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

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...

Marry Me, the new film with Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson is now in theaters and available to stream on Peacock. However, is it worth it?

Netflix’s “Marry Me” repeats an overused trope with no new additions

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor March 2, 2022

One hour and 52 minutes. That’s how much of their life viewers will flush down the drain by watching the new Netflix chick-flick “Marry Me”.  The movie begins with superstar Kat Valdez (Jennifer...

Students are able to ask questions without fear of being uncomfortable and work with other students in in-person school.

In-person classes are better for students

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor February 25, 2022

A year without real human connection. A year without “normal” classes. A year without football games and school sports. A year everyone wants to put behind them.  Students already missed a year...

“Tick, Tick… Boom!” blows away audiences

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor January 17, 2022

"Tick, Tick... Boom!" A ticking time bomb. The sound of one man’s mounting anxiety. "Tick, Tick... Boom!" is a new Netflix film starring Andrew Garfield as Jonathan Larson- creator of the Tony Award-winning...

Prior to working at WCHS as an attendance secretary, Patrice Thomas worked in various other fields.

WCHS staff members reminisce about past jobs

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor January 11, 2022

WCHS staff members. Students know them as people who work in the office, help at the bus circle, and keep students safe. Now, they spend their time supporting students and are part of teaching the future...

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,...

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