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

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 parking lot on a school day. Previously, 90 students had permanent spots in the lot, but now those spots are first-come, first-serve.

May the odds be ever in your favor for school parking

By Jeremy Fredricks and Jasper Bernstein April 7, 2022

If you think hockey defending its state championship or basketball making another deep playoff run will headline the 2022-23 winter sports season, think again. With overwhelming support and funding, WCHS...

Pizza Roma is a long established, Italian styled-restaurant that serves fast and good service out of College Park, Md. Customers have been going for years on end because of the same friendly owners and consistently delicious food.

Grab a slice from “Pizza Roma”

By Abbas Yazdi, Assistant Online Editor March 30, 2022

Those looking for an underrated restaurant in the DMV area to get tasty Italian food for a good price should check out Pizza Roma. Located within the Hollywood Shopping Center in College Park, MD, it is...

A poster encouraging students to vote for the 2021 SMOB. Voter turnout in past elections has been very concerning, sparking concerns about how much the SMOB truly represents MCPS.

SMOB falls short for students

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor March 17, 2022

A wave of applause swept over the crowd, as the two Student Member of the Board (SMOB) finalists were announced. Cheers radiated from the surviving two campaigns, while frowns and disappointment came from...

The notice that lets MCPS students know that after 33 years, the Homework Hotline would be shut down but there would be other places they could get homework help.

Remembering the hotline that helped generations

By Cecilia Bernstein, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

This program had been with MCPS for the last 30 years, yet it was not utilized to its fullest. Homework Hotline Live (HHL) was an online service and call-in show which ran for 33 years. Students were able...

The album cover for Dawn FM. The album deals with themes of post-death acceptance, and the aged photo of Abel Tesfay symbolizes that.

“Dawn FM” sets itself up as part of a legendary trilogy

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor February 11, 2022

Album trilogies aren’t a new thing - artists from Bob Dylan to Kanye West have made them over the decades. Through album trilogies, an artist has an opportunity to tell a story through three consecutive...

A TV screen displays a wear a mask graphic in the hallway. WCHS already implements many health measures, but may create more if increased transmission occurs from the Omicron variant.

Unknown effects of Omicron variant spreads uncertainty

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor January 11, 2022

Nov. 24 was supposed to be a day of relaxation, one spent preparing for Thanksgiving and reuniting with family. But when the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the first case of COVID-19 variant...

MCPS teachers join a Red of Ed protest during the MCPS Board of Education meeting on Oct. 26. Many issues including wages and working conditions are at the center of attention.

Teachers call out Board of Ed. for school system changes

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor December 1, 2021

The wind roared, making the sub-50 degree weather feel like a blizzard. Although the conditions were unbearable, the teachers persevered. For hours on end, tens of teachers stood outside the MCPS Board...

Students line up in the hallway, waiting to get out of the school. The end of school is one of the most risky times for students, as every student in the building lines up to go out the same few exits.

WCHS hallways are not COVID-19 safe

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor October 29, 2021

As a student takes a step in the hallway between periods, they look over and see several students near them, all within six feet of each other. Such is life for WCHS students, and in the rush-hour-esque...

The COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site at Greenbelt Metro Station in Md. Since April 6, all students 16 and older have been eligible to receive the vaccine.

Can MCPS mandate students to have the COVID-19 vaccine?

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor May 3, 2021

It’s been a topic of intense debate for years. We’ve seen protests, debates and demonstrations, all trying to provide answers to the same question: can vaccines be mandatory? And if so, does this give...

MCPS associate superintendent Essie McGuire speaks at a board meeting on March 9th. Board members will meet on March 23rd to finalize the new schedule.

MCPS proposes alternative to 2021-2022 school calendar

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor March 16, 2021

Last year, The Observer wrote an article on the number of days of school for the upcoming year. In that article, it was noted that MCPS had significantly reduced the number of days off, while keeping start...

Students athletes at WCHS return to practice. By looking to professional leagues, school officials can find inspiration on how to safely reopen sports.

Professional sports leagues COVID-19 precautions can be used to make MCPS sports season run safely

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor March 15, 2021

As students brace for a return to classrooms, there’s one question on every student-athlete’s mind: are we going to be able to safely bring back school sports? To find an answer for this, it’s important...

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