The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

Starting Nov 2, Starbucks gets ready for the holidays with their festive holiday special drinks. Any hot drink that a customer orders, gets gifted one of their holiday-designed drinks.

‘Sip the Season

By Kendyl Groisser, Assistant Online Editor March 21, 2023

The white snow falling onto the ground, flashing lights on neighboring houses, Mariah Carey on the radio: all signs that the holiday season is coming. However, there is one other sign that people all over...

Kaki Hubeny and Julia Aksentijevich pose in front of an inflatable leprechaun for their Saint Patrick’s Day celebration last year.

The story behind the green: what is Saint Patrick’s day?

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor March 15, 2023

The luckiest day of the year. The Chicago River is a vibrant shade of green. The streets are filled with parades. And, leprechauns are ready to pinch. It is Saint Patrick’s Day! However, besides the...

Students at the WCHS library study and get work done before school starts, in groups or by themselves.

Here are the six best AP exam study tips

By Rayyan Abunaof , Staff Writer March 6, 2023

March is just around the corner, and students know that when March is near, they need to start preparing for upcoming AP exams and important tests. For a lot of students at WCHS, reviewing all the materials...

WCHS freshman Robin Frischtak assists fellow student Rowen Krebbs in their Resource class. In Resource, teachers are available to also help, but students work with each other.

WCHS demonstrates excellent help towards students with disabilities

By Amari Suissa, Staff Writer March 6, 2023

It is March, meaning that it is Disability Awareness month. MCPS is a county that is working towards helping disabled students create a future for themselves, and WCHS is a school that is working towards...

The WCHS tour group explored Vatican City on the second to last day of their nine day trip to France and Italy.

School-sponsored tours take learning abroad

By Sabrina Chou, Staff Writer March 5, 2023

Eiffel Tower. Arc de Triomphe. The first Ladurée cafe. Colosseum. Leaning tower of Pisa. These locations were just some of the many highlights of the nine day trip to France and Italy that happened over...

Noa Assouline poses with friends at the top of a ski slope during the senior ski trip before taking a run down to the bottom of the mountain.

WCHS students get away for MLK weekend

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor February 1, 2023

One of WCHS’ most beloved unofficial traditions is the senior ski trip. Every year, seniors board buses to travel to Canada over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, where they spend a few days hitting the...

Li Turner, a worker at Playa Bowls, a popular counter service restaurant in Cabin John Village, uses an electronic tablet to checkout a customer. Playa Bowls uses the tablets to make the ordering process more convenient for customers and workers, and it prompts customers to leave a tip at the end of checkout.

New technology leads to tipping culture changes

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor January 31, 2023

Picture this: you are standing in front of the counter at your local Starbucks waiting for the familiar beep that signals your credit card approval as you pay for your daily latte. Just as you are about...

Although Southwest Airlines is still continuing with several passengers, some predict that the airline will go out of business soon. With several passengers losing their luggage on flights and airports, the community may resort to other airlines with better service in 2023.

2023 trend predictions

By Diya Kachoria, Photo Manager January 31, 2023

With a whole year ahead, new trends and breakthroughs are bound to occur. Teens across the country use the social media app TikTok to list their predictions about pop culture and global events that will...

On January 15th, the last evening before WCHS students were to head home from Orlando, Fla., WCHS teachers spent time relaxing at the hotel arcade. Mr. Benjamin Schnapp, Mr. Kristofer Sanz and Mr. Ariel Allal played numerous arcade games and spent time having fun with their students.

WCHS band heads to Orlando to experience movie music

By Brianna Frank, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager January 31, 2023

A 16-hour-long crowded bus ride to Orlando, Florida on the morning of Jan. 12 was only the beginning of a fun-filled trip for the WCHS music program. For the first time in four years, WCHS’s music program...

A book is prepared to be wrapped to be given as a gift. This wrapping paper without plastic glitter or sparkles is more sustainable.

Sustainability tips for the holidays

By Ananya Pandit, Assistant Features Editor December 21, 2022

From twinkling rooftop lights that set streets alight, to the shimmery wrapping paper that leaves little silver specks in unreachable crevices, part of the holiday season’s charm is its excess. The holiday...

Tis the season of gift giving! Here are some ideas for gifts to give your close friends and family.

Last minute gift guides for every person in your life

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor December 17, 2022

As the holidays roll around the corner, gift-giving becomes more last-minute. What one had hoped to be a new fun product or sports equipment turned into a new pair of socks – sadly, the same brand and...

Less than 2 hours away, Whitetail Ski Resort is a very popular getaway for a common winter hobby among the WCHS community.

Local ski resorts provide fun activity for WCHS students

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor December 17, 2022

As the winter approaches there are many seasons to look forward to. Not only does the cold weather bring the winter athletics season, holiday season and ugg slipper season, it also brings ski season. A...

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