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The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

Freshman Cailey Harrington works on an assignment for her English class to make sure she gets it in before the next deadline.

New deadlines are increasing productivity in students

By Lily Chadwick, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

“One week till the end of the quarter!” That line is enough to send many WCHS students into a frenzy. It is easy for assignments to pile up between all seven classes, especially for students who are...

Students who are cooped up in their houses doing unnecessary work are far more likely to be stressed and in a poor mood. Rather, it would benefit them to spend outdoors and on the water, as pictured here.

Sunny days shine on a homework-free summer break

By Ryan Weiner, Editor-in-Chief June 10, 2022

From Aug. 30 to June 15, students at WCHS labor at school. They go to school bright and early. They do classwork that often serves little purpose other than to keep students busy. They go home. They do...

Turning in late assignments can lead to a huge build-up of work and a lack of knowledge of class content.

Should students have to turn in their assingments on time?

By Paige Tasin, Social Media Manager May 16, 2022

The 2021-22 school year was an interesting adjustment for many students. Everyone was forced to relearn how to manage time while balancing a busy schedule. With the calm and relaxed policies during the...

The notice that lets MCPS students know that after 33 years, the Homework Hotline would be shut down but there would be other places they could get homework help.

Remembering the hotline that helped generations

By Cecilia Bernstein, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

This program had been with MCPS for the last 30 years, yet it was not utilized to its fullest. Homework Hotline Live (HHL) was an online service and call-in show which ran for 33 years. Students were able...

WCHS spend each week on Zoom classes to be given more online homework to do. Being on a computer for this long is very stressful and exhausting for students and makes it harder for students to really absorb the information from homework assignments.

Virtual learning homework is ineffective and stressful

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor December 23, 2020

Ever since the pandemic hit and schools went fully virtual in March 2020, schools have had to adapt their curriculums and change the way they teach to fit being on Zoom. Teachers are trying to incorporate...

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