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

Ben & Jerrys Salted Caramel Core ice cream container. The ice cream is salted caramel flavored with blonde brownies inside.

Salted Caramel is not salty about time at WCHS

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor June 6, 2023

Every good story has five elements of a plot: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution (Thanks, Mrs. Dempsey). The funny part about my story is, the readers will never know where...

Helicopter footage captured a never before seen image of the roof of WCHS. The pool on the third floor was always rumored to be there, but now its presence is confirmed.

Feeling too kool for skhool? There’s a pool

By Michael Demske, Pays To Be On The Front Page May 15, 2023

Yes, the rumors are true, the pool on the third floor exists. Over the years, the WCHS pool has secretly become a prime destination for faculty recreational activities. There is no wonder why every teacher...

WCHS sophomore Eva Lee, a visual learner is reviewing a topic for her AP class by looking at a picture that provides a demonstration on April 16, 2023.

Beyond the celebrations: the controversy surrounding ‘Bed Parties’ for college acceptances

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor May 1, 2023

The typical reaction students have when they receive an acceptance letter from their dream college or university is to celebrate with friends and family. This concept is foreign to some, though, as they...

Fields such as the one pictured below at Richard Montgomery, are not accessible to students and must be open to everyone.

Is MCPS taking protection over their fields too far?

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor April 27, 2023

OpiEvery athlete's worst nightmare is having no place to practice their sport, or be able to play sports with their friends. It is becoming harder and harder for teenagers to access the athletic fields...

Skyzoo was born in New York City and always wanted to be an artist. Although it never completely panned out, he has made a nice career out of ghostwriting for other artists.

“The Mind of a Saint” is a story within an album

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor February 23, 2023

“The Mind Of A Saint,” by Skyzoo and The Other Guys is never going to appear on the Billboard Top 100 Hits or win an award for best album. This album is special though and should be further recognized...

Antisemitic remarks can be seen graffitied on a wall near the Bethesda trail. This attack, as well as others, has prompted people to take action in order to prevent it in the future.

Recent antisemitic incidents hit close to home

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor January 20, 2023

Antisemitism in our nation is not a new development, yet it somehow shocks everyone when it materializes in their communities. The messages represented by swastikas on graves and white, cone-shaped hat-donning...

The WCHS golf team poses for a picture after their regional match. They went on to get fourth place in states.

Hole in one! WCHS golf team swings into a bright future

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor December 2, 2022

When was the last time you went to a golf match? Odds are most people have never been to one, let alone a match with high schoolers. High school golfers often are the first to feel the effects of a shrinking...

WCHS students are seen sitting on their phones in class during free time. Under the new PMD policy, students are not permitted to use their phones during class time at all.

New PMD policy sends mixed waves throughout WCHS

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor October 20, 2022

As the 2022-23 school year kicked off, students quickly pointed out the new policies implemented by MCPS to address and solve past issues regarding the usage of phones or other personal electronic devices....

Senior field hockey captain Jordan Lapidus corrals a wild pass in the corner of the field while attacking the goal in a game against Blair during the season opener.

Athlete of The Month: Jordan Lapidus

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor October 20, 2022

Jordan Lapidus does not like to brag about herself. Fans and teammates on the other hand, cannot stop. It is hard not to marvel when she bursts down the sideline to recover a wild drive or blasts a shot...

An Instagram page calls for the public to pressure senators into passing gun reforms.

Gun control reforms are needed to improve citizen’s safety

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor June 13, 2022

At what point is the violence and death enough? Why has it gotten to the point where students are scared to go to school? What is the threshold for policy makers to implement gun control reforms to save...

With 13 All-Met selctions, WCHS athletics reaped the success of their athletes. To go along with several state championships, many of WCHSs All-Met athletes have recieved college attention.

WCHS winter athletes and coach win All Met awards

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor May 10, 2022

Even though winter sports have come to an end, the awards continue to pour in for athletes. The Washington Post released their annual Winter All-Met awards, highlighting the top athletes in the Metropolitan...

The newly formed WCHS curling team is looking to make a huge splash in the national curling scene and raise support for curling as a sport.

Curling team sweeps away the competition

By Michael Demske, Potomac Bull #3 April 7, 2022

If you think hockey defending its state championship or basketball making another deep playoff run will headline the 2022-23 winter sports season, think again. With overwhelming support and funding, WCHS...

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