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

With performances on five different nights in March, Blast 32 will be the first Blast production since 2019. The performers have put in work, both in person and virtually, since mid November.

WCHS Blast will re-unite with audiences this March

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor March 11, 2022

This March, the fan-favorite production of Blast is making a comeback after not being performed in two years. Back in early 2020, WCHS students were working on the 31st production of Blast - Blast: Spectrum....

Members of the WCHS club, Jack’s Wildcats tutor on Seven Locks Elementary School every Tuesday and Thursday after school. They tutor kindergarten through fifth grade.

Have fun and help others – Jack’s Wildcats provides a great opportunity at WCHS

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor March 2, 2022

A student’s progression through their education journey takes them from playing house in kindergarten, to learning algebra in middle school to taking AP exams in high school. High school can be a stressful...

WCHS teacher Erin Brown passes out the biweekly MCPS-issued KN-95 masks to her students.

Trial and error: MCPS’ COVID-19 protocols fluctuate

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor February 25, 2022

Going back to in-person school has presented a new set of challenges for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). Trying to stop the spread of COVID-19 and its variants while trying to keep students safe...

The album cover for Red (Taylors Version), is simpler than the orignal 2012 cover, without the album title or even Swifts name.

“Red (TV)” vault tracks make fans feel lucky

By Olivia Yasharoff and Jordan Pashkoff January 10, 2022

There is not a lot going on at the moment for Taylor Swift. In the past year she has only released two new albums and re-recorded two of her old albums, with her most recent re-recording being “Red (Taylor’s...

Lily Kriendler and her friends made cookies for the nonprofit organization Small Things Matter through their Kokua Foods Program.

Spread the holiday joy by helping the community

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor January 5, 2022

The holidays are a time to celebrate, relax, get together with family and friends, and most importantly, to give back to the community. Volunteering and making donations can largely impact the lives of...

On the second day of mental health awareness week, the Thrive Club encouraged WCHS students to leave positive chalk messages on the sidewalk.

Mental health tips for students to deal with stress

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor December 8, 2021

As students are well into the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year, it is important for students to check in on themselves. In-person learning is back in swing and the pressures that might have...

WCHS students work on their school-issued Chromebooks during class. Every student should have the same opportunities and technology equality at school.

Students should only be using school-issued Chromebooks

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor November 3, 2021

Think back to March 2020. Nobody brought personal computers to school. Students all used the Chromebooks that were provided in their classrooms without complaints. The virtual learning environment made...

Olivia Rodrigo announced her first album Sour  and its track list on April 13. The album features singles such as drivers license and was released on May 21.

“Sour” is a sweet success for Olivia Rodrigo

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor May 30, 2021

Usually when an artist is starting out, their debut album is solid but there is obvious room for growth and betterment in production and songwriting. But in the case of 18-year-old Olivia Rodrigo, whose...

Ali Kershner, a sports performance coach at Stanford posted this photo on her Instagram highlighting the differences in the mens and womens weight room for the NCAA tournament.

NCAA basketball tournament gets called out for gender inequality

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor May 3, 2021

One of the most anticipated sports events for college basketball players and fans around the country is the NCAA Basketball tournament. This year, more than ever, the National Collegiate Athletic Association...

Love Story (Taylors Version) was released on February 12th with the announcement on her Instagram the morning before. The cover resembles Swifts 2008 album Fearless which the single is originally from.

Taylor Swift celebrates victory with release of “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)”

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor March 15, 2021

It doesn’t always occur to a casual listener all of the behind the scene work that an artist puts into producing and creating a song, let alone an album. It also doesn’t occur to most that even after...

Pop for a Cause, created by Amanda Kossoff, offers popcorn in many flavors, such as zebra and kettle, in many different sizes for all type of gatherings or parties.

Pop for a Cause: a healthy, delicious way to give back and make a difference

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor February 22, 2021

Drizzled in chocolate or caramel, sprinkled with crushed Oreos or plain, air-popped popcorn is one of the most versatile snacks. WCHS sophomore Amanda Kossoff, who started Pop for a Cause, uses that to...

WCHS spend each week on Zoom classes to be given more online homework to do. Being on a computer for this long is very stressful and exhausting for students and makes it harder for students to really absorb the information from homework assignments.

Virtual learning homework is ineffective and stressful

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor December 23, 2020

Ever since the pandemic hit and schools went fully virtual in March 2020, schools have had to adapt their curriculums and change the way they teach to fit being on Zoom. Teachers are trying to incorporate...

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