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

Philosophy and ethics club vice president, Josh Heimlich, intensely reflects in front of a presentation regarding philosophy of economics.

Philosophy and ethics club: where thoughtful conversations and complex arguments meet

By Jack Gans, Social Media Manager December 17, 2022

Morals tested and debates brewed: the WCHS Philosophy and Ethics club is booming with large turnouts this year. As one enters room 234, debate is in motion as the question of the meeting is displayed on...

The WCHS Philosophy and Ethics club holds their first meeting on September 26, 2022.

WCHS should limit club total, focus on quality

By Tafa Nukator, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager October 20, 2022

Seconds after the lunch bell rings, students flood the halls. With the school year now in full swing, many of them are headed to club meetings. From activism to speech and debate, the number of choices...

Hundreds of WCHS students crowd inside the gym on Sep. 16 for the annual Club day. With over 180 tables set up, many found it challenging to find their way around to each club.

Club day gives students the opportunity to develop new interests

By Jeremy Chung, News Editor September 27, 2022

During most school days, lunch is the time for students to relax, hang out with friends, make up assignments or talk with teachers. However, Sep. 16 had a unique opportunity. As fourth period ended and...

WCHS DECA club smiles as they celebrate their many awards and successful experience at ICDC on April 26, in Atlanta, GA.

WCHS Deca wins big at Internationals in Atlanta, GA

By Jeremy Chung and Kalena Yee June 9, 2022

“Maximize your momentum.” This year, as the theme for DECA’s International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Atlanta, GA, these words were permanently engraved into participants’ memories....

Student advisor Kaylen Chang (pictured left), and club teacher Aishling McGinty (pictured right) pose next to each other in at the GSA Club meeting held on February 8, 2022.

GSA provides safe space for LGBTQ+ studentss

By Olga Engler, Staff Writer March 15, 2022

Walking down the hallway, one’s eye might catch a brightly-colored poster on the wall. Students stop in front of it and read “GSA club at Churchill! Looking for new members! Anyone is welcome.” They...

Members of the WCHS club, Jack’s Wildcats tutor on Seven Locks Elementary School every Tuesday and Thursday after school. They tutor kindergarten through fifth grade.

Have fun and help others – Jack’s Wildcats provides a great opportunity at WCHS

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor March 2, 2022

A student’s progression through their education journey takes them from playing house in kindergarten, to learning algebra in middle school to taking AP exams in high school. High school can be a stressful...

Elyssa Shenker holds a digital meeting of her club, Purposefully Repurposed. Shenker has been forced to adapt to the challenges of virtual school.

WCHS clubs adapt to virtual meetings

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager November 11, 2020

As of the 2020-2021 school year, there are 157 active clubs at WCHS. Ranging from Kpop Dance Club to Women in Politics, there is truly a fit for every student. In a normal, in-person school year, it is...

Two teams from WCHS’s DECA club pose for a self timed photo at this year’s Maryland statewide event held on Feb. 28th. Farah Baloghlanova (left), Claire Kim (left center), Olivia Meshanko (right center), and Maanika Gupta (right) all made the trip to Baltimore for the event.

DECA opens a door to a new world for high school students

By Quinn Cook, Staff Writer May 11, 2020

DECA, or Distributive Education Clubs of America, is an organization that allows students to gain skills in many different clusters of entrepreneurship, economics and business. High school students in...

Donations from the period club sit on a table. The club tries to donate period products to women in need.

Let’s talk about periods.

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor March 4, 2020

To think that all the WCHS Period Club does is talk about periods would be a mistake--and the club leadership will not let you forget it. “Of course talking about periods is an important goal of ours,...

The official Spikeball used to play the game.

Spikeball club is a hit with students

By Sapna David, Features Editor October 8, 2019

A Spikeball roundnet, a ball and four players. The game Spikeball was revived in 2008 by Chris Ruder. The game consists of a volleyball inspired play; a server spikes the ball onto the net and his or her...

The ultimate frisbee team is a club at Churchill that meets semi frequently, although the students bond a lot over their shared love of the sport.

WCHS clubs administration should crack down on clubs

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor June 5, 2019

There are more than 125 clubs at WCHS, but how many of them actually meet every week? How many of them fundraise? How many of them actually accomplish what they say they will at club night? Clubs at WCHS...

Environmental Club members work to decrease wastefulness at the school.

The Observer Highlights Lesser-Known Clubs

By Arielle Gordon, Editor in Chief February 21, 2017

CHS has more than 95 official clubs for the 2016-2017 school year. The Observer has talked to a few more of the school’s lesser-known clubs to find out what they are up to. This is the second installment...

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