The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

CHS Students Cherish “Blind Date with a Book” Program

CHS Students Cherish “Blind Date with a Book” Program

Sai Sreenivasan, Observations Editor
February 14
Filed under Arts, Books, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

With Valentine's Day coming up, the Media Center is honoring this holiday and their love for reading with the “Blind Date with a Book” tradition for the third year in a row. The event was started in Feb. 2015 and has been a success among students. For this tradition, the Media Center specialists... Read more »

La La Land Lives Up To Expectations

La La Land Lives Up To Expectations

Emi Cardinale, Production Manager
January 23
Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

I was extremely excited to see “La La Land,” and it definitely did not disappoint. It portrays a young couple’s love story through captivating imagery and quirky musical numbers. Throughout the movie, the story of two multifaceted characters, Mia and Sebastian, are both impacted by their relationship... Read more »

Student Art Spotlight: Frannie Phillips

Student Art Spotlight: Frannie Phillips

Balbina Yang and Emily Wang, Arts Editor and Features Editor
January 9
Filed under Arts

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 one of those few people. Currently, Phillips is in both Advanced Studio Art and Advanced Ceramics. She has been active in the arts... Read more »

Top Movies Entertain yet Spread Progressive Messages

Top Movies Entertain yet Spread Progressive Messages

Emi Cardinale, Production Editor
January 9
Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

2016 was a wonderful year for movies. Here are a few of my favorite of the top rated movies of this year. ‘Zootopia’ “Zootopia” is about a rabbit who dreams of becoming a police officer which is not a job that rabbits can have within the social hierarchy of Zootopia. Number 1 on Rotten... Read more »

‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Builds Upon Greatness

‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Builds Upon Greatness

Drew Ingall, Social Media Editor
January 9
Filed under Arts, Music

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda “is not throwing away his shot.” In fact, he’s taking one more. And the best part of this one is that it’s exposing his revolutionary music to those who might never be able to, or have interest in, seeing his show. “The Hamilton Mixtape” is a collaboration... Read more »

Rogue One Delivers More than Expected

Rogue One Delivers More than Expected

Emily Wang, Features Editor
January 8
Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Despite my initial concerns over the quality of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” after seeing the trailers with Felicity Jones’s deadpan expression and monotone delivery of lines, the movie lived up to expectations and beyond. Avid Star Wars fans need not fear about Rogue One ending up like the... Read more »

Jingle Ball Rings with Holiday Cheer

Jingle Ball Rings with Holiday Cheer

Jenna Greenzaid, Circulation Manager
December 16
Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

‘Tis the season of (holiday) music, spirit, friends and family. The mash-up holiday concert known as “Jingle Ball” is a combination of all four of those things. For many years, iHeartRadio has been teaming up with Capital One to bring residents of the D.C. area a concert that hosts a snapshot of... Read more »

Chance the Rapper Nominated

Chance the Rapper Nominated

Drew Ingall, Social Media Editor
December 13
Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

In Kanye West’s song “Ultralight Beam,” featured artist Chance the Rapper raps the lyrics, “He said let’s do a good a** job with 1 Chance 3, I hear you gotta sell it to snatch the Grammy,” referring to Chance’s then upcoming mixtape. But last week, Chance contradicted himself. Chance... Read more »

“Awaken, My Love” Impresses with Fresh Beats

“Awaken, My Love” Impresses with Fresh Beats

Sarah O'Brien, Arts Editor
December 7
Filed under Arts, Music

Donald Glover, or Childish Gambino’s latest album, “Awaken, My Love!” draws from an interesting collection of soul and R&B grooves to create a cohesive sound that differs greatly from Donald Glover’s earlier work. In previous albums, Glover has focused on a flat rapping style with modern beats,... Read more »

‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ Premieres on Netflix

‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ Premieres on Netflix

Emiliana Cardinale and Nora Holland, Production Manager and Production Editor
December 5
Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

“Where you lead, I will follow…” “Gilmore Girls” is filled with friendships, morals, drama and lots of coffee. The show follows a single mother, Lorelai, as she struggles to find her dream job, and her daughter Rory through high school and into college. They live in the fictional town of Stars... Read more »

Community Art Projects Underway for the Year

Community Art Projects Underway for the Year

Emily Wang, Featured Editor
December 5
Filed under Arts

The CHS art department is kicking off the new year with renewed art projects, such as National Art Honor Society’s annual service project and the return of Consenses. National Art Honor Society The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) will be creating 12 40 by 40 inch paintings for display in Bethesda’s... Read more »

Student Art Spotlight: Kevin Ho

Student Art Spotlight: Kevin Ho

Dani Miller, Production Editor
December 5
Filed under Arts

Much like a heart, The Observer has many components that it needs to thrive: the well written stories, the unique pictures, the creative headlines, the informative graphics and the amazing cartoons. For Junior Kevin Ho, the artist behind the cartoons, his creativity has no limits. Although he is... Read more »