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

Composting programs are low-effort but high-yield. MCPS schools, including WCHS, need to take bigger steps to establish their own.

A small step to improve the world, WCHS needs to begin composting

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Features Editor May 23, 2022

Composting, food waste and the environment: three buzzwords that are always linked together in vague speeches trying to convince everyone to compost. But what is composting really, and why should schools...

In a blend of in-person school learning and virtual learning, MCPS students will be given more course options in 2022-2023 school year to combat the countywide education gap.

MCPS expands virtual classes for upcoming year

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor May 8, 2022

Robotics. Animation. Biotech. German. Italian. Although these five courses are not available at WCHS, WCHS students will still be able to take them in the 2022-2023 school year. How? Through one of MCPS’...

WCHS alumnus Pmurt Dlanod recently discovered a planet that shows remarkable signs of being inhabitable, and now is the legal owner.

In a galaxy far, far away…

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Spelling Bee Champion April 4, 2022

Elon Musk. NASA. SpaceX. For the past few years, these three words have been most associated with American progress in space exploration. However, with a recent astonishing discovery by a first-year astronomer...

Daylight Savings Time(DST) has long been an issue of scrutiny for its outdatedness. Both expensive and the cause of health problems, DST needs to be abolished.

It is time to stay sprung forward

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor March 18, 2022

$434 million each year. What is the U.S. spending this money on? Expanding the reach of education to under-resourced districts? Investing in improvements to nationwide infrastructure? Developing green...

As May approaches, students are beginning to organize their study plans for the upcoming AP exams. For freshmen and sophomores, this stretch can become overwhelming and exhausting.

WCHS underclassmen prepare for looming AP tests

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor March 9, 2022

As the calendar flips closer and closer to May, many students are beginning to make their study plans for the upcoming AP exams. In comparison to the relative experience of the juniors and seniors, this...

As a voting member of the Montgomery County Board of Education, the SMOB has the ability to push for the changes backed by students. The issues highlighted in their campaign are often the focus of their advocacy.

As SMOB election season unfolds, new ideas arise

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor February 15, 2022

Give me an S! Give me an M! Give me an O! Give me a B! What does that spell? SMOB! As the SMOB Nominating Convention on Feb. 16 quickly approaches, student campaigns are beginning to pick up steam to see...

The MCEA (Montgomery County Education Association) has branches in every school, with two teacher representatives at WCHS.

What is the Teachers Union?

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor January 10, 2022

“I went to school, so I can teach just as well as you!” is something that many teachers hear, but it could not be further than the truth. Teachers are highly-educated professionals trained for their...

Students oftentimes find themselves cramming for the multiple tests they will have to take the next morning the night before, meaning that many of them are unable to truly reap the potential benefits of testing.

Test overlap overwhelms students’ schedules

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor January 2, 2022

A messy scribble-scrabble of different pen colors, notes scribbled in the margins and overlapping due dates highlighted and marked with rows of exclamation points. What is this? A student’s planner....

Lily Braun, the WCHS School Psychologist, is located in Room 115A. Working together with the Special Education and Counseling departments, she plays a crucial role in students wellbeings.

School psychologist opens door for mental health

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor November 25, 2021

Walk down the main office hallway, pass the Health room, Mailroom and the College & Career Center. Keep walking down the counseling hallway and take a left into room 155A, right into an office unnoticed...

During the summer, the best trips can often be taken through a good book. With these five titles set to be published from June to August of this upcoming summer, there will be no shortage of books of all genres, authors, and perspectives to be a window into all kinds of different worlds.

Books to look forward to this summer

By Ha-Yeon Jeon May 30, 2021

Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Especially during this past year, when everyone has been stuck at...

Due to COVID-19, the 2020-2021 school year has become stressful for AP students, especially for freshmen unfamiliar with AP learning styles.

Freshmen adapt to AP classes during virtual learning

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

A prominent roadmark of the freshman journey is finally being able to take Advanced Placement classes. These classes are touted as the ultimate challenge for students, and at WCHS, the most common AP class...

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