The Observer

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...

Although the Churchill Observer was virtual this year, students shared their reactions to articles by writing letters to the authors.

Spring 2021 Letters to the Editor

By Observer Staff June 11, 2021

During a year of virtual publications, connecting with the WCHS community has been hard.  However, "the Churchill Observer" is excited to share six "Letters to the Editor" from spring 2021. Below are...

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...

Election features Reese Witherspoon as Tracy Flick as an overachiever willing to do whatever it takes, with only one person willing to stand in her way being her history teacher played by Matthew Broderick. This is an iconic high school movie that all seniors should watch before graduation.

Top 10 movies to watch before graduation

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor in Chief June 2, 2021

WCHS seniors' graduation is next week, marking a departure from the community that they have been a part of for the past four years to embark on a new adventure -- college. The high school experience has...

Grease, a movie set in the 50s about the high school relationship between Sandy and Danny, is filled with music and humor which makes it a great summer watch with friends.

Must watch summer classics

By Paige Tasin, Assistant Arts Editor June 2, 2021

The best summer movies to watch for the upcoming break This past school year has left everyone wishing for one thing: summer. Though summer might not be starting for a few more weeks, the best way to...

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many classes being left empty. However now, 16 months later, students around the world are heading back to their classrooms, while major differences still separate them.

Follow up – “Column: looking through the eyes of high school students around the world”

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor June 2, 2021

In October of 2020, I wrote an article for The Observer titled “Column: Looking through the eyes of students around the world.” This article covered what it was like to live in a different country...

Lexie Levitt runs past defenders on her way to scoring a goal for the WCHS JV Lacrosse Team.

Students and fans are finally allowed to attend MCPS games

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor May 30, 2021

443 days ago, on March 6, 2020, WCHS students and community members packed into the gym and watched as the Girls Varsity Basketball team defeated Paint Branch High School to advance to the state semi-finals....

One of the movie posters for In The Heights featuring Anthony Ramos, previously known for his role in the Broadway musical Hamilton. The film adaptation of the Tony award winning musical will come out on June 11 in theaters and on HBO Max.

End of the school year watchlist: upcoming shows and movies to look forward to

By Olivia Yasharoff, Editor in Chief May 30, 2021

While WCHS students are battling through AP exams and a plethora of end of the year assignments, it can be hard to find the light at the end of the tunnel. Luckily, there are a bunch of upcoming TV shows...

Although many staple ballpark traditions arent taking place anymore due to COVID, fans can still get game balls from players. Here, Max Brodsky shows off one he recieved from the Nationals game on May 22nd.

Eager Nationals fans get to return to games

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor May 30, 2021

Turnstiles unused, restaurants closed, 41,339 seats empty and little to no noise is the best way to describe Nationals Park last season. In fact, it was almost a perfect metaphor for the team’s 2020...

COVID-19 has made many individuals realize that the things they did pre-COVID were very unsanitary. Cleaning has become something people are thinking about now more and more.

The Observer staff’s take on pre-COVID activities

By Sylvia Thomson, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager May 30, 2021

There is a light at the end of every tunnel. Throughout this entire pandemic, this is what I learned. Before COVID-19 hit, we touched door knobs, elevator buttons, and school railings without a second...

Olivia Rodrigo announced her first album Sour  and its track list on April 13. The album features singles such as drivers license and was released on May 21.

“Sour” is a sweet success for Olivia Rodrigo

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor May 30, 2021

Usually when an artist is starting out, their debut album is solid but there is obvious room for growth and betterment in production and songwriting. But in the case of 18-year-old Olivia Rodrigo, whose...

During the summer, the best trips can often be taken through a good book. With these five titles set to be published from June to August of this upcoming summer, there will be no shortage of books of all genres, authors, and perspectives to be a window into all kinds of different worlds.

Books to look forward to this summer

By Ha-Yeon Jeon May 30, 2021

Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Especially during this past year, when everyone has been stuck at...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
Online Exclusives