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  • Why Religious Education is more important now than ever

    Why Religious Education is more important now than ever

    Sai Sreenivasan, Observations Editor

    September 28, 2016

    Religion is a taboo topic. Teachers try to stay as objective as possible and avoid delving too deep into religious beliefs in order to avoid controversy . However, as religion has become misconstrued and distorted, it is important for our generation to not only be educated on the topic of religion but on its many different cultural facets. Presidential candidates and elected officials are developing misconceptions on certain religions, based o... READ MORE »»

    Students do not have an awareness of the religions that exist in their communities, causing them to form misconceptions.

    Photo by Sai Sreenivasan

  • Coco Kuchins Commits to United States Air Force Academy

    Coco Kuchins Commits to United States Air Force Academy

    Maya Rosenberg, Opinions Editior

    September 26, 2016

    Senior Coco Kuchins verbally committed to play Division 1 basketball for the United States Air Force Academy August 20. According to a Jan 21. Washington Post article, Kuchins was also scouted by other Division 1 schools such as University of Maryland Baltimore County and Loyola University Maryland. “I was drawn to the Air Force Academy because of their academics, the mountain view location and that they want their cadets to become future leade... READ MORE »»

    Kuchins jumps against a defender for a layup

    Photo courtesy of Coco Kuchins

  • Frozen Strawberries Infecting Maryland with Hepatitis A

    Frozen Strawberries Infecting Maryland with Hepatitis A

    Nora Holland

    September 25, 2016

    As of early September, cases of Hepatitis A have been breaking out in different states, including Virginia and Maryland.  Smoothies were the cause of this sudden outbreak. Frozen strawberries have lately been a health risk rather than a health benefit. Imported from Egypt, frozen strawberries used by popular smoothie chain restaurants such as Tropical Smoothie Cafe in smoothies have been leading to Hepatitis A. “The fact that people in Maryla... READ MORE »»

    Although they look harmless, frozen strawberries have been making people very ill.

  • Pokémon Go 101

    Pokémon Go 101

    Ethan S Miller, Fact-Checker

    September 23, 2016

    For many CHS students, Pokémon is more than just a game, it's a way of life. Hopefully these tips and tricks help you to master Pokémon Go. 1. Stock up on poke balls Make sure you keep your pokeball to portion ratio at at least 3 pokeballs/1 potion, so that you never run out when a snorlax shows up. 2. Focus on walking in urban areas Searching for Pokémon in your neighborhood can only result in a pidgey or (if you're lucky) a rattata... READ MORE »»

    An in-game screencap from Pokémon Go.

  • Typing Classes Should be Offered at CHS

    Typing Classes Should be Offered at CHS

    Balbina Yang, Arts Editor

    September 23, 2016

    With the advent of the smartphone, we now carry mini computers in our pockets. But other than taking selfies and posting that “insta”, phones do not serve any purpose in learning how to type. In fact, since we text on our phones so often, we are becoming worse at typing on computers. CHS should implement a class or program on the basics of typing. It doesn’t have to be a full-year or even a semester-long class; even just a class in Fou... READ MORE »»

    Typing is a crucial skill to have for future job opportunities.

    Photo by Balbina Yang.

  • Junior Releases Original EP

    Junior Releases Original EP

    Sarah O'Brien and Thomas Atkinson, Arts Editor and News Editor

    September 22, 2016

    On Sept. 15, junior Sam Nasar released his first Extended Preview (EP), “Self Signed.” Ever since Nasar’s mother introduced him to musical theater, he has always had a passion for the arts. Nasar has been in Showstoppers and Blast for the past three years as well as in the school musical for the past two. “Self Signed” features five original songs, with the first single being “Sunshine.” “I think the first song in Sam Nasar’s... READ MORE »»

    Junior Sam Nasar recently released his EP "Self Signed", which features original songs.

    Photo Courtesy of Sam Nasar

Coco Kuchins Commits to United States Air Force Academy

Maya Rosenberg, Opinions Editior

Senior Coco Kuchins verbally committed to play Division 1 basketball for the United States Air Force Academy August 20. According to a Jan 21. Washington Post article, Kuchins was also...  Read More »

September 26, 2016 • 0 comments

Frozen Strawberries Infecting Maryland with Hepatitis A

September 25, 2016

Pokémon Go 101

September 23, 2016

Typing Classes Should be Offered at CHS

September 23, 2016

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Sports Scores

  • Tuesday, September 27

    Handball

    Winston Churchill High School 14 - Blair 36

  • Tuesday, September 27

    Varsity Girls Tennis

    Winston Churchill High School 6 - Whitman 1

  • Tuesday, September 27

    Varsity Girls Volleyball

    Winston Churchill High School 2 - Sherwood 3

  • Monday, September 26

    Varsity Boys Soccer

    Winston Churchill High School 4 - Northwood 1

  • Monday, September 26

    Field Hockey

    Winston Churchill High School 2 - Whitman 1

  • Monday, September 26

    Varsity Girls Soccer

    Winston Churchill High School 13 - Northwood 0

  • Saturday, September 24

    Varsity Girls Tennis

    Winston Churchill High School 6 - Wheaton 1

  • Friday, September 23

    Varsity Football

    Winston Churchill High School 14 - Blair 48

  • Friday, September 23

    Varsity Field Hockey

    Winston Churchill High School 2 - Poolesville 0

  • Friday, September 23

    Varsity Boys Soccer

    Winston Churchill High School 1 - Walter Johnson 0

Changes in Staff Leadership to be Implemented for the 2016-2017 School Year

Eugenia Cardinale and Emiliana Cardinale

As the 2015-2016 school year is drawing to a close, many leadership changes are coming to the groups at CHS. Class of 2019 Honors Matter and Energy teacher Jonathan...  Read More »

May 26, 2016 • 0 comments

CHS Bids Farewell to Memorable Staff Members

May 26, 2016

CHS Bids Farewell To Memorable Staff Members

May 26, 2016

CHS Bids Farewell to Memorable Staff Members

May 26, 2016

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Coco Kuchins Commits to United States Air Force Academy

Maya Rosenberg, Opinions Editior

Senior Coco Kuchins verbally committed to play Division 1 basketball for the United States Air Force Academy August 20. According to a Jan 21. Washington Post article, Kuchins was also...  Read More »

September 26, 2016 • 0 comments

  • Golf Coach Honored as All-Met Coach of the Year June 5, 2016
  • The ‘Observer’s Picks for Best Team Uniforms May 31, 2016
  • Athlete of the Month- May 2016 May 31, 2016

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Typing Classes Should be Offered at CHS

Balbina Yang, Arts Editor

With the advent of the smartphone, we now carry mini computers in our pockets. But other than taking selfies and posting that “insta”, phones do not serve any purpose...  Read More »

September 23, 2016 • 0 comments

High Competition at CHS Is Detrimental to Student Growth

May 31, 2016

A Challenging Environment is Good for CHS Students

May 31, 2016

The Blame Game: Nobody Can Win

May 31, 2016

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Pokémon Go 101

Ethan S Miller, Fact-Checker

For many CHS students, Pokémon is more than just a game, it's a way of life. Hopefully these tips and tricks help you to master Pokémon Go. 1. Stock up on poke ball...  Read More »

September 23, 2016 • 0 comments

Becca’s Closet PROMises A Memorable Night

May 27, 2016

Thought You Had Seen the Last of Them? Cicadas Return

May 27, 2016

Harriet Tubman Replaces Jackson on the $20 Bill

May 27, 2016

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Junior Releases Original EP

Sarah O'Brien and Thomas Atkinson, Arts Editor and News Editor

On Sept. 15, junior Sam Nasar released his first Extended Preview (EP), “Self Signed.” Ever since Nasar’s mother introduced him to musical theater, he has always...  Read More »

September 22, 2016 • 0 comments

Student Art Spotlight: Alex Zarynow

May 28, 2016

Irish Restaurant Lahinch opens at Cabin John

May 26, 2016

CHS Students Have Their Eyes on ‘Hamilton’

May 26, 2016

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CHS Students Receive Medals for Russian Olympiada

Thomas Atkinson, News Editor

Bronze and silver medals were awarded to 10 CHS students, May 24 for their participation in the Maryland Olympiada of Spoken Russian competition at Goucher College on May...  Read More »

May 27, 2016 • 0 comments

Junior Recognized for DNA Essay

May 26, 2016

Go-Baby-Go Workshop

May 26, 2016

Nat’l Honors Society Induction

May 26, 2016

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