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

Chopt and Boulangerie Christophe are two new stores in the Cabin John shopping center, but the shopping center is still not all that is needed.

Cabin John Shopping Center has improved, but is not everything students want it to be

By Nate Levine, Promotions Manager March 21, 2023

The frustrating reality is that Cabin John Village simply isn’t good enough for most WCHS students. Something needs to be done. For many students at WCHS, Cabin John Village is the go-to destination...

The Oscars were held on March 12, 2023 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

The best movies of the year: a complete list of Oscar winners

By Tafa Nukator, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager March 15, 2023

From “Everything Everywhere All at Once” to “Top Gun: Maverick” , film fanatics everywhere can agree that 2022 was a memorable year for movies. Stunning cinematography and fantastic plots can be...

The promotional poster for “Murdaugh Mysteries: A Southern Scandal” shows a close up of Alex Murdaugh eyes to make viewers feel uncomfortable and as if they are looking directly at a murderer.

Netflix’s ‘Murdaugh Murders’ docuseries delves deep into the shocking southern scandal

By Rachel Mattison, Online EIC March 15, 2023

At the intersection of crime, political power, curiosities, southern tradition and family dynamics lays the State v. Murdaugh case. The trial, which found Alex Murdaugh guilty of murdering his wife and...

Tarina Amaralikit spent weeks creating a piece specifically for the NAHS art show. Her piece is about the imagination of childhood, which often creates magic out of everyday and overlooked objects.

NAHS art show will be filled with masterpieces and fundraising

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor March 11, 2023

Painting. Sculpture. Drawing. Fashion. Photography. At WCHS, students have the opportunity to explore their creative sides with the numerous art classes offered, ranging from introductory classes for beginners...

On Feb. 23, 2023, The third season of “Outer Banks” released on Netflix. The anticipated show gives viewers 10 episodes to binge.

Outer Banks season 3 is a binge worthy watch

By Vaughn Malamut, Online Editor March 11, 2023

After a nail-biting, heavily anticipated arrival, “Outer Banks” season three was released on Feb. 23, 2023. The first season of “Outer Banks” was released during the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown....

Black Cat, a concert venue in Washington D.C., opened on September 1993 as a means to discover and support local bands and rising stars in the indie scene.

Upcoming concerts to keep an eye (and ear) out for

By George Chang, Arts Editor March 11, 2023

Imagine the warm spring breeze as you plan the perfect path to the front of the venue, the fluorescent lights bathing the audience in soft reds and blues, the coy grin before the artist sings the first...

While many students’ families compost at home, both the environment and economy would benefit from school wide composting.

Composting efforts should be used to improve MCPS’s footprint

By Leah Kreisler, Online Photo Mangager March 11, 2023

Every year, approximately 268 million tons of waste are produced in the United States alone. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this means every American produces roughly 4.4...

“Your Place or Mine” was released on Netflix on Feb. 10, 2023. Starring Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher, the actors lacked chemistry with one another.

Nowhere is a good place to watch “Your Place or Mine”

By Julia Levi, Assistant Observations Editor March 11, 2023

The “meet cute.” The complications. The snarky side characters. Not to forget about the dramatic airport reunion complete with the perfect kiss. From “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” to “27 Dresses,”...

The WCHS tour group explored Vatican City on the second to last day of their nine day trip to France and Italy.

School-sponsored tours take learning abroad

By Sabrina Chou, Staff Writer March 5, 2023

Eiffel Tower. Arc de Triomphe. The first Ladurée cafe. Colosseum. Leaning tower of Pisa. These locations were just some of the many highlights of the nine day trip to France and Italy that happened over...

The WCHS Athletics website contains all details needed regarding mulch orders and donations for WCHS’s annual mulch Sale.

Mulch for a purpose: support WCHS athletics by refreshing your lawn

By Lily Chadwick, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

Fields, courts, goals, uniforms, coaches and athletic trainers are just a few of the expenses that the WCHS Athletic Department has to cover. Many student-athletes have no idea how much money, time and...

WCHS Interact Club members Rosa Saavedra, Angelica Hu, and Lindsey Zamudio (left to right) get ready to enter the main hall at the 2023 RYLA conference. Over Presidents Day weekend, the juniors are super excited to participate in fun activities and learn about how to develop leadership skills and build connections.

Interact Club works to develop a culture of service at WCHS

By Gabi Shewchuk, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

“Giving back” means different things to different people. To some, it could mean donating five dollars to a charity stand as they walk by, while to others it means volunteering in soup kitchens. For...

This past February, the Educational Policy Department of the Montgomery County Regional Student Government Association (MCR-SGA) held a community forum to discuss mental health resources in MCPS. Many students brought up the gaps that they saw and why they thought improvements were necessary.

MCPS’ wellness resources: a good effort but ineffective

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Features Editor March 2, 2023

A, B, C: Advisory classes, Be Well 365 and counselor lessons on restorative justice, mindfulness and more. MCPS boasts a plethora of programs for its K-12 students that aim to address the gaps in social...

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