The Observer

Popular North Carolina Donut Chain Coming to Rockville

Duck Donuts will open location on Rockville Pike across from Best Buy.  Students who have been to the Outer Banks are familiar with the chain.

By Becky Wolfson, Contest Manager

March 22, 2016

Duck Donuts, a well-known donut chain that began in North Carolina’s Outer Banks in 2007, is set to open on Rockville Pike in early spring. Duck Donuts gets its name from Duck, N.C. “I am excited for the new location in Rockville,” sophomore Bergan Babrowicz said. “Being able to have them...

Baking a Difference: Students Deliver Birthday Cakes

CHS sophomores in BC4F bake and deliver birthday cakes to those who can’t afford them.

By Becky Wolfson, Contest Manager

February 25, 2016

Birthdays are a time to be joyful and celebrate, traditionally with cake and candles. However, not everyone is given the privilege of having a birthday cake on such an occasion. CHS sophomore Allison Wachen vowed to help combat this issue when she founded the Montgomery County chapter of Birthday...

J.K. Rowling announces eighth Harry Potter story

The early awaited story following an adult Harry Potter is set to come out July 31.

By Becky Wolfson, Production Editor

February 19, 2016

Last week, author J.K. Rowling announced that she will publish an eighth Harry Potter story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II, on July 31 Potter’s 36th birthday. Originally a play, Rowling plans to digitally and physically publish the script the day after the show premieres at London’s...

YouTube launches Youtube Red

YouTube Red will offer features such ad-free videos, exclusive show content and the ability to save videos.

By Becky Wolfson, Production Editor

November 19, 2015

YouTube announced their plans on Oct. 21 for a new paid video subscription service, YouTube Red, on the premise that it will provide an upgraded viewing experience of YouTube. In exchange $9.99 a month, viewers have the ability to watch ad-free videos, save and watch videos offline, and play videos...

Day off to be spent in both religious and recreational ways

Day off to be spent in both religious and recreational ways

By Becky Wolfson, Production Editor

September 23, 2015

A day off of school can be utilized for many activities; sleeping in, relaxing, catching up on homework, celebrating religious holidays or hanging out with friends. This week, on Wednesday, September 23rd, students and teachers will have school off. For those who are not Jewish or Muslim, the day...

Local donut shops prepare for National Donut Day

By Becky Wolfson, Production Editor

May 26, 2015

You do-nut want to miss National Donut Day, June 5. National Donut Day began in 1938 to honor “doughnut dollies,” women who served donuts to WWI soldiers. Today, National Donut Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday in June. This year to celebrate, Krispy Kreme will be giving out free...

CHS swimmer dives into U.S. Olympic Trials

Junior Hannah Lindsey reacts to qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Trials in the 200 meter backstroke at the NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando

By Becky Wolfson, Production Editor

April 28, 2015

Eight years ago, teammates on her neighborhood swim team, Regency Estates, inspired junior Hannah Lindsey to begin swimming. She remains a part of that team to this day and has just qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials. Lindsey used to play basketball and practice taekwondo, but she realized her...

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.
Becky Wolfson