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

Mr. Miller Redden, a substitute teacher at WCHS, can recently be seen working on a law issue outside of his teaching at other high schools. He has been a substitute for WCHS for a while now and is always willing to help the students who come to him.

Behind the substitute: who are the people that come in to guess teach?

By Kendyl Groisser, Assistant online editor November 15, 2022

Substitute teachers are often the most underappreciated types of teachers in schools today. Most students will brush them off and ignore them, and not many will take the time to introduce themselves and...

Most WCHS classrooms have predominantly right-handed desks which do not accommodate left-handed students.

WCHS is anti-lefties

By Julia Levi, Assistant Observations Editor November 9, 2022

Using spiral notebooks, cutting with scissors and dealing with ink smudges while writing are just a few of the struggles that left-handers have to deal with. Navigating a world with man-made objects primarily...

Composting programs are low-effort but high-yield. MCPS schools, including WCHS, need to take bigger steps to establish their own.

Waste not, want not: composting offers green solutions

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Features Editor May 23, 2022

Composting, food waste and the environment: three buzzwords that are always linked together in vague speeches trying to convince everyone to compost. But what is composting really, and why should schools...

Zoe Augusts song, Our Story is the epitome of indie-pop, with her beautful harmonies adding a special touch. Check out the Our Story music video on YouTube, and the rest of Zoes discography on Spotify, iTunes, or Apple Music.

Student Art Spotlight: Zoe August

By Ananya Pandit, Staff Writer May 10, 2022

Bright lights, big crowds and blasphemous amounts of money. To many, this comes to mind after hearing the word “musician.” To others, it signifies immersion in long-lost childhood fantasy. To Zoe August,...

On March 26, sophomore Maddie Xu smiles behind the piano after her successful performance at the Arc Montgomery Piano Fundraiser at Piano Craft Gaithersburg.

Maddi Xu hits all the right notes for a worthy cause

By Kalena Yee, Staff Writer May 10, 2022

Something as simple as a sweet melody can express emotions, tell a story and touch a person’s heart in a way that words can not. WCHS sophomore Maddie Xu hoped to do this by combining her love for music...

The WCHS field hockey team plays on their very on grass field which has grass that is very well manicured.

Stick with what works, keep the good old reliable grass field

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor May 8, 2022

WCHS has made attempts multiple times to switch to a synthetic turf field in the stadium but for various reasons has never come through with the idea. Now, at least for the foreseeable future, it is looking...

Practicing his elite pitching Gomes, unusually large leg kick gives him a strange advantage over opposing hitters.

New sports transfer to boost WCHS athletics next fall

By Liam Klein, The OG JI April 11, 2022

Churchill Athletics have seen quite the comeback after the 2020-2021 school year, which saw almost little to no real competition outside of the extremely shortened spring season. Starting off the year...

The Garfield drawing in the second floor main bathroom near the history hallways is a fan favorite and a frequently visited art piece.

The writing’s on the wall for this new trend

By Jordan Pashkoff, Journalism Lab Life Coach April 11, 2022

Do you have unappreciated artistic talent? Do you want to produce artwork in a completely new way? Well, here is your opportunity. The WCHS student-produced mural has finally opened to the general public....

As the boys baseball team begins their spring season, they will now be able to choose their walkup songs, but with a twist; the songs they choose must be from before 1900.

Classical music pumps down WCHS athletes

By Elijah Savett, Fantasy Football Fanatic April 7, 2022

It is the bottom of the 9th inning, tie game, two outs, runners on first and second base. The best hitter is coming up to bat, and the other team is nervous. But, as the hitter approaches the batter’s...

The newly formed WCHS curling team is looking to make a huge splash in the national curling scene and raise support for curling as a sport.

Curling team sweeps away the competition

By Michael Demske, Potomac Bull #3 April 7, 2022

If you think hockey defending its state championship or basketball making another deep playoff run will headline the 2022-23 winter sports season, think again. With overwhelming support and funding, WCHS...

The WCHS parking lot on a school day. Previously, 90 students had permanent spots in the lot, but now those spots are first-come, first-serve.

May the odds be ever in your favor for school parking

By Jeremy Fredricks and Jasper Bernstein April 7, 2022

If you think hockey defending its state championship or basketball making another deep playoff run will headline the 2022-23 winter sports season, think again. With overwhelming support and funding, WCHS...

Clinical vaccine trials for children took place back in fall of 2021. After the FDAs approval of child vaccinations, children in the 5-11 year old age group have been getting vaccinated.

All students in MCPS should have access to the vaccine

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, Assistant Online Editor March 17, 2022

Should children get the COVID-19 vaccine? Is it safe? Are they too young to get vaccinated? These are all questions that doctors, parents and children themselves have raised across the country. But the...

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