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

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...

Senior Josh DeAusen plays the drums at Rio with his own band, Time Machine Tunes. DeAusen has been in this band since December 2021 and is also in Concert and Jazz Band at WCHS.

Student Art Spotlight: Josh DeAusen

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Copy Editor February 13, 2022

While most high school kids can be found on their phones or playing sports outside of school, senior Josh DeAusen can be found in his house, playing his drum set.  DeAusen has been playing the drums...

Senior Hannah Roberts often often uses her friends as muses when taking photographs.

Student Art Spotlight: Hannah Roberts

By Sapna David, Features Editor December 18, 2019

With the click of a button, the shutter opens and then closes and quickly produces a beautiful piece of art. The art of photography, although overlooked, requires a significant amount of talent.  Senior...

Senior Michael Castelli started dancing when he was entering high school, and is completely self trained. He is the co dance captain of BLAST and Showstoppers, as well as a choreographer in the school musical Legally Blonde.

Student Art Spotlight: Michael Castelli

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor December 3, 2019

As the dancer’s turns begin to grow faster, the audience follows, completely mesmerized. Finally, he leaps into a death drop as the song hits its peak, and the audience cheers loudly. Senior Michael...

Heather Kirschner plays Cinderella in the winter musical production of Cinderella. The cast put on five performances of the show.

Student Art Spotlight: Heather Kirschner

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor December 17, 2018

You may recognize her from her most recent role as the beloved Disney princess Cinderella in the WCHS fall musical or have seen her perform last spring in Blast, but it is no surprise that junior Heather...

Senior Mason Catalon uses dry materials and ink to create artwork,

Student Art Spotlight: Mason Catalon

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor November 13, 2018

From the random paint colors staining her wardrobe to the doodle-filled sketchbook that is glued to her hand, it is no secret that senior Mason Catalon is a passionate artist. For her, art is an integral...

Artist Sebin Jeon creates monochromatic drawings inspired by her experiences with people and nature.

Student Art Spotlight: Sebin Jeon

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor May 9, 2018

Art is not just a black-and-white subject, as it is usually thought of as vibrant and complex. However, for junior Sebin Jeon, her style of expressing her creativity is through the use of monochromatic,...

Student Art Spotlight: Karis Lee

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor February 7, 2018

Being extremely talented in both arts and athletics while also maintaining good grades in school is an amazing feat, requiring life balancing skills that could land one a job at the Cirque du Soleil. Most...

Junior Dylan Fan’s award winning photo, taken in NYC.

Student Art Spotlight: Dylan Fan

By Sophie Liss, Sports Editor January 9, 2018

Some students find exhilaration in playing a championship sports game. Others enjoy writing stories or poems to express their thoughts and feelings. For junior Dylan Fan, photography is his way of expressing...

Senior Bridgette Warner poses with her next masterpiece.

Student Art Spotlight: Bridgette Warner

By Dani Miller, Opinions Editor November 29, 2017

Homecoming season is often regarded as the best time of the year, due to the dance, the exhilarating lunch games and perhaps most importantly to some students at CHS, the astonishing floats and murals...

Student Art Spotlight: Mali Hajaghaei

Student Art Spotlight: Mali Hajaghaei

By Maya Rosenberg, Editor-in-Chief October 24, 2017

There are 65 murals in D.C., each unique in their own style, subject and artist. No one understands this better than junior Mali Hajaghaei, who painted her own mural downtown this summer. Hajaghaei, along...

Alex Zarynow poses with Congressman John Delaney at the Congressional Art Competition. Zarynow has achieved much success through his photography.

Student Art Spotlight: Alex Zarynow

By Sarah O'Brien and Balbina Yang May 28, 2016

For some people, it’s all about the music, the dance moves or the food. However, for senior Alex Zarynow, it’s all about the pictures. Although he is in Photography 1, Zarynow is self-taught and began...

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