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

When chooses their courses for Clara Young the 2023 to 2024 school year, students can choose from the classes listed on the course catalog. WCHS provides students with a variety of selections from which they can explore their interests.

WCHS students select new classes based on rigor and interests

By Clara Young, Assisant News Editor January 24, 2023

As the 2022-2023 school year progresses, students now are making their class selections for the upcoming year. Throughout their years, WCHS students choose rigorous courses to challenge themselves as they...

Teamania is a great place to get refreshing milk teas such as coffee milk tea and matcha milk tea.

A perfect place to sip, sit or study: local coffee shops to try

By Kalena Yee, Arts Editor January 24, 2023

Nothing compares to the smell of fresh baked goods, calming music, quiet chatter, and a warm cup of coffee. Whether looking for a place to study, to catch up with friends, take aesthetic Instagram worthy...

The DMR team poses together with their trophies after finishing the race

Sprinters and distance runners come together to win DMR

By Paige Tasin, Social Media Manager January 8, 2023

On Saturday, December 17th the WCHS track team ran a meet at PG Sportsplex. The meet had many highly competitive events, but the main attraction of the day was the distance medley relay (DMR) which both...

With packed assignment schedules all throughout the month of December, it can be draining for students to take tests right before a long break.

Tests before break: Yay or Nay?

By Ryan Weiner, Editor-in-Chief January 4, 2023

It’s 7:45 am on Dec 19. The bell ringing symbolizes the start of what many consider to be the longest four days of the school year, the week before Winter Break. While many students simply want to show...

A book is prepared to be wrapped to be given as a gift. This wrapping paper without plastic glitter or sparkles is more sustainable.

Sustainability tips for the Holidays

By Ananya Pandit, Assistant Features Editor December 21, 2022

From twinkling rooftop lights that set streets alight, to the shimmery wrapping paper that leaves little silver specks in unreachable crevices, part of the holiday season’s charm is its excess. The holiday...

A cover of classic popular Christmas movies to watch, including Home Alone, Elf and The Polar Express.

Classic holiday movies, ranked

By Vaughn Malamut, Online Editor December 17, 2022

"Home Alone" This is undoubtedly the greatest Christmas movie of all time. "Home Alone" has the intensity of an action movie mixed with the humor of a comedy movie. "Home Alone" came out in 1990 and...

Tis the season of gift giving! Here are some ideas for gifts to give your close friends and family.

Last minute gift guides for every person in your life

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor December 17, 2022

As the holidays roll around the corner, gift-giving becomes more last-minute. What one had hoped to be a new fun product or sports equipment turned into a new pair of socks – sadly, the same brand and...

Less than 2 hours away, Whitetail Ski Resort is a very popular getaway for a common winter hobby among the WCHS community.

Local ski resorts provide fun activity for WCHS students

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor December 17, 2022

As the winter approaches there are many seasons to look forward to. Not only does the cold weather bring the winter athletics season, holiday season and ugg slipper season, it also brings ski season. A...

Fires spread quickly, especially in apartments where dozens of people live. The fire took hours to be put out due to the gas explosion in the Potomac Oaks Condominium and the fire spread fast and injured over 12 people and killed one person.

Recent home explosions cause homeless victims and scared citizens

By Cecilia Bernstein, Photo Manager December 17, 2022

Maryland has had a pattern of explosions happening in the past few years, and the pattern has continued with another recent explosion which caused a deadly fire in Montgomery County. On Nov. 16, the residents...

The school calendar for the 2022-23 school year was mostly normal, but could some shake-ups be coming just next year?

Proposed MCPS calendar for 2023-2024 could shake things up

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor December 17, 2022

The first day of school is something that all students dread. But, could it be coming sooner than ever in the coming years? Possibly. Now that MCPS has recently released the proposed dates for the 2023-24...

Members of the WCHS Model UN Club finish their annual NAIMUN conference with different awards for their hard work and dedication to think of ways to solve worldly problems.

WCHS successfully hosts Model UN conference

By Diya Kachoria, Photo Manager December 17, 2022

With the Winston Churchill High School Model United National Conference (WINMUNC) taking place on the weekend of Dec. 9, WCHS’s Model UN Club is excited to execute what they have been preparing for since...

EcoArt club members wrote letters to the Montgomery County Council urging them to pass Bill 13-22 on November 10, 2022. Members used scraps of cardboard and paper in an effort to be eco-friendly!

EcoArt successfully brings together community to pass Bill 13-22

By Brianna Frank, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager December 17, 2022

Potential to influence changes at WCHS is endless, and EcoArt has taken that potential all the way to the Montgomery County Council. EcoArt is an eco-activist club at WCHS that creates recycled art and...

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