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 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...

Students who are cooped up in their houses doing unnecessary work are far more likely to be stressed and in a poor mood. Rather, it would benefit them to spend outdoors and on the water, as pictured here.

Sunny days shine on a homework-free summer break

By Ryan Weiner, Editor-in-Chief June 10, 2022

From Aug. 30 to June 15, students at WCHS labor at school. They go to school bright and early. They do classwork that often serves little purpose other than to keep students busy. They go home. They do...

Patagonias ReCrafted clothing line through Worn Wear allows customers to purchase and send in up-cycled pieces.

Upcycling changes the fashion game

By Julia Levi, Assistant Observations Editor June 10, 2022

The three Rs. Reduce, reuse, recycle. It’s the most common phrase taught to young kids about how they can help the environment. However, oftentimes recycling diminishes the value of an already used product....

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...

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...

Turning in late assignments can lead to a huge build-up of work and a lack of knowledge of class content.

Should students have to turn in their assingments on time?

By Paige Tasin, Social Media Manager May 16, 2022

The 2021-22 school year was an interesting adjustment for many students. Everyone was forced to relearn how to manage time while balancing a busy schedule. With the calm and relaxed policies during the...

Many students have been studying and preparing for their AP exams. Along the way, these students have gained valuable skills that will help them academically in the future.

Are AP exams worth it?

By Isaac Horn, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

With AP tests fast approaching, many students have been hit by a wave of stress that is overwhelming their already-hectic high school lives. This wave of stress has left these students with a collective...

As assignments pile up and the end of the school year is near, productivity is on a steep decline as procrastination is skyrocketing for many students at WCHS. Flexible deadlines can give students the time they need to catch up with their work in healthy ways.

Accuracy or speed? Deadlines prove to be unhelpful

By Nur Yavuz, Social Media Manager May 8, 2022

Upon first glance, strict deadlines can be great motivators for productivity, over a long period of time, however, can they prevent students from developing good work habits? Preceding the COVID-19...

A tray with carrots, hummus, dried fruit and an apple sits on a students plate. It contains the few kosher items a student might eat on an average day.

Cafeteria lunches fail to include kosher options

By Sarah Bland, Staff Writer May 8, 2022

Waiting in line for 20 minutes only to get fat-free milk and a bag of apple slices for lunch probably would not be recommended by a nutritionist. When a person keeps kosher (unless they can live off apple...

Cabin John Village is home to a few relatively expensive fast casual restaurants.

Cheap restaurant options are needed for WCHS students

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor May 8, 2022

First world problems, despite their triviality, are alive and well at WCHS. If the conversation ever delves into the inconsequentiality necessary for a conversation like this, there is a simple fact that...

The WCHS field hockey team plays on their very on grass field which has grass that is very well manicured.

Stick with what works, keep the good old reliable grass field

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor May 8, 2022

WCHS has made attempts multiple times to switch to a synthetic turf field in the stadium but for various reasons has never come through with the idea. Now, at least for the foreseeable future, it is looking...

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