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

Symbols of patriotism like the US flag stand in virtually every room of the WCHS building. Yet, this has not stopped the increasing apathy towards patriotic acts such as standing for the Pledge.

Pledge of Allegiance at WCHS: To stand or not to stand?

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor March 10, 2022

It’s the end of second period. Students are packing up their things and pulling out their phones, eager to respond to text messages or play games. Teachers are preparing for their next class while constantly...

With the prospect of virtual school returning in some instances, many students and teachers worry both attendance and participation will fall due to the ability to turn off cameras during class.

A fun killer: virtual school on snow days

By Austin Vinner, News Editor February 15, 2022

Burnt out. That’s how many students at school this year are feeling. Transitioning back to in-person school has been challenging enough, and now that students have finally begun to feel normal again...

Photo by Miranda Chung.

Fast fashion is hurting the earth at an alarmingly rapid rate

By Miranda Chung, Copy Editor March 3, 2020

With the earth’s average temperature rising annually, young people all over the world are leading the fight against climate change and global warming. From using metal straws to building composts to...

Late artists deserve peace and respect

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor February 3, 2020

From Lil Peep to XXXTentacion to Mac Miller, there have been numerous hip hop artists who have passed away within the last few years, devastating fans. The most recent rapper to pass is Jared Anthony Higgens,...

The 2019 Oscars took place Feb. 24 and had no host for the first time in 30 years. They were held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Oscars receive backlash from #MeToo supporters

By Kathy Hu, Advertising and subscriptions manager April 11, 2019

The #MeToo movement came into light in 2017 and has taken the world by storm ever since. With the 2018 Oscars, which included many accused men being nominated for awards, the #MeToo hashtag blew up on...

Politicians make the decisions that affect our day to day lives and help to create the laws that run our country.

Politicians should be held accountable for previous actions

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor April 4, 2019

A picture is worth a thousand words. The picture in Va. Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook is worth one: unforgivable. The governor recently stumbled into the spotlight after his yearbook...

Pre-College Costs Hinder Students

Pre-College Costs Hinder Students

By Observer Opinion March 29, 2017

College is an expensive investment into a student’s future. At CHS, most of students’ daily lives and choices revolve around earning amazing grades and outstanding test scores so they receive admittance...

Cell phone policy is great in moderation

By Greer Smith, Opinions Editor November 26, 2013

It is a glorious time to be a student at CHS. The constricting bonds regarding electronic use during school hours have been loosened. According to the CHS website, a new policy allows students to use...

Kyle in Context

Kyle in Context

By Kyle Edwards, Online Humor Columnist November 17, 2011

Coffee shops are everywhere. Within that espresso, latte or cappuccino is modern society’s solution for late nights; they are a break from the chaos of our jobs and a forum for small talk. As a loather...

Music blogs make ‘Rolling Stone’ seem stone age’d

By Andrea Mirviss, Editor-in-Chief October 1, 2010

There have been too many articles written about the future of music.  Some writers say music died with the introduction of the Internet.  Others say music is just beginning to blossom as music-technology...

Senior year should be eliminated entirely

By Maya Montayne Opinions Editor March 22, 2010

Is there anything better than being a second semester senior? The answer to that question was once a resounding “no,” but a new contender has recently appeared−skipping senior year altogether. In...

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