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

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets at the BCC Squadron stand in formation and salute each other. Through CAP, cadets learn discipline, order and respect, important aspects of the military.

Sophomore flies high in the skies for the USA

By Bella Donato, Internal Communications Manager June 3, 2024

At school, WCHS sophomore Aidan Rapp is known to his friends and teachers by his name. However, dressed in his full army fatigues, he is addressed and saluted as “Sergeant” by his squadron and other...

Billie Eilish’s third album “Hit Me Hard and Soft” was released on May 17th, 2024. The album features 10 new amazing songs Eilish and her brother Finneas wrote and produced together that both fans and critics are praising.

Billie Eilish’s new album amazes fans like no other

By Bella Donato, Internal Communications Manager May 30, 2024

Starting with her breakout single “ocean eyes” first released in 2015 when she was only 13 years old, Billie Eilish was proven to be a musical prodigy who pushes boundaries and redefines what it means...

The Taylor Swift chai cookies are a perfect blend of sweet and spice and are a must try celebrity recipe.

Celebrity recipes actually worth WCHS students’ time

By Bella Donato, Internal Communications Manager May 20, 2024

We’ve all seen Gigi Hadid’s mouthwatering vodka sauce pasta or Taylor Swift’s comforting chai cookies spread through various social media platforms. Lately, celebrity recipes have taken these apps...

WCHS varsity basketball player Mena Hemphill blocks a shot from the opposing team. She sites Caitlin Clark as a big influence on and off the court. Screenshot

Caitlin Clark: Shining on and off the court to inspire the next generation of female athletes

By Bella Donato, Internal Communications Manager April 30, 2024

Interest in women's sports has exploded in the last couple of years. Only a few years ago, women basketball legends such as Candice Parker and Sue Bird were only known to a very small fan base. Today,...

WCHS sophomore Catherine Ward smiles after receiving a $20 bill for acing her math test. The new MCPS Learn to Earn program awards students with monetary incentive for academic excellence.

Make it rain! Students earn cash for grades

By Bella Donato, Dancing Queen April 16, 2024

A delicious meal, a fun time with friends and now it is time to pay. You take out your wallet just to be hit with a five-dollar bill and some loose coins. A wave of stress rushes through your body as everybody...

On January 28th, WCHS band and orchestra students share a meal together during their Miami stay. This trip provided an opportunity for students to connect and support each other out of school.

WCHS musicians orchestrate sunshine in Florida

By Bella Donato, Internal Communications Manager March 1, 2024

Palm trees swaying in the warm breeze, the sound of crashing waves, delicious meals every night and an immersion in local Miami culture. The WCHS band and orchestra experienced this on their trip to Miami,...

Mei Xiang happily chews on a bamboo shoot at the National Zoo. She is one of the three pandas set to return to China later this year.

Peace out, pandas! The zoo’s popular panda cubs take a pause

By Bella Donato, Internal Communications Manager November 13, 2023

It is time to say farewell to the giant pandas at the National Zoo. For many WCHS students, part of growing up in the DMV was visiting these furry, playful animals with family or friends. Due to an ending...

While flipping through TV channels, commercials are littered with women shaving their hair with new and advanced shavers, creams, soaps and moisturizers.  However, women today are choosing to ditch their shavers and embrace their natural body hair.

Hair today, gone tomorrow? A prickly topic for teens

By Bella Donato, Internal Communications Managers October 18, 2023

To shave or not to shave? That is the question more and more girls are considering without regard to societal norms. As the pro-body hair movement grows in momentum in mainstream Hollywood, social media...

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