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 WCHS Bocce team celebrates their victory at the state championship on February 15, 2023.

WCHS’ new bocce team brings great success and experiences

By Tafa Nukator, Assistant Opinions Editor January 23, 2024

The WCHS Bocce team rejoiced after their December 13 victory against BCC. Immediately after the game, they celebrated their 2023 state title, mounting their banner on the wall of the gym. Bocce is a...

WCHS senior Sabrina Chou poses with a fellow swim manager at a Varsity swim and dive meet.

WCHS sports team managers, the superstars behind the scenes

By Kalena Yee, Features Editor January 22, 2024

Renowned for its exceptional athletics and star athletes, WCHS takes pride in its sports. However, a crucial part of WCHS sports is often overlooked—the behind-the-scenes organizers and glue of every...

Students rush to seventh period on Tuesday Jan. 10, 2023 to avoid being swept in a possible hall sweep.

WCHS’ controversial ‘Hall Sweep’ policy prompts student frustration and parent concerns

By Julia Levi and George Chang January 10, 2024

While the occasional reprimand from a security guard or disapproving glance from a teacher were the typical consequences for tardiness, WCHS is now introducing a new ramification: hallway sweeps. Starting...

Graduating highschool is an exciting and stressful time. The college admissions process, especially rolling admissions, can make it that much more stressful.

Rolling admissions, more harmful than helpful to WCHS students

By Nate Levine, Social Media Manager January 9, 2024

Most people view rolling admissions in a positive light, but should they? Rolling admissions can subject students to prolonged periods of stress and pressure. According to US News & World Report,...

The Ballads of the Songbirds and Snakes, a prequel of the trilogy The Hunger Games, was released in theaters on Nov. 17.

Panem returns in “Hunger Games” prequel

By Olga Engler, Assistant Copy Editor and Photo Manager January 8, 2024

Nearly eight years have passed since the last movie in the trilogy of “The Hunger Games” was released, a time remembered nostalgically by millennials and Gen-Z alike for the explosion of young adult...

Friends will have an everlasting impact on the film industry as it highlights the highs and lows about adulting and growing up.

The one where Mathew Perry’s legacy lives on

By Isabel Vorabhanda, Promotions and Subscriptions Manager January 8, 2024

You laugh with them, spend afternoons with them and maybe also live with them; friends can be some of the greatest influences on a person. The classic TV show “Friends” follows a group of friends in...

Pictured from left to right: Rockville Town Squares Ice Skating Rink, Winter City Lights, Downtown Holiday Market, Ford’s Theatre “A Christmas Carol.

Embrace the season with top winter activities in the DMV area

By Caroline Harless, News Editor December 18, 2023

For many, the chilly weather synonymous with winter means one thing: cozy season. Staying inside under warm blankets, watching holiday movies and sipping on hot chocolate are all typical winter activities...

Winnie the Pooh: Blood And Honey marks the beginning of a horror saga, grossing 5.2 million USD against all expectations.

“Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” proves remakes can be disappointing in all genres

By Dehab Deglel, Promotions and Subscriptions Manager December 18, 2023

Jumpscares, fake blood and gore get redundant after watching a few horror movies. It is no secret that the horror movie genre is incredibly repetitive; filmmakers must get creative when trying to scare...

WCHS junior Emilia Desiderioscioli works on her recreation of the Virgin of Guadalupe during AP Art History. APAH gives students the understanding of how art has been made over time, not just how to make it.

Drawing outside the box: underrated art classes at WCHS

By Rebecca Dean, Assistant Arts Editor December 12, 2023

Studio art and ceramics: the two classes that come to most WCHS students' minds when they think about art classes. Many at WCHS see their art credit as a chore that takes away from ‘more important’...

Without doubt, college is expensive. This is why WCHS must offer students guidance on money-saving tactics such as scholarship opportunities.

Easy to get lost in the sea of scholarships: WCHS should spread financial aid opportunities

By Julia Levi, Observations Editor December 11, 2023

From August through November, WCHS seniors are on the grind. As college applications and extracurriculars replace downtime, the pressure remains to take challenging courses and maintain impressive grades. As...

Distractions in class are limited by the amount of game websites blocked. However, this creates an issue where some educational sites used in class are blocked as well.

MCPS takes a byte out of internet access

By Cailey Harrington, Promotions & Subscriptions Manager December 11, 2023

Students come into contact with blocked websites every day on their MCPS-authorized computers. Whether it is an educational YouTube video assigned by a teacher, games at the end of classes or the very...

Multiple parents line up in the side parking lot at WCHS to drop off their kids Tuesday, November 20. Although its 5 minutes until school starts, parents and student drivers are still arriving and are rushing to leave.

Crashes in the community calls for MCPS safety concerns

By Amari Suissa, Internal Communications Managers December 5, 2023

School is supposed to be a place of safety for students. Not a place to fear being hit in the parking lot or even crossing the road. Since the beginning of the school year, there have been multiple crashes...

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