The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

Conflict Over East Gate Cell Tower Continues

Conflict Over East Gate Cell Tower Continues

Jake Herman, Online Opinions Editor
January 23
Filed under News

A zoning hearing on Jan. 9 may determine whether Verizon Wireless can build a cell phone tower at East Gate Swim and Tennis Club on the corner of Gainsborough Road and Democracy Boulevard. After the hearing, the County Zoning Board will decide whether the land at East Gate will be re-zoned so that... Read more »

Racist Vandalism Disturbs CHS Community

Racist Vandalism Disturbs CHS Community

Max Kandel, Advertising Manager
January 23
Filed under News, Uncategorized

On Nov. 10, a sign was found in a CHS boys bathroom that read “Whites Only.” This goes along with the recent trend of offensive signs and writings in schools since November. This incident was first reported by the Washington Post on, and was not publically announced to parents and students by CHS... Read more »

Students Take Action After Polarizing Election

Students Take Action After Polarizing Election

Dani Miller and Megan Park
January 11
Filed under News

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 students have different ideas for how a Trump presidency will affect our country. For some CHS students and alumni, a Trump-led... Read more »

New Parking Spots Made Available

New Parking Spots Made Available

Lauren Roseman, News Editor
January 11
Filed under News

Recently, more parking spots in the Senior Lot became available to seniors due to a reassignment of other previously reserved parking spaces and students not meeting criteria for parking spot eligibility. CHS senior parking lots are filled by seniors who have won the parking lottery or were selected... Read more »

Election Results Move Students to Vocalize Beliefs

Election Results Move Students to Vocalize Beliefs

Rebecca Jackson, Online Features Editor
December 8
Filed under News

For the past year, America has been bombarded with name-calling, mudslinging, deleted emails, accusations of sexual assault, proposed blueprints for a wall between nations and other surprises. But in the biggest surprise of all, on Tues. Nov. 9, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the race to become... Read more »

Next School Year To Begin After Labor Day

Brandon Li and Matthew Sun
December 8
Filed under News

Governor Larry Hogan denied the waiver the that MCPS Board of Education (BOE) requested to start school before Labor Day, forcing MCPS to start the 2017-2018 school year after Labor Day. In August, Hogan issued a mandate requiring all public schools in Maryland to start school after Labor Day. School... Read more »

MCPS Debates Cutting Some Science Courses

MCPS Debates Cutting Some Science Courses

Thomas Atkinson and Bryan Fletcher
December 8
Filed under News, Uncategorized

MCPS is debating whether or not to eliminate all science courses that are not part of the county curriculum. If the decision is approved, Molecular Genetics, Matter and Energy, Astronomy and Anatomy could be excluded from the MCPS Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum. However,... Read more »

Bulldog Day of Community Service

Eugenia Cardinale, Editor-in-Chief
December 8
Filed under News

The CHS’ Students Promoting Integrity, Character, and Enthusiasm (SPICE) Club held the Bulldog Day of Community Service Nov. 22. SPICE Club was founded two years ago to replace a branch of the PTSA called the Character Education and Student Life Committee. “Our aim is to lift the spirits of the... Read more »

CHS Sponsers Annual Canned Food Drive

CHS Sponsers Annual Canned Food Drive

Sophie Liss
November 9
Filed under News, Top Stories

CHS had a food drive during the month of October to provide food for local families in need of assistance. All food for the drive was donated by students and collected by class sponsors until Oct. 28 and donated to the Manna organization. “The food drive is a commendable effort,” sophomore... Read more »

Class Moves to Change Robe Color

Class Moves to Change Robe Color

Thomas Atkinson and News Editor
November 3
Filed under News

As the new school year settles in, monumental changes have arisen, for our school, our county and even society as a whole. But how do students feel about these changes? The Class of 2017 voted on to change the graduation robe colors. Instead of boys wearing blue and girls wearing white, everyone will... Read more »

Pep Rallies Lack Excitement and Attendance

Pep Rallies Lack Excitement and Attendance

Anna Baranko, Social Media Editor
October 13
Filed under News, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

A pep rally is like a mandatory class on school spirit, except most kids skip. The fall pep rally is scheduled for Friday October 14, which also happens to be SOS day. The homecoming football game is that evening with the dance following the next day. “Pep rallies are a cool way of showing s... Read more »

Changes Made to Club Night and Club Application System

Changes Made to Club Night and Club Application System

Lauren Roseman, News Editor
October 1
Filed under News, News, Top Stories

Teacher club sponsors, teachers and students attended Club Night at 7 p.m. on Sept. 29 in the Cafeteria. According to Assistant School Administrator La Faye Burris, there were 83 clubs presenting for Club Night. “Student officers were able to showcase different aspects of their clubs in a variety... Read more »