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

An Anonymous reporter from AP Classroom Daily shares the latest addition to the Ivy League university blacklist, announced just moments earlier by the National American Ivy League Society: Winston Churchill High School.

WCHS try-hards punished by Ivy League blacklist

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, The Observer's Unquestioned Leader April 4, 2024

MCPS students, beware: as of the 2024-2025 school year, the county has officially been moved from the warning label to the banned list by the National American Ivy League Society (NAILS). This demotion,...

Paws for Thoughts: Snowplow parenting

Paws for Thoughts: Snowplow parenting

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2024

“How dare you give my precious, precocious genius a failing grade?!!” the unnamed parent screams as they storm in through the classroom door, waving the offensive paper marked with a tiny red ‘B+’....

Little Women, a nineteenth-century classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, is the perfect representation of the Christmas values.

Growth is ever changing, but the “Little Women” novel is timeless

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Editor in Chief January 4, 2024

Sitting by the window with a hot cup of tea, thumbing through the pages of a worn book as it gently snows into a winter wonderland outside: a lost art. In an increasingly digitized world, Christmas traditions...

AP Chemistry students are grouped into lab tables where they are expected to collaborate on solving the problems and helping each other learn.

Out of element: concerns over AP Chemistry prerequisite

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2023

Despite all AP courses undoubtedly being much more rigorous than the average high school class, there is still a classification among students of these courses as either “hard APs” or “easy APs.”...

Paws for Thoughts: Bring back class rankings!

Paws for Thoughts: Bring back class rankings!

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Editor-in-Chief November 13, 2023

To the disillusioned directors of Hollywood, here’s a reality TV show plot just waiting to be born at WCHS: announce on the first day of junior year that 1) class rankings have been reinstated and 2)...

Pictured from left to right are the boba drinks from Kung Fu Tea, Tiger Sugar, Boba Pop, and Gong-Cha.

Sip, Savor, Score: Boba Ratings

By Ha-Yeon Jeon and Caroline Harless October 18, 2023

Boba. Bubble Tea. Pearl Milk Tea. These are all names for the delicious drink characterized by tea with tapioca pearls, offered at countless locations within Montgomery County. At WCHS, many students love...

In order to be relevant and meaningful, student publications must be uncensored and unafraid to discuss controversial topics.

Student publications should be uncensored

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Editor-in-Chief October 4, 2023

Although perhaps an ironic question, it is arguably the most important: what even is the point of a high school newspaper? It is difficult for such publications to be harbingers of breaking news or mind-boggling...

Observer Opinion: Is a block schedule better?

Observer Opinion: Is a block schedule better?

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Editor-in-Chief June 8, 2023

More of these: well-paced classes, time to ask questions and in-class learning. Less of these: homework, wasted time and excessively required self-studying. Currently, the daily WCHS schedule suffers from...

Students protested math homework and tests in a staged walkout this past March, with the slogan Stop the Math!

“Stop the Math!” Students shut down Math Dept.

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Features Editor June 2, 2023

It had been brewing for years, but this year’s annual WCHS Pi Day celebration was the final straw. Even as Mu Alpha Theta, the WCHS mathematics honor society, sought to cultivate a school environment...

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...

A student logs in to their MyMCPS account, which is the portal through which they access all of their Dual Enrollment courses at Montgomery College.

True or false? Dual Enrollment misconceptions

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Features Editor May 15, 2023

Dual Enrollment, Dual Education, Dual Excitement. From Organic Chemistry to Philosophy in Literature, or Modern Military History to Advanced Object-Oriented C++ Programming, the 518 courses available at...

In honor of Dr. Seuss Day, now rebranded as National Read Across America Day, students can visit various language-related attractions in Washingtonn D.C. Pictured above, the Planet Word museum offers a unique and interactive way of examining the history of the written and spoken language.

The “Word” is out: Spring into these D.C. events

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Features Editor March 30, 2023

Compare the two choices: stuck inside all day long as various social media platforms endlessly clamor for your attention, or enjoying the fresh spring air while exploring the hidden gems of D.C. As the...

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