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Though fatalities in car accidents are rare, accidents are prevalent enough to still cause millions of accident-related deaths every year.

As long as the self-driving system doesn’t crash, cars won’t crash either

By Maximus Wang, Promotions and Subscriptions Manager February 1, 2024

To enter Garrett County is to enter melancholy and dismay. On January 9, a car crash near Exit 4 of Interstate 68 forced authorities to close down the highway in the town of Friendsville, creating significant...

Cursive is an old art form found commonly on many historical documents. Teaching and learning cursive in schools is essential for students to continue to comprehend old texts.

Faceoff: Cursive should be taught at school again

By Maximus Wang, Promotions and Subscriptions Manager December 18, 2023

Once upon a time, learning proper cursive was an essential part of any school curriculum. However, in modern days, it has become the exception. Only 21 states now require school curriculums to teach cursive...

WCHS administration, security and students take in the aftermath of an incident in which one student jokingly slammed a cake into another students face.

Trash Talk: student responsibility at lunch

By Maximus Wang, Promotions & Subscriptions Managers October 18, 2023

The bulldog statue near the media center had to witness a terrible sight during lunch on Sept. 8, as a “fight” broke out right next to him, leaving icing on the floor and cake in a student’s face....

In 2021, about 75% of adolescent overdose deaths were attributed to fentanyl. The opioid has become more common in schools recently, leading to more risk, and in many cases, preventable deaths.

Decisive action needed to eradicate substance use

By Maximus Wang, Staff Writer May 20, 2023

The heartbreaking stories are numerous and overwhelming- a bright young student losing their life to a substance they, whether intentionally or not, consumed. This killer always seems so far away, until...

Students performed in front of a large audience at Strathmore.

CHS students in MCYO and YAA perform in concert at Strathmore

By Emily Wang, Circulation Manager March 13, 2015

MCYO, All State, All County and YAA; it can be a little confusing for CHS students who do not play an instrument when their musician friends start using their own lingo. Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra...

The hero of Mockingjay: Part One is Katniss Everdeen, a traumatized young woman struggling to lead a rebellion.

‘Mockingjay: Part One’ delivers a powerful punch

By Emily Wang, Circulation Manager November 25, 2014

It seems as if the final movie of every popular teen series is always split into two parts, and the first part always seems worse than the second.  For example, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part...

Need help? Observer lists five must-know CHS places

Need help? ‘Observer’ lists five must-know CHS places

By Emily Wang, Circulation Manager September 23, 2014

The start of the new school year is always chaotic with students racking their brains to try and remember the basics of school. Freshmen and forgetful upperclassmen often do not know, or do not remember,...

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