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

Last year, CHS seniors displayed their college decisions by wearing their college shirts to school on May 1. This year, seniors will be wearing them April 22.

College Shirt Day Falls Before College Decision Day

By Fiona Asbury, Senior Writer April 18, 2016

CHS seniors will be wearing college shirts and other college paraphernalia to school April 22 to display pride for their college decision. The date by which most students must commit to a college is May...

A new college admissions movement, led by Harvard, seeks to emphasize applicants’ character as much as other qualities.

Focusing on Character Won’t Lead to More Compassion

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2016

College admissions officers face a daunting task: they must take piles of paper and weave them into a qualified, enthusiastic and cohesive student body, a group of students who will band together and change...

Members of the crew team workout in Erg machines to prepare for their spring season, which consists of shorter, 1.4 mile races.

Crew Team Adjusts to Full-body Winter Training

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-in-Chief January 4, 2016

Fingers clasped around a black handlebar and feet strapped into pedals, they strain against the resistance of a rowing machine, pumping their bodies backward and forward to simulate the motions required...

We’re Begging Police Officers to Get Off the Median

We’re Begging Police Officers to Get Off the Median

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-in-Chief December 23, 2015

Some people have natural suspicions regarding the homeless people found shuffling along the median at Montgomery County intersections. After all, it’s impossible to know whether the sign proclaiming...

CHS Wins SERT Energy Award

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-In-Chief October 28, 2015

Congratulations to CHS for winning a SERT Third Quarter Energy Performance Award for its consumption last year. SERT is an MCPS program, which stands for School Energy and Recycling Team and promotes efficient...

Senior CJ Snow plays the bass drum.

Drumline is Bangin’

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-in-chief September 29, 2015

Despite its hard-to-miss presence, the drumline is perhaps one of the most underappreciated aspects of the CHS community. Led by senior captains Leo Simon, Zach Eisner and Shayan Sadegh, the drumline consists...

College campus visits are vital in decision making

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2015

Every spring break, social media is inundated with pictures and posts chronicling students’ vacations around the world. For many college-minded sophomores, juniors and admitted seniors, these vacations...

CHS students try out the intramural roller skating program during lunch.

CHS begins intramural roller skating program

By Fiona Asbury, Opinions Editor February 25, 2015

As evidenced by the various posters hanging around the school, on Feb. 23 CHS began offering indoor roller skating for students during lunch in the back gym, complete with provided skates. “This is...

The walls of the mens and womens bathrooms next to the second floor staff lounge were painted black.

Bathroom walls painted black

By Fiona Asbury, Opinions Editor December 11, 2014

On Nov. 20 the walls of the men’s and women’s bathrooms next to the second floor staff lounge were permanently painted black in an attempt to cover graffiti. According to building service manager...

#DirtyThirty dominates

#DirtyThirty dominates

By Michael fox and Fiona Asbury September 29, 2014

They are a tiny army with great strength. They fight as one, regardless of size. Side by side, each player has the others’ backs. They are determined to win, they are ready to fight. They are, the dirty...

Savett reads from his published anthology, Preservation.

CHS English teacher holds poetry reading during lunch

By Fiona Asbury, Opinions Editor September 8, 2014

English teacher Jeffery Savett gave his second annual poetry reading Sept. 5 to several fourth period English classes. He read five poems from his published anthology, Preservation, and gave a speech about...

Unranked status shocks community

Unranked status shocks community

By Pablo Roa, Emily Wang, and Fiona Asbury May 29, 2014

To the surprise and disappointment of many students and staff members, CHS was unranked in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of the best high schools in the state. For the past three...

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