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

Smiling with her Skyliners synchronized skating team, senior Samantha Handrigan poses for a picture after winning the silver medal at the Junior Synchronized Skating World Championships

Senior ices out competition to win silver medal

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor June 9, 2022

While most high school athletes can be found throwing a football down the field for a touchdown or sliding into home plate, senior Samantha Handrigan can be found gliding across the ice with her synchronized...

The Goldmine Trail is location in Potomac, MD off of Macarthur Blvd. The trail offers many different options for all types of hikers, with spurs leading to the famous Great Falls.

Fill the summer with these local adventures

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor June 5, 2022

With summer right around the corner, many WCHS students are wondering what to do with their free time other than watching Netflix and scrolling through their phones when they are bored. However, with plenty...

The Netflix show, Bridgerton, released a second season on March 25, 2022. This season featured Anthony Bridgerton, the oldest sibling and head of the Bridgerton household.

‘Bridgerton’ season 2’s slowburn is the talk of the ‘ton’

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor May 10, 2022

Dearest reader, lavish sets, dazzling costumes and a will-they-won’t-they romance can only mean one thing: “Bridgerton” is back. “Bridgerton” has returned with a second season, and it is all...

Looking for new and unique ways to use your mask? Jump on these trends (above) before they catch on!

Reduce, reuse, recycle: Repurposing masks

By Caitlin Murphy, Claiming her desk for next year already April 4, 2022

Throughout the past two years, people across the world have depended on face masks to keep them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with the virus being declared a hoax by the government last week,...

Ms. Malanoski teaches one of her AP Macroeconomics classes. Malanoski teaches numerous seniors every year, and feels as though senioritis is prevalent at WCHS.

Senioritis strikes, once again, at WCHS

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor March 9, 2022

Every year, come the second semester, high school seniors across the country fall victim to a well-known plague. What is this plague people may ask? Senioritis. Senioritis, defined by Oxford Languages...

“People We Meet on Vacation,” written by Emily Henry, is a charming friends-to-lovers novel, full of witty dialogue and swoon-worthy moments.

Romance novels to fill your heart and mind

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor March 2, 2022

Everyone has their favorite rom-com movie, laughing despite the cliches and swooning as the leads declare their love for one another. While some may not know it, their favorite movie genre is paralleled...

With the use of Zoom, MCPS teachers were able to host daily classes virtually. This helped protect the safety of staff and students while still engaging in learning.

MCPS must shift to virtual learning

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor February 25, 2022

Flashback to March 2020. As the severity of COVID-19 set in, the entire world was in a panic, and no one, especially the school systems, knew what to do. However, with the start of the 2020 school year...

With the spotlight on her, Eleanor Raab sings one of her solos in The Addams Family. Raab plays Morticia Adams, one of the leads in WCHSs fall musical.

Student Art Spotlight: Eleanor Raab

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor January 10, 2022

Sauntering across the stage, Eleanor Raab commands the stage in her performance of Morticia Addams. With her illusive smile and a twirl of her long black hair, it is no surprise she easily captivates her...

Junior Danielle Faerberg’s family celebrates every Thanksgiving by writing down what they are thankful for on a tablecloth. This tradition started about 15 years ago, and they have used the same tablecloth ever since.

Unique Thanksgiving traditions enhance student’s holidays

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor December 2, 2021

Ever since the first one 400 years ago, Thanksgiving has evolved into a holiday where people are able to intertwine their various cultures and traditions with the original holiday. From carving the turkey...

The Where Do Words Come From exhibit at the Planet Word museum in Washington, D.C. features a 22-foot-tall talking wall that tells the story of the English language.

You have our word: check out DC’s latest museum

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor November 25, 2021

Sprinkle. Kumquat. Bamboozle. These seemingly obscure and unrelated words all have one thing in common: they are all part of the English language. But how were these words created? How did they become...

Hana OLooney, the current MCPS SMOB, smiles in a campaign photo. Throughout the entirety of her campaign, OLooney was active on multiple social media platforms to ensure that she was engaging with as many MCPS students as possible.

Get to know MoCo’s 2021-2022 SMOB Hana O’Looney

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor October 21, 2021

Passionate, engaged and committed - these three words only begin to sum up current MCPS Student Member of the Board (SMOB), Hana O’Looney. From advocating for equity in the school system on the countywide...

WCHS’s Model UN team hosted their first conference on April 16th-17th over Zoom. Students and Teachers put in countless hours of work to make this conference be the best it could despite the virtual environment.

WCHS Model United Nations Club hosts its first conference

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor April 30, 2021

While many of WCHS’s clubs have decreased meetings or simply stopped club activities due to the challenges that the virtual environment presented this year, WCHS’s Model United Nations (MUN) Club has...

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