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Junior Danielle Faerberg’s family celebrates every Thanksgiving by writing down what they are thankful for on a tablecloth. This tradition started about 15 years ago, and they have used the same tablecloth ever since.

Unique Thanksgiving traditions enhance student’s holidays

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor December 2, 2021

Ever since the first one 400 years ago, Thanksgiving has evolved into a holiday where people are able to intertwine their various cultures and traditions with the original holiday. From carving the turkey...

At Bath and Body Works, the holiday display, located in the front of the store, presents customers with some of their most popular candles for the holiday season. Bath and Body Works offers a wide variety of scents to choose from during this time of the year.

The smell of the holidays: choosing the right candle

By Caroline Harless, Photo Manager December 2, 2021

Have you ever walked into Bath and Body Works and instantly became overwhelmed by the amount of products and scents they have to offer? Their candles and other bath products are enjoyed by many, but it...

A screenshot of Andy Jiangs TikTok account with about three and a half million followers. Jiang was only a senior at WCHS when his rise in fame started.

Where is the famous TikToker, Andy Jiang, now?

By Jack Gans, Assistant Features Editor December 1, 2021

In April 2020, former WCHS student Andy Jiang’s TikTok career kicked off.  Jiang started TikTok when his friend, Jeff Yee, bet him that he could not get 1,000 followers in two weeks. He took on the...

Travis Scott’s encouragement of recklessness and dangerous acts in his crowds result in hundreds of injuries, starting from his Rodeo Tour in 2015.

Astroworld tragedy sparks questions on concert safety

By Nur Yavuz, Social Media Manager December 1, 2021

What could have been one of the most influential and iconic festivals in the music industry became ranked alongside the most deadly concerts in U.S. history.  The tragic debut of Travis Scott’s Astroworld...

Lily Braun, the WCHS School Psychologist, is located in Room 115A. Working together with the Special Education and Counseling departments, she plays a crucial role in students wellbeings.

School psychologist opens door for mental health

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor November 25, 2021

Walk down the main office hallway, pass the Health room, Mailroom and the College & Career Center. Keep walking down the counseling hallway and take a left into room 155A, right into an office unnoticed...

Sophomore Zoey Tahardi (standing in the blue jacket) deals the cards out for blackjack at lunch on Oct. 28. She plays blackjack with her group of friends near-daily at lunch, often in the courtyard next to the math department.

21 in 2021: Group brings blackjack to WCHS

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief November 25, 2021

In the courtyard at the end of the math hallway, one might not mistake the blackjack game for the kind found in a high-end Las Vegas casino. There was no felt-covered table, no endless supply of food or...

Each season, Trader Joes comes out with new special seasonal items. The Observer Staff rated all of the under-the-radar items for fall and the winner was Pumpkin Ice Cream.

Trader Joe’s unbe-LEAF-able fall items

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor November 23, 2021

Trader Joe’s, the place everybody knows and loves. Not only do they satisfy customers, but every season they come out with a myriad of delicious delicacies to be praised.  The Churchill Observer...

The promotional flyer for the physics Discord server at WCHS is shown above, consisting of the info on the server and decorations of WCHS pride colors.

Discord goes viral in WCHS classrooms

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, Assistant Online Editor October 26, 2021

Lack of good out-of-school communication between teachers and students has always been a problem at school. In the past year, the result of full-time virtual learning has amplified the effects of miscommunication....

WCHS junior Nishu Shahs car sits in her parking spot. She parks in a driveway which she had to pay for, for the 2021-22 school year.

Limited parking results in unlimited problems

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor October 26, 2021

Once an afterthought, parking at WCHS is now a premium. Over the past couple of years, WCHS has seen a boom in students with licenses and cars. With the number of students with licenses increasing, so...

Taylor seated in his office with a copy of The Churchill Observer from when he worked as an administrator at WCHS.

Meet Principal Taylor

By Ela Jalil and Olivia Yasharoff October 26, 2021

He just couldn’t stay away. Six years was too long for former WCHS Assistant Principal John Taylor to be apart from the magnetism of the Bulldog community. Now principal, Taylor brings his passion for...

Cicadas emerge every 17 years to reproduce, and some people seize the opportunity to try them.

Cicadas make their way to backyards and dinner tables

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor June 14, 2021

A nuisance or a delectable snack? The brood X cicadas have risen from their 17 year hiatus underground. Most people are disgusted and annoyed as these large insects infest all outdoor areas, but others...

Online schooling was not perfect and had its shortcomings, however it proved to be a viable option.

Three different school formats all have their pros and cons

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor June 3, 2021

The past year and a half has been extremely turbulent, filled with uncertainty in all walks of life, especially in schooling due to COVID-19. Students have gone through three or four different versions...

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