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

The WCHS golf team poses for a picture after their regional match. They went on to get fourth place in states.

Hole in one! WCHS golf team swings into a bright future

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor December 2, 2022

When was the last time you went to a golf match? Odds are most people have never been to one, let alone a match with high schoolers. High school golfers often are the first to feel the effects of a shrinking...

WCHS students are seen sitting on their phones in class during free time. Under the new PMD policy, students are not permitted to use their phones during class time at all.

New PMD policy sends mixed waves throughout WCHS

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor October 20, 2022

As the 2022-23 school year kicked off, students quickly pointed out the new policies implemented by MCPS to address and solve past issues regarding the usage of phones or other personal electronic devices....

Senior field hockey captain Jordan Lapidus corrals a wild pass in the corner of the field while attacking the goal in a game against Blair during the season opener.

Athlete of The Month: Jordan Lapidus

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor October 20, 2022

Jordan Lapidus does not like to brag about herself. Fans and teammates on the other hand, cannot stop. It is hard not to marvel when she bursts down the sideline to recover a wild drive or blasts a shot...

An Instagram page calls for the public to pressure senators into passing gun reforms.

Gun control reforms are needed to improve citizen’s safety

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor June 13, 2022

At what point is the violence and death enough? Why has it gotten to the point where students are scared to go to school? What is the threshold for policy makers to implement gun control reforms to save...

With 13 All-Met selctions, WCHS athletics reaped the success of their athletes. To go along with several state championships, many of WCHSs All-Met athletes have recieved college attention.

WCHS winter athletes and coach win All Met awards

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor May 10, 2022

Even though winter sports have come to an end, the awards continue to pour in for athletes. The Washington Post released their annual Winter All-Met awards, highlighting the top athletes in the Metropolitan...

The newly formed WCHS curling team is looking to make a huge splash in the national curling scene and raise support for curling as a sport.

Curling team sweeps away the competition

By Michael Demske, Potomac Bull #3 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...

Half days are major inconveniences for students, teachers and parents alike. They must be removed from the calendar and replaced with an equal amount of full and non-instructional days.

An inconvenience and waste of time, half days need to be eliminated

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor March 22, 2022

It is expected that students and teachers alike would support the idea of a half school day. Leaving school at 11:35 am and having the rest of the day free is an appealing prospect. But what used to be...

An Instagram post from artist Taylor Swift features her holding a plate of cookies decorated with the now presidents name. This is an example of celebrities using social media to influence their fans.

With great power comes great responsibilities for celebrities

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor March 13, 2022

The age-old icebreaker question of “would you rather be rich or famous?” entails more than the name suggests. Celebrities have always had an influence on the younger generation, but now more than ever,...

Students fill the auditorium as teachers struggled to find substitute teachers to cover their classes during the rise in Omicron cases.

Omicron sets the stage for new class environment

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor February 25, 2022

Having classes anywhere besides the classroom was once considered an absurdity. However, due to a surge in COVID-19 cases and shortages of staff in early January, classes in the auditorium were now commonplace....

Cristian Vaquero, pictured signing with the Washington Nationals, is one of many international prospects who sign with professional baseball teams.

International signing period sparks dreams of possibilities and excitement with fans

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor February 15, 2022

According to CBS Sports, 30 percent of current Major League Baseball (MLB) players were originally signed as international free agents. Although WCHS baseball fans recognize names along the likes of Ronald...

The popularity of holiday themed music surges during wintertime every year. Bing Crosbys, Bing At Christmas, is one of many examples of artists straying away from their usual music genres.

Silent night no more: holiday music is back in full force

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor January 10, 2022

‘Tis the season to snuggle up under a blanket beside a crackling fire, drink a smoldering cup of hot chocolate in the finest #1 DAD mug, and listen to Ariana Grande on the speaker. Ariana Grande on the...

Phoebe Qian and her teamates pose with their state finalist trophy and medals. She played a key role in their great finished as she shot a 77 in her final round.

Athlete of the Month: Phoebe Qian

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor December 8, 2021

For someone trying to find WCHS senior Phoebe Qian, a good place to look for her would be at a local golf course. Qian is one of the most well-respected golfers on the WCHS golf team and played a key role...

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