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MCPS teachers join a Red of Ed protest during the MCPS Board of Education meeting on Oct. 26. Many issues including wages and working conditions are at the center of attention.

Teachers call out Board of Ed. for school system changes

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor December 1, 2021

The wind roared, making the sub-50 degree weather feel like a blizzard. Although the conditions were unbearable, the teachers persevered. For hours on end, tens of teachers stood outside the MCPS Board...

Students line up in the hallway, waiting to get out of the school. The end of school is one of the most risky times for students, as every student in the building lines up to go out the same few exits.

WCHS hallways are not COVID-19 safe

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor October 29, 2021

As a student takes a step in the hallway between periods, they look over and see several students near them, all within six feet of each other. Such is life for WCHS students, and in the rush-hour-esque...

The COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site at Greenbelt Metro Station in Md. Since April 6, all students 16 and older have been eligible to receive the vaccine.

Can MCPS mandate students to have the COVID-19 vaccine?

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor May 3, 2021

It’s been a topic of intense debate for years. We’ve seen protests, debates and demonstrations, all trying to provide answers to the same question: can vaccines be mandatory? And if so, does this give...

MCPS associate superintendent Essie McGuire speaks at a board meeting on March 9th. Board members will meet on March 23rd to finalize the new schedule.

MCPS proposes alternative to 2021-2022 school calendar

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor March 16, 2021

Last year, The Observer wrote an article on the number of days of school for the upcoming year. In that article, it was noted that MCPS had significantly reduced the number of days off, while keeping start...

Students athletes at WCHS return to practice. By looking to professional leagues, school officials can find inspiration on how to safely reopen sports.

Professional sports leagues COVID-19 precautions can be used to make MCPS sports season run safely

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor March 15, 2021

As students brace for a return to classrooms, there’s one question on every student-athlete’s mind: are we going to be able to safely bring back school sports? To find an answer for this, it’s important...

As the first big-ticket movie released during the pandemic, Wonder Woman 1984 had a great chance to reinvigorate the DC brand.

DC Comics takes another step backward with “Wonder Woman 1984″

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor February 7, 2021

It’s always hard when companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars on the production of a subpar movie. With “Wonder Woman 1984,” DC Films wasted a huge opportunity to create a trendsetting movie...

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...

Joe Biden gets inaugurated in 2008. This is the second time that Joe Biden will be sworn into power.

Presidential inauguration must be safe and unifying

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor December 14, 2020

In a world with a raging pandemic, the task of designing an inauguration becomes much greater. How should the Biden team handle this task and should Churchill students start booking their tickets? To...

A WCHS student uses the Dunkin Donuts app to order food pickup. The Dunkin Donuts app allows students to order food safely during the pandemic.

Restaurant apps turn into a lifesaver during the pandemic

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor November 12, 2020

In a world of increasing economic uncertainty, WCHS students look for savings and deals at every turn. However, some students may not realize that one of the best ways to save money is in their pocket:...

A graph showing that 67.5% of students consider themselves inside a bubble. Social bubbles are easy ways to interact with a short list of friends during the pandemic.

Students explore creative ways to socialize in the midst COVID-19

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor October 22, 2020

At the beginning of this year, the social lives that WCHS students enjoyed were pretty normal. Students would see their friends on the weekends, after school and on days off. But on March 13, everything...

Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial is Roddy Ricchs new hit album, shaking the charts with its innovative combination of many styles and themes. The album was released on December 6, 2019 and has gotten millions of listens since release.

“Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial” paves a path to fame for Roddy Ricch

By Jasper Bernstein, Assistant Observation Editor March 11, 2020

“Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial” is anything but Roddy Ricch being antisocial, talking to the listener about different themes and opening up about his past. It’s a tough album to evaluate...

Junior Katherine Yi enjoys her winter break in Ontario, Canada. The new schedule changes allow for longer break times compared to previous years.

MCPS students to vote on next year’s calendar

By Jasper Bernstein, Assistant Observations Editor November 13, 2019

MCPS has given students a choice of the next school calendar after the change in Maryland policy. To effectively compare schedules across different years, The Observer has added up the amount of days...

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