The Observer

English Honors Society gives back

 Sophomore Jessica Lin and her friends attended the EHS' fourth annual book fair. Lin bought ten books./Photo 2: Students browse the books at the EHS Book Fair. There were many different genres of books including fantasy, historical fiction and test-prep books.

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 17, 2020

The tables were lined with books of every color, size and genre. There was another table full of cookies and other festive desserts. It was the English Honors Society’s fourth annual Book Fair, held on Thurs., Dec. 12, 2019. The event was spearheaded by English teacher Mary Dempsey, who runs the EH...

Administration & MCPS don’t see eye to eye on no zero policy

WCHS recently implemented a rule where students could not get zeroes, but when caught under fire, reversed the policy back to students being able to receive them

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor

October 21, 2019

For a brief period in the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, WCHS had a policy where students could earn a minimum grade of 50%, not 0%. The policy would have applied to students who submitted nothing, had cheated or committed plagiarism (and still receive half credit).  Aside from its intentions, it contradicted M...

Quizzes? Tests? They are not helping anyone

A project in Honors Spanish 3, is the drawing of a spaceship, and writing sentences about the spaceship.

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinion Editor

June 6, 2019

Churchill students are used to spending their evenings studying for multiple quizzes and tests. Yet, students aren’t really learning and retaining the necessary information for their respective quizzes and tests. Quizzes and tests are often multiple choice and require knowledge of very specific...

WCHS English teacher publishes young adult novel series

Former Washington Post columnist Bob Levey recently wrote a novel titled “Larry Felder, Candidate”.

By Jeremy Fredricks, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

If you’ve had English 9 teacher Grant Goodman, you may be familiar with his work as an author. Goodman is currently working on the fourth book in his series “Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve,” in addition to a sci-fi novel for high school students. Goodman first pursued his passion for writing in...

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