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

The parking lots have turned to mayhem as anyone at WCHS is able to park wherever causing major traffic jams.

WCHS revs up open parkig as the lot becomes a free-for-all

By Cailey Harrington, Stars in Every Observer Commercial April 23, 2024

On Tuesday March 12, 2024, WCHS announced that a new open parking policy would be enacted starting on April 1, 2024. This new parking policy makes parking available for everybody, including students and...

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...

Students have been caught going 50+ mph, despite the 10mph speed limit. Speeding is a big problem with WCHS drivers.

Beware! 99% of seniors will get $100 speeding tickets this week

By Caroline Harless, HR Manager & Honorary Editor-in-Chief April 4, 2024

“Skrrt!!!! Watch out!”— that’s the sound of a WCHS driver (who shouldn’t have their license) zooming into the parking lot. If one thing is certain about WCHS, it’s that our students are NOT...

This parking spot in the main student parking of WCHS lot sits empty in the middle of the school day. Due to half-day schedules, absenteeism and the skipping of class, empty parking spots are too common of an occurence. That is one of the factors that makes seniors who have street parking wish that parking was on a first come, first served basis.

Faceoff: First come, first served will optimize parking

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, Opinions Editor March 1, 2024

Parking spots – those infatuating asphalt rectangles – hold a peculiar power in the WCHS ecosystem. They symbolize freedom, responsibility and, most importantly, seniority. But, this privilege is not...

Student cars parked on Victory Lane on April 19. Victory Lane is a popular street for students to park on due to its proximity to WCHS.

Administration driven crazy by student parking violators

By Caroline Harless, Observations Editor May 15, 2023

To the majority of 16-year-olds, getting their driver’s license is one of the most pivotal moments of their teenage careers. With a driver’s license comes new freedom, more responsibility and something...

The car of a WCHS student is parked legally in front of power lines. The power line field is a trek for students from school.

Regency neighborhood permits should be available for WCHS parking

By Jack Gans, Social Media Manager October 15, 2022

Parking has been an issue for many years at WCHS, especially when winter comes around. Although a lack of spots is certainly an issue, the winter becomes a factor when students are parked so far away from...

The WCHS parking lot on a school day. Previously, 90 students had permanent spots in the lot, but now those spots are first-come, first-serve.

May the odds be ever in your favor for school parking

By Jeremy Fredricks and Jasper Bernstein April 7, 2022

If you think hockey defending its state championship or basketball making another deep playoff run will headline the 2022-23 winter sports season, think again. With overwhelming support and funding, WCHS...

WCHS junior Nishu Shahs car sits in her parking spot. She parks in a driveway which she had to pay for, for the 2021-22 school year.

Limited parking results in unlimited problems

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor October 26, 2021

Once an afterthought, parking at WCHS is now a premium. Over the past couple of years, WCHS has seen a boom in students with licenses and cars. With the number of students with licenses increasing, so...

Traffic at WCHS during pickup and drop off is intensified by the amount of buses in the parking lot.

WCHS drivers stressed by parking dilemma

By Austin Vinner, Photo Manager October 17, 2019

With hundreds of cars, many of which being driven by inexperienced student drivers, the WCHS parking lot can be a dangerous place. The fewer car accidents are thanks to the security and police officers...

A new WCHS Instagram account jokes about poor parking done by students at parking lots and on streets around the school.

Instagram account mocks poor WCHS parking jobs

By Emma Chen, Assistant Observaions Editor November 21, 2018

“Just back up to the car behind you. You can do it. I believe in you,” reads the caption the Instagram account @churchillshi**yparkers posted Sept. 24, for the first time. Pictured were two examples...

Junior Camie Kias car parked on Gainsborough Road. She now parks there during the school day since she received a permit.

CHS should not prioritize senior parking spots

By Julia Lescht, Online Opinions Editor October 4, 2017

Every teenager knows, or at least envies, that, victorious tangible symbol of entering adulthood—a driver’s license. Nothing seems better than to finally drive to and from school by your own will....

Juniors, Know Your Place: Tuckerman Ln.

Juniors, Know Your Place: Tuckerman Ln.

By Michael Fox and Jonathan Greenzaid December 23, 2015

A letter to the juniors who think it is permissible to park on Gainsborough Road and Victory Lane: Fewer than 100 seniors were provided with parking spots in the senior lot for the 2015-16 school year....

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