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...

There should be assigned parking for seniors to ensure everyone who wants to drive to school has no trouble finding parking on a daily basis.

Faceoff: Assigned parking spots for seniors

By Tafa Nukator, Opinions Editor April 11, 2024

For WCHS students, senior year is synonymous with freedom. The beginning of 12th grade brings more flexible class schedules, off-campus lunch privileges and, arguably most importantly, access to parking...

The WCHS Bocce team celebrates their victory at the state championship on February 15, 2023.

WCHS’ new bocce team brings great success and experiences

By Tafa Nukator, Assistant Opinions Editor January 23, 2024

The WCHS Bocce team rejoiced after their December 13 victory against BCC. Immediately after the game, they celebrated their 2023 state title, mounting their banner on the wall of the gym. Bocce is a...

WCHS teacher Ms. Tebay smiles while holding her Teacher of the Month certificate. This is her second year teaching art at WCHS.

Teacher of the Month: Jillian Tebay

By Tafa Nukator, Assistant Opinions Editor October 18, 2023

Paintings, drawings and photographs are plastered on every wall of the classroom. This decor is certainly befitting for someone who teaches a range of different art classes. When students enter WCHS teacher...

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...

MCPS students Emily Liu, Shrusti Amula, and Sophie Nguyen present about reducing food waste during the MCPS Youth Climate Summit, another recent climate initiative.

New council breaks the ice for climate action

By Tafa Nukator, Assistant Opinions Editor June 6, 2023

Climate change is considered to be one of the defining crises of our generation. From rising temperatures to natural disasters, the effects of this issue can be seen across the globe. With the UN reporting...

Vibrant colors and nostalgic video game references are among the more notable elements of this film.

New Mario movie is fun, but has a loss of plot originality

By Tafa Nukator, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager May 16, 2023

"It's-a-me, Mario!" If his signature red hat is not enough to identify him, his catch phrase certainly is. This iconic character has long dominated the video game industry, generating nearly 300 games...

The Oscars were held on March 12, 2023 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

The best movies of the year: a complete list of Oscar winners

By Tafa Nukator, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager March 15, 2023

From “Everything Everywhere All at Once” to “Top Gun: Maverick” , film fanatics everywhere can agree that 2022 was a memorable year for movies. Stunning cinematography and fantastic plots can be...

There is a number of different foods commonly eaten on Thanksgiving, including turkey, mashed potatoes, and corn.

Thanksgiving food ranking: is turkey the king?

By Tafa Nukator, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager December 2, 2022

Vibrant leaves litter the streets, and the halls of WCHS are packed with students sporting sweaters and jeans. The time has come, once again, to celebrate Thanksgiving. Families across the country are...

The WCHS Philosophy and Ethics club holds their first meeting on September 26, 2022.

WCHS should limit club total, focus on quality

By Tafa Nukator, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager October 20, 2022

Seconds after the lunch bell rings, students flood the halls. With the school year now in full swing, many of them are headed to club meetings. From activism to speech and debate, the number of choices...

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