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 senior Allison Zhang completes her asynchronous learning work on April 22, 2024. She appreciates the flexibility of doing school work at home and on her own time.

Asynchronous day at WCHS leaves students with work instead of fun

By Kalena Yee, Features Editor April 30, 2024

On Monday April 22, WCHS students did not wake up and rush to catch the bus; instead they rolled out of bed to learn in the comfort of their own home. Was this a flashback to the COVID-19 pandemic? No,...

There has been a lot of trending water bottles over the last few years. Lots of WCHS students have participated in these trends using popular brands of water bottles for sports and school.

Sip-tacular choices: the hottest water bottles at WCHS

By Cailey Harrington, Promotions & Subscriptions Manager March 4, 2024

Over the past few years, there have been several reusable water bottle trends. The use of reusable water bottles has become more widespread as the awareness of the environmental issues of plastic, single-use...

Principal Taylor is present at almost every WCHS game and student event to support his students and seek feedback from them.

Taylor-made success the principal’s playbook

By Jeremy Chung, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2024

Every morning as WCHS Principal John Taylor steps into his office, the quote, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give,” from Winston Churchill greets him. To him, it is...

Young girls using expensive Sephora products results in popular products being sold out and samples left messy.

Tween Sephora girls spark controversy and cosmetic chaos

By Ella Carnathan, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

In the ever-evolving social media landscape, a new phenomenon has emerged: the “ten-year-old Sephora girls.” These young girls, usually around the age of 10, have captured the spotlight for their disruptive...

WCHS sophomore Lingyufei Peng looks at chats from an Instagram account, jamesmarsden_jpm, who asks her for help to recover his account. He wants to send a verification code through a different account using a phone number.

Beware! Social media scams unleash bot-tastrophes

By Anne Ma, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

From finding a random mutual spewing random promotions on their Instagram story to receiving messages from friends asking to help troubleshoot their suspicious “dilemma,” bots and scammers are found...

A member of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Clubs inner circle hoisting Punxsutawney Phil up for the crowd, 2018.

Groundhog Day: early spring and PETA on the way

By Maximus Wang, Promotions & Subscriptions Manager March 1, 2024

Every year, on Feb. 2, a furry rodent crawls out of his den to the bated breath of thousands of people, ready to predict the upcoming weather. His name is Punxsutawney Phil, and according to legend, this...

On Feb. 11, Alana Louvis visted one of the many houses she has been working on in this past year as a part of her internship in real esate. Through her internship, Louvis is able to see first hand what a career in real estate includes.

Internships provide students learning opportunities

By Kendyl Groisser and Claire Moylan March 1, 2024

College decisions are slowly rolling in and many WCHS students are noticing a pattern: no acceptance is guaranteed. With the applicant pool becoming increasingly more competitive each year, it is more...

Target is just one store that offers countless different types of Valentines Day chocolate. WCHS students have many options when looking for the perfect gift.

Best Valentine’s day chocolates to show your valentine love!

By Rebecca Dean, Assistant Arts Editor February 5, 2024

As many people scramble to find Valentine’s Day gifts for their loved ones, they often turn to a timeless and trusted gift: chocolate. But the sheer amount of chocolate to choose from can become overwhelming....

Multiple parents line up in the side parking lot at WCHS to drop off their kids Tuesday, November 20. Although its 5 minutes until school starts, parents and student drivers are still arriving and are rushing to leave.

Crashes in the community calls for MCPS safety concerns

By Amari Suissa, Internal Communications Managers December 5, 2023

School is supposed to be a place of safety for students. Not a place to fear being hit in the parking lot or even crossing the road. Since the beginning of the school year, there have been multiple crashes...

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...

WCHS forensics teacher and his dog, Keen, have been volunteering at Western Maryland K9 Search and Rescue for about five years.

Mr. Rogers leaves paw-sitive impact as K-9 volounteer

By Isar Uslu, Assistant News Editor November 13, 2023

When most WCHS students think of volunteering, they might picture tedious and mundane tasks students do to fulfill their graduation requirements. However, for WCHS forensics teacher Gary Rogers, volunteering...

The eighth period yearbook class is seen brainstorming, compiling, and designing the pages that make up the fall spreads of the WCHS Finest Hours yearbook on Oct. 25, 2023.

Behind the lens: crafting high school memories with WCHS’ yearbook staff

By George Chang and Julia Levi October 26, 2023

It is the last week of school: senioritis cases are high, motivation for homework and assignments is low, and the WCHS yearbook is all around. Turning through the crisp pages of the new yearbook to find...

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