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

Now more than ever, many teachers are feeling burnt out and ready to leave their jobs due lack of appreciation along with a variety of other issues they face.

Teachers are feeling tired and unvalued. And they’re leaving.

By Caroline Harless, Observations Editor May 26, 2022

National Teacher Appreciation Week, celebrated in the first full week of May every year, is a week for students to thank teachers for all the hard work they do. Some students may give gifts, make cards...

Composting programs are low-effort but high-yield. MCPS schools, including WCHS, need to take bigger steps to establish their own.

A small step to improve the world, WCHS needs to begin composting

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Features Editor May 23, 2022

Composting, food waste and the environment: three buzzwords that are always linked together in vague speeches trying to convince everyone to compost. But what is composting really, and why should schools...

Turning in late assignments can lead to a huge build-up of work and a lack of knowledge of class content.

Should students have to turn in their assingments on time?

By Paige Tasin, Social Media Manager May 16, 2022

The 2021-22 school year was an interesting adjustment for many students. Everyone was forced to relearn how to manage time while balancing a busy schedule. With the calm and relaxed policies during the...

Many students have been studying and preparing for their AP exams. Along the way, these students have gained valuable skills that will help them academically in the future.

Are AP exams worth it?

By Isaac Horn, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

With AP tests fast approaching, many students have been hit by a wave of stress that is overwhelming their already-hectic high school lives. This wave of stress has left these students with a collective...

As assignments pile up and the end of the school year is near, productivity is on a steep decline as procrastination is skyrocketing for many students at WCHS. Flexible deadlines can give students the time they need to catch up with their work in healthy ways.

Accuracy or speed? Deadlines prove to be unhelpful

By Nur Yavuz, Social Media Manager May 8, 2022

Upon first glance, strict deadlines can be great motivators for productivity, over a long period of time, however, can they prevent students from developing good work habits? Preceding the COVID-19...

A tray with carrots, hummus, dried fruit and an apple sits on a students plate. It contains the few kosher items a student might eat on an average day.

Cafeteria lunches fail to include kosher options

By Sarah Bland, Staff Writer May 8, 2022

Waiting in line for 20 minutes only to get fat-free milk and a bag of apple slices for lunch probably would not be recommended by a nutritionist. When a person keeps kosher (unless they can live off apple...

Cabin John Village is home to a few relatively expensive fast casual restaurants.

Cheap restaurant options are needed for WCHS students

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor May 8, 2022

First world problems, despite their triviality, are alive and well at WCHS. If the conversation ever delves into the inconsequentiality necessary for a conversation like this, there is a simple fact that...

The WCHS field hockey team plays on their very on grass field which has grass that is very well manicured.

Stick with what works, keep the good old reliable grass field.

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor May 8, 2022

WCHS has made attempts multiple times to switch to a synthetic turf field in the stadium but for various reasons has never come through with the idea. Now, at least for the foreseeable future, it is looking...

WCHS teams already have to play on many turf fields against opponents like Wootton (as pictured above). Thus, getting a turf field makes it more unilateral for our teams.

It’s time for a change, invest in turf.

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor May 8, 2022

What do Alabama football, Duke basketball and Vanderbilt baseball all have in common? They are all elite programs with elite facilities. There is a reason why the rich get richer in sports and that is...

Half days are major inconveniences for students, teachers and parents alike. They must be removed from the calendar and replaced with an equal amount of full and non-instructional days.

An inconvenience and waste of time, half days need to be eliminated

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor March 22, 2022

It is expected that students and teachers alike would support the idea of a half school day. Leaving school at 11:35 am and having the rest of the day free is an appealing prospect. But what used to be...

Daylight Savings Time(DST) has long been an issue of scrutiny for its outdatedness. Both expensive and the cause of health problems, DST needs to be abolished.

It is time to stay sprung forward

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor March 18, 2022

$434 million each year. What is the U.S. spending this money on? Expanding the reach of education to under-resourced districts? Investing in improvements to nationwide infrastructure? Developing green...

Clinical vaccine trials for children took place back in fall of 2021. After the FDAs approval of child vaccinations, children in the 5-11 year old age group have been getting vaccinated.

All students in MCPS should have access to the vaccine

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, Assistant Online Editor March 17, 2022

Should children get the COVID-19 vaccine? Is it safe? Are they too young to get vaccinated? These are all questions that doctors, parents and children themselves have raised across the country. But the...

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