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

As a part of Mental Health Awareness Week, students drew positie messages in the bus loop on Oct. 11 during lunch. These activities are another one of WCHSs efforts to push for better student wellness.

MCPS strives to bridge mental health resources with students

By Caroline Harless, Observations Editor October 20, 2022

For most students, high school leads to a lot of stress. Between class assignments, homework, extracurricular activities and more, it can be difficult for students to stay afloat. This added stress worsens...

WCHS students are seen sitting on their phones in class during free time. Under the new PMD policy, students are not permitted to use their phones during class time at all.

New PMD policy sends mixed waves throughout WCHS

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor October 20, 2022

As the 2022-23 school year kicked off, students quickly pointed out the new policies implemented by MCPS to address and solve past issues regarding the usage of phones or other personal electronic devices....

The WCHS GSAs club meetings are meant to provide a safe space for all students to be themselves. Meetings include making GSA posters, playing board games, and making new friends.

Gender identity sets its presence in classrooms

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Features Editor October 20, 2022

When Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill was announced, students thought it was the peak of anti-LGBTQ+ hate in schools. Since then, however, the number of states that ban transgender students from...

MCPS suspended football operations temporarily at Northwest and Gaithersburg high schools after a fight broke out on the field between players and coaches.

New guidelines for athletic events affect all schools following fight

By Collin Chen, Online Editor October 10, 2022

On Wednesday, September 21st, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced new safety guidelines for athletic events following a brawl during a football game between Northwest and Gaithersburg high...

WCHS DECA club smiles as they celebrate their many awards and successful experience at ICDC on April 26, in Atlanta, GA.

WCHS Deca wins big at Internationals in Atlanta, GA

By Jeremy Chung and Kalena Yee June 9, 2022

“Maximize your momentum.” This year, as the theme for DECA’s International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Atlanta, GA, these words were permanently engraved into participants’ memories....

There have been multiple collisions in MCPS in recent years, several fatal, where students were hit by vehicles while waiting for or getting off of their school buses.

Recent MCPS crashes rekindle need for action

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Features Editor June 9, 2022

$570. 54,458. 100,000. These numbers represent the Maryland fine for ignoring the red flashing lights on a stopped school bus, the number of citations issued by Montgomery County in the 2018-2019 school...

On May 14, 2022, protesters filled the streets of Washington D.C. to stand against the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Students stand up to threat against Roe v. Wade

By Clara Young, Assitant News Editor June 9, 2022

An endless loop. A tug of war. A vicious cycle. Never has there been a moment of rest in the conquest of equal rights across all platforms. There will always be opposing sides and the world is not so black...

Winston Churchill High School is one of many schools that have faced violent threats recently. Luckily, it was investigated and students safely attended school.

WCHS experiences violent threat after the devastating Uvalde shooting

By Jordan Pashkoff, Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2022

Bomb and shooting threats are unfortunate realities for students going to school in today’s world. Like most schools, WCHS has had multiple perceived threats such as one in December 2021 and as recently...

In a blend of in-person school learning and virtual learning, MCPS students will be given more course options in 2022-2023 school year to combat the countywide education gap.

MCPS expands virtual classes for upcoming year

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor May 8, 2022

Robotics. Animation. Biotech. German. Italian. Although these five courses are not available at WCHS, WCHS students will still be able to take them in the 2022-2023 school year. How? Through one of MCPS’...

On Wed., March 16, during advisory, students participated in MCPS Antiracist System Audit. Students are taking the audit to help the school system limit bias, discrimination and racism.

MCPS conducts audit to examine role of racism in policies

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief May 8, 2022

“Race and racism were built into our system from the very beginning,” John Landesman, the Executive Director of MCPS’ Office of Strategic Initiatives, said.  MCPS was founded in 1860 for white...

Ashwani Jain is an alumnus of Winston Churchill High School and graduated in 2007. Now he is running for the position of Marylands governor.

Former WCHS student runs for Governor

By Ela Jalil and Maya Bhattiprolu May 8, 2022

15 years ago, Ashwani Jain stepped out of the doors of WCHS with a high school diploma. Eight years ago, he returned as the first alumni speaker at graduation. Now, he is running one of the most prominent...

Student Member of the Board Hana O’looney at the Feb. 24 Board of Education meeting. At the meeting, O’looney advocated to keep the mask mandate in schools which caused her to face lots of negativity online.

SMOB Hana O’looney faces unfair cyberbullying for speaking up

By Caroline Harless, Photo Manager March 21, 2022

The role of the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) comes with engaging in issues prevalent in MCPS: having a say on the Board of Education (BOE) and advocating for the student body. However, when current...

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