The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer Highlights Lesser-Known Clubs at CHS

Arielle Gordon, Editor-In-Chief
January 10
Filed under Features, Features

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. Action and Science Fiction Comics Club (ASC) The ASC club was founded last year as a place for students to be able to relax an... Read more »

Interfaith Families Celebrate Holidays Uniquely

Interfaith Families Celebrate Holidays Uniquely

Thomas Atkinson and Becky Wolfson
January 10
Filed under Features, Features

Christmas carols and playing dreidel. Lighting the tree and lighting the menorah. Hanging up ornaments and blowing up a life sized menorah. For interfaith senior Victoria Hahn, this is what her Winter Break looks like. Currently, there are an estimated 1 million interfaith families in America who ce... Read more »

Houseparty: Changing the Way Students Video Chat

Nora Holland, Contest Manager
January 10
Filed under Features, Features

Have you ever sat in your room on a Saturday night because you didn’t have a way of going out, but wished there was a way you could still hang out with your friends? Introducing Houseparty, a new app created by the company Life on Air that lets people group video chats with up to eight people. Use... Read more »

Students Make Plans For Inauguration Week

Students Make Plans For Inauguration Week

Sara Heimlich, Features Editor
January 10
Filed under Features, Features, Uncategorized

"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." With these words, president-elect Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United St... Read more »

CHS Students Take the Stage

CHS Students Take the Stage

Laura Sneller, Social Media Editor
January 10
Filed under Features, Features

The convincing acting and dazzling set of CHS plays attract many students to watch these productions, not only to support friends, but also to experience the unity of public school thespianism. However, once the curtain falls on closing night, it does not always mean the end of the student actin... Read more »

More Emojis Equal Mixed Emotions

More Emojis Equal Mixed Emotions

Vicky Gunawan, Contest Manager
December 27
Filed under Features, Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

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 pe... Read more »

CHS Wreaths Pose Threat to Policies

CHS Wreaths Pose Threat to Policies

Eli Gordon, Production Editor
December 27
Filed under Features, Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories, Uncategorized

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 t... Read more »

Uber: You must be 18 and over to ride…Or not?

Uber: You must be 18 and over to ride…Or not?

Max Kandel, Advertisements Manager
December 16
Filed under Features, Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Although many CHS students use Uber, they may not realize that one must be 18 in order to ride Uber unaccompanied, according to Uber's terms and conditions. Most CHS students are younger than 18 but rely on Uber for transportation, along with the assumption that their rule will not be strictly enforce... Read more »

Alumni Offer Advice to Current CHS Students

Alumni Offer Advice to Current CHS Students

Eliza Asbury, Business Manager
December 5
Filed under Features

Once CHS seniors walk out the doors of Constitution Hall, they become alumni, off to begin a new chapter of their lives. Some stick around, while others disappear completely. ‘The Observer” has taken upon ourselves to track down some of the names from the dustiest yearbooks to answer the questio... Read more »

Believe it or Not: The Mandela Effect

Believe it or Not: The Mandela Effect

Sofia Williamson, Opinions Editor
December 5
Filed under Features

When you think back to watching Disney’s “Snow White” as a kid, you probably remember the most famous line of the movie: “mirror, mirror on the wall.” However, it wasn’t “Mirror, Mirror on the wall” after all, it has always been “Magic Mirror on the wall.” Could this small change of word... Read more »

Teens Voice Concerns via New App Features

Teens Voice Concerns via New App Features

Julia Lescht, Public Relations/Video Team
December 5
Filed under Features

Scrolling through your Instagram feed, you come across a particular post. The red, puffy face and tear-filled eyes, all captured in a mug shot-like selfie, followed by a long paragraph about being “done” with all the stress, and not being able to deal with life anymore. Maybe they even end it with “... Read more »

Clarksburg Premium Outlets show Montgomery Mall Competition

Clarksburg Premium Outlets show Montgomery Mall Competition

Brandon Li, Circulation Manager
November 14
Filed under Features, Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories, Uncategorized

After a year long wait, Clarksburg Premium Outlets (CPO) opened Oct, 27 in Clarksburg, MD. Located off of Interstate 270 at Exit 18, the outlet is only a 20 minute drive from CHS. This mall is convenient for people living in not only Montgomery County, but also Frederick and Howard County. ... Read more »