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

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...

Looking for new and unique ways to use your mask? Jump on these trends (above) before they catch on!

Reduce, reuse, recycle: Repurposing masks

By Caitlin Murphy, Claiming her desk for next year already April 4, 2022

Throughout the past two years, people across the world have depended on face masks to keep them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with the virus being declared a hoax by the government last week,...

Ms. Malanoski teaches one of her AP Macroeconomics classes. Malanoski teaches numerous seniors every year, and feels as though senioritis is prevalent at WCHS.

Senioritis strikes, once again, at WCHS

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor March 9, 2022

Every year, come the second semester, high school seniors across the country fall victim to a well-known plague. What is this plague people may ask? Senioritis. Senioritis, defined by Oxford Languages...

“People We Meet on Vacation,” written by Emily Henry, is a charming friends-to-lovers novel, full of witty dialogue and swoon-worthy moments.

Romance novels to fill your heart and mind

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor March 2, 2022

Everyone has their favorite rom-com movie, laughing despite the cliches and swooning as the leads declare their love for one another. While some may not know it, their favorite movie genre is paralleled...

With the use of Zoom, MCPS teachers were able to host daily classes virtually. This helped protect the safety of staff and students while still engaging in learning.

MCPS must shift to virtual learning

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor February 25, 2022

Flashback to March 2020. As the severity of COVID-19 set in, the entire world was in a panic, and no one, especially the school systems, knew what to do. However, with the start of the 2020 school year...

With the spotlight on her, Eleanor Raab sings one of her solos in The Addams Family. Raab plays Morticia Adams, one of the leads in WCHSs fall musical.

Student Art Spotlight: Eleanor Raab

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor January 10, 2022

Sauntering across the stage, Eleanor Raab commands the stage in her performance of Morticia Addams. With her illusive smile and a twirl of her long black hair, it is no surprise she easily captivates her...

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