billions of people, it may be hard to stand out against the abundance of competition. However, for some people, standing...

Freshman Aliki Dimitoglou works on the chromebook. Taking Health online is one of the three choices that tenth graders have to complete their mandatory credit.

Summer health program clears up space in schedules

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor June 10, 2019

Most WCHS students spend their summer vacationing, hanging out at the pool or going to camp. Going to three weeks of classes during the summer is not an ideal activity, but many rising 10th graders have...

WCHS student athletes train over the summer

WCHS student athletes train over the summer

By Kathy Hu, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager June 8, 2018

Participating in school sports, although sometimes just an extracurricular, is a huge commitment, and one that can even begin over the summer. At CHS,  a total of 10 out of the 23 sports are fall...

This May and June, the Mid-Atlantic Region will be home to a host of concerts and festivals, including shows with SZA and Khalid and the Firefly Music Festival.

Summer concerts bring heat to D.C. area

By Drew Ingall, Senior Writer May 9, 2018

It’s that time of year. The weather is getting warmer, outdoor concert venues are opening and big music artists are coming to town. That’s right, it’s concert season. The stretch from early May...

Hate summer reading? Not with these books

Hate summer reading? Not with these books

By Danielle Kiefer, Features Editor May 30, 2014

Nothing can ruin a summer faster than required summer reading assignments. However, reading during the summer doesn't have to be accompanied by a groan and a sense of dread. The Observer brings you a list...

Upcoming movies project action-packed summer

By Ross Tanenbaum, Production Editor May 29, 2014

Summer time is the time of year when some of the most anticipated movies are released. These movies tend to be the highest-grossing movies, as a lot of them are sequels, reboots or movies based off books. With...

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