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

Mint Chocolate Chip says to savor every moment at WCHS

Mint Chocolate Chip says to savor every moment at WCHS

By Melissa Redlich, Mint Chocolate Chip June 6, 2023

Wow. First off, I can not believe I am writing my senior section article for Journalism. I know this sounds cheesy, but boy does it feel like yesterday that I was checking off the box to take Journalism...

The Walt Whitman High School Chamber Choir directed by Michelle Kim performs The One Who Makes Peace song at the Montgomery County Jewish Educators Alliance (MCJEA) Holocaust Remembrance event.

MCJEA commemorates Holocaust Rememberance Day

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor May 15, 2023

In 1940, Flora Singer’s life changed forever. She was uprooted from her Belgian Jewish home and taken to the Auschwitz internment camp in Poland. From there, she was battered and bruised, but she survived....

WCHS student uses binoculars in the hallway to see what classroom her new boy obsession is going into.

How to get a boyfriend in five easy steps!

By Melissa Redlich, Double Truck "Specialist" May 15, 2023

Everyone wants a partner. I mean, who are you without one? I know that your friends and parents might say that life is fine being single, but it really isn’t. For your sake, here’s how to get a partner...

New romantic comedy, A Tourist’s Guide to Love, follows a travel executive on her visit to Vietnam.

“A Tourist’s Guide to Love” is the perfect romantic comedy

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor May 10, 2023

A clique travel romantic comedy. What more could someone ask for?  Released on Netflix on April 21st, ‘A Tourist’s Guide to Love’ follows the story of travel executive Amanda Riley (Rachael Leigh...

Mr. Freundel, shown holding up his Teacher of the Month certificate, teaches both AP Psychology and Honors World.

Teacher of the Month: John Freundel

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor March 27, 2023

Teaching Weber’s Law in AP Psychology, Genghis Khan in Honors World History, fiscal policy in AP NSL and feudalism in Medieval History, John Freundel has done it all. However, no matter what curriculum...

Tis the season of gift giving! Here are some ideas for gifts to give your close friends and family.

Last minute gift guides for every person in your life

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor December 17, 2022

As the holidays roll around the corner, gift-giving becomes more last-minute. What one had hoped to be a new fun product or sports equipment turned into a new pair of socks – sadly, the same brand and...

Christopher gazes at Jessica in front of a Christmas tree for the movie poster of A Hollywood Christmas.

“A Hollywood Christmas” does not deserve Hollywood level reviews

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor December 16, 2022

Bad acting. Overdone plot. Annoying supporting characters. A romance that ends with a kiss in the snow. What more could you ask for in a Christmas movie? On December 1st, HBO Max aired a new movie,...

Eliot Dubick lifts up the plaque as the whole team runs to cheer around him.

Family mentality leads boys lacrosse to a state title

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor June 11, 2022

For the first time in Montgomery County history, undefeated throughout the spring season, a Montgomery County boys lacrosse team won the state championship title. WCHS was the school to do it, emerging...

WCHS senior, Justin Carney, has a big kill on his senior night, giving the team an even better advantage at beating Blake.

Athlete of the Month: Justin Carney

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor June 9, 2022

Smashing the ball over the net, WCHS Senior Justin Carney watches the scoreboard click, increasing his team’s lead in the game. This happens again. And again.  Since his freshman year, Carney has...

To congratulate and welcome Chris Tappis to The New York Times, the Wordle on March 21, 2022 was TAPPIS.

Mr. Tappis retires, goes to work for Wordle

By Melissa Redlich, Wanna be New Yorker April 4, 2022

Beloved, revered and an inspiration to all, AP AB Calculus and Honors Precalculus teacher Chris Tappis is leaving WCHS after 11 years. Not only will students miss his many jokes, but they also will lack...

Mrs. Knarr is shown holding her Teacher of the Month certificate. She loves teaching AP Lang and English 10, and has been at WCHS for 21 years.

Teacher of the Month: Kelly Knarr

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor March 17, 2022

Favored by many, beloved by all, Kelly Knarr is one of the many fantastic English teachers at WCHS. When sitting in Mrs. Knarr’s class, parallelism, asyndeton and logos no longer seem mundane. Knarr...

March is Womens History Month! Here are some women-cast, directed and written movies to get you in the spirit.

Women’s History Month watchlist

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor March 9, 2022

Women represent sixteen percent of directors working on 2020-2021s highest grossing films. According to Forbes, this is an all time high. This should not be the all time high. Women deserve both more recognition...

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