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 students Laura Jablonover (left) and Kaylee Tasin (right) stand next to the Project Happy Feet donation box in WCHS. This donation box is near the main office and accepts shoes along with other sports equipment.

WCHS club steps towards sports equity

By Clara Young, Copy Editor October 18, 2023

In a town where one-million-dollar houses are the norm, WCHS students are not often exposed to underprivileged communities. It is hard to imagine that a few miles away, people are struggling day to day...

Dimitiri Moshovitis, the chef and co-founder of Cava came to talk to WCHS culinary club about his experience in the culinary industry and the process of opening a business.

Take a bite of the Culinary Club’s latest craving

By Sneha David, Assistant Online Editor March 28, 2023

From salads to bowls and wraps, Cava—a Mediterranean fast casual restaurant chain—seems to have just about every option while still remaining healthy and convenient. Cava has locations all across the...

EcoArt club members wrote letters to the Montgomery County Council urging them to pass Bill 13-22 on November 10, 2022. Members used scraps of cardboard and paper in an effort to be eco-friendly!

EcoArt successfully brings together community to pass Bill 13-22

By Brianna Frank, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager December 17, 2022

Potential to influence changes at WCHS is endless, and EcoArt has taken that potential all the way to the Montgomery County Council. EcoArt is an eco-activist club at WCHS that creates recycled art and...

On March 26, sophomore Maddie Xu smiles behind the piano after her successful performance at the Arc Montgomery Piano Fundraiser at Piano Craft Gaithersburg.

Maddi Xu hits all the right notes for a worthy cause

By Kalena Yee, Staff Writer May 10, 2022

Something as simple as a sweet melody can express emotions, tell a story and touch a person’s heart in a way that words can not. WCHS sophomore Maddie Xu hoped to do this by combining her love for music...

Volunteering outside of school with Kits to Heart, Mary Stockschaleder, Anjali George, Lauren Turner, and Julie Nustray package care kits with various goods for cancer patients on November 12.

Kits to Heart club touches hearts of cancer patients

By Kalena Yee, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

Pipe cleaners. Tissue paper. Construction paper. Markers. String. These materials are most commonly used for enjoyment, but they also have the power to make a difference in someone’s life. Whether big...

Pictured are the winners of the WCHS Gardening Club’s pumpkin carving contest on Oct. 25. The designs pictured from top to bottom are “Monsters Inc.” character Mike Wazowski, a Bulldog paw print and the meme “loss.”

Blossoming Gardening Club takes root at WCHS

By Olivia Yasharoff, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2021

Good thymes and green thumbs: the new WCHS Gardening Club is planting the seeds for a successful first year.  The formation of the club stemmed from the co-founders’ appreciation for plants, produce...

An infographic posted by the Free the Slaves Club Instagram advertsing their partnership with Solidarity Masks and displaying the houndstooth pattern of the Free the Slaves masks.

Free the Slaves club helps raise awareness for human trafficking

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor February 22, 2021

While most WCHS clubs raise money by holding Chipotle fundraisers, the Free the Slaves club sets itself apart by partnering with the student-run, non-profit Solidarity Masks to raise money and awareness...

The WCHS Reading for All Clubs logo, created by President Dan Wei Zuo, shows three students on computers. The club involves its members reading to elementary school students virtually.

The WCHS Reading for All Club gives back to local elementary school students

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor December 7, 2020

For young children a huge part of learning comes from reading stories. Unfortunately, virtual school has ensured that kids today do not get to experience it the same way. To help students experience reading...

Sophomores Jessica Qiu and Serena Shi enjoy attending the Lunar New Year event in Room 126 on Jan. 31, 2020.

Students Welcome Teachers into the Year of the Rat

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor February 26, 2020

As of Jan. 25, 2020, a new Chinese new year began, signaling the start of the Year of the Rat. Six days later, WCHS students in the Asian American Festival Committee hosted the Lunar New Year Breakfast...

Queen Balina tells her story by posting this photo on the ISA Facebook page. She wants others to know how she feels about her culture, as shown by the book, and encourages others to share as well.

Students share their heritage through ISA club

By Austin Vinner, Photo Manager December 19, 2019

When you are walking through the gym on club day, it can be hard to get a feel for every last club at WCHS. With so many people and all the different clubs trying to get your attention, it’s natural...

The poster for the new Spikeball Club that was displayed during Club Lunch at WCHS.

Club day brings convenience to annual event

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor October 17, 2019

On Sept. 25, WCHS put on a Club Lunch in the main gym, allowing WCHS students to showcase their clubs and gain new members. In previous years, the lunch was a Club Night where students would come to WCHS...

The WCHS frisbee team is not an official sports team, but a club that meets twice a week. The team is a tight-knit family.

WCHS ultimate frisbee club creates fun and competitive environment

By Emma Chen, Assistant Observations Editor April 10, 2019

All around WCHS, a student can see and hear announcements for joining the school’s ultimate frisbee team. Except it’s not a team—it’s a club that runs in the fall and spring. Captained in 2018-2019...

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