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

WCHS has its own specialized summer program that students can find on the WCHS website to access any opportunities and frequently asked questions they might need answers to.

The benefits of summer school

By Diya Kachoria, Photo Manager June 10, 2022

Although students are wrapping up the school year and getting ready for summer break, some might not know the opportunities WCHS offers that students could use during the summer to assist their learning...

A photograph taken of the Super Flower Blood Moon from a telescope during the May 15-16 eclipse.

Super Flower Blood Moon creates a striking night sky

By Sarah Bland, Staff Writer June 10, 2022

The sky became a vibrant red as the witching hour came about, Mercury was in retrograde and it was midnight two days after Friday, May 13. But it was not Armageddon, it was the 2022 Super Flower Blood...

Teacher of the Month: Jonathan Lee

Teacher of the Month: Jonathan Lee

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief June 10, 2022

His outfit of a cap, green shirt and basketball shorts is instantly recognizable. His room is consistently buzzing at lunch. His students appreciate his patience. His passion for WCHS with the colleagues,...

On March 29th, the Washington Nationals released their cherry blossom inspired City Connect.

Connecting to the city: pro sports teams unveil new look

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor May 8, 2022

Cherry blossoms are an iconic symbol of the Washington, D.C. metro area, they even have an entire festival dedicated to them. But now, cherry blossoms have a new influence within the city: sports. On March...

With possible COVID surges after Spring Break, some families have begun stocking up on masks in preparation for a possible reinstated mandate.

WCHS takes steps to avoid post-break surge

By Austin Vinner, News Editor May 8, 2022

After the recent drop in COVID-19 cases and loosening of restrictions, including in-school mask mandates, it seems to many that the pandemic is finally coming to an end. Despite this, it is still early...

The Local Summer School Program, offered across schools in MCPS, has a wide variety of course options for students who want to take classes over the summer.

Summer heats up with learning opportunities

By Caroline Harless, Photo Manager May 8, 2022

“Are you interested in taking credit courses like Health and Honors Geometry this summer? Are you interested in taking enrichment courses like College Essay Writing and SAT/ACT Prep? Sign up for the...

The world famous pepperoni pizza with the perfect crust-to-sauce-to-cheese ration. Dont forget the pepperoni!

Fire up your spring with a slice from Frank Pepe’s

By Jack Gans, Assistant Features Editor May 8, 2022

A new pizza place has come down all the way from Connecticut to take its rightful spot as the #1 pizza in Maryland.   Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria Napoletana has just opened in our very own Westfield Montgomery...

Sra. Benitez - one of the most adored teachers in the language department - has earned the title of Teacher of The Month.

Teacher of the Month: Sra. Benitez

By Amir Abbas-Yazdi, Assistant Online Editor May 8, 2022

Anyone who’s been lucky enough to have him as a teacher, or fortunate enough to even have a conversation with him, knows that Mr. Rosenthal is one of the kindest and friendliest teachers at WCHS. He...

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 Garfield drawing in the second floor main bathroom near the history hallways is a fan favorite and a frequently visited art piece.

The writing’s on the wall for this new trend

By Jordan Pashkoff, Journalism Lab Life Coach April 11, 2022

Do you have unappreciated artistic talent? Do you want to produce artwork in a completely new way? Well, here is your opportunity. The WCHS student-produced mural has finally opened to the general public....

Gas prices across the country and globe are taking a turn for the sky. The gas station next to the Cabin John Mall Shopping Center, seemingly deserted on a gloomy day.

Rising gas prices fuelled by war

By Nur Yavuz, Social Media Manager March 28, 2022

Gas prices have already been on the incline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are only increasing exponentially as a result of geopolitical tension and domestic inflation. Russia, being in the top three...

Mrs. Knarr is shown holding her Teacher of the Month certificate. She loves teaching AP Lang and English 10, and has been at WCHS for 21 years.

Teacher of the Month: Kelly Knarr

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor March 17, 2022

Favored by many, beloved by all, Kelly Knarr is one of the many fantastic English teachers at WCHS. When sitting in Mrs. Knarr’s class, parallelism, asyndeton and logos no longer seem mundane. Knarr...

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