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

Travis Hawkins, the head coach at Northwest, pictured standing on the sidelines during a football game. Since the fight on Sept. 16, his job has been vacated.

Rule of law: even those with high titles need to be held responsible for their actions

By Caroline Harless, Observations Editor October 25, 2022

By now, most people know about the fight that broke out at the football game between Northwest Highschool and Gaithersburg Highschool on Sept. 16. In response to the fight, MCPS has put new safety guidelines...

WCHS graduate Irene Haramis confirms her commitment to Dickinson College in the WCHS gym with support from her coach, Pete McMahon.

Alumni adapt to new experience at the next level

By Isabella Ngwana, Internal Communications Manager October 20, 2022

Collecting their diplomas and saying goodbye to their high school memories, the WCHS Class of 2022 completed their walk across the stage set in the beloved football stadium. But what truly happens after...

In the season opener against WJ on Sept. 3, the Dawg Pound showed out for an away game as they packed the WJ visiting bleachers.

“We’ve got spirit yes we do”? Fan attendance dwindles as season progresses

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor October 11, 2022

“We can’t hear you!” chants the WCHS football team’s student section. At a few games throughout the year, this chant can be heard by opposing spectators, but at others, the WCHS crowd is nowhere...

Wrestling team captain, Jaden Selby, stands at the top of the podium after winning Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Grapple at the Brook tournament.

Athlete of the Month: Jaden Selby

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor March 13, 2022

Jaden Selby does it all. The WCHS senior student-athlete is putting together an astounding wrestling season for the bulldogs right after capping off a phenomenal football season. Selby played quarterback...

Squat racks (pictured left), free weights (pictured right) and treadmills (pictured above) are just a few of the many workout machines that are already available in the school weight room.

Weight room gets bench pressed up a notch

By Austin Vinner, News Editor March 13, 2022

It’s no secret that the 2021-2022 school year has been great for WCHS athletics. From the varsity football team making playoffs to the wrestling team qualifying for states, both student-athletes and...

Although fans might see him in a basketball uniform now, just a few weeks ago Jamie Calhoun was catching passes for the WCHS football team.

No rest for the best: dual-sport athletes have a unique challenge

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor December 14, 2021

On the night of Nov. 12, the WCHS Varsity Football team lost their final game of the season 42-6 to Northwest in the playoffs. Due to the hard work put in throughout the season to succeed, there is no...

Extending his arm back while throwing a football, WCHS junior plays football on a local field in anticipation for his Mud Bowl game on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving football: a culture like no other

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor November 25, 2021

As the fall season rushes in and crispy brown leaves begin to drop from trees, it becomes time for the nationwide holiday of Thanksgiving. For most people, Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all...

The student section wears all white and is excited for a big game against BBC. The Bulldogs would end up winning this game 7-0, winning their first home game of the season.

We’re back! Football team dominates with fan support

By Elijah Savett, Observations Editor October 26, 2021

As the new school year begins, students at WCHS have begun to remember what makes high school great. Seeing friends everyday, going out for lunch, and real interactions with teachers are just a few reasons...

WCHS Senior Jeffrey Yee weaves between two Whitman defenders after catching a pass during the first game of the Bulldogs season.

The WCHS varsity football team has a short and exciting fall season

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2021

For months the pristine WCHS football field lay untouched, as many saw their seasons canceled by COVID-19. However, in March, WCHS football made its triumphant return. The Bulldogs stormed back onto the...

Joe Burrow, the LSU quarterback who led his team to a National Championship, was drafted first overall by the Cincinatti Bengals in the 2020 NFL Draft.

NFL Draft virtually broadcasts top picks

By Allison Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief May 29, 2020

Due to social distancing and Coronavirus, the 2020 National Football League (NFL) Draft was broadcasted on TV, but was executed via Facetime calls from team coaches to the players being drafted. The first...

The sun sets during WCHS home opener football game vs Walter Johnson on Friday, September 6, 2019. It costs $3 for students to attend the game

Free football games will increase school spirit

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor October 27, 2019

On Friday nights, there are many different activities for WCHS students to go to -- shop at the mall, watch a movie, hang out with friends and attend school events. Also, WCHS students can go to football...

Fall sports in review

Fall sports in review

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor December 17, 2018

Boys Soccer (8-5-1) Coach Arnold Tarzy’s squad impressed once again this season, but could not get past an obstacle that the team has not been able to overcome in the past couple of years-- the sectional...

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