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 strives to include all of its diverse student body and faculty. The culture and equity forums are an important step towards this goal.

WCHS places an emphasis on culture and equity

By Leah Kreisler, Online Photo Manager January 31, 2023

In a school as multicultural as WCHS, the administration strives to bring together and hear the varied voices of students and staff in order to create a more inclusive environment. On Jan. 18, students...

On October 10, 2022, the BOE met to announce the results of the System Wide Anti-Racist Audit.

MCPS releases audit, highlights county issues

By Jeremy Chung and Clara Young December 2, 2022

Questions regarding whether racism is frequent across MCPS schools and plays a factor in students’ learning have recently been a prevalent topic inside the community. Finally, after examining countless...

The LGBTQ+ Studies course, established for the first time in the 2021-2022 school year at WCHS, explores the identities, issues and history around the LGBTQ+ community. This elective is a hopeful sign that more diverse classes will continue to be developed and implemented.

Diverse texts for a diverse student body

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor October 23, 2021

Shakespeare, Hemingway, Steinbeck and Hawthorne. What do these four have in common? They are examples of the predominantly white male authors that have traditionally been overrepresented in school curriculums....

This is the ASL official logo. American Sign Language is a widely recognized sign language and many in the US are beginning to start learning it. WCHS ASL Honor Society focuses on spreading awareness on the language.

American Sign Language Honor Society focuses on outreach and awareness

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief December 23, 2020

One of the world’s most unique languages has amassed a large community within WCHS. The American Sign Language Honor Society has been a big part of the language department at WCHS since 2006, educating...

The Minority Scholars Program, MSP for short, is new to CHS. It plans to close the achievement gap by implementing new activities.

Minority Scholars Program aims to close the achievement gap

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor November 1, 2017

The Minority Scholars Program (MSP) is in its first full year of implementation at CHS.   They plan to implement new activities aimed at closing the achievement gap at CHS and having a diverse...

“One Day At A Time” premiered on Netflix Jan. 6. It is a modern remake of  the 1975 show of the same name  and tackles many hard-hitting issues of today.

Netflix Remake Portrays Latinos Accurately

By Eugenia Cardinale and Emi Cardinale, Editor-in-Chief and Production Editor February 21, 2017

“This is it. This is life. The one you get.” The new Netflix original series, “One Day At a Time” (ODAAT), took the Netflix universe by storm Jan. 6. The show, which is a remake of the 1975 sitcom...

Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae at a press confrence for “Hidden Figures.” The movie is the highest grossing film of 2016.

Oscars Are Taking A Step in the Right Direction: More Work Still Needed to Increase Diversity in film

February 21, 2017

After two years of disappointing and insensitive award shows, the Academy Awards has finally responded to the overwhelming criticism about the lack of diversity in their nominations. However, a full year...

Criticism of this year’s lack of diversity in Oscar nominations is not a new trend. Few awards have been given to actors of color since 2000.

Oscars Receive Criticism over Lack of Diversity

By Thomas Atkinson and Jasmine Baten February 25, 2016

I think my color TV is broken! For the second year in a row, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences has not nominated any actors of color for an Academy Award. In a time where we have a black president...

One in every eight students at CHS is black. Since CHS prides itself on diversity and acceptance of all students, the school should acknowledge the history and experiences of all groups.

Black History Month Deserves Recognition

By Thomas Atkinson, Online Features Editor February 25, 2016

Attempting to find any trace of support for Black History Month is like trying to find a well-rested junior: impossible. Over the past few months, CHS has sponsored a variety of events to support many...

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