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

Tracy Sachs, teaching her health class at WCHS. The energy in the classroom run down after a long day, as Sachs tries to bring back life into the assingments.

New health curriculum includes a full year of instruction

By Dehab Deglel, Promotions and Subscriptions Manager October 16, 2023

Has health class ever been engaging for students? According to Maryland’s Board of Education, there have been several updates to the health curriculum over the years to make the course more enjoyable...

With more research continuously coming out about the negative consequences of dairy consumption, traditional cows milk is increasingly being eschewed in favor of plant-based alternatives.

Choosing milk that’s best for consumers is udder chaos

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Editor-in-Chief May 30, 2023

Do you know what is udder-ly bad for you? Regular cow’s milk. Moreover, milk and other dairy products have long been flagged for their high levels of saturated fat and their outsized role as a causative...

The WCHS parking lot on the morning of Dec. 6. While getting to see the colors of the sunrise over Gainsborough Road are a treat, students should not have to see them because schools should start later.

Getting Z’s could lead to more A’s

By Nate Levine, Photo Manager January 2, 2022

An hour’s difference in the morning could haunt kids’ sleep cycles for life. If an issue of this magnitude has been caused by the school system, the conversation of schools opening later needs to be...

Freshman Aliki Dimitoglou works on the chromebook. Taking Health online is one of the three choices that tenth graders have to complete their mandatory credit.

Summer health program clears up space in schedules

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor June 10, 2019

Most WCHS students spend their summer vacationing, hanging out at the pool or going to camp. Going to three weeks of classes during the summer is not an ideal activity, but many rising 10th graders have...

Time’s up MCPS; Health course must be revamped

By Maya Rosenberg, Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2018

It’s only the first month of 2018, but society has already gone through a huge metamorphosis surrounding sexual assault and harassment. From the #MeToo movement to the Time’s Up initiative, celebrities...

Regardless of moral opinion, medical abortion should be taught in an unbiased manner to students in health classes.

Abortion Education Should be Integrated Into MCPS Health Curriculums

By Sofia Williamson, Opinions Editor January 4, 2017

In world history classes, students are taught a wide span of religion views without bias. For instance, In 1962,  the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional for state officials to compose...

Senior Sarah Renberg met with Senator John Boozman  to discuss the benefits of vision therapy.

After Concussion, Senior Learns to Love Her Brain

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer November 25, 2015

Senior Sarah Renberg was playing for the highly competitive girls Pride hockey team when tragedy struck and was illegally hit during a game, receiving a severe concussion. “My head injury resulted...

Health and Fitness Club President and founder Elliott Sloate demonstrates proper lifting technique.

New Health and Fitness Club introduced at CHS

By Nathan Deychman, Sports Editor September 25, 2015

Clubs are all but uncommon, but new ones with different ideals are hard to come by. The Health and Fitness Club is a new club debuting this year, and is the first of its kind at CHS. The club was founded...

Teachers must lift haze on marijuana education

Teachers must lift haze on marijuana education

By Greer Smith, Opinions Editor October 30, 2013

In school there are certain phrases students hear a lot: stay in school, do your homework, stop bullying. One of the most stressed of these commandments is "say no to drugs." For the most part, drugs...

Gaithersburg, Watkins Mill set up wellness centers

By Yash Nigram, Production Editor September 30, 2013

MCPS has established school-based wellness centers at Gaithersburg High School and Watkins Mill High School this school year to raise health awareness and make medical services more accessible to their...

You Oughta Know

By Gil Jacobson and Emily Jin May 30, 2013

HEALTH Plan B One-Step The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the emergency contraception pill Plan B One-Step or the "morning-after pill" to be available as an over-the-counter pill to women...

Students promote men’s health with Movember

Students promote men’s health with Movember

By Skylar Whitman, Staff Writer December 3, 2012

Many students think of November as a month when it is socially acceptable to let their facial hair grow freely, but a charitable foundation called "Movember" claims to have started this well-known occasion. Movember,...

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