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

Kaki Hubeny and Julia Aksentijevich pose in front of an inflatable leprechaun for their Saint Patrick’s Day celebration last year.

The story behind the green: what is Saint Patrick’s day?

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor March 15, 2023

The luckiest day of the year. The Chicago River is a vibrant shade of green. The streets are filled with parades. And, leprechauns are ready to pinch. It is Saint Patrick’s Day! However, besides the...

Senior Jordyn Green poses on a beach. Beach Week is an Md. tradition where students flock to the beaches post-graduation.

Beach Week – 2020

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2020

I never really identified with WCHS. My entire high school career, I found other ways to define myself: through friends, extracurriculars, family and interests. School was like a job to me; I would go...

WCHS attenda march outside the DC Capitol. Protests are a common form of political participation

WCHS students participate in politics

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief March 12, 2020

In today’s political climate, it is imperative that teens, the next generation of voters, get educated and involved in politics. WCHS students are doing all they can to create a better tomorrow, and...

Girl Scout Cookies not only teach girls lessons on business, but taste great. The best Girl Scout Cookie was Samoas, though they were all good.

Tough cookie rankings for this Girl Scout season

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief March 5, 2020

You see them outside of supermarkets, in town squares and around the community. You can smell them from a mile away. The season of sweetness is upon us, a season when the lure of gluttony is too hard to...

The commercial for Zola, a wedding registry company, featured a same-sex couple tying the knot. This celebration of love was torn apart by One Million Moms, a conservative group.

WCHS should stand in support of inclusion

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2020

The Hallmark Channel is typically a place of love and warmth: this hub of holiday films is a place many WCHS students turn to in order to get into the holiday spirit. However, this year, the channel was...

Tardiness task force called to combat attendance issues

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief January 30, 2020

The morning bell rings for WCHS AT 7:45 AM. Instruction begins, and students are expected to be in class. However, this is exactly the contrary. Students arrive 10, 20 even 30 minutes late, flocking the...

Frozen 2 featured a mature storyline, strong character development and beautiful graphics.

“Frozen 2” creates winter-y excitement among students

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief December 18, 2019

The year is 2013. The WCHS Class of 2020 is 11-12 years old. Barack Obama was the president of the country and the “Harlem Shake” was the dance craze sweeping across the internet. The movie "Frozen"...

The WCHS cheer team stunts at the MCPS regional competition. The team has been practicing these elaborate tricks all season.

Flying high: the cheer team is rising to the top

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2019

The WCHS varsity cheer team is proving that they are more than just yelling on the sidelines; they are a tight-knit family working hard to represent the school name.  The team has risen to the top...

More and more students are using credit cards, as opposed to cash, and this phenomenon could be detrimental if students are not properly educated about credit card usage.

Money transaction apps and credit cards are on the rise

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief October 23, 2019

    In the past, when you go out to lunch with a friend and you need to pay them back, cash is the easiest option. However, with the rise of popularity of credit cards among teens, and the skyrocketing...

The Netflix film Tall Girl is spearheaded by six foot newcomer actress Ava Michelle.

Tall Girl falls short on the charts

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2019

She’s smart, kind, pretty, blonde, a talented pianist and popular with two best friends. Jodi Kreyman (Ava Michelle), the main character in “Tall Girl”, appears to have it all. However, she does...

The One Act, Bullies Anonymous, featured a group of stereotypical bullies. From Left, Anonymous User (Eleanor Raab), Zed (Nicky Sremac-Saari), Guidance Counselor Jane (Kate Goldberg), Kimmy (Avery Harner), Kevin (Josh Jacobson).

One Act productions captivate audience

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2019

A horde of zombies, a crazed director, a pharmaceutical marketing team, and a man with one arm all appear on one stage over the course of two hours. No, this isn’t a horror movie, or a mistake: it’s...

Students who take AP classes spend hours studying for their exams, which may not even end up providing them with the college credit they were hoping to recieve.

High cost of AP exams hinders students

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2019

Taking AP classes at WCHS can mean high-intensity classes with hours of studying, but it can also mean another thing students don’t always think about until March: a high price tag. For students who...

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