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

The Taylor Swift chai cookies are a perfect blend of sweet and spice and are a must try celebrity recipe.

Celebrity recipes actually worth WCHS students’ time

By Bella Donato, Internal Communications Manager May 20, 2024

We’ve all seen Gigi Hadid’s mouthwatering vodka sauce pasta or Taylor Swift’s comforting chai cookies spread through various social media platforms. Lately, celebrity recipes have taken these apps...

With AP testing, comes the changed complicated schedule that most WCHS students and staff dislike.

AP Scheduling leaves WCHS students stressed and proves to ineffective

By Cailey Harrington, Assistant Arts Editor May 20, 2024

With the week of Advance Placement (AP) testing on the horizon, stress is increasing for students and teachers. The testing weeks have an adjusted schedule due to morning and afternoon exams. As students...

Internships, jobs and volunteering fill up students summer and after-school hours very quickly. However, some WCHS students still struggle with finding one of these opportunities. WCHS has many resources to offer on any one of these paths and the possible future benefits they can offer.

Summer of Service: Finding opportunities in summer Jobs and internships

By Dehab Deglel, Assistant Features Editor May 16, 2024

Trying to find a summer job or internship can be a tedious process, but WCHS students should not be intimidated by it. There are plenty of opportunities available for high school students during the school...

Civil War, directed by Alex Garland, was released on April 24, 2024 and has since been the subject of an intense controversy online. Although set in a politically and physically divisive civil war, the movies commentary is more so on the power of journalism than the current political landscape of the USA.

The Civil War as a riveting exploration of journalism in conflict

By Leah Kreisler, Editor in Chief May 15, 2024

When the world is going up in flames, make sure to grab a camera. That seems to be a recurring theme in Alex Garland’s new movie, “Civil War”, a blockbuster that has received both criticism and acclaim...

WCHS senior Allison Zhang completes her asynchronous learning work on April 22, 2024. She appreciates the flexibility of doing school work at home and on her own time.

Asynchronous day at WCHS leaves students with work instead of fun

By Kalena Yee, Features Editor April 30, 2024

On Monday April 22, WCHS students did not wake up and rush to catch the bus; instead they rolled out of bed to learn in the comfort of their own home. Was this a flashback to the COVID-19 pandemic? No,...

WCHS Girls Tennis Varsity Captain Sasha Stupak, left, and Ingrid Yang, right, smile after a win against Walter Johnson High School.

Spring into action: Why the spring sports season is racing by faster than ever

By Amari Suissa, Sports Editor April 30, 2024

Sports are extremely competitive and a huge part in MCPS, especially at WCHS. Every school year, fall sports are given around 18 weeks for the regular season and winter sports 20 weeks. In stark contrast,...

WCHS varsity basketball player Mena Hemphill blocks a shot from the opposing team. She sites Caitlin Clark as a big influence on and off the court. Screenshot

Caitlin Clark: Shining on and off the court to inspire the next generation of female athletes

By Bella Donato, Internal Communications Manager April 30, 2024

Interest in women's sports has exploded in the last couple of years. Only a few years ago, women basketball legends such as Candice Parker and Sue Bird were only known to a very small fan base. Today,...

This year, Coachella is filled with many artists students at WCHS love. Lana Del Reys headlining performance on Friday, April 12 was definitely a highlight of the show.

Inside of the desert: Coachella 2024

By Rebecca Dean, Features Editor April 26, 2024

Fringe jackets, macrame, flower crowns: these are some of the integral fashion trends of Coachella, arguably the most famous music festival in the US. Although its first festival in 1999 ended up losing...

Catherine Qu and Lucinda Sun, WCHS’s Architecture Club President and Vice President, gather with the clubs other members to stand proudly with their first-place trophy from the ACE Competition in May 2023. Architecture helps them understand the engineering and practical design that comes into play when creating structures, like the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse reconstructs the importance of architectural integrity

By Ava Van Vuren, Assistant News Editor April 25, 2024

In the early morning of March 26, 2024, the large container ship “MV Dali” was leaving the Port of Baltimore, lost control, and crashed into a pylon supporting the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore,...

Dylan Tortorellis submitted a digital artwork to the WCHS art show illustrating a cityscape. This is only one out of the many different styles of art that have been submitted.

A palette of possibilities: The WCHS art show that is redefining creativity

By Sydney Stern, Subscriptions, Promotions, and Communications Manager April 25, 2024

When course selection time rolls around in January, for students in most schools, they might notice that they are missing an art credit. In order to obtain their missing credit, they decide to select the...

Mean girls heavily revolves around the Burn Book, centered in the middle, which the Plastics use to insult the junior class. Regina (Reneé Rapp), who is also centered, is holding the burn book, suggesting a lot of the drama revolves around her.

From stage to screen: “Mean Girls” makes its fetch return

By Ryan Shenker, Assistant Sports Editor April 25, 2024

“This isn’t your mother’s ‘Mean Girls.’” Those words from the trailer for the new “Mean Girls” movie, based on the Broadway production of the 2004 classic, were very accurate. However,...

MCPS Board of Education members held a town meeting to discuss plans to hire a new MCPS superintendent.

On the hunt for transparency: MCPS on a quest to find a new superintendent

By Kate Edwards, Social Media Manager April 25, 2024

Wherever you search, former MCPS superintendent, Monifa McKnight, receives a lot of criticism. Whether it be regarding her misconduct with former Farquhar Middle School principal Joel Beidleman, or school...

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