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

Ashwani Jain is an alumnus of Winston Churchill High School and graduated in 2007. Now he is running for the position of Marylands governor.

Former WCHS student runs for Governor

By Ela Jalil and Maya Bhattiprolu May 8, 2022

15 years ago, Ashwani Jain stepped out of the doors of WCHS with a high school diploma. Eight years ago, he returned as the first alumni speaker at graduation. Now, he is running one of the most prominent...

A concerned student protests a couples display of affection in the hallway.

Affection deflection: SOLO students kiss PDA good-bye

By Ela Jalil, Head of Party Planning Committee April 4, 2022

During Bulldog Pride, WCHS has covered issues from procrastination to bullying. Now due to rising student protests, WCHS tackles a new issue emerging in the county - public displays of affection.   Imagine...

To all those looking for romantic advice, this new column from the Love Doctors themselves is sure to prove useful!

Dear Observer romance gurus,

By Ela Jalil and Nur Yavuz April 4, 2022

Dear Observer Romance Gurus, I’ve liked this person for a long time but they’ve never seemed to notice me. We only pass each other in the hallways at school, but those are the best 20 seconds of...

“The Batman” released on Mar 4, 2022 to critical acclaim. Starring Robert Pattison as the titular character, this movie promises to be the darkest Batman film to date.

DC returns with vengeance: “The Batman” is a box office success

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2022

From Adam West to Christian Bale, many actors have fulfilled the role of the beloved DC comic book character Batman. Robert Pattison now dons the signature cowl as one of the darkest versions of the character...

WCHS senior Gabriella Ward enjoys taking her pictures outdoors.

Student Art Spotlight: Gabriella Ward

By Ela Jalil, Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2022

Armed with her trusty Canon T6, the camera she received for her 13th birthday, WCHS senior Gabriella Ward can often be found outdoors, taking inspiration from nature for her photoshoots.   Ward first...

This student made poster promotes the new APIDA Studies course being implemented in MCPS next year. Seven pilot schools including WCHS will offer this class.

New course highlights Asian-American diversity

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2022

With the recent success of the LGBTQ+ Studies course pilot program this year, MCPS takes another step in diversifying its course offerings with the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Studies...

Starring Rebel Wilson, Isnt It Romantic is a satirical take on the overplayed cliches of romantic comedies.

Valentine’s watchlist

By Ela Jalil and Olivia Yasharoff February 13, 2022

As Valentine’s Day approaches, avid rom-com fans face the annual struggle of choosing what to watch on the holiday of love. Faithful viewers know the common cliches of the genre well: from running through...

Cafeteria manager Brenda Tam distributes a variety of lunch options to students. Although all options are free, they are required to get a meal and a fruit to make sure they get all of the nutrients they need.

MCPS dishes out free lunches to all students

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor-in-Chief January 2, 2022

Going out to eat, packing a meal from home or buying from the cafeteria have all been long-standing options for students when deciding what to do for lunch. However, much like other aspects of school during...

Nina Dobrev stars as Natalie Bauer, an unlucky with love journalist who is taken on a journey of romance and self acceptance. Released on Nov. 5 2021, Love Hard is a diverse watch for the holidays.

Netflix’s “Love Hard” can be hard to watch

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2021

A Netflix rom-com that includes catfishing is usually a recipe for disaster, with the 2018 original “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” acting as a defense for this manipulative behavior, and being a prime...

WCHS Art History and Ceramic Sculpture teacher Leonard Dermont   is the November 2021 TOTM, an award he earned through his engaging lessons and close connections with students.

Teacher of the Month: Leonard Dermont

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2021

After over 30 years of teaching, and 20 of them at WCHS, Art History and Ceramic Sculpture teacher Leonard Dermont has finally received the coveted Teacher of the Month award. His devotion to art and teaching...

Taylor seated in his office with a copy of The Churchill Observer from when he worked as an administrator at WCHS.

Meet Principal Taylor

By Ela Jalil and Olivia Yasharoff October 26, 2021

He just couldn’t stay away. Six years was too long for former WCHS Assistant Principal John Taylor to be apart from the magnetism of the Bulldog community. Now principal, Taylor brings his passion for...

Election features Reese Witherspoon as Tracy Flick as an overachiever willing to do whatever it takes, with only one person willing to stand in her way being her history teacher played by Matthew Broderick. This is an iconic high school movie that all seniors should watch before graduation.

Top 10 movies to watch before graduation

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor in Chief June 2, 2021

WCHS seniors' graduation is next week, marking a departure from the community that they have been a part of for the past four years to embark on a new adventure -- college. The high school experience has...

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