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DECA opens a door to a new world for high school students

Two teams from WCHS’s DECA club pose for a self timed photo at this year’s Maryland statewide event held on Feb. 28th. Farah Baloghlanova (left), Claire Kim (left center), Olivia Meshanko (right center), and Maanika Gupta (right) all made the trip to Baltimore for the event.

By Quinn Cook, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

DECA, or Distributive Education Clubs of America, is an organization that allows students to gain skills in many different clusters of entrepreneurship, economics and business. High school students in the organization can join local chapters and through these chapters participate in competitive even...

Let’s talk about periods.

Donations from the period club sit on a table. The club tries to donate period products to women in need.

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor

March 4, 2020

To think that all the WCHS Period Club does is talk about periods would be a mistake--and the club leadership will not let you forget it. “Of course talking about periods is an important goal of ours, but we also focus on bringing awareness to period poverty and donating products,” senior Maggie...

Spikeball club is a hit with students

The official Spikeball used to play the game.

By Sapna David, Features Editor

October 8, 2019

A Spikeball roundnet, a ball and four players. The game Spikeball was revived in 2008 by Chris Ruder. The game consists of a volleyball inspired play; a server spikes the ball onto the net and his or her teammate has three passes before it must be spiked onto the net again for the other team. Although it...

WCHS clubs administration should crack down on clubs

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.

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 are known for being constructed as a resume builder, as many students know that the title of club fou...

The Observer Highlights Lesser-Known Clubs

Environmental Club members work to decrease wastefulness at the school.

By Arielle Gordon, Editor in Chief

February 21, 2017

CHS has more than 95 official clubs for the 2016-2017 school year. The Observer has talked to a few more of the school’s lesser-known clubs to find out what they are up to. This is the second installment of a story that ran in Jan. Cause for Paws Junior Isabel Hertz-Miñoso’s three rescue dogs a...

Slam Poetry Club Allows Students To Express Themselves

President junior Lauren Hassan delivers a slam poem.

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Senior Writer

April 29, 2016

Fresh, expressive and passionate, slam poetry, a new form of art, is filling the halls of CHS. Junior Lauren Hassan formed the Slam Poetry Club last September as an outlet for students to express themselves in a new way. “It gives you a chance to get really angry and passionate on a sub...

New Health and Fitness Club introduced at CHS

Health and Fitness Club President and founder Elliott Sloate demonstrates proper lifting technique.

By Nathan Deychman, Sports Editor

September 25, 2015

Clubs are all but uncommon, but new ones with different ideals are hard to come by. The Health and Fitness Club is a new club debuting this year, and is the first of its kind at CHS. The club was founded on the basis that anyone can be fit. Its officers strive to help everyone develop a healthy lif...

CHS clubs forced to find new ways to fundraise

CHS clubs forced to find new ways to fundraise

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Business Manager

December 3, 2013

A huge swarm of students rush toward the cheesy aroma drifting from the Bulldog Lobby craving an afterschool-snack as the final bell rings. However, this aroma is now but a memory as pizza is out and healthy snacks are in. CHS is now complying with the USDA Smart Snacks in School program which will prohi...

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