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Feldman in the CHS auditorium during the interview.

‘Observer’ Sits Down with Actor Ben Feldman

By Thomas Atkinson and Sarah O'Brien May 26, 2016

CHS alumnus Ben Feldman is a television and film actor in such shows as Mad Men, Silicon Valley and Cloverfield. Though he has done endless interviews, the Observer had the privilege of interviewing Feldman...

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CHS Community Mourns Loss of Junior

By Thomas Atkinson and Lauren Roseman May 5, 2016

Junior Anna Castillo (Maya Castle) passed away April 16 at the age of 16. She is survived by parents Daniela and Victor Castillo and extended family members. Maya’s legal name was Anna Castillo, but...

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CHS Community Mourns Loss of Junior

By Thomas Atkinson, News Editor May 2, 2016

Junior Anna Castillo (Maya Castle) passed away April 16 at the age of 16. She is survived by parents Daniela and Victor Castillo and extended family members. Maya’s legal name was Anna Castillo,...

Forney poses in front of a temple in Southeast Asia.

Teacher Travel Guide: Add These Destinations to Your Next Trip

By Thomas Atkinson and Sarah O' Brien February 25, 2016

As spring break is right around the corner, many CHS students and staff seem uncertain of their travel plans. If you happen to be one of these people, have no fear because some CHS teachers are here to...

Criticism of this year’s lack of diversity in Oscar nominations is not a new trend. Few awards have been given to actors of color since 2000.

Oscars Receive Criticism over Lack of Diversity

By Thomas Atkinson and Jasmine Baten February 25, 2016

I think my color TV is broken! For the second year in a row, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences has not nominated any actors of color for an Academy Award. In a time where we have a black president...

One in every eight students at CHS is black. Since CHS prides itself on diversity and acceptance of all students, the school should acknowledge the history and experiences of all groups.

Black History Month Deserves Recognition

By Thomas Atkinson, Online Features Editor February 25, 2016

Attempting to find any trace of support for Black History Month is like trying to find a well-rested junior: impossible. Over the past few months, CHS has sponsored a variety of events to support many...

...But Turkey is Better

…But Turkey is Better

By Thomas Atkinson, Online Features Editor December 23, 2015

Black Friday was originally known for the color used when accounts made a profit. Now it has become an annual event representing capitalistic, consumer-driven America. Every year, thousands of people...

Birds and Bees at CHS: What’s the Buzz?

By Thomas Atkinson, Online Features Editor September 29, 2015

Let’s talk about sex. The everyday lives of students are inundated with sex at every turn, which undoubtedly influences their ideas about it. These three tiny letters can wield so much power in a teen’s...

Students get hyped to see artists like Calvin Harris and Kendrick Lamar perform at Merriweather Post Pavillion.

Sweetlife festival offers bigger lineup, better food

By Thomas Atkinson and Isabel Dibble May 26, 2015

Sweetlife, the annual music festival hosted by the salad company Sweetgreen, is back on May 30 and 31 at Merriweather Post Pavilion and is going to be bigger than ever, featuring many big names such as...

Follow these tips for an Insta-game 'on fleek'

Follow these tips for an Insta-game ‘on fleek’

By Thomas Atkinson and Madison Hurr April 28, 2015

As Facebook’s popularity is declining, Instagram’s is rising exponentially. Instagram allows anyone with a smartphone to become an amateur photographer. Here are some tips to making your Instagram...

Snow-covered sidewalks made it difficult for students to walk to school during last winter's severe weather.

School sidewalks will be priority in snow removal

By Thomas Atkinson, Public Relations Manager November 21, 2014

Sophomore Jacob Friedman remembers having to walk to school on icy, uncleared sidewalks with start of winter just around the corner. “Many people didn’t shovel the sidewalks, including the school,”...

Singer Jason Derulo performs some of his biggest hits for the crowd.

Singer Jason Derulo wows crowd at Fillmore

By Thomas Atkinson and Alissa Li November 11, 2014

International pop star Jason Derulo performed Oct. 28 at the Fillmore alongside Becky G and Wallpaper. Derulo started his music career back in 2009 by writing songs for other musicians, and then released...

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