The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

CHS Students Cherish “Blind Date with a Book” Program

CHS Students Cherish “Blind Date with a Book” Program

Sai Sreenivasan, Observations Editor
February 14
Filed under Arts, Books, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

With Valentine's Day coming up, the Media Center is honoring this holiday and their love for reading with the “Blind Date with a Book” tradition for the third year in a row. The event was started in Feb. 2015 and has been a success among students. For this tradition, the Media Center specialists... Read more »

CHS Indoor Track Runners Qualify for State Championship

CHS Indoor Track Runners Qualify for State Championship

Sophie Liss, Social Media Editor
February 13
Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

On Feb. 9, the CHS indoor track team competed in regionals for a chance to qualify for state championships, which will take place Feb. 21. An astonishing 11 CHS indoor track athletes made it to the state championship for their respective events, including both the boys and girls 4x800m relays. ... Read more »

CHS Athletics Receives Fall Sportsmanship Awards

CHS Athletics Receives Fall Sportsmanship Awards

Will Hyland, Production Editor
January 27
Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

Fall CHS sports teams found success on the field, while also playing fairly this past season. A record nine CHS teams: girls soccer, boys soccer, football, field hockey, girls volleyball, team handball, cross country, girls tennis and golf, were awarded Fall Sportsmanship awards for their fair pl... Read more »

North Korean Refugees Visit CHS

North Korean Refugees Visit CHS

Eliza Asbury
January 27
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Two female North Korean refugees who now live in South Korea visited CHS on Jan. 4. With the help of the CHS club ‘Building Bridges with Letters’ and the Jangdaehyun School in South Korea, the school the students attend, the students were able to visit the U.S. for the first time. Building Bridges... Read more »

Women’s March Protests Inauguration

Women’s March Protests Inauguration

Lauren Roseman, News Editor
January 25
Filed under News

On Jan. 21, over 500,000 people attended the Women’s March on Washington rally. The event took place day after Trump’s presidential inauguration. The Women’s March on Washington included a rally in the morning and early afternoon featuring 44 speakers, including feminist writer Gloria Steinem,... Read more »

Standardized Testing: It’s Just Material

Standardized Testing: It’s Just Material

Sai Sreenivasan, Observations Editor
January 25
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

Standardized testing. It’s a topic that has been discussed time and time again. However, most of the discussion has been on the impacts of the test and not the material itself. According to a recent Washington Post article, poet Sara Holbrook is questioning the material and questions placed in s... Read more »

Students Should Take Foreign Language All Four Years

Students Should Take Foreign Language All Four Years

Bryan Fletcher, Production Editor
January 23
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

Every CHS student goes through at least a year of foreign language classes, whether it be Spanish, French, American Sign Language (ASL), or something else, with some even continuing with these courses throughout their entire high school career. Unfortunately, many teenagers, CHS students or otherwise, dr... Read more »

La La Land Lives Up To Expectations

La La Land Lives Up To Expectations

Emi Cardinale, Production Manager
January 23
Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

I was extremely excited to see “La La Land,” and it definitely did not disappoint. It portrays a young couple’s love story through captivating imagery and quirky musical numbers. Throughout the movie, the story of two multifaceted characters, Mia and Sebastian, are both impacted by their relationship... Read more »

New Grade Report Asterix

New Grade Report Asterix

Jenna Greenzaid, Circulation Manager
January 23
Filed under News

As per the new grade system, students who receive an A first quarter and a B second quarter will receive an A on their transcript for the semester. Previously, the final exam grade students received determined if their grade rose or fell. A new concern arose because of an asterisk that’s seen on... Read more »

CHS Poms Performs During Wizards Halftime

CHS Poms Performs During Wizards Halftime

Dani Miller and Thomas Atkinson, Production Editor, News Editor
January 12
Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

CHS Poms had the opportunity to perform during the Washington Wizards halftime show on Friday, January 6. CHS was one of several schools from the DMV area who performed during halftime of the game. “Our coach wanted to give us the experience of performing in front of large crowds of people so... Read more »

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 »