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

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Lemon Sorbet says avoid being sour when times are tough

By Liam Klein, Lemon Sorbet June 8, 2023

Throughout the past four years being part of The Observer has been constant. From the first day of Freshman orientation up until now like clockwork every day I would spend one period in room 243 (except...

Mr. Portnoy is excited to begin his preparation to educate students on sports betting.

Sports betting: a gamble?

By Liam Klein, Can't Hear You, Airpods Are In May 15, 2023

AP classes are a staple of students' schedules at WCHS. Classes like AP Statistics, AP Modern World History, AP Literature, AP Biology, AP Physics, AP Computer Science and more keep students busy from...

“One Wayne G” the new album by Mac DeMarco is breaking records as many regard it as the longest studio album ever released.

Mac DeMarco confuses the media by releasing his 199 song album, “One Wayne G”

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor May 8, 2023

How long is the typical album, maybe 10 or 15 songs? How about 199 songs? Not nine, or 19 songs but in fact 199 songs. The album titled “One Wayne G” was released on April 21st by Mac DeMarco. It has...

There are many popular posthumous albums such as Circles, Legends Never Die and more. But are these albums popularity worth the effect it can have on an artists legacy.

Poor or progressive: Posthumous albums

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor March 27, 2023

Posthumous albums are nothing new to the music industry. What do The Notorious B.I.G’s “Life After Death”, Jimi Hendrix's “The Cry of Love”, 2Pac’s “R U Still Down” and Marvin Gaye’s...

The past years overdose statistic have continued the alarming trend of overdoses rising. The number of overdoses reached an all time high in 2022.

MCPS and the media must change the narrative to curb overdosing

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor February 23, 2023

Prince, Tom Petty, Mac Miller, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Tyler Skaggs, Juice WRLD, Heath Ledger, Len Bias, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley. What do all of these incredible...

The school calendar for the 2022-23 school year was mostly normal, but could some shake-ups be coming just next year?

Proposed MCPS calendar for 2023-2024 could shake things up

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor December 17, 2022

The first day of school is something that all students dread. But, could it be coming sooner than ever in the coming years? Possibly. Now that MCPS has recently released the proposed dates for the 2023-24...

Good Kid M.A.A.D City is Kendrick Lamars first major study album and released October 22nd, 2012.

Looking at the past decade: Kendrick Lamar’s albums

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor October 20, 2022

Kendrick Lamar, K.Dot, Oklama, or Kung Fu Kenny is a man of many names and albums. The 14-time Grammy Award winner is one of the most influential figures in the entire music industry. However, Lamar’s...

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers was released on March 13 as Kendrick Lamars 5th studio album

Kendrick Lemar scores big with the “Big Steppers”

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor June 9, 2022

Kendrick Lamar is widely considered one of the greatest rappers of all time. The kid from Compton has over 70 million certified record sales in the US alone, 14 Grammy awards and three platinum albums...

Kenobi continues the story of Obi-Wan for avid Star-Wars fans

“Kenobi” continues the story of Obi-Wan for avid Star-Wars fans

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor June 6, 2022

More than 15 years after the release of “Revenge of the Sith,” Ewan McGregor is once again reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the new “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series on Disney Plus. The series follows...

On March 29th, the Washington Nationals released their cherry blossom inspired City Connect.

Connecting to the city: pro sports teams unveil new look

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor May 8, 2022

Cherry blossoms are an iconic symbol of the Washington, D.C. metro area, they even have an entire festival dedicated to them. But now, cherry blossoms have a new influence within the city: sports. On March...

Moon Knight is Marvel Studios new six episode mini-series

Another hit to Marvels’ catalog: “Moon Knight”

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor May 6, 2022

“Moon Knight” is Marvel Studios’ latest addition to their ever-growing catalog of Disney+ exclusive series and shows. Starring Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector, and Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow, the six...

The return to regular in-person learning during the 2021 school year also coincided with a return of the typical 7 class school day.

Block schedules are more beneficial to students

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor February 17, 2022

Over the past two school years, WCHS has experimented with different versions of the daily school bell schedule. With varying start times, time in between classes, lunch length, class length, and classes...

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