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

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...

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...

Terry Bell, WCHS security team leader, stands in front of the Bulldog lobby on February 10, 2022, as he watches over movement in the hallway. Security is extremely important, especially after everything that has happened recently.

Tragic events within school district rock community

By Clara Young, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

 Fear is an unavoidable emotion that overcomes many at some point in their lives. Fear made its way through Col. Zadok Magruder High School on Jan. 24 at 12:50 p.m., as the sound of a gunshot rang through...

The homepage of Julie Yangs campaign website, julieyang.org. Yang is running to represent District 3 on the Montgomery County Board of Education.

WCHS parent Julie Yang runs for BOE seat

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2022

Julie Yang notices the small details instantly. She immediately asks about the background of people she meets with on Zoom, inquiring about their lives and what it shows about them.  Yang worked for...

WCHS teacher Erin Brown passes out the biweekly MCPS-issued KN-95 masks to her students.

Trial and error: MCPS’ COVID-19 protocols fluctuate

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor February 25, 2022

Going back to in-person school has presented a new set of challenges for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). Trying to stop the spread of COVID-19 and its variants while trying to keep students safe...

As a voting member of the Montgomery County Board of Education, the SMOB has the ability to push for the changes backed by students. The issues highlighted in their campaign are often the focus of their advocacy.

As SMOB election season unfolds, new ideas arise

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor February 15, 2022

Give me an S! Give me an M! Give me an O! Give me a B! What does that spell? SMOB! As the SMOB Nominating Convention on Feb. 16 quickly approaches, student campaigns are beginning to pick up steam to see...

Lynne Harris poses for a picture. The board of education member ran a successful student-centered campaign.

New Board of Education member stands out with progressive policies

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor January 4, 2021

This year's election brought major changes on the national and local level. Elected on Nov. 3, Lynne Harris is the newest elected member of the Board of Education. If all goes well, Harris’s policies...

WCHS 9th grade english teacher, Grant Goodman, was the first teacher to get the MCCPTA Teacher of the Year Award.

WCHS English teacher wins MCCPTA Teacher of the Year

By Melissa Redlich, Sports Editor May 29, 2020

Need Grant Goodman in a nutshell? Read his last name: good man. WCHS’s very own Grant Goodman became the first teacher to get the Montgomery County Council Of Parent-Teacher Associations (MCCPTA) Teacher...

WCHS junior Cat Gilligan irons fabric that she will later sew to make face masks for those who need them during the pandemic. With the help of WCHS students and families, Gilligan has been able to craft and donate many masks to patients at local hospitals that are unable to get them on their own.

WCHS students help communties affected by pandemic

By Ari Dimitoglou, Photo Manager May 29, 2020

Since the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, WCHS communities have been instructed by Gov. Larry Hogan to stay home and self-quarantine as the virus continues to spread. While the quarantine has...

Students from all around the county came together to attend the virtual town hall hosted by councilman Tom Hucker. The town hall featured many different student activist groups, smob candidates, and student journalists

MCPS student town hall meeting discusses school closures

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor May 13, 2020

On Weds. April 22, Councilmember Tom Hucker and Lynn Harris, hosted a virtual student town hall that allowed student activist groups to introduce their agenda and to answer questions that students had...

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