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NFL Draft virtually broadcasts top picks

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.

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 round of picks started on April 23rd, the second and third rounds on April 24th and the fourth th...

How to stay entertained during quarantine

One popular way to stay entertained during Quarantine is through TikTok. Each video is different, ranging from humor to horror and it is easy to stay on the app for a while.

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

May 12, 2020

Day to day life in quarantine is completely different than what was happening months ago, with each day feeling the same and endless amounts of time to fill. The current situation with the Coronavirus and quarantine is a big life adjustment, however, The Observer is here to provide you with the top fiv...

Churchill for Climate raises awareness for a hot issue

Churchill for Climate members smile with representative Jamie Raskin, as they hold posters with reasons as to why they participated in the polar plunge

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

March 4, 2020

Recently, climate change and environmental issues have caused a sense of panic. From threats of the world ending in 50 years to never-ending forest fires, climate change and environmental issues are a constant topic of discussion. Many are always asking what they can do to stop climate change or help ...

Redistricting meeting opens eyes to both sides of the debate

At the meeting, there were seven posters that explained different facts about MCPS districts and the timeline that was going to be followed. This poster explained the different phases as well as showed the other future meetings for audience members.

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

February 5, 2020

A current prominent issue in Montgomery County is school redistricting and how it will be implemented. Montgomery County has decided that students will be bussed to various schools throughout the county; however, they have supplied no information as to what bussing will be like, causing outrage amongs...

MCPS Board members showcase plans to redistrict schools

At the meeting, there were seven posters that explained different facts about MCPS districts and the timeline that was going to be followed. This poster explained the different phases as well as showed the other future meetings for audience members to see.

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

December 27, 2019

On Weds. Dec. 4, MCPS hosted a meeting at Gaithersburg High School to discuss the topic of redistricting. This was the first of six meetings planned to keep families up to date on the topic of redistricting, and the meeting was focused on phase one of the process. In phase one, MCPS is focused on data an...

Athlete of the Month: Hannah Hankim

Hankim keeps perfect form as she follows through the ball. Hankim was one of the team's most consistent players throughout the season.

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

December 17, 2019

Practicing three to four times a week with the team, as well as on her own, junior Hannah Hankim has dedicated most of her after-school life to golf. Hankim has been golfing since she was ten years old and has been on the varsity team since her freshman year. Hankim is finishing her season as an over...

Athlete of the Month: Mateo Noguera

Mateo Noguera (right, blue) has been playing soccer since he was three years old. Now as a senior captain, Noguera still shines on the field.

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

November 20, 2019

Training six days and playing up to two games a week, senior captain Mateo Noguera has dedicated his Falls to soccer since he was a freshman. Noguera has been playing soccer since he was only three years old and made the WCHS varsity team his sophomore year. As his final regular season comes to a close...

Girls volleyball dig deep for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Haley Gye and Aiden Sung smile as they model bright pink to raise awareness about the Dig Pink game and the cause.

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

October 22, 2019

On Oct. 7th, WCHS girls volleyball hosted their annual Dig Pink game to raise money for breast cancer awareness. With an impressive 8-2 record, WCHS won the game over opponent Whitman, 3-0. Overall, the team raised $2,545 dollars, with $600 from the game sales and $1945 from the GoFundMe that parents ...

The good and bad of AP season: yearly review

Various WCHS students feel the stress of APs.

By Allison Jacobs and Andrew Chan, News Editor and Sports Editor

June 5, 2019

AP season marks the time from around mid-April to mid-May when preparation for AP exams goes into full swing, with teachers handing out review guide after review guide, and the cramming begins for many. AP season also means that stress is going to be a constant feeling when thinking about the classes...

Will no likes be disliked by many?


The Instagram logo is very famous for it’s various changes in color, shape and overall appearance.

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

May 15, 2019

Instagram has recently been testing out a new idea that involves removing the ability to view likes on a post. The goal would be for users to stop focusing on popularity and clout, and more on the content they are posting to make themselves happy, instead of worrying about what others think. Instagram...

Netflix’s You reveals the dark side of human nature

Penn Badgley plays Joe Goldberg, Beck’s boyfriend and creepy stalker. He is often the star of many of the horrifying drama that takes place in You.

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editor

February 26, 2019

On Sept. 9, Netflix released the show You, an intense and steamy drama. The show takes place in New York City, and throughout the ten episodes, a sinister relationship forms between the two main characters, while we find out more about each of their scary pasts. The acting and shocking plot has brough...

First Amendment should not protect dangerous speech

First Amendment should not protect dangerous speech

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editior

December 20, 2018

A prom photo showcasing a group of 60 senior boys from Baraboo High School in Wisconsin went viral Nov. 12. The photo’s popularity grew out of controversy rather than humor as most viral photos do these days. The boys were pictured holding a "Sieg Heil" salute, most commonly recognized as the Nazi sal...

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