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 DECA club smiles as they celebrate their many awards and successful experience at ICDC on April 26, in Atlanta, GA.

WCHS Deca wins big at Internationals in Atlanta, GA

By Jeremy Chung and Kalena Yee June 9, 2022

“Maximize your momentum.” This year, as the theme for DECA’s International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Atlanta, GA, these words were permanently engraved into participants’ memories....

Students are already singing up for the newest edition to the WCHS P.E. classes. The wandering hallways class is filling up quickly, so make sure to sign up soon!

P.E. walked so wandering hallways could run

By Jeremy Chung, The better Jeremy?!?! April 11, 2022

It is no secret that WCHS will be offering new courses for students for the 2022-23 school year. However next year, WCHS will unveil a new groundbreaking physical education course: wandering hallways. This...

“The Dropout” is the newest eight-part docudrama about the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, the famed tech billionaire now convict. The series premiered on Hulu starting Mar. 3, with its final episode releasing on Mar. 31.

The story of scammers: “The Dropout” draws back the curtain

By Jeremy Chung, Assistant News Editor March 29, 2022

Those caught up with current news should be familiar with the name Elizabeth Holmes, the former tech billionaire who wore signature turtlenecks, deep red lipstick, never blinked, had large blue eyes like...

WCHS and Blake High School personnel break up the fight that involved both players and spectators. The incident has led to reexaminations of security presence at sports events.

Foul on the court! Fight breaks out at WCHS

By Jeremy Chung, Assistant News Editor March 9, 2022

Fights happen at WCHS, but to what extent does it reach a point of concern? Many asked this question after a fight during the WCHS versus Blake High School boys varsity basketball home game on Jan. 31.  After...

Shooting guard Irene Haramis shoots a three-pointer during her freshman season. Despite not on court this season due to injury, Haramis looks forward to playing again at Dickinson College.

Athlete of the Month: Irene Haramis

By Jeremy Chung, Assistant News Editor February 13, 2022

The WCHS girls varsity basketball team is hard at work in the gym six days a week for two hours a day, even during days off of school. While most players practice free throws or three-point field goals,...

While it may look empty during classtime, the group of vending machines near the cafeteria are surrounded with students during lunch and after school, making it one of the most popular places students go to.

All vending machines should remain open during school

By Jeremy Chung, Assistant News Editor January 2, 2022

The clinking and rustling of coins and dollar bills perfectly complemented the overlapping chatter of students idly discussing their day or what to get. That is a perfect way to describe the environment...

Questions arise after attack on school property

Questions arise after attack on school property

By Austin Vinner and Jeremy Chung December 13, 2021

As students continue the transition back to school, the issue regarding school safety comes back into question. Recently this has become more prevalent at WCHS due to an incident that occurred on Oct....

Despite only six MCPS high schools offering it, the need for financial literacy courses increases. With the resolution on track to be officially finalized in January 2022, this goal could soon come   true

Board of Edu. passes financial literacy graduation requisite

By Jeremy Chung, Assistant News Editor November 23, 2021

On Nov. 9, the Board of Education (BOE), in a unanimous vote, passed a resolution to include financial literacy as one of the required courses to graduate. However, this resolution does not mean it is...

Junior Jack Gans completes schoolwork on his personal MacBook. Instead of bringing his issued Chromebook to school, Gans brings his own computer because he is more used to it.

Enforced Chromebook usage is unnecessary

By Jeremy Chung, Assistant News Editor November 3, 2021

Chromebooks: small, slow and unreliable laptops all WCHS students must use. When students returned to in-person instruction, they had to adapt to numerous changes implemented by the WCHS administration....

Senior Miranda Chung poses with a prom proposal sign. Because in-person school was cancelled so early, many seniors did not get to do/receive the promposals they had dreamed of.

Prom/Promposals – 2020

By Miranda Chung, Copy Editor May 14, 2020

Who knew for my last article, I would be committing a cardinal sin of the J and breaking the AP style number one rule: writing in the first person.  As a second semester senior, I’m more than ready...

Colleges that have early decision allow seniors to destress early as they know that they are going to college.

Yes to early decision

By Miranda Chung, Copy Editor March 4, 2020

The deadline to apply early decision to college has passed and students have received their admission letters. Early decision is a college admissions process in which high school students send their application...

Although they were originally designed to help addicts quit smoking tobacco, e-cigarettes have found a new and dangerous use among youth.

Administration works to fight against vaping epidemic

By Miranda Chung and Ohio Meshanko October 18, 2019

To date, more than ten teenagers have been confirmed dead as a direct result of e-cigarettes, or vapes. Last spring, some anonymous WCHS students were found intoxicated in a bathroom due to vaping. One...

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