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

An assortment of holiday drinks that came out at Starbucks on Nov. 3. The holiday drinks come out usually in early November and are always a favorite before and during the holidays.

When should Holiday decorating commence?

By Nataly Behnia, Internal Communications Manager December 2, 2022

It is often promoted that the perfect time to decorate for the holiday season is the beginning of November. However, there are still some who think that they like to start during the other months. This...

A news conference was held at the MCPS office on Sept. 21, 2022, revealing the new athletic events security plans. This conference went into detail about athletic event guidelines that have now gone into effect.

WCHS new tight athletic regulations force students to go to extreme measures

By Brianna Frank, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager December 2, 2022

Following the fight between the Gaithersburg and Northwest High School football teams and coaches, MCPS has tightened security at all athletic events, specifically football games. The new security rules...

On July 16, 2022, Democracy Summer fellows meet Representatives Jennifer Wexton and Jamie Raskin to discuss the importance of canvassing during a mid-term election.

Students can get politically involved even if they can not vote

By Isabella Ngwana, Internal Communications Manager November 16, 2022

The commercials viewers watch from the comfort of their homes have been filled with political propaganda at every hour. With potential voters hearing why they should or shouldn’t elect a candidate to...

WCHS principal intern, Patrick Bilock, stands in the middle of the administration meeting room on Oct. 28, 2022. Bilock is projected to fill Principal Taylors position before the end of 2022 .

What is a Principal Intern and who is Mr. Bilock?

By Amir Abbas-Yazdi, Assistant Opinions Editor November 15, 2022

WCHS Principal John Taylor has only been on the job for one full school year but before the start of the second-semester principal intern, Patrick Bilock, will be taking his place. How is this process...

SAT and ACT studying resources are stacked on top of each other in abundance, on Oct. 31, 2022.  Should self-studying be the major form of preparation for these standardized tests, or should high schoolers opt for paid tutors?

Students can do well on the SAT without the price tag of a tutor

By Amir Abbas-Yazdi, Assistant Opinions Editor November 15, 2022

Standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT have always been a hot topic of discussion for high school students. Students are constantly concerned about how well they can score on these tests so that they...

Tutors give students an abundance of practice test to do at home to strengthen their test taking skills.

SAT/ACT tutors are a worthwhile investment in a student’s future

By Nate Levine, Promotions Manager November 15, 2022

It is common knowledge that SAT/ACT scores play a large role in college admissions. While the SAT/ACT are largely regarded as poor tests of intelligence, many colleges look at the scores as one of the...

WCHS senior Sophia Duncan eats at a diner every Thanksgiving to keep up a tradition that has been going on for years.

Thanksgiving traditions give the holiday a unique twist

By Diya Kachoria, Photo manager November 15, 2022

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, both students and teachers at WCHS are preparing to celebrate the holiday with their annual traditions. For most students, the usual Thanksgiving feast with turkey,...

Mr. Miller Redden, a substitute teacher at WCHS, can recently be seen working on a law issue outside of his teaching at other high schools. He has been a substitute for WCHS for a while now and is always willing to help the students who come to him.

Behind the substitute: who are the people that come in to guest teach?

By Kendyl Groisser, Assistant online editor November 15, 2022

Substitute teachers are often the most underappreciated types of teachers in schools today. Most students will brush them off and ignore them, and not many will take the time to introduce themselves and...

Dwayne The Rock Johnson promotes his first acting role in a superhero movie on Instagram with a captivating cover of the hero.

“Black Adam” comes across as an afterthought in fast paced Marvel world

By Jack Gans, Social Media Manager November 15, 2022

“Black Adam” dropped in theaters on Oct. 21, 2022, with the potential to be the comeback film DC Comics needed. Making around $71 million in the first week, it fell short of “The Batman” which...

Gap years, a time before high school and college, are a great time to experience the world and find yourself.

Gap years offer positive time to recover from academic burnout

By Leah Kreisler November 11, 2022

After four grueling years of high school, many WCHS graduates go onto four more years of demanding education in college. While for some this transition is healthy and productive, a break from homework...

Most WCHS classrooms have predominantly right-handed desks which do not accommodate left-handed students.

WCHS is anti-lefties

By Julia Levi, Assistant Observations Editor November 9, 2022

Using spiral notebooks, cutting with scissors and dealing with ink smudges while writing are just a few of the struggles that left-handers have to deal with. Navigating a world with man-made objects primarily...

A Shein bag with a clothing piece from the online store was bought and shipped to a WCHS student. Employees at Shein work 18 hour shifts everyday in order to make some of their most popular products that are shipped to customers across the world.

Hidden conditions of Shein workers cause shopping deterrence of WCHS students

By Diya Kachoria, Photo Manager October 28, 2022

Students at WCHS may know Shein as an online store with cheap clothing, good variety, and fast delivery. However, they may not realize that employees at Shein have been put under strenuous efforts in order...

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