The Observer

Foreign language class should be mandatory for all years

By Miranda Chung, Copy Editor

May 14, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Currently at WCHS, the minimum requirement of foreign language credits that are needed to graduate is three. There are some universities in the country that make foreign language classes mandatory as well. Though these credits were put in place to encourage students to learn another language, many ar...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

By Julia Lescht, Public Relations Manager

March 22, 2017


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

On Wednesday March 8th, people around the world celebrated International Women’s Day to commemorate the gender equality movement and to celebrate women’s economic, social, cultural and political achievements. Across the globe women celebrated in different ways, and this year the day’s message ...

Senior Banquet Brings Class of 2016 Together

Senior Banquet Brings Class of 2016 Together

By Emi Cardinale, Production Manager

May 24, 2016


Filed under Online Exclusives

The Class of 2016 senior banquet was held April 28 at the Marriott Hotel. At the banquet, seniors sat with their friends and took pictures, food was served, the senior slideshow was presented, the winners of the senior superlatives were announced, and seniors picked up their alumni shirts. “I...

CHS Rises UP as a Strong Community

CHS Rises UP as a Strong Community

December 22, 2015


Filed under Observer Opinion

On Nov. 10, CHS stepped UP. The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) came to CHS Nov. 10 to protest the CHS Gay-Straight Alliance club and our general acceptance of diversity. Though the general feelings of disapproval towards the WBC are widespread, it was clear through the student-created Facebook group...

Churchill Compliments brightens students’ days

Churchill Compliments brightens students’ days

By Skylar Whitman, Staff Writer

March 1, 2013


Filed under Features

A Facebook account called "Churchill Compliments" has become a popular way for students to anonymously compliment each other. The Facebook account, which was created in December and has more than 1,000 friends, posts compliments sent to its inbox. The account posts about 10 compliments per day. "What’s great ...

Churchill’s urban dictionary

By Sammi Silber, Production Editor

December 3, 2012


Filed under Features

CHS students use many different slang words in their everyday language.  While some students may know them, other students are left confused and not a bit amused when their peers seem to speak a completely different language. According to sophomore Izak Grovac, catching on to CHS’ new language...

Sophmore wins Churchill’s Got Talent

Sophmore wins Churchill’s Got Talent

By Nicole Malament, Archive Manager

November 23, 2011


Filed under Observations

Sophomore Adam Settlage won Churchill’s Got Talent Oct. 27 for singing “Keep Your Head Up.” “I was extremely surprised,” Settlage said. “When my name was called I couldn’t believe it. To win something like Churchill’s Got Talent is one of the biggest honors I have ever experienced.” Settlage...

Sophomore wins Churchill’s Got Talent

Sophomore wins Churchill’s Got Talent

By Nicole Malament, Archive Manager

November 22, 2011


Filed under Uncategorized

Sophomore Adam Settlage won Churchill’s Got Talent Oct. 27 for singing "Keep Your Head Up."    "I was extremely surprised," Settlage said. "When my name was called I couldn’t believe it. To win something like Churchill’s Got Talent is one of the biggest honors I have ever experienced."...

Sophomore wins ‘Talent’

By Amna Farooqi News Editor

December 22, 2010


Filed under Observations

Congratulations to sophomore Natalia Derechin for singing “Glitter in the Air” and winning Churchill’s Got Talent Dec. 3.

CHS adopts new MCPS-mandated website platform

By By Justin Rheingold, News Editor

September 30, 2010


Filed under Uncategorized

  Near the end of the last school year, the CHS web team adopted a new platform for its website, the third different design in less than a year. Unlike the old website, which was designed by CHS alumnus Alex Leventer, the new one is nearly identical to those of the majority of MCPS schools. "M...

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