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WCHS's name has undergone scrutiny after a petition created by Students for Real Heroes created a petition asking for a name change.

WCHS’s name should be changed

By Ela Jalil, News Editor October 21, 2020

Winston Churchill is finally undergoing the scrutiny he deserves and calls to change WCHS’ name have caused both great outrage and happiness in our community. @StudentsForRealHeroes on Instagram led...

Thousands of people worldwide take to the streets to demand justice for the murder of innocent Black lives. Attending protests is just one way to advocate for change.

How to support the Black Lives Matter movement

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor June 26, 2020

The murder of George Floyd and thousands of other innocent lives has sparked a worldwide revolution against police brutality. There are so many different ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement,...

A couple climate activists of color attend and hold signs at a climate change march. One of the signs importantly states

Climate change disproportionately discriminates against racial minorities

By Quinn Cook, News Editor June 23, 2020

In a time of increased awareness in America surrounding the abhorrently unjust conditions of systemic and institutionalized racism, it is important to shine light on the many issues that disproportionately...

“The Hate U Give” is a must see to understand white privilege

By Aliki Dimitoglou and Ari Dimitoglou June 22, 2020

NAACP Image Award-Winning drama for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, “The Hate U Give,” starring Amandla Stenberg, offers its audience a more realistic perspective as to how white privilege...

Looking for more? Netflix has created a Black Lives Matter Collection that features TV shows and movies that highlight important issues and creative stories.

Educate yourself using these anti-racism resources: movies, shows, books and more

By Olivia Yasharoff and Melissa Redlich June 18, 2020

As the WCHS community joins the rest of the country in searching for ways to help others during Black Lives Matter protests, The Observer is here to help. These movies, TV shows, books and podcasts can...

Official response to Black Lives Matter movement

Official response to Black Lives Matter movement

June 18, 2020

Dear Churchill community,  As your school newspaper, we have an obligation to take a stand on current issues. We want to make it explicitly clear that The Observer supports the Black Lives Matter movement.  While...

Racist Vandalism Disturbs CHS Community

Racist Vandalism Disturbs CHS Community

By Max Kandel, Advertising Manager January 23, 2017

On Nov. 10, a sign was found in a CHS boys bathroom that read “Whites Only.” This goes along with the recent trend of offensive signs and writings in schools since November. This incident was first...

One in every eight students at CHS is black. Since CHS prides itself on diversity and acceptance of all students, the school should acknowledge the history and experiences of all groups.

Black History Month Deserves Recognition

By Thomas Atkinson, Online Features Editor February 25, 2016

Attempting to find any trace of support for Black History Month is like trying to find a well-rested junior: impossible. Over the past few months, CHS has sponsored a variety of events to support many...

NFL running back Adrian Peterson once played for the untarnished University of Oklahoma football team. The team now faces controversy following racial slurs from an OU fraternity.

It’s not news, it’s common sense

By Jake Certner, Staff Writer March 16, 2015

By now, I am assuming that most of you readers have seen or heard the disgusting video from the University of Oklahoma’s chapter of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon in which several white members of...

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