The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.
  • CHS Poms Performs During Wizards Halftime

    CHS Poms Performs During Wizards Halftime

    Dani Miller and Thomas Atkinson, Production Editor, News Editor

    January 12, 2017

    CHS Poms had the opportunity to perform during the Washington Wizards halftime show on Friday, January 6. CHS was one of several schools from the DMV area who performed during halftime of the game. “Our coach wanted to give us the experience of performing in front of large crowds of people so we signed up,” sophomore and poms member Hannah Weitzman said. Other schools that performed during the Wizards halftime show Friday included Walte... READ MORE »»

    The poms team poses for a picture in Verizon Center.

    Photo Courtesy of Tatiana Teixeria

  • Football Head Coach Steps Down

    Football Head Coach Steps Down

    Kyle Emery, Sports Editor

    January 9, 2017

    After a year of hard work and commitment to the team, CHS football Head Coach Albert Song has decided to resign from his position. Song officially announced on Jan 3 that he will not be partaking in the head leadership role for the upcoming 2016-2017, due to personal family matters. “Coach Song leaves the program headed in the right direction,” Athletic Director Jesse Smith said. “He has upgraded the attitude of the players, gotten more... READ MORE »»

    Former Head Football Coach Albert Song steps down after two seasons with the Bulldogs.

    Photo Courtesy of Jesse Smith

  • Abortion Education Should be Integrated Into MCPS Health Curriculums

    Abortion Education Should be Integrated Into MCPS Health Curriculums

    Sofia Williamson, Opinions Editor

    January 4, 2017

    In world history classes, students are taught a wide span of religion views without bias. For instance, In 1962,  the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional for state officials to compose an official school prayer and encourage its recitation in public schools. This case, among others, clearly established that in public schools church and state must be separate. So why should medical practices be taught any differently? Regardless... READ MORE »»

    Regardless of moral opinion, medical abortion should be taught in an unbiased manner to students in health classes.

    Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons

  • More Emojis Equal Mixed Emotions

    More Emojis Equal Mixed Emotions

    Vicky Gunawan, Contest Manager

    December 27, 2016

    Apple recently released a new set of 72 emoticons (emojis) that include some of the most requested emojis such as the shrugging emoji and the avocado emoji. Emojis are constantly used when texting or on social media to display emotion and to have fun. The different sections include smileys and people, animals and nature, food and drink, activity, travel and places, objects, symbols and flags. The most emojis used are the heart and emotion emoj... READ MORE »»

    Some of the highly-anticipated new emojis include a clown, an avocado, a crab, and a gorilla.

    Photo Courtesy of Vicky Gunawan

  • CHS Wreaths Pose Threat to Policies

    CHS Wreaths Pose Threat to Policies

    Eli Gordon, Production Editor

    December 27, 2016

    Christmas wreaths were put up around CHS, on Monday Nov. 28, and they were taken down two days later. The wreaths were displayed on the outside classrooms and department and administrative office doors. School business manager Lisa Wellek was in charge of the wreaths, and when there was concern that they were violating the MCPS policy, “Religious Diversity guidelines.” It is CHS’s mission to be inclusive and strive to provide a welcoming environment... READ MORE »»

    A wreath is pictured on the door of a house in Potomac, Maryland.

    Photo Courtesy of Eli Gordon

  • Standing Rock Shows We Need to Protect Our Right to Protest

    Standing Rock Shows We Need to Protect Our Right to Protest

    Laura Sneller, Social Media Editor/Video Team

    December 23, 2016

    In Spring 2016, the Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline was approved. This is a $3.7 billion investment to transport 470,000 barrels of crude oil a day through four states. The Native American people of Standing Rock, North Dakota are protesting under the pretenses of it destroying the environment, hurting their economy, jeopardizing their health, and more. However, the protesters have been subjected to many obstacles that have attempted... READ MORE »»

    Native Americans successfully protested the construction of the Keystone Pipeline through their reservation.

    Photo by Creative Commons

CHS Poms Performs During Wizards Halftime

CHS Poms Performs During Wizards Halftime

Dani Miller and Thomas Atkinson, Production Editor, News Editor

CHS Poms had the opportunity to perform during the Washington Wizards halftime show on Friday, January 6. CHS was one of several schools from the DMV area who performed d...  Read More »

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The Observer Highlights Lesser-Known Clubs at CHS

January 10, 2017

Interfaith Families Celebrate Holidays Uniquely

Interfaith Families Celebrate Holidays Uniquely

January 10, 2017

Houseparty: Changing the Way Students Video Chat

January 10, 2017

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Students Take Action After Polarizing Election

Students Take Action After Polarizing Election

Dani Miller and Megan Park

With Inauguration Day right around the corner, it is time for country to start thinking about the future. Mirroring the the current political climate of our country, CHS...  Read More »

Jan 11 • No Comments

New Parking Spots Made Available

New Parking Spots Made Available

January 11, 2017

Election Results Move Students to Vocalize Beliefs

Election Results Move Students to Vocalize Beliefs

December 8, 2016

Next School Year To Begin After Labor Day

December 8, 2016

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Potential Appointee Poses Threat to Public School System

Potential Appointee Poses Threat to Public School System

Sofia Williamson, Opinions Editor

The public school system has guaranteed educational opportunities to students since the mid 19th century. It has made equality of opportunity a strong possibility for all...  Read More »

Jan 12 • No Comments

Time for Superintendent to go Back to School

January 12, 2017

Walkouts are Ineffective

Walkouts are Ineffective

January 12, 2017

Walkouts are Effective

Walkouts are Effective

January 11, 2017

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Student Art Spotlight: Frannie Phillips

Student Art Spotlight: Frannie Phillips

Balbina Yang and Emily Wang, Arts Editor and Features Editor

There are few people who are both artistically and athletically gifted. Senior, captain of the CHS varsity girls soccer team, sculptor and illustrator Francine Phillips, is...  Read More »

Jan 9 • Comments closed

Top Movies Entertain yet Spread Progressive Messages

Top Movies Entertain yet Spread Progressive Messages

January 9, 2017

‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Builds Upon Greatness

‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Builds Upon Greatness

January 9, 2017

Rogue One Delivers More than Expected

Rogue One Delivers More than Expected

January 8, 2017

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The Observer Highlights Lesser-Known Clubs at CHS

Arielle Gordon, Editor-In-Chief

CHS has more than 95 official clubs for the 2016-2017 school year. The Observer has talked to a few of the school’s lesser-known clubs to find out what they are up to. ...  Read More »

Jan 10 • No Comments

Interfaith Families Celebrate Holidays Uniquely

Interfaith Families Celebrate Holidays Uniquely

January 10, 2017

Houseparty: Changing the Way Students Video Chat

January 10, 2017

Students Make Plans For Inauguration Week

Students Make Plans For Inauguration Week

January 10, 2017

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CHS Poms Performs During Wizards Halftime

CHS Poms Performs During Wizards Halftime

Dani Miller and Thomas Atkinson, Production Editor, News Editor

CHS Poms had the opportunity to perform during the Washington Wizards halftime show on Friday, January 6. CHS was one of several schools from the DMV area who performed d...  Read More »

Jan 12 • No Comments

  • New Approaches Lead Girls Basketball to Strong Start January 11, 2017
  • Athlete of the Month January 11, 2017
  • Poms Fine Tune Moves for Winter Season January 11, 2017

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Sports Scores

  • Tuesday, January 17

    Varsity Boys Basketball

    Winston Churchill High School 83 - Einstein 57

  • Tuesday, January 17

    Varsity Girls Basketball

    Winston Churchill High School 84 - Einstein 24

  • Wednesday, December 21

    Varsity Boys Basketball

    Winston Churchill High School 45 - Wootton 59

  • Monday, December 19

    Varsity I Ice Hockey

    Winston Churchill High School 4 - Glenelg 1

  • Monday, December 19

    Girls Varsity Basketball

    Winston Churchill High School 52 - Sherwood 43

  • Saturday, December 17

    Varsity Boys Swim and Dive

    Winston Churchill High School 113 - Walter Johnson 58

  • Saturday, December 17

    Varsity Girls Swim and Dive

    Winston Churchill High School 83 - Walter Johnson 88

  • Friday, November 11

    Varsity II Hockey

    Winston Churchill High School 1 - Blake/Northwest 3

  • Friday, November 11

    Varsity Girls Volleyball

    Winston Churchill High School 0 - Northwest 3

  • Friday, November 4

    Varsity Football

    Winston Churchill High School 47 - WJ 7

Orchestra’s Tango Night

Orchestra’s Tango Night

Eugenia Cardinale, Editor-in-Chief

The CHS Symphonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble Symphony held their annual winter concert Dec. 15. The theme of the concert was "Tango Nights." Songs...  Read More »

Jan 11 • No Comments

Spanish Teacher Retired

Spanish Teacher Retired

January 11, 2017

MCPS Libraries Awarded

December 8, 2016

Spanish Honor Society

December 8, 2016

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The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.
The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.