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

Senior Sebby Breton, running ahead of the competition at the Woodward Woodward Relays at Georgetown Prep on Sept. 4 2021 for a win.

Seniors reflect on their WCHS athletic careers

By Isabella Ngwana, Internal Communications Manager May 16, 2022

The walk to graduation is not too far for the WCHS seniors. For WCHS spring athletes, lateral jumps, sprints and constant tennis matches have shaped WCHS seniors. To say goodbye to all of it will devastate...

With possible COVID surges after spring break, some families have begun stocking up on masks in preparation for a possible reinstated mandate.

WCHS takes steps to avoid post-break surge

By Austin Vinner, News Editor May 8, 2022

After the recent drop in COVID-19 cases and loosening of restrictions, including in-school mask mandates, it seems to many that the pandemic is finally coming to an end. Despite this, it is still early...

Clinical vaccine trials for children took place back in fall of 2021. After the FDAs approval of child vaccinations, children in the 5-11 year old age group have been getting vaccinated.

All students in MCPS should have access to the vaccine

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, Assistant Online Editor March 17, 2022

Should children get the COVID-19 vaccine? Is it safe? Are they too young to get vaccinated? These are all questions that doctors, parents and children themselves have raised across the country. But the...

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By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor January 29, 2022

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Maps like these are posted outside the auditorium each day, telling teacherless students where to sit.

Teachers deserve better compensation for subbing

By Austin Vinner, News Editor January 25, 2022

$15 an hour. This is the minimum wage in more than 20 states including parts of Maryland, like Montgomery County. Sadly, $15 is also the amount being offered to MCPS teachers who choose to give up free...

Sophomore Zara Kanold-Tso (left) talks with her friends after a Track meet on June 1st. Although masks are no longer required, Kanold-Tso prefers to keep it on as an extra safety precaution.

Montgomery County begins to lift COVID-19 restrictions

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Copy Editor June 14, 2021

Montgomery County entered Phase 3 of reopening on May 28, lifting restrictions on face coverings, social distancing and capacity limits just in time for Memorial Day weekend. This final phase removes limits...

WCHS senior Ella Kaminsky started her own tie dye clothing brand called Sets and Sweats. Using Etsy to sell her product, Kaminsky now makes tie dye sweat sets as well as tank tops and college apparel.

Flashback to early quarantine with these memorable trends

By Allison Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2021

Everyone remembers sitting in class, buzzing at the thought of a two week spring break. Almost a year later, COVID-19 has forced people to lose family, opportunities, memories and normality. While COVID-19...

Students athletes at WCHS return to practice. By looking to professional leagues, school officials can find inspiration on how to safely reopen sports.

Professional sports leagues COVID-19 precautions can be used to make MCPS sports season run safely

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor March 15, 2021

As students brace for a return to classrooms, there’s one question on every student-athlete’s mind: are we going to be able to safely bring back school sports? To find an answer for this, it’s important...

YouVisit offers students the ability to virtually tour campuses and buildings of colleges they want, like the local University of Maryland College Park.

In-person college visits are moved to virtual to contain the spread of COVID-19

By Nur Yavuz, Features Editor February 17, 2021

College visits-- a crucial part of picking the right school for you. The graduating classes of 2021 and 2022 are forced to find alternatives to seeing the colleges that are at the top of their lists in-person,...

Tova Niles sits on the bus with a friend on the way to sleep away camp. She had attended for five summers in a row before it being cancelled last year.

Students prepare for another uncertain summer due to COVID-19

By Rachel Mattison, Assistant Advertising & Subscriptions Manager January 31, 2021

Camps closed, travel halted, internships canceled and jobs difficult to find--the scene of summer 2020 looked significantly different than anyone could have imagined. Many plans for summer 2020 were put...

With many families opting to stay home during winter break, video chatting is the easiest way to stay connected. Families like the one shown here organize Zoom calls to catch up and stay socially connected.

COVID hinders people from celebrating a normal winter break

By Austin Vinner, Observations Editor January 20, 2021

When the school year started in August, students and teachers alike had hoped to be back in person by early January. Unfortunately, this did not happen, and what is normally one of the best times of the...

Casey Merettas streaming set up is under construction at the moment. However, even the simplest set up allows for him to share his content with his viewers.

Twitch brings gamers together in a time where we are apart

By Nur Yavuz, Features Editor January 19, 2021

Being bound to our homes and computers has inevitably increased the time spent behind our  screens. The extra time we choose to spend during dull days has led to social platforms like Twitch to have a...

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