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

For the past 31 years, Montgomery County Public Libraries has had specific branches undergoing activities specialized in each community. However, on March 19th the committee that oversees these branches, decided to dissolve them.

Farewell to Friends of the Library’s individual branches

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor May 10, 2022

On March 19, the Friends of the Library Montgomery County announced that there would no longer be individual chapters of Friends of the Library, effective immediately.  For the Montgomery County Public...

A poster encouraging students to vote for the 2021 SMOB. Voter turnout in past elections has been very concerning, sparking concerns about how much the SMOB truly represents MCPS.

SMOB falls short for students

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor March 17, 2022

A wave of applause swept over the crowd, as the two Student Member of the Board (SMOB) finalists were announced. Cheers radiated from the surviving two campaigns, while frowns and disappointment came from...

The homepage of Julie Yangs campaign website, Yang is running to represent District 3 on the Montgomery County Board of Education.

WCHS parent Julie Yang runs for BOE seat

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2022

Julie Yang notices the small details instantly. She immediately asks about the background of people she meets with on Zoom, inquiring about their lives and what it shows about them.  Yang worked for...

The exterior of the Potomac Library on Feb. 12. COVID-19 testing kits and KN95 masks are distributed from the library in the early-afternoons on weekdays and Saturdays.

Public libraries stepping up to serve Potomac

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2022

Getting into a good book has become a hobby for many over the last two years. In the U.S., there was nearly a 10 percent increase in book sales in 2020, compared to the prior year. Whether it was hard-copy...

Volunteering outside of school with Kits to Heart, Mary Stockschaleder, Anjali George, Lauren Turner, and Julie Nustray package care kits with various goods for cancer patients on November 12.

Kits to Heart club touches hearts of cancer patients

By Kalena Yee, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

Pipe cleaners. Tissue paper. Construction paper. Markers. String. These materials are most commonly used for enjoyment, but they also have the power to make a difference in someone’s life. Whether big...

Members of the Winston Churchill Ethics Bowl pose for a picture after a team meeting on February 10th, 2022. From left to right: David Ameh, Amanda Kossoff, Jaehee Lee, Ryan Chernoff, Brady Cohen, Yasmine Abou Aly, George Chang, Antoine Martinez, and Isabella Ngwana.

Right or Wrong? Ethics Bowl addresses social dilemmas

By George Chang, Staff Writer March 15, 2022

An uproar of voices erupts as two groups of seven students discuss their stances on the ethics of ghosting. Regionals are in two days, which means it is time to get serious. “Maybe we can bring up...

Hana OLooney, the current MCPS SMOB, smiles in a campaign photo. Throughout the entirety of her campaign, OLooney was active on multiple social media platforms to ensure that she was engaging with as many MCPS students as possible.

Get to know MoCo’s 2021-2022 SMOB Hana O’Looney

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor October 21, 2021

Passionate, engaged and committed - these three words only begin to sum up current MCPS Student Member of the Board (SMOB), Hana O’Looney. From advocating for equity in the school system on the countywide...

Sophomore Zara Kanold-Tso (left) talks with her friends after a Track meet on June 1st. Although masks are no longer required, Kanold-Tso prefers to keep it on as an extra safety precaution.

Montgomery County begins to lift COVID-19 restrictions

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Copy Editor June 14, 2021

Montgomery County entered Phase 3 of reopening on May 28, lifting restrictions on face coverings, social distancing and capacity limits just in time for Memorial Day weekend. This final phase removes limits...

Students have all of their important information stored within Naviance and were worried it will not be there during the college application season.

Hack on Naviance terrifies the MOCO community

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor November 13, 2019

The safety concerns of administration greatly increased after the news of two students in Montgomery County hacking into the Naviance college-prep database system came into light. The suspects were able...

WCHS started taking ESOL students this year for the first time since the beginning of the programming. Throughout the school, there are 25 students in total.


By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager October 17, 2019

According to a local reddit user, Montgomery County has 32,000 European immigrants, 124,000 Asian immigrants, and 54,000 African immigrants, the 4th highest of any county in the United States. Needless...

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