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

A TV screen displays a wear a mask graphic in the hallway. WCHS already implements many health measures, but may create more if increased transmission occurs from the Omicron variant.

Unknown effects of Omicron variant spreads uncertainty

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor January 11, 2022

Nov. 24 was supposed to be a day of relaxation, one spent preparing for Thanksgiving and reuniting with family. But when the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the first case of COVID-19 variant...

Prior to working at WCHS as an attendance secretary, Patrice Thomas worked in various other fields.

WCHS staff members reminisce about past jobs

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor January 11, 2022

WCHS staff members. Students know them as people who work in the office, help at the bus circle, and keep students safe. Now, they spend their time supporting students and are part of teaching the future...

A classic christmas tree surrounded by presents brings joy and excitement to the whole family, even the cat!

Happy Holidays!

By Austin Vinner, News Editor January 10, 2022

Imagine a crackling fire, glowing bright warm light shining throughout the house. A family is gathered early in the morning around a lush green tree, enrobed in decorative ornaments and lights. The excitement...

Lily Kriendler and her friends made cookies for the nonprofit organization Small Things Matter through their Kokua Foods Program.

Spread the holiday joy by helping the community

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor January 5, 2022

The holidays are a time to celebrate, relax, get together with family and friends, and most importantly, to give back to the community. Volunteering and making donations can largely impact the lives of...

On the second day of mental health awareness week, the Thrive Club encouraged WCHS students to leave positive chalk messages on the sidewalk.

Mental health tips for students to deal with stress

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor December 8, 2021

As students are well into the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year, it is important for students to check in on themselves. In-person learning is back in swing and the pressures that might have...

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...

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