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Joe Biden gets inaugurated in 2008. This is the second time that Joe Biden will be sworn into power.

Presidential inauguration must be safe and unifying

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor December 14, 2020

In a world with a raging pandemic, the task of designing an inauguration becomes much greater. How should the Biden team handle this task and should Churchill students start booking their tickets? To...

Junior Bridget Kelly (right) walks into the Potomac Community Center on Oct. 28 for her assignment as a poll worker. Kelly's shift runs from 6 am until 11 pm and consists of setting up the precinct, checking voters in and helping them vote.

Student volunteers gear up for 2020 presidential election

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor November 1, 2020

As Nov. 3 gets closer, it's not a surprise that this year has provided more challenges than past presidential election years. Election workers, a key but often undervalued group on Election Day, has also...

An offical drop box from the state of Maryland for the 2020 election sits outside the main enterance at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Md. on Oct. 18.

Drop boxes provide safe alternative to in-person voting

By Jeremy Fredricks, Copy Editor November 1, 2020

When COVID-19 struck during an election year, the question raised was how would people vote safely. Drop boxes became the answer. These boxes have turned community centers and local high schools, including...

For the 2021 election, many first time voters have decided to vote using a mail-in ballot, instead of the traditional in-person polling method. Although there are concerns about the accuracy of mail-in ballots, they are an effective way to stay safe and avoid contracting COVID-19.

WCHS seniors register to vote in the 2020 presidential election

By Ava Freeman, Online Editor-in-Chief October 14, 2020

Voting for the first time is an exciting milestone in any 18-years-old’s life. It is an opportunity to voice one's opinion in politics and be a part of a decision that will affect the future of the U....

Politics have no place in popular sporting events

Politics have no place in popular sporting events

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor March 1, 2020

More than 102 million Americans watched Super Bowl LIV according to Adweek. This means nearly a third of the nation was watching the same channel. The game was filled with suspenseful moments, as the Kansas...

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Scott Walker and Elizabeth Warren.

CHS students react to upcoming presidential election

By Ana Faguy and Gil Jacobson March 24, 2015

This past fall, voters headed to the polls to cast their ballot in the 2014 midterms, but as the doors closed on the election, another opens: the fast approaching 2016 presidential election. The political...

Student reflect on prolonged primary process

By Jared Saltzberg, Staff Writer March 27, 2012

Since the Republican nomination process began Jan. 3, 2012, Mitt Romney has been viewed as the frontrunner. Considered the establishment candidate, Romney has in some ways benefitted from his perceived...

‘SNL’ back on the scene with satirical political sketches

By Ben Schick, Staff Writer October 26, 2011

The upcoming presidential election is going to be a crazy one. People are fed up with high unemployment, and the Republican primary is still up for grabs. With all the political chaos and tensions rising,...

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