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...

An Instagram page calls for the public to pressure senators into passing gun reforms.

Gun control reforms are needed to improve citizen’s safety

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor June 13, 2022

At what point is the violence and death enough? Why has it gotten to the point where students are scared to go to school? What is the threshold for policy makers to implement gun control reforms to save...

Gatorade spotlighted each winner with an official press release.

Top state baseball award given to WCHS player Chris Hacopian

By Ryan Weiner, Editor-in-chief June 13, 2022

Although his dominant season came to an unfortunate end when WCHS lost in the state semifinals to Sherwood High School, junior Chris Hacopian still wasn’t finished. Hacopian, who put up a ridiculous...

Eliot Dubick lifts up the plaque as the whole team runs to cheer around him.

Family mentality leads boys lacrosse to a state title

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor June 11, 2022

For the first time in Montgomery County history, undefeated throughout the spring season, a Montgomery County boys lacrosse team won the state championship title. WCHS was the school to do it, emerging...

College Board posts tips for setting goals and managing time which is imperative when deciding your AP load when scheduling each year.

Student’s guide to AP course selection

By Jack Gans, Social Media Manager June 9, 2022

Hey, how many AP's should I take this year? This question has circulated throughout WCHS each school year. Many students struggle with their schedule and never know how difficult they want it to be. Here...

The WCHS varsity softball team poses with the regional championship plaque after defeating Walt Whitman high school.

WCHS softball team wins regional title 28 years after their first

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2022

A short line drive was caught at second base marking the third out of the seventh inning. Gloves were thrown up into the air, players came running out of the dugout and the field erupted with hugs and...

Winston Churchill High School is one of many schools that have faced violent threats recently. Luckily, it was investigated and students safely attended school.

WCHS experiences violent threat after the devastating Uvalde shooting

By Jordan Pashkoff, Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2022

Bomb and shooting threats are unfortunate realities for students going to school in today’s world. Like most schools, WCHS has had multiple perceived threats such as one in December 2021 and as recently...

Kenobi continues the story of Obi-Wan for avid Star-Wars fans

“Kenobi” continues the story of Obi-Wan for avid Star-Wars fans

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor June 6, 2022

More than 15 years after the release of “Revenge of the Sith,” Ewan McGregor is once again reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the new “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series on Disney Plus. The series follows...

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...

Now more than ever, many teachers are feeling burnt out and ready to leave their jobs due lack of appreciation along with a variety of other issues they face.

Teachers are feeling tired and unvalued. And they’re leaving.

By Caroline Harless, Observations Editor May 26, 2022

National Teacher Appreciation Week, celebrated in the first full week of May every year, is a week for students to thank teachers for all the hard work they do. Some students may give gifts, make cards...

Composting programs are low-effort but high-yield. MCPS schools, including WCHS, need to take bigger steps to establish their own.

Waste not, want not: composting offers green solutions

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Features Editor May 23, 2022

Composting, food waste and the environment: three buzzwords that are always linked together in vague speeches trying to convince everyone to compost. But what is composting really, and why should schools...

After two years, Grammy award winning rapper Future has released a new album titled “I Never Liked You” and the album cover is an image of him asleep in the back of a car.

Future releases his long waited album, “I Never Liked You”

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor May 22, 2022

The music industry is booming as of late, not only because of highly publicized federal arrests of influential rappers Young Thug and Gunna but also because there is actually a ton of new music being released....

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