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MCPS seeks to offer healthy and filling meals to all students in the county, no matter what the socio-economic status. Students are required to get a meal and a fruit, to make sure they get all of the nutrients they need.

MCPS dishes out free lunches to all students

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor-in-Chief January 2, 2022

Going out to eat, packing a meal from home or buying from the cafeteria have all been long-standing options for students when deciding what to do for lunch. However, much like other aspects of school during...

Nina Dobrev stars as Natalie Bauer, and unlucky with love journalist who is taken on a journey of romance and self acceptance. Released on Nov. 5 2021, Love Hard is a diverse watch for the holidays.

Netflix’s “Love Hard” can be hard to watch

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2021

A Netflix rom-com that includes catfishing is usually a recipe for disaster, with the 2018 original “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” acting as a defense for this manipulative behavior, and being a prime...

WCHS Art History and Ceramic Sculpture teacher Leonard Dermont   is the November 2021 TOTM, an award he earned through his engaging lessons and close connections with students.

Teacher of the Month: Leonard Dermont

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2021

After over 30 years of teaching, and 20 of them at WCHS, Art History and Ceramic Sculpture teacher Leonard Dermont has finally received the coveted Teacher of the Month award. His devotion to art and teaching...

Taylor seated in his office with a copy of The Churchill Observer from when he worked as an administrator at WCHS.

Meet Principal Taylor

By Ela Jalil and Olivia Yasharoff October 26, 2021

He just couldn’t stay away. Six years was too long for former WCHS Assistant Principal John Taylor to be apart from the magnetism of the Bulldog community. Now principal, Taylor brings his passion for...

Election features Reese Witherspoon as Tracy Flick as an overachiever willing to do whatever it takes, with only one person willing to stand in her way being her history teacher played by Matthew Broderick. This is an iconic high school movie that all seniors should watch before graduation.

Top 10 movies to watch before graduation

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor in Chief June 2, 2021

WCHS seniors' graduation is next week, marking a departure from the community that they have been a part of for the past four years to embark on a new adventure -- college. The high school experience has...

Chloé Zhao, Director of Nomadland, made Oscar history as the first woman of color to be nominated and to win an Academy Award for best director. Zhao is also only the second female director to win an Oscar since Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker in 2010.

Missed the show? These are the best and worst moments of the 93rd Oscars

By Ela Jalil and Olivia Yasharoff May 3, 2021

The 93rd Oscars was a night of bold fashion choices and historical firsts, with changes to the original way of doing things that left the audience confused and shocked. For those who missed out on watching...

WCHSs Model UN team is hosting their first ever conference in April. Students and teachers work together to make this event a reality.

WCHS prepares to host its first Model UN conference

By Ela Jalil, News Editor March 16, 2021

Virtual school has not only changed the way that students learn, but also how they do their extracurricular activities. Participation is waning for many WCHS clubs, due to the lack of incentives, such...

Clueless is a 90s classic rom com that revolves around Cher (Alicia Silverstone) a Beverly Hills teen. Friendship was also an important theme with her hanging out with Tai (Brittany Murphy), and Dionne (Stacey Dash) for the majority of the movie.

The best rom-coms to watch during the Valentine’s Day season

By Ela Jalil, News Editor February 14, 2021

Valentine’s Day can be a touchy subject for those that don’t have a special someone to celebrate the holiday with. However, a good romantic comedy can get you to laugh, cry, and believe that true love...

Due to virtual school, snow days may become obsolete- and thats a good thing.

Snow days are not logical during virtual learning

By Ela Jalil, News Editor January 27, 2021

Imagine a time where you don’t have to go to school past June 16. A time where Spring Break isn’t cut short to make up for the missed learning due to snow days. This is now the reality and it should...

2020 has been a crazy year filled with events from the coronavirus to social justice movements, to a contentious election.

2020 wrap up

By Trevor Gardemal and Ela Jalil December 22, 2020

In a word, 2020 has been hectic. This year has been filled with a pandemic, a tumultuous presidential election, the new experience of online school, natural disasters and more. Read below to see our highlights...

Hallmark movies made history when they included their first gay couple on screen. Although last year Hallmark underwent controversy for not allowing a commercial of gay people to air on their channel, hallmark is making progress.

Best “Hallmark” movies to watch this Christmas

By Ela Jalil, News Editor December 15, 2020

With Thanksgiving finally over and Christmas around the corner, families are starting to celebrate their beloved holiday traditions, such as blasting festive music or decorating their house. But one of...

Students gather together on Zoom to celebrate their induction into the Math Honors Society. COVID has forced Honors Societies to come up with innovative ways to maintain their usual traditions.

Honors Societies induction ceremonies connect members during virtual learning

By Ela Jalil, News Editor November 30, 2020

For many WCHS students, Honors Societies are not only resume boosters, but they are also ways to be a part of a large organization to hone specific skills. Many societies are offered, providing tutoring...

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