The Observer

Junior Pursues Passion of Food and Writing

Junior Sydney Brown currently writes for Spoon University, a food-based web publication.

By Becky Wolfson and Rebekah Sklute

February 21, 2017

Pasta and punctuation. Tuna and Times New Roman. Seasonings, sauces and sentences. What do these things have in common? Food and writing, two passions of CHS junior Sydney Brown, both of which she has managed to successfully mix into her articles for Spoon University’s high school team. Spoon Uni...

Student Art Spotlight: Lauren Hassan

Senior Lauren Hassan, founder of the CHS Slam Poetry Club, delivers a slam poem. Hassan writes and performs poems covering a wide range of topics from racism to romance.

By Sarah O'Brien and Balbina Yang, Arts Editors

September 29, 2016

When we think of the arts, it’s usually music, theater or fine arts. However, ever since senior Lauren Hassan started the Slam Poetry Club, the CHS arts community has had an outspoken new member. “Since she came to CHS, I have seen her grow into a respected leader of her peers,” Slam Poetry club...

Novel writing competition challenges students, teachers

By Jessica Lee, Staff Writer

November 29, 2012

 On Halloween, instead of trick-or-treating with my friends, I was finishing my NaNoWriMo story outline. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, an annual online challenge that attracts hundreds of thousands of participants. Aspiring writers, such as first-time participant sophomore Kim Rooney ...

Author Julie Kraut visits alma mater

By Anu Jain, News Production Editor

November 24, 2009

Julie Kraut, author of the new book Swept Away and ‘00 CHS alumni, visited CHS Nov. 16 during lunch. After writing her first book Hot Mess, Kraut was inspired by her enjoyable summers at sleep away camp to write Swept Away which was published in May 2009. “[Swept Away] is about a city girl...

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