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

Ice cream melts over time, but your hairline recedes faster than mine - Bora Barclay

Ube says to finds sweetness in each day of school

By Collin Chen, Online Editor June 14, 2023

If you had asked my freshman self: “Do you see yourself joining the newspaper at school?” I would respond: “No way! Writing is the worst.” Well, clearly plans changed. I remember the first week...

On Wednesday, Feb. 15th, freshman Jaiden Chung watches the new Netflix documentary series Full Swing, while playing a round of golf at Bretton Woods Golf Club.

Netflix springs into golf season with “Full Swing” series

By Collin Chen, Online Editor May 15, 2023

What word comes to mind when you think of golf and documentaries? You are probably thinking “boring.” Well, Netflix combined the two to create a television series that will actually have viewers laughing,...

Senior Vincent Leon stands outside the WCHS Main Entrance with his water guns that he bought from Target.

Watch your back, and don’t get wet during senior assassin

By Diya Kachoria and Collin Chen April 28, 2023

266 students. 56 teams. One winner. It’s time for Senior Assassin, WCHS’s firecest and wettest tradition. With the year coming to an end, the annual “Senior Assassin” game will be played by...

The Germantown Lotte Plaza has been open since the 1990s, attracting customers with its Asian groceries and produce.

Iconic Lotte Market says goodbye to Germantown

By Collin Chen, Online Editor March 28, 2023

Nov. 27th marks the permanent closure of the beloved Lotte Plaza Market in Germantown. Since 1976, Lotte Plaza Market has strived to be the premier source for Asian groceries in Maryland and Virginia....

WCHS students sitting on the bleachers during PE class on September 30th.

Observer Opinion: Credit for school sports is a slam-dunk

By Collin Chen, Online Editor October 20, 2022

Currently, one of the high school graduation requirements in Maryland is one full year of physical education. However, is it necessary to spend a whole school year learning to be physically active? Could...

MCPS suspended football operations temporarily at Northwest and Gaithersburg high schools after a fight broke out on the field between players and coaches.

New guidelines for athletic events affect all schools following fight

By Collin Chen, Online Editor October 10, 2022

On Wednesday, September 21st, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced new safety guidelines for athletic events following a brawl during a football game between Northwest and Gaithersburg high...

Senior Emma Chen poses in front of WCHS. The Class of 2020 was unable to physically show off their post-high school plans, like most classes normally do on May 1.

College Commitment Day – 2020

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor May 14, 2020

Sitting in the hallway of WCHS, a 14 year old Emma Chen listens as her lunch group talks about their future. She boasts that she has her life planned to the very last detail. From becoming a senior attorney...

Ellen Degeneres and wife, Portia De Rossi, are featured on an Amazon Alexa ad that was showcased during the superbowl.

March Adness

By Emma Chen, Ohio Meshanko, and Maya Bhattiprolu March 11, 2020

Super Bowl season has come and gone, every year it is American tradition that many companies bolster their marketing budgets to bring us some of the most scrutinized commercials of the year. Some are funny,...

Therapy dogs were at school Tuesday and Thursday roaming the halls and provided a much needed stress relief for students.

Mental health awareness week comes to WCHS

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor February 6, 2020

The week of November 11th at WCHS was Mental Health Awareness week. November as a whole is Mental Health Awareness month, and this was the was WCHS was implementing self care into the students' schedules. On...

French students were assigned a project to demonstrate the dangers of vaping and to bring attention to the addictive tendencies it can cause.

Substance abuse sparks action within WCHS community

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor January 3, 2020

The Substance Use Committee at WCHS is comprised of parents and students worried about the dangers of vaping, and hoping to make some changes around the school. They have hosted two forums, one in Nov....

The ultimate frisbee team is a club at Churchill that meets semi frequently, although the students bond a lot over their shared love of the sport.

WCHS clubs administration should crack down on clubs

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor June 5, 2019

There are more than 125 clubs at WCHS, but how many of them actually meet every week? How many of them fundraise? How many of them actually accomplish what they say they will at club night? Clubs at WCHS...

Zac Efron plays Ted Bundy in Netflix’s new release. He is shown to be a loving and doting husband to Elizabeth and father to her child.

Ted Bundy movie captivates audiences once again

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor June 5, 2019

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile came out a few months after Netflix unveiled the Ted Bundy Tapes—a collection of episodes retelling of the life, murders, and the interesting legal situation...

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