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

2022-2023 Staff

Rachel Mattison
Online Editor-in-Chief

Rachel Mattison

Rachel is a senior and excited to be part of The Observer this year. She loves chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, traveling and spending time with her friends. Her favorite TV show is anything trashy reality and her favorit...

Ryan Weiner
Print Editor-in-Chief

Ryan Weiner

Ryan Weiner is a part of the class of 2023 and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Churchill Observer. This is his fourth year taking journalism. Outside of the Observer, Ryan enjoys playing baseball, watching movies and writing fo...

Jordan Pashkoff
Print Editor-in-Chief

Jordan Pashkoff

Jordan is a senior and the Print Editor-in-Chief of The Observer. Her favorite TV show is “The O.C.” and “One Tree Hill.” In her spare time, Jordan loves reading and listening to music, specifically Harry Styles, Phoe...

Caitlin Murphy
Copy Editor

Caitlin Murphy

Caitlin Murphy is a senior and the Copy Editor for The Churchill Observer. This is her third year taking journalism. In her spare time, Caitlin likes to play soccer, read, bake, cook and watch rom-coms. Caitlin loves sour punch bites...

Vaughn Malamut
Online Editor

Vaughn Malamut

Vaughn Malamut is a senior and the Online Editor for the 2022-2023 school year. He likes playing basketball with his friends and watching the NBA. He also enjoys hanging out with his little sister. Vaughn loves watching movies an...

Collin Chen
Online Editor

Collin Chen

Collin Chen is a senior and the Online Editor for The Observer. This is his second year taking journalism. Collin is the captain of the golf team at WCHS and enjoys going on adventures with friends, listening to music and playing ...

Jeremy Chung
News Editor

Jeremy Chung

Jeremy Chung is a sophomore and is the Assistant News Editor for the 2021-2022 Observer. This is his second year taking journalism. When Jeremy is not writing for the Observer, you can find him practicing on the tennis courts...

Ha-Yeon Jeon
Features Editor

Ha-Yeon Jeon

Ha-Yeon is a Features Editor and a member of the Class of 2024. When she is not writing for the Observer, she enjoys museum sight-seeing, reading trashy romance novels and spending time with her friends. She loves mint chocola...

Melissa Redlich
Features Editor

Melissa Redlich

Melissa Redlich is a senior and the Features Editor for The Churchill Observer. This is her fourth year taking journalism. When she is not editing articles, Melissa is either playing volleyball, hanging out with her friends, or...

Kalena Yee
Arts Editor

Kalena Yee

Kalena Yee is a junior and an Arts Editor. This is her second year taking journalism. Besides writing for the Observer, she enjoys playing volleyball, dancing, painting and watching Netflix. She also loves fashion, exploring caf...

George Chang
Arts Editor

George Chang

George Chang is an Arts Editor for the Observer and a member of the Class of 2024. His hobbies include listening to and discovering new music, going on walks, analyzing art in its numerous forms, watching Survivor and playing ten...

Michael Demske
Sports Editor

Michael Demske

Michael Demske is a senior and the Sports Editor for the Churchill Observer. In his freetime, Michael plays baseball and many other sports. He also likes spending time with family and friends. This is his fifth year taking journalism...

Justin Greenzaid
Sports Editor

Justin Greenzaid

Justin Greenzaid is a senior and a Sports Editor for The Churchill Observer. Justin plays for the boys lacrosse team and was a part of the State Championship winning team in 2022. In his free time Justin enjoys playing golf, ten...

Caroline Harless
Observations Editor

Caroline Harless

Caroline Harless is a junior and the Observations Editor for the Observer. In her freetime she enjoys baking, hanging out with friends and riding roller coasters. This is her third year taking journalism....

Liam Klein
Opinions Editor

Liam Klein

Liam Klein is a senior and the Opinions Editor for The Observer. This is his fourth year taking journalism and he is the longest tenured member of The Observer. Outside of The Observer, Liam enjoys playing baseball, basketball,...

Paige Tasin
Social Media Manager

Paige Tasin

Paige Tasin is a senior and is the Social Media Editor for the Observer. She runs cross country and track for WCHS. She loves spending time with her friends and family, reading classics, watching movies and traveling....

Jack Gans
Social Media Manager

Jack Gans

Jack Gans is a senior and the Social Media Manager for The Churchill Observer. Jack likes to run XC and is also a photographer. In his free time he plays sports with friends, lifts, bikes and works at Lifetime Daycare. His favor...

Diya Kachoria
Photo Manager

Diya Kachoria

Diya Kachoria is a senior and a Photo Manager for the Observer. In her free time, Diya likes to spend time with her friends, watch Nefllix and travel to different places. Diya also loves Twizzlers, dancing and driving....

Cecilia Bernstein
Photo Manager

Cecilia Bernstein

Cecilia is a part of the class of 2025 and is a Photo Manager. She is a huge Swiftie and her favorite albums are Lover and Folklore. She loves to play soccer, hang out with friends, read and listen to music. In the summer, Cecili...

Leah Kreisler
Online Photo Manager

Leah Kreisler

Leah Kreisler is the Online Photo Manager and a member of the class of 2025. In her free time, Leah enjoys playing volleyball, reading and writing and spending time with her friends.

Sneha David
Assistant Online Editor

Sneha David

Sneha David is a junior and the Assistant Online Editor of the Observer. In her free time she likes to hang out with her friends, watch Netflix and walk her dog. Her favorite singers are Taylor Swift and Harry Styles. This is he...

Kendyl Groisser
Assistant Online Editor

Kendyl Groisser

Kendyl Groisser is a junior and the Assistant Online Editor for the 2022-2023 school year. This is her second year taking journalism at Churchill. She first started writing articles at her summer camp which influenced her to ta...

Clara Young
Assistant News Editor

Clara Young

Clara Young is a junior and she is the Assistant News Editor. When she is not working on the Observer she enjoys hanging out with friends, playing soccer, playing piano and baking cookies. She loves playing with her cats and watc...

Ananya Pandit
Assistant Features Editor

Ananya Pandit

Ananya Pandit is a junior and is the Assistant Features Editor. Outside of The Observer, she loves taking her dog on walks, discovering and learning to play new music and exploring new tea flavors. Some of Ananya’s favorites include Phoebe B...

Amir Abbas-Yazdi
Assistant Opinions Editor

Amir Abbas-Yazdi

Abbas Yazdi is an Assistant Opinions Editor for the Observer and is a part of the class of 2024. This is his third year taking journalism and he enjoys spending time with family, playing table tennis with his brothers or hang...

Julia Levi
Assistant Observations Editor

Julia Levi

Julia Levi is a junior and is the Assistant Observations Editor for the Observer. This is her second year taking journalism. Her favorite singers are Taylor Swift and Steve Lacy. Julia loves hanging out with her friends, getting ...

Brianna Frank
Advertising & Subscriptions Manager

Brianna Frank

Brianna Frank is an Advertising & Subscriptions Manager and a part of the class of 2025. When she isn’t writing for the Observer, she enjoys playing the Double Bass, listening to music and hanging out with friends. This is her second year...

Tafa Nukator
Advertising & Subscriptions Manager

Tafa Nukator

Tafa Nutakor is a junior and is the Advertising & Subscriptions Manager. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music and watching movies. She loves root beer and traveling. ...

Naomi Wright
Promotions Manager

Naomi Wright

Naomi Wright is a sophomore and a Promotions Manager for the Observer. Her favorite hobbies are ice skating, volleyball, reading, shopping, music and drawing. In addition, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her frien...

Graeme Finley
Promotions Manager

Graeme Finley

Graeme is part of the 2025 graduating class and is the promotions manager for the Churchill Observer. This is his second year taking journalism. Outside of the Observer his passions are sailing and hanging out with friends. ...

Isabella Ngwana
Internal Communications Manager

Isabella Ngwana

Isabella Ngwana is a sophomore and one of the Internal Communications Managers. In her spare time, Isabella enjoys spending time with those she loves, reading a great book, listening to music, or spending time watching her favo...

Nataly Behnia
Internal Communications Manager

Nataly Behnia

Nataly is a part of the 2025 class, She is one of the Internal Communicators.  She enjoys hanging out with friends and enjoys baking. She enjoys reading books and also enjoys traveling a lot. Her love of reading is what made he...

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