The Observer

The good and bad of AP season: yearly review

The good and bad of AP season: yearly review

By Allison Jacobs and Andrew Chan, News Editor and Sports Editor

June 5, 2019

AP season marks the time from around mid-April to mid-May when preparation for AP exams goes into full swing, with teachers handing out review guide after review guide, and the cramming begins for many. AP season also means that stress is going to be a constant feeling when thinking about the classes...

Bethesda arts festival displays work of numerous artists

Bethesda arts festival displays work of numerous artists

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

June 5, 2019

Imagine a festival that celebrates the arts and accomplishments of various artists. Such a festival exists, and were held on May 11th and 12th called the Bethesda Arts Festival. It was hosted along the streets of Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. The festival consisted of many different booths featuring variou...

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan nominees are released

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan nominees are released

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

May 17, 2019

Typically, students have to search long and hard just to find a decent book. But imagine if there was a list with the best books of the year specifically tailored for high schoolers. Such a list exists, and it is called the Black Eyed Susan novels list. Each year, a group of librarians choose seve...

Guns in the hands of teachers don’t lead to safety

Guns in the hands of teachers don’t lead to safety

By Andrew Chan, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2019

Imagine turning in a paper and seeing a gun on your teacher’s desk, or running to your next class and accidentally bumping into a police officer carrying a loaded gun. Due to the many incidents involving gun violence in schools, these frightening scenarios may soon become a reality. Recently, in Balt...

Students teach the community about Sikhism

Students teach the community about Sikhism

By Andrew Chan, Assistant Sports Editor

February 8, 2019

An organization at WCHS is striving to educate the community on a religion known as Sikhism. Many Sikhs are often mistaken for other religious groups or mislabeled. Sikh Kid to Kid was created to help spread awareness on the Sikh religion throughout the MCPS community. Sikh Kid to Kid’s main goal is...

Coach inducted into Potomac Hall of Fame

Coach inducted into Potomac Hall of Fame

By Andrew Chan, Assistant Sports Editor

February 8, 2019

WCHS has been home to a successful lacrosse program for many consecutive seasons. This continued success is due in no small part to longtime coach Jeff Fritz. Fritz, who has helped WCHS varsity lacrosse teams dominate for years, is soon to be honored as an inductee into the US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter...

THRIVE club strives to improve CHS mental health

THRIVE club strives to improve CHS mental health

By Andrew Chan, Assistant Sports Editor

December 20, 2018

Recently, mental health has become a major issue in Montgomery County, especially among high schoolers. The WCHS Thrive Club has taken it upon itself to shed more light on mental health, taking steps to try and help alleviate students’ stress. “Thrive Club’s main goal has always been to raise awareness ...

WCHS Council combats discrimination in the community

WCHS Council combats discrimination in the community

By Andrew Chan, Assistant Sports Editor

December 17, 2018

Discrimination exists everywhere, even at WCHS. After several public displays of hate, discrimination has become increasingly easy to spot, so WCHS students and parents formed the Churchill Inclusive Achievement Council to help the situation. The Churchill Inclusive Achievement Council, a group comprised...

Volleyball team comes together for playoff run

Volleyball team comes together for playoff run

By Andrew Chan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 19, 2018

The WCHS girls varsity volleyball team has played its way through the 2018-2019 regular season with a 5-6 record. Their record may not look pretty, but this WCHS team is as tough as they come and continues to play its hardest. “We are playing bigger and digging deeper than we ever have,” coach...

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