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 junior Thao Nguyen recycles an old work sheet in order to help save the Earth. All WCHS students should make sure to do this.

Students reduce, reuse and recycle this earth day

By Rebecca Dean, Assistant Arts Editor May 13, 2024

With each passing year, Earth Day becomes more relevant. Since its first official celebration in 1970, the climate crisis has only grown more serious and everyone has felt the tangible effects of global...

Held on Feb. 1, The Chinese Honor Societys Lunar New Year Gala was an opportunity for the WCHS community to come together and celebrate the Year of the Dragon. Parent volunteers provided a diverse selection of Asian cuisine for attendees to try.

AAPI celebrations bloom across club events

By Kalena Yee, Features Editor May 13, 2024

Discrimination, stereotypes and racism are struggles that Asian Americans have experienced and still experience to this day. Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month is dedicated to honoring the...

Sloane Levys dorm room at UCLA is an example of a dorm made custom unique. It is filled with practical necessities in addition to fun, personal items to make it feel like home.

The perfect dorm checklist for upcoming college freshman

By Ananya Pandit, Arts Editor May 13, 2024

As classes begin AP Exam preparation, students book flights for summer vacations and shorts become a weather-appropriate clothing choice, one thing is evident: the school year is ending. This time is undoubtedly...

WCHS senior Allison Zhang completes her asynchronous learning work on April 22, 2024. She appreciates the flexibility of doing school work at home and on her own time.

Asynchronous day at WCHS leaves students with work instead of fun

By Kalena Yee, Features Editor April 30, 2024

On Monday April 22, WCHS students did not wake up and rush to catch the bus; instead they rolled out of bed to learn in the comfort of their own home. Was this a flashback to the COVID-19 pandemic? No,...

¨Anybody but you¨ has swept tiktok and the nation by a storm. This new movie is only rising in popularity staring Sydney Sweedney and Glen Powell, this moive is a new staple romcom.

Movie madness: the most popular 2024 movies to hit theaters so far

By Isabel Vorabhanda, Promotions & Subscriptions Managers March 8, 2024

Churchill students often spend most of their time at school, after school activities, or at home. Churchill students binge tv shows or watch comfort movies to unwind and relax. Recently, many new movies...

Pictured from left to right on the top row are Ms. Zitnik, Mr. Taylor and Mr. Imperial. Pictured from left to right on the bottom row are Sra. Steele, Mr. Savett and Ms. Aghion. All are WCHS teachers when they were younger.

When I was your age

By Leah Kreisler and Cecilia Bernstein March 6, 2024

Decorated hallways. Blast. Glow dances. These are just some of the traditions that define the WCHS experience and have become memories that students will hold onto for the rest of their lives. So what...

There has been a lot of trending water bottles over the last few years. Lots of WCHS students have participated in these trends using popular brands of water bottles for sports and school.

Sip-tacular choices: the hottest water bottles at WCHS

By Cailey Harrington, Promotions & Subscriptions Manager March 4, 2024

Over the past few years, there have been several reusable water bottle trends. The use of reusable water bottles has become more widespread as the awareness of the environmental issues of plastic, single-use...

Principal Taylor is present at almost every WCHS game and student event to support his students and seek feedback from them.

Taylor-made success the principal’s playbook

By Jeremy Chung, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2024

Every morning as WCHS Principal John Taylor steps into his office, the quote, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give,” from Winston Churchill greets him. To him, it is...

To fit the welcoming vibe, Jurisdictions store has an open space, bright lights, and inspiring messages are displayed on their walls, such as we are all beautiful.

Jurisdiction in Cabin John Village is more than just a clothing store

By Amari Suissa, Internal Communications Managers March 4, 2024

In February 2023, Maryland and D.C.-based lawyer Jessica Markham launched her online clothing site, Jurisdiction Clothing. Markham had always loved creating and working with clothing, while she wanted...

Young girls using expensive Sephora products results in popular products being sold out and samples left messy.

Tween Sephora girls spark controversy and cosmetic chaos

By Ella Carnathan, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

In the ever-evolving social media landscape, a new phenomenon has emerged: the “ten-year-old Sephora girls.” These young girls, usually around the age of 10, have captured the spotlight for their disruptive...

WCHS sophomore Lingyufei Peng looks at chats from an Instagram account, jamesmarsden_jpm, who asks her for help to recover his account. He wants to send a verification code through a different account using a phone number.

Beware! Social media scams unleash bot-tastrophes

By Anne Ma, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

From finding a random mutual spewing random promotions on their Instagram story to receiving messages from friends asking to help troubleshoot their suspicious “dilemma,” bots and scammers are found...

A member of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Clubs inner circle hoisting Punxsutawney Phil up for the crowd, 2018.

Groundhog Day: early spring and PETA on the way

By Maximus Wang, Promotions & Subscriptions Manager March 1, 2024

Every year, on Feb. 2, a furry rodent crawls out of his den to the bated breath of thousands of people, ready to predict the upcoming weather. His name is Punxsutawney Phil, and according to legend, this...

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