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

The waterfall is located in Catoctin Mountain Park. It is about an hour drive away from WCHS but well worth the trip! The cool, refreshing water is a perfect place to escape the summer heat.

Local summer activities to fill school free days

By Paige Tasin, Social Media Manager June 14, 2022

Summer can either be one of the most exciting or boring times of the year. A lack of responsibilities leads to plenty of time to enjoy ones-self. But if you don’t know what to do during this time, it...

Sebastian Breton takes the lead during a cross country meet against Gaithersburg High School on September 29, 2021.

A hard decision to make: passion or success?

By Naomi Wright, Promotions Manager June 9, 2022

As graduating seniors are on the precipice of transitioning from high school to the next stage in their lives, many will be confronted with the sobering reality of how difficult it will be to take their...

Visitors not only get to see the inside of the temple, but they are also able to see the beautiful grounds which are curated by Church members. The inside and outside of the building strike an imposing day and evening view.

The “Emerald City of Oz” in D.C. is finally open to visit

By Leah Kreisler, Online Photo Manager June 9, 2022

Anyone who has driven on the beltway recognizes the six great towers of what seems to be a castle rising out of the woods. “Emerald City” as most people call it is, in fact, the D.C. Temple of the...

Concerts are a great opportunity to enjoy music in a fun environment with friends this summer.

Summer concerts to look forward to

By Paige Tasin, Social Media Manager June 7, 2022

The DMV is the perfect area to live in for concerts. There is a concert for everyone and their mother this summer. Whether you listen to country, pop, or older music, there is a wide variety of concerts...

The Goldmine Trail is location in Potomac, MD off of Macarthur Blvd. The trail offers many different options for all types of hikers, with spurs leading to the famous Great Falls.

Fill the summer with these local adventures

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor June 5, 2022

With summer right around the corner, many WCHS students are wondering what to do with their free time other than watching Netflix and scrolling through their phones when they are bored. However, with plenty...

Many students have been studying and preparing for their AP exams. Along the way, these students have gained valuable skills that will help them academically in the future.

Are AP exams worth it?

By Isaac Horn, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

With AP tests fast approaching, many students have been hit by a wave of stress that is overwhelming their already-hectic high school lives. This wave of stress has left these students with a collective...

For the past 31 years, Montgomery County Public Libraries has had specific branches undergoing activities specialized in each community. However, on March 19th the committee that oversees these branches, decided to dissolve them.

Farewell to Friends of the Library’s individual branches

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor May 10, 2022

On March 19, the Friends of the Library Montgomery County announced that there would no longer be individual chapters of Friends of the Library, effective immediately.  For the Montgomery County Public...

For the first time in 50 years, the Mormon Temple is reopening for the public. Free tours begin on April 28th, so snag a ticket!

Spring into DC with the perfect itinerary

By Caitlin Murphy and Melissa Redlich May 10, 2022

According to the National Public Radio for Washington DC (WAMU), this year over 23.8 million tourists visited DC. While WCHS students are not tourists, most do not take advantage of the close proximity...

Kira Breslawec stands proudly holding a poster at a protest against Russias invasion of Ukraine. Protests have occured all around the world, including the nations capital to object Putins treatment of Ukraine.

WCHS students raise awareness for Ukraine Relief

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor May 10, 2022

The war between Ukraine and Russia has been plastered all over the news recently. Watching these events unfold has made many Ukrainian-Americans feel nervous, uncertain and fearful as they watch their...

Jenis consistently comes out with new and unique flavors such as the above pictured Powdered Jelly Donut, which was released on April 14.

Jeni’s Ice Cream freezes the competition

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor May 10, 2022

All good things must come to an end. While this saying applies to many different facets, it now symbolizes the end of an era in Cabin John shopping center. In December of 2021, the Baskin Robbins in Cabin...

Senior Courtney Cormier and Alyssa Sofat confirm their kill of Senior Kayla Mao with an instagram post. Getting a picture or video of the assasination is required, and after it gets posted on the main account, the kill is confirmed and the cycle continues.

Stay dry and stay alive in the new senior game of “assassin”

By Elijah Savett, Observations Editor May 6, 2022

25 teams, 125 students and a lot of water guns! Senior Assassin is the new craze at school - a new game where friends turn into enemies, floaties are mandatory, and nobody can be trusted. “Senior...

The main argument for both sides of the opinion on doors or wheels is cars.  They are made up of four wheels and doors that cancel eachother out which brings in new topics such as motorcycles and hinge wheels.

More wheels or doors? Tik tok debates fire up social media

By Jack Gans, Assistant Features Editor March 20, 2022

BUZZ. BUZZ. BUZZ.  Your phone vibrates as your friend sends yet another controversial topic to instigate the group chat into battle.  In past years social media platforms, including TikTok and Instagram,...

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