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

On March 29th, the Washington Nationals released their cherry blossom inspired City Connect.

Connecting to the city: pro sports teams unveil new look

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor May 8, 2022

Cherry blossoms are an iconic symbol of the Washington, D.C. metro area, they even have an entire festival dedicated to them. But now, cherry blossoms have a new influence within the city: sports. On March...

With possible COVID surges after spring break, some families have begun stocking up on masks in preparation for a possible reinstated mandate.

WCHS takes steps to avoid post-break surge

By Austin Vinner, News Editor May 8, 2022

After the recent drop in COVID-19 cases and loosening of restrictions, including in-school mask mandates, it seems to many that the pandemic is finally coming to an end. Despite this, it is still early...

The Local Summer School Program, offered across schools in MCPS, has a wide variety of course options for students who want to take classes over the summer.

Summer heats up with learning opportunities

By Caroline Harless, Photo Manager May 8, 2022

“Are you interested in taking credit courses like Health and Honors Geometry this summer? Are you interested in taking enrichment courses like College Essay Writing and SAT/ACT Prep? Sign up for the...

The world famous pepperoni pizza with the perfect crust-to-sauce-to-cheese ration. Dont forget the pepperoni!

Fire up your spring with a slice from Frank Pepe’s

By Jack Gans, Assistant Features Editor May 8, 2022

A new pizza place has come down all the way from Connecticut to take its rightful spot as the #1 pizza in Maryland.   Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria Napoletana has just opened in our very own Westfield Montgomery...

Sra. Benitez - one of the most adored teachers in the language department - has earned the title of Teacher of The Month.

Teacher of the Month: Sra. Benitez

By Amir Abbas-Yazdi, Assistant Online Editor May 8, 2022

Anyone who’s been lucky enough to have him as a teacher, or fortunate enough to even have a conversation with him, knows that Mr. Rosenthal is one of the kindest and friendliest teachers at WCHS. He...

Senior Courtney Cormier and Alyssa Sofat confirm their kill of Senior Kayla Mao with an instagram post. Getting a picture or video of the assasination is required, and after it gets posted on the main account, the kill is confirmed and the cycle continues.

Stay dry and stay alive in the new senior game of “assassin”

By Elijah Savett, Observations Editor May 6, 2022

25 teams, 125 students and a lot of water guns! Senior Assassin is the new craze at school - a new game where friends turn into enemies, floaties are mandatory, and nobody can be trusted. “Senior...

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....

Gas prices across the country and globe are taking a turn for the sky. The gas station next to the Cabin John Mall Shopping Center, seemingly deserted on a gloomy day.

Rising gas prices fuelled by war

By Nur Yavuz, Social Media Manager March 28, 2022

Gas prices have already been on the incline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are only increasing exponentially as a result of geopolitical tension and domestic inflation. Russia, being in the top three...

Mrs. Knarr is shown holding her Teacher of the Month certificate. She loves teaching AP Lang and English 10, and has been at WCHS for 21 years.

Teacher of the Month: Kelly Knarr

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor March 17, 2022

Favored by many, beloved by all, Kelly Knarr is one of the many fantastic English teachers at WCHS. When sitting in Mrs. Knarr’s class, parallelism, asyndeton and logos no longer seem mundane. Knarr...

The exterior of the Potomac Library on Feb. 12. COVID-19 testing kits and KN95 masks are distributed from the library in the early-afternoons on weekdays and Saturdays.

Public libraries stepping up to serve Potomac

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2022

Getting into a good book has become a hobby for many over the last two years. In the U.S., there was nearly a 10 percent increase in book sales in 2020, compared to the prior year. Whether it was hard-copy...

Volunteering outside of school with Kits to Heart, Mary Stockschaleder, Anjali George, Lauren Turner, and Julie Nustray package care kits with various goods for cancer patients on November 12.

Kits to Heart club touches hearts of cancer patients

By Kalena Yee, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

Pipe cleaners. Tissue paper. Construction paper. Markers. String. These materials are most commonly used for enjoyment, but they also have the power to make a difference in someone’s life. Whether big...

The notice that lets MCPS students know that after 33 years, the Homework Hotline would be shut down but there would be other places they could get homework help.

Remembering the hotline that helped generations

By Cecilia Bernstein, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

This program had been with MCPS for the last 30 years, yet it was not utilized to its fullest. Homework Hotline Live (HHL) was an online service and call-in show which ran for 33 years. Students were able...

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