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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...

The Varsity Football Squad posing for their final group photo after having an outstanding season. The team went 8-3 and won their first playoff game in ten years! It was a great follow up to a down 2019 season and an okay 2020 season. This year really showed improvements on all levels!

WCHS teams start strong with successful fall season

By Elijah Savett, Observations Editor December 2, 2021

As the trees become bare and frost appears on the grass, it is also the sign of the ending of an impressive WCHS fall athletic season. Congratulations are in order for Varsity Football, Volleyball, Golf,...

Pumpkin spice products flooded the shelves of stores this fall, once again cementing the trends place in the Fall season.

Taste test: Flavors of fall

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor December 2, 2021

Well, it is that time of the year again. The leaves begin to change to vibrant colors of red, orange and yellow. The sun starts setting earlier and the weather gets colder. And as of recent years, 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...

The David Driskell art exhibit at the Phillips Collection, which is located in the Dupont Circle area. The Phillips Collection is celebrating their 100 year anniversary this year.

Unique places in D.C. for students to check out

By Olivia Yasharoff, Editor-in-chief November 19, 2021

Although Washington, D.C. is only approximately a 30-minute ride from Potomac, it is easy to forget how close this hub of culture resides for WCHS students to explore. These are three ideas for fun activities...

The portables were a new addition to WCHS in order to accommodate the growing number of students. Pictured is Portable 1, where many students have AP NSL class.

Portables prompt problems for WCHS students and teachers

By Caroline Harless, Photo Manager October 26, 2021

You’ve probably noticed the tan-colored structures with walkways and a courtyard outside of WCHS. However, do you know what they are? Well they’re called portables: new classrooms that were added in...

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...

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