The Observer

MCPS, give more of a break, not less

April 12, 2018


Filed under Opinions

As the third quarter of the school year finishes up, many students are still relishing their fond memories of their recent Spring Break. It may also be the last time that seniors travel with their friends before going off to college. However, the new proposed school calendar for 2018-2019 has shortened...

Parkland brings out Gen Z’s activism

Parkland brings out Gen Z’s activism

March 7, 2018


Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions, Top Stories

We’ve heard it all before. Regardless of the era, the youth generation always ends up garnering the same stereotypes -- lazy, ignorant and apathetic. Back in the 60’s, the hippies were regarded as jobless and out of touch with reality. Since then, there has been Generation X, angsty 90’s teens,...

MCPS, give students, staff a break

MCPS, give students, staff a break

November 21, 2017


Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions, Top Stories

Once again, the MCPS school board is altering the school year schedule. For the 2018-19 year, election day and Jewish holidays cut into the schedule. In response, there were five schedule proposals created. The chosen model only has two professional days and shortens spring break to a mere four days...

CHS, stop undermining mental illness

October 24, 2017


Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions

Mental illnesses: serious, yet stigmatized conditions that impact countless members of the CHS community. But when those conditions are stereotyped or referenced in casual context, it completely undermines the severity of mental health disorders. Despite the rise of mental health issues in America,...

Activities: Quality Over Quantity

Activities: Quality Over Quantity

By Observer Opinion

June 13, 2017


Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions, Top Stories

Captain of a varsity sports team, a position on the student government, president of several clubs, skilled artist, member of numerous honor societies, over 200 hours of volunteer work, a multi-AP class course load and straight A’s. It seems impossible, but this is the goal of many CHS students who...

Pre-College Costs Hinder Students

Pre-College Costs Hinder Students

By Observer Opinion

March 29, 2017


Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions

College is an expensive investment into a student’s future. At CHS, most of students’ daily lives and choices revolve around earning amazing grades and outstanding test scores so they receive admittance to their dream school. But as college tuitions continue to rise, the cost of the college application...

Responsibility to Report All News

Responsibility to Report All News

February 21, 2017


Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions

As staff members of a hyperlocal student publication, some may wonder if we are sticking our heads where they don’t belong when we tackle national and political issues. There is not a clear consensus about whether the purpose of a school newspaper is to simply cover what’s happening inside the hallways,...

CHS Must Unite Post Election

CHS Must Unite Post Election

December 5, 2016


Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions

Dear CHS, The 2016 election was an emotional, tumultuous experience for almost everyone involved. The rhetoric that spilled from both Democrats and Republicans was harsh and insistent for the better part of the last two years. This election showcased how divided our country has become. Voting was split...

We Need Proactive Mental Health Support

We Need Proactive Mental Health Support

March 22, 2016


Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions

If you think it’s difficult to read an article about suicidal students, consider what it would be like to be one. In light of recent tragedies, mental health awareness has become more of a hot topic at CHS. Students and staff have rallied together in organizations like Sources of Strength and National...

We Have a Microphone, Now Speak Up

We Have a Microphone, Now Speak Up

February 25, 2016


Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions

If The Little Mermaid taught us anything, it was to value our voices. Oftentimes, students take their voice and ability to represent themselves within the school system for granted. Or they underestimate it. Whether or not students use their voice for prom or progress, it’s time to realize...

Chin Up, Churchill

Chin Up, Churchill

January 4, 2016


Filed under Observer Opinion

Chin up, Churchill. Recently, there’s been a case of negativity going around, whether it be because of acts of violence or accumulation of academic stress. But even in the face of it, it’s important to stay positive, to find those cliched silver linings in storm clouds wherever we can. Ordinarily,...

CHS Rises UP as a Strong Community

CHS Rises UP as a Strong Community

December 22, 2015


Filed under Observer Opinion

On Nov. 10, CHS stepped UP. The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) came to CHS Nov. 10 to protest the CHS Gay-Straight Alliance club and our general acceptance of diversity. Though the general feelings of disapproval towards the WBC are widespread, it was clear through the student-created Facebook group...

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.
Observer Opinion