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

The WCHS field hockey team plays on their very on grass field which has grass that is very well manicured.

Stick with what works, keep the good old reliable grass field

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor May 8, 2022

WCHS has made attempts multiple times to switch to a synthetic turf field in the stadium but for various reasons has never come through with the idea. Now, at least for the foreseeable future, it is looking...

WCHS teams already have to play on many turf fields against opponents like Wootton (as pictured above). Thus, getting a turf field makes it more unilateral for our teams.

It’s time for a change, invest in turf

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor May 8, 2022

What do Alabama football, Duke basketball and Vanderbilt baseball all have in common? They are all elite programs with elite facilities. There is a reason why the rich get richer in sports and that is...

WCHS students work on their school-issued Chromebooks during class. Every student should have the same opportunities and technology equality at school.

Students should only be using school-issued Chromebooks

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor November 3, 2021

Think back to March 2020. Nobody brought personal computers to school. Students all used the Chromebooks that were provided in their classrooms without complaints. The virtual learning environment made...

Senior Emma Chens Instagram story congratulates her friend after getting into Colorado College with the words so proud.

College decisions online are supportive

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor February 3, 2020

If you ask any senior what is being referenced with the phrases “my best friend is off to…” or “____ just got so lucky,” they will know exactly what you are talking about. While these phrases...

Sharing college decisions online is hurtful

Sharing college decisions online is hurtful

By Sapna David, Features Editor February 3, 2020

For many WCHS students, early December tends to be a time of lethargy as students look forward to winter break. But for seniors, the weeks leading up to break are the dreaded Early Decision weeks. As the...

A group of students takes the old ACT--taking all 4 sections of the test in one sitting.

New updates diminish the value of ACT

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor November 13, 2019

Every year, we seem to be catering to an increasingly apathetic student body. First was the elimination of high school exams. Then, a localized failed but notable attempt at a “no zero grading policy.”...

Students taking the ACT are often in the testing center for hours on end, but the new change will allow students to only test for one hour or less instead.

ACT’s new updates are beneficial students

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor November 13, 2019

On any given Saturday from 8-12 AM, certain high schools are packed with students taking standardized tests. However, soon this entirely too long process can become a lot shorter for many students. The...

Face Off: Security Upgrades

Face Off: Security Upgrades

By Ben Fox, Elizabeth Campbell, Sports Editor, Editor-in-Chief January 7, 2014

 Improved security creates safer school environment When tragedy occurs, survivors and spectators are constantly left asking: what more could have been done? Was security too weak? Were there flaws in...

‘8Track’ allows users to create, share mixes

By Elizabeth Chen, Circulation Manager September 27, 2011

For most people, musical taste is as unique as their thumbprints.  Internet radio sites such as Pandora tried to decipher a pattern in such musical preferences, but they failed to be very efficient or...

FACE-OFF: Android vs. iPhone: King Apple reigns supreme

By Brittany Goodman, Archive Manager September 27, 2011

Excuse me, may I have your attention please? An imposter, I repeat an imposter, of the Apple iPhone is dangerous and on the loose. My name is Android, and I am infiltrating the minds of children and...

Planned Parenthood defunding incites debate: Congressional actions hamper medical treatment

By Andrea Mirviss, Editor-in-Chief March 22, 2011

Movie fans all over the nation are familiar with the scene: Juno, a rambunctious, outspoken and feministic teenager, waddles up to the entrance of her local Planned Parenthood.  She rolls her eyes at...

Planned Parenthood defunding incites debate: Program lacks support, should not have public funding

By Joe Nolan, Staff Writer March 22, 2011

It is nothing short of irresponsible to pour the American people’s money into a controversial and inefficient organization that performs procedures the public cannot agree on. According to a 2010 Gallup...

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