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

On Wed., March 16, during advisory, students participated in MCPS Antiracist System Audit. Students are taking the audit to help the school system limit bias, discrimination and racism.

MCPS conducts audit to examine role of racism in policies

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief May 8, 2022

“Race and racism were built into our system from the very beginning,” John Landesman, the Executive Director of MCPS’ Office of Strategic Initiatives, said.  MCPS was founded in 1860 for white...

The WCHS parking lot on a school day. Previously, 90 students had permanent spots in the lot, but now those spots are first-come, first-serve.

May the odds be ever in your favor for school parking

By Jeremy Fredricks and Jasper Bernstein April 7, 2022

If you think hockey defending its state championship or basketball making another deep playoff run will headline the 2022-23 winter sports season, think again. With overwhelming support and funding, WCHS...

Students in room 274 during third period on March 9, the first day students in MCPS had the option to go maskless. It was a mixed bag, with some students choosing to go maskless, while others kept them on.

Changing guidance leads to a repealed mask mandate

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief March 20, 2022

On March 8, the Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) unanimously voted to remove the mask mandate in MCPS schools and on the school system’s buses and other transportation services, beginning immediately....

The homepage of Julie Yangs campaign website, Yang is running to represent District 3 on the Montgomery County Board of Education.

WCHS parent Julie Yang runs for BOE seat

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2022

Julie Yang notices the small details instantly. She immediately asks about the background of people she meets with on Zoom, inquiring about their lives and what it shows about them.  Yang worked for...

The exterior of the Potomac Library on Feb. 12. COVID-19 testing kits and KN95 masks are distributed from the library in the early-afternoons on weekdays and Saturdays.

Public libraries stepping up to serve Potomac

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2022

Getting into a good book has become a hobby for many over the last two years. In the U.S., there was nearly a 10 percent increase in book sales in 2020, compared to the prior year. Whether it was hard-copy...

Metal grating separates the sidewalk and pedestrians from closed establishments between CVS and Giant -- including China Gourmet Bistro, Breadsmith, Capital One Bank and the Grilled Oyster Company -- that will eventually be cleared to make way for a road separating the convenience and grocery stores.

Cabin John tosses Broadway Pizza for good

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2022

For 27 years, Broadway Pizza stood as a staple of the shopping center at the corner of Tuckerman and Seven Locks. Known for its pizzas, pastas and friendly neighborhood atmosphere, the restaurant was a...

A wide-angle shot of the WCHS chapter of the National Art Honor Societys mural outside of room 276 on Feb. 3. Students in the honor society are working on the mural, which consists of triangles growing larger as they move away from the door.

National Art Honor Society paints their mark

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2022

Across from the cabinets displaying student-artists’ works, used to sit a blank, empty white wall. Juxtaposing the pop-of-color in the cabinets with the color-less wall had its time, but now things are...

During sixth period on Jan. 21, students walk out in the bus loop of WCHS, to call for more transparency from MCPS on COVID-19. This was part of a countywide initative.

Students elect to stay “in” during meaningful walk out

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2022

In hundreds of schools across the U.S., students walked out to call for more actions regarding the spike in COVID-19 cases. Among those schools were WCHS and other MCPS schools, where students walked out...

The homepage of Mission: Mentors new website. They have been working on it during Harvards Venture Program, taking place in Mexico City throughout January 2022.

Cutting through the confusion of college applications

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief February 13, 2022

WCHS senior Jessica Xue knew the college admissions process would be difficult. From determining what to write her essays about to narrowing down her list, she had a lot of questions. First, she turned...

During November 2021, the WCHS NaNoWriMo classroom met 52 percent of its original goal. That was still more than one-quarter of a million words.

Students celebrate writing with national competition

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief January 2, 2022

Every November, thousands of school-aged writers log onto their computers, typing up stories about their hopes, dreams and inner thoughts. At the end of every day, they enter their word counts into the...

Students wait in line for COVID-19 screening testing on Dec. 7. Students were randomly-selected to particpate in the testing, which MCPS recently rolled out at all schools.

Pop Quiz! Random COVID-19 testing for WCHS students

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief December 22, 2021

On Nov. 16, WCHS senior Kaveh Farahifar was handed a yellow piece of paper by his English teacher. Feeling a sense of curiosity while looking at the paper, he realized that he was one of about two dozen...

Seniors Aryaan Duggal (right) and Ryan Jen (left) show off what they did at Potomac Day on Oct. 23. Duggal manned the stand at Kicks Karate, while Jen led the WCHS drumline in the parade.

WCHS students drum up support at Potomac Day

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2021

From a parade -- complete with the WCHS drumline -- to dozens of stands representing local businesses, Potomac Day 2021 marked a return to the annual October tradition.  It began with a parade featuring...

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