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 jazz band seniors line up for their last jazz coffeehouse performance. They look forward to their future and further exploring jazz in college.

Bean there, heard that, jazz band rocks the coffeehouse

By Isabel Vorabhanda, Opinions Editor June 6, 2024

The jazz band, while on the surface just another part of the WCHS band, is actually its own extension of the WCHS music department. The jazz ensemble does not perform in the traditional band concerts that...

Sabrina carpenter released her new Christmas EP titled Fruitcake including popular hit, A Nonsense Christmas and five new tracks.

Sabrina Carpenter serves up a holiday treat with “Fruitcake” EP

By Cailey Harrington, Promotions and Subscriptions Manager December 3, 2023

As we approach Thanksgiving, more and more singers are releasing new Christmas music to get ready for the holiday season. The nostalgic feeling of Christmas mixed with Sabrina Carpenter’s classic pop...

On October 27, 2023, Taylor Swift released a re-record of her most popular album 1989. The album was received extremely well and sold over 1.6 million units in its debut week.

“1989” never goes out of style

By Claire Moylan, Assistant Features Editor and Photo Manager November 10, 2023

Arguably her most successful album, Taylor Swift's fifth record “1989” was a synth-pop album and spent 11 weeks at the top of the Billboard 200, was certified platinum nine times, sold over 10 million...

Boygenius new EP, titled the rest was released on October 13, 2023, eight months after their successful album the record.

Boygenius’ new EP “rests” well with listeners

By Ananya Pandit, Arts Editor November 10, 2023

Haunting lyrics and symphonic melodies. Reverberating choruses and eerie harmonies. On their newest four-track EP, “the rest,” released on Oct. 13th, Boygenius supersedes genre and structure, continuing...

FedEx field is one of the many concert venues in the DC area that will be hosting popular artists this summer.

Concerts keep the DMV rocking!

By Tafa Nukator, Assistant Opinions Editor June 9, 2023

With school nearing an end, WCHS students can look forward to ditching the books and finding some fun ways to unwind. Concerts are a great way to get out of the house and enjoy music with friends. The...

A photo of a stage performance for the fictional band Daisy Jones and the Six. Eddie Roundtree (played by Josh Whitehouse), Warren Rhodes (played by Sebastian Chacon), Billy Dunne (played by Sam Claflin), Daisy Jones (played by Riley Keough), Graham Dunne (played by Will Harrison), and Karen Sirko (played by Suki Waterhouse).

“Daisy Jones and The Six” shatters expectations

By Paige Tasin, Social Media Manager May 9, 2023

Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books have become incredibly popular over the last few years. Now, one of her books has been turned into a long awaited film adaptation. “Daisy Jones and the Six” has been turned...

“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...

The HOPE Concert features many student musicians as well as professionals. At their performances, they play a wide range of instruments. Shown above, is Melody Chen playing the Guzheng which is a Chinese plucked zither at the Nov. 12 concert.

The HOPE concert spreads hope through music

By Jordan Pashkoff, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2023

The DMV area is no stranger to impressive teenage activists and leaders who take it upon themselves to create change and spread awareness for important global issues. The HOPE Concert (THC), a nonprofit...

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...

There are numerous ways of listening to and exploring indie music, whether it be through earbuds or streaming services. For example, Spotify is a great vehicle to get personalized music recommendations for every genre.

Has indie gone past the point of no return?

By George Chang, Arts Editor March 24, 2023

January 26th, 2010, from Paste Magazine: “Is Indie Dead?” January 16th, 2012, from The Guardian: "Indie rock's slow and painful death." October 25th, 2017, from Vox: "The life and death of the indie-rock...

Black Cat, a concert venue in Washington D.C., opened on September 1993 as a means to discover and support local bands and rising stars in the indie scene.

Upcoming concerts to keep an eye (and ear) out for

By George Chang, Arts Editor March 11, 2023

Imagine the warm spring breeze as you plan the perfect path to the front of the venue, the fluorescent lights bathing the audience in soft reds and blues, the coy grin before the artist sings the first...

Skyzoo was born in New York City and always wanted to be an artist. Although it never completely panned out, he has made a nice career out of ghostwriting for other artists.

“The Mind of a Saint” is a story within an album

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor February 23, 2023

“The Mind Of A Saint,” by Skyzoo and The Other Guys is never going to appear on the Billboard Top 100 Hits or win an award for best album. This album is special though and should be further recognized...

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