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

WCHS student uses binoculars in the hallway to see what classroom her new boy obsession is.

Say hello to empty stomachs but full brains

By Tafa Nukator, Lebron Enthusiast April 16, 2024

It is no secret that WCHS is characterized by its competitive academic culture, with many students aiming to take as many high-level courses as possible. While summer courses are an option, a limited number...

WCHS administration, security and students take in the aftermath of an incident in which one student jokingly slammed a cake into another students face.

Trash Talk: student responsibility at lunch

By Maximus Wang, Promotions & Subscriptions Managers October 18, 2023

The bulldog statue near the media center had to witness a terrible sight during lunch on Sept. 8, as a “fight” broke out right next to him, leaving icing on the floor and cake in a student’s face....

WCHS Staff has started to check Student IDs to double-check that they are seniors before letting them leave campus during lunch.

New lunch rules impact WCHS students

By Claire Moylan, Photo Manager May 31, 2023

After a WCHS student sits through four periods, they finally hear the sound of the bell signaling that it is time for a break from studying, note-taking and working. It is time for lunch. Most students...

While many students’ families compost at home, both the environment and economy would benefit from school wide composting.

Composting efforts should be used to improve MCPS’s footprint

By Leah Kreisler, Online Photo Mangager March 11, 2023

Every year, approximately 268 million tons of waste are produced in the United States alone. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this means every American produces roughly 4.4...

Students crowd the WCHS cafeteria on the morning of September 29, 2022 to buy and eat breakfast.

Limited lunch options leave students hungry for more

By Clara Young, Assistant News Editor October 20, 2022

Walk into the cafeteria and take in the sight: lines of restless students, underfilled trays of pre-packaged food and utensils littering the floor. This scene is an exact replica of last year, except now,...

Sophomore Zoey Tahardi (standing in the blue jacket) deals the cards out for blackjack at lunch on Oct. 28. She plays blackjack with her group of friends near-daily at lunch, often in the courtyard next to the math department.

21 in 2021: Group brings blackjack to WCHS

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief November 25, 2021

In the courtyard at the end of the math hallway, one might not mistake the blackjack game for the kind found in a high-end Las Vegas casino. There was no felt-covered table, no endless supply of food or...

Cabin John Shopping Center is a very popular destination for WCHS students who go out for lunch.

Students should have the freedom to go out for lunch

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor May 9, 2019

Five days, 35 hours or 2,100 minutes is typically how long WCHS students spend within the walls of school each week. With the exception of seniors, students are not permitted to leave school grounds during...

CHS Students Take Their Lunch Break Off Campus

May 26, 2017

Between California Tortilla, Chipotle and Cava, the rest of the school envies those lucky, licensed seniors who have several options of places to drive to for lunch during the school week. The school...

Students often leave trash after lunch for the building services crew to clean up.

Throw Away Bad Habits Along With Your Trash

By Sofia Williamson, Production Editor March 22, 2016

Let’s talk trash. At CHS, there seems to be a prominent problem that no one is talking about, in which students lack the character to properly dispose of their trash. After lunch, it is impossible...

Club works to recycle food one lunch at a time

Club works to recycle food one lunch at a time

By GIl Jacobson, Production Editor January 7, 2014

The five-minute warning bell rings and students begin scrambling to gather all of their stuff and head off to class.  Inevitably, students who do not finish their lunches will toss their remains of their...

Reusable LunchSkins offer green alternative

Reusable LunchSkins offer green alternative

By Danielle Kiefer, Circulation Manager October 2, 2012

Brown paper bags, napkins, tin foil and plastic baggies are just some of the trash thrown away by students every day at lunch. Each person creates 67 pounds of waste by the end of the school year, according...

Auditorium fire shows student and teacher preparedness

Auditorium fire shows student and teacher preparedness

By Jordan Janis, Fact Checker May 1, 2012

After seven days of cleaning, the CHS auditorium has new curtains and newly cleaned, upholstered seats and carpeting following an electrical fire that broke out in the auditorium March 21. Damage was...

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