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 junior Thao Nguyen got a little too excited in Transfiguration class, as she overcasted a spell that turned her friend into an elf.

Muggles beware! WCHS adopts new Hogwarts curriculum

By Catherine Chan and Rebecca Dean April 4, 2024

A while ago, a white feathery owl dropped off a letter for Principal Taylor that read: Dear Principal Taylor, It has come to our attention through the magic mirrors that now is the time for change....

WCHS junior Aydan Lee (on the left) makes his opponent fall short from lunging. Lunging is one of the most commonly used form of attack in fencing. Only skilled fencers will know how to properly be defensive and make their opponent fall short.

Athlete of the month: Aydan Lee

By Catherine Chan, Assistant Online Editor March 1, 2024

Every WCHS student has experienced the frustration of being stuck between two answer choices on a test, both seemingly correct, but only one can be rewarded a point. Similarly, fencers like WCHS junior...

Do not be fooled by their soft pastel hues. These cups are made of steel on the inside, and they can endure many more challenges than a typical water bottle.

Why the Stanley tumblers are worth tumbling over for

By Catherine Chan, Assistant Online Editor February 1, 2024

Waking up early for school is never easy, WCHS students often find themselves rushing out the door at the very last minute. But if there is one thing WCHS students will not forget, it is their 40 oz—vibrantly...

Children in the Philippines are all smiles and full of laughter when receiving their shoebox from Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child Initiative. This initiative is one example of many that aims to spread the holiday joy to less fortunate children.

‘Tis the season of giving: cozy causes worth melting for

By Catherine Chan, Assistant Online Editor December 18, 2023

December. A season of external cold, but internal warmth. A season where friends and family reunite and most importantly, express their joy with one another through gift giving. The best gift anyone can...

The WCHS Mama Mia cast is all smiles when rehearsing their last number, Mama Mia, before they take their final bows.

Behind the scenes of WCHS’ fall musical: “Mama Mia!”

By Catherine Chan, Assistant Online Editor November 13, 2023

Mamma Mia! Here we go again! After weeks of long and intense rehearsals, the WCHS Mamma Mia cast is ready to showcase their take on yet another well-known musical. They understand that the “winner takes...

Starting on November 17,2023, Brookside Gardens annual Garden of Lights will be available for public showing where individuals can enjoy an evening stroll surrounded by illuminating lights of all sorts. This is one example out of many activities and events that will be held during the month of November to help people get into the holiday spirit.

Montgomery County creates new November festivities to start off the holiday season

By Catherine Chan, Assistant Online Editor November 10, 2023

Autumn is a season of change. Green trees become red, yellow and orange. Days sooner become nights. T-shirts and shorts turn into sweaters and pants. Change never comes easy and with the sun too shy to...

The Fire Science and Rescue Academy students are fully dressed in proper firefighting gear for a uniform check.

MCPS career programs ignite new passions

By Catherine Chan, Assistant Online Editor October 18, 2023

By now, WCHS students have likely grown tired of  the announcement: “Attention to all Thomas Edison and Fire Academy participants, please report to the bus loop.” However, what exactly are these programs...

Registation for the MCPS Central High School Program (CHSSP) is now available. Students may now register to complete one full-credit course over the summer.

Soak up the sun and knowledge at MCPS summer school

By Catherine Chan, Assistant Online Editor June 6, 2023

Sunshine. Travel. Beach. Friends. Ice cream. These are often the words that come to mind when students think about summer. However, for other students, summer reminds them more of pencils, paper and Zoom...

The popular Tri-Fecta dish includes a generous portion of waffles, eggs, and bacon. It is one of First Watchs most classic favorites that families like to delight in to start their day off right.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at local restaurants

By Catherine Chan, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

Food not only fuels the stomach but fuels the soul. The taste, smell, and texture of a dish can bring back core memories of a special moment in time. As Mother’s Day approaches, here are some nearby...

WCHS Fem Lit club had a fundraiser for the Maryland Food Bank organization in support of providing underprivileged children with literacy resources. They raised a total of $500 from selling baked goods.

Shattering the glass ceiling in Women’s History Month

By Catherine Chan, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

Women belong in the kitchen. Women should obey the requests of their husbands. Women should not go to school. Women should not vote. In the 1900s, these were all common stereotypical sayings about the...

WCHS Senior Jeffrey Yee weaves between two Whitman defenders after catching a pass during the first game of the Bulldogs season.

The WCHS varsity football team has a short and exciting fall season

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2021

For months the pristine WCHS football field lay untouched, as many saw their seasons canceled by COVID-19. However, in March, WCHS football made its triumphant return. The Bulldogs stormed back onto the...

World of Wonders has quickly shot into relevancy after being Barnes and Nobles Book of the Year.

“World of Wonders” wins Barnes and Noble’s “Book of the Year”

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief March 25, 2021

Each year, booksellers from around the country vote on a novel that is truly profound, beautiful and meaningful. The book is not the most popular, nor the most influential, it is simply the best-written...

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