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The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The Ben & Jerrys ice cream container features Jimmy Kimmel. The ice cream is made of caramel and chocolate ice creams with chocolate cookie swirls, and chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough and peanut butter cookie dough.

Tonight Dough discusses loving each moment at WCHS

By Caitlin Murphy, The Tonight Dough June 6, 2023

Much like every other article I have written for The Observer over the past three years, I am writing this one, in typical Caitlin fashion, the night before it is due. I think the reason I procrastinate...

Seniors Ian Rubin and Elyssa Shenker took the stage on the evening of April 14 to perform their senior showcase, The Last Five Years. While both actors were on stage for the majority of the show, they only directly interacted with one another during one song.

WCHS Seniors produce “The Last Five Years”

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor May 16, 2023

As the lights dimmed in the WCHS auditorium, the audience’s voices hushed as they waited with bated breaths for the show to begin. Spotlights illuminated the dark stage and the orchestra played their...

Students must now make the change from technology to traditional paper due to a new WCHS policy.

Say goodbye to computers and hello to pencils

By Caitlin Murphy, Oxford Comma Enthusiast May 15, 2023

Three years ago the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world and WCHS, sending students home for an “extended” spring break. Now, three years later, WCHS has been hit with a new pandemic: technology. If...

Starting quarterback, Justin Huebl, glances towards the football he just threw to a teammate. The WCHS football team finished with a successful season and made it to the state quarterfinals.

Athlete of the month: Justin Huebl

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor May 15, 2023

Whether he is throwing a game-winning touchdown pass, diving into the pool or whipping the ball around the lacrosse field, Justin Huebl does it all. A three-sport athlete for WCHS, the senior plays football,...

WCHS is operating on a new testing schedule for the first two weeks of May to accommodate for AP Exams and state-mandated testing.

AP testing schedule changes result in mixed opinions

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor May 9, 2023

Every year, AP Exams bring stress, cram sessions and weird schedules to schools across the country, with WCHS being no exception. Despite many students missing multiple days of school due to exams, WCHS...

Mrs. Marshall, shown holding her Teacher of the Month sign, currently teaches AP U.S. History and Honors NSL. She has been a teacher for 17 years, all of which have been at WCHS.

Teacher of the Month: Amanda Marshall

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor March 28, 2023

From telling stories about the robber barons of the Gilded Age in AP U.S. History to teaching students about checks and balances in Honors NSL, Amanda Marshall certainly brings social studies to life in...

Li Turner, a worker at Playa Bowls, a popular counter service restaurant in Cabin John Village, uses an electronic tablet to checkout a customer. Playa Bowls uses the tablets to make the ordering process more convenient for customers and workers, and it prompts customers to leave a tip at the end of checkout.

New technology leads to tipping culture changes

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor January 31, 2023

Picture this: you are standing in front of the counter at your local Starbucks waiting for the familiar beep that signals your credit card approval as you pay for your daily latte. Just as you are about...

Taking AP Exams have many benefits for students such as receiving college credit and standing out to colleges. However, the early registration deadline places unnecessary limitations on students abilities to take exams.

Observer Opinion: An Advanced Placement inconvenience

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor December 2, 2022

Every fall, high school students across the country are forced to make a choice: whether or not to register for AP Exams. Along with it being the start of a new month and an early action college application...

Margot Robbie was spotted on set decked out in a neon skater outfit while filming her upcoming movie, Barbie. This 70s inspired costume is a fun and unique way to dress up for Halloween.

Creative Halloween costumes for this October

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor October 11, 2022

Everyone knows about the classic, sometimes slightly overdone, Halloween costumes such as a devil, a witch and a Disney princess. While these costumes are great options, many people prefer to dress up...

Smiling with her Skyliners synchronized skating team, senior Samantha Handrigan poses for a picture after winning the silver medal at the Junior Synchronized Skating World Championships

Senior ices out competition to win silver medal

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor June 9, 2022

While most high school athletes can be found throwing a football down the field for a touchdown or sliding into home plate, senior Samantha Handrigan can be found gliding across the ice with her synchronized...

The Goldmine Trail is location in Potomac, MD off of Macarthur Blvd. The trail offers many different options for all types of hikers, with spurs leading to the famous Great Falls.

Fill the summer with these local adventures

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor June 5, 2022

With summer right around the corner, many WCHS students are wondering what to do with their free time other than watching Netflix and scrolling through their phones when they are bored. However, with plenty...

The Netflix show, Bridgerton, released a second season on March 25, 2022. This season featured Anthony Bridgerton, the oldest sibling and head of the Bridgerton household.

‘Bridgerton’ season 2’s slowburn is the talk of the ‘ton’

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor May 10, 2022

Dearest reader, lavish sets, dazzling costumes and a will-they-won’t-they romance can only mean one thing: “Bridgerton” is back. “Bridgerton” has returned with a second season, and it is all...

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