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Each season, Trader Joes comes out with new special seasonal items. The Observer Staff rated all of the under-the-radar items for fall and the winner was Pumpkin Ice Cream.

Trader Joe’s unbe-LEAF-able fall items

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor November 23, 2021

Trader Joe’s, the place everybody knows and loves. Not only do they satisfy customers, but every season they come out with a myriad of delicious delicacies to be praised.  The Churchill Observer...

The DAmelio Show, found on Hulu, is a new reality show giving an inside to TikTok stars and the impact working in the social media industry has on them.

Hulu show highlights anxieties of influencers

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor October 26, 2021

“The D'Amelio Show” uncovers the reality of working in social media. And let’s just say, it’s a lot more complicated than it looks. On Sept. 3, 2021, Hulu released “The D’Amelio Show,” an...

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many classes being left empty. However now, 16 months later, students around the world are heading back to their classrooms, while major differences still separate them.

Follow up – “Column: looking through the eyes of high school students around the world”

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor June 2, 2021

In October of 2020, I wrote an article for The Observer titled “Column: Looking through the eyes of students around the world.” This article covered what it was like to live in a different country...

Two high school sophmores decide to challenge themselves by doing a 24 hour Digital Detox. Their opinions and thoughts are completely different, but shed light on the overuse of devices.

24 hour digital detox challenges students to shut off their screens

By Melissa Redlich and Sylvia Thomson May 6, 2021

Experiencing life burnout? You are not alone. Screen usage has skyrocketed since the pandemic started, and not just in teens. Partaking in a digital detox could be a crucial step towards refreshing your...

The new movie, Moxie on Netflix was released on March 3rd. This movie is all about girl power and the consciousness of the feminist mind.

“Moxie”: a new Netflix watch about speaking up for what you believe in

By Melissa Redlich, Sports Editor March 17, 2021

Coined in 1930, the word “moxie” meant nerve, spunk, courage, and determination. However starting in the beginning of March it has taken on whole new connotations. Feminism. Revolution. Rebel. Today,...

 Every year, a section of people decide to write down their resolutions for the year to follow. However, others believe that this is nonsense and you can decide to change your lifestyle any day of the year. Which person are you?

New Year’s resolutions: a ritual worth following or an outdated tradition?

By Melissa Redlich, Sports Editor February 1, 2021

Resolutions - a salute to the old year and welcoming of the new. Sharpay in “High School Musical 2” said it perfectly, “It’s out with the old and in with the new. Goodbye clouds of grey, hello...

In advisory we learn about Time Management skills and Balancing Obligations; however these values taught are incompatible with the schools practiced values.

Is Advisory a good use of time?

By Melissa Redlich, Sports Editor December 20, 2020

Two months or so ago, I was sitting in my bedroom at my desk staring at my computer screen at 9:15 on a Tuesday morning. My fingers were mindlessly typing on my keyboard, answering the Nearpod questions...

WCHS students recount their most embarrassing moments during the Fall and Thanksgiving. They hope to never relive this moments!

WCHS students recount embarrassing Thanksgiving day stories

By Melissa Redlich, Sports Editor December 10, 2020

I bet everyone reading this has gone through at least one embarrassing moment. It could be tripping and falling on your face, dropping your binder with papers going everywhere, or even giving your parents...

Senior Alison Kaiser started swimming on her summer pools team. Now as a senior, she was recruited to Emory for swimming!

Athlete of the Month: Alison Kaiser

By Melissa Redlich, Sports Editor November 9, 2020

Some say that swimming is an individual sport, since it involves just the athlete and the water and success is determined by one’s personal speed. However, to senior Alison Kaiser, captain of the WCHS...

Lots of schools across the globe, including WCHS, have decided to make school virtual, in order to protect the students and educators.

Column: looking through the eyes of high school students around the world

By Melissa Redlich, Sports Editor October 21, 2020

When I started out with the idea to talk to students around the world, in public and private schools, about their experiences as students during COVID-19, I am not sure what I expected. I guess I thought...

WCHS 9th grade english teacher, Grant Goodman, was the first teacher to get the MCCPTA Teacher of the Year Award.

WCHS English teacher wins MCCPTA Teacher of the Year

By Melissa Redlich, Sports Editor May 29, 2020

Need Grant Goodman in a nutshell? Read his last name: good man. WCHS’s very own Grant Goodman became the first teacher to get the Montgomery County Council Of Parent-Teacher Associations (MCCPTA) Teacher...

Since everyone has been in lockdown during the coronavirus and is using less transportation, pollution in the sky has cleared.

Worldwide shutdown amidst pandemic allows Earth to breathe

By Melissa Redlich, Sports Editor May 21, 2020

For decades, a polluted cloud has loomed over China and murky waters have filled Venice’s canals. But recently, both the skies and the waterways have begun to clear up, leaving beautiful and clean cities....

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