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

Multiple parents line up in the side parking lot at WCHS to drop off their kids Tuesday, November 20. Although its 5 minutes until school starts, parents and student drivers are still arriving and are rushing to leave.

Crashes in the community calls for MCPS safety concerns

By Amari Suissa, Internal Communications Managers December 5, 2023

School is supposed to be a place of safety for students. Not a place to fear being hit in the parking lot or even crossing the road. Since the beginning of the school year, there have been multiple crashes...

In the Emergency Preparedness information on the official MCPS website, a playlist of videos about the topic is shown. Yes, it is on their website, but resources like these need to have more exposure to students, staff, and parents.

MCPS must do more to keep their students safe

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, Opinions Editor October 27, 2023

In the face of a world fraught with unforeseen challenges, the safety of our students should be non-negotiable. However, it is disheartening to observe that students and schools within MCPS often fail...

While some may assume we live far away from the danger of school shootings, Magruder High School faced an incident with a ghost gun just last year.

Observer Opinion: WCHS must do more to protect our students

By Ryan Weiner, Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2023

Makenna Lee Elrod. Layla Salazar. Maranda Mathis. Nevaeh Bravo. Jose Manuel Flores Jr. Xavier Lopez. Tess Marie Mata. Rojelio Torres. Ellie Amyah Garcia. Eliahna Torres. Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez. Jackie...

An Instagram page calls for the public to pressure senators into passing gun reforms.

Gun control reforms are needed to improve citizen’s safety

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor June 13, 2022

At what point is the violence and death enough? Why has it gotten to the point where students are scared to go to school? What is the threshold for policy makers to implement gun control reforms to save...

There have been multiple collisions in MCPS in recent years, several fatal, where students were hit by vehicles while waiting for or getting off of their school buses.

Recent MCPS crashes rekindle need for action

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Features Editor June 9, 2022

$570. 54,458. 100,000. These numbers represent the Maryland fine for ignoring the red flashing lights on a stopped school bus, the number of citations issued by Montgomery County in the 2018-2019 school...

The WCHS field hockey team plays on their very on grass field which has grass that is very well manicured.

Stick with what works, keep the good old reliable grass field

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor May 8, 2022

WCHS has made attempts multiple times to switch to a synthetic turf field in the stadium but for various reasons has never come through with the idea. Now, at least for the foreseeable future, it is looking...

Travis Scott’s encouragement of recklessness and dangerous acts in his crowds result in hundreds of injuries, starting from his Rodeo Tour in 2015.

Astroworld tragedy sparks questions on concert safety

By Nur Yavuz, Social Media Manager December 1, 2021

What could have been one of the most influential and iconic festivals in the music industry became ranked alongside the most deadly concerts in U.S. history.  The tragic debut of Travis Scott’s Astroworld...

Students line up in the hallway, waiting to get out of the school. The end of school is one of the most risky times for students, as every student in the building lines up to go out the same few exits.

WCHS hallways are not COVID-19 safe

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor October 29, 2021

As a student takes a step in the hallway between periods, they look over and see several students near them, all within six feet of each other. Such is life for WCHS students, and in the rush-hour-esque...

 Stephanie Zoltick wears her helmet before a bike ride. Zoltick prioritizes safety and knows the consequences of riding without a helmet.

Bike accidents skyrocket in lieu of helmet-less riders

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor December 8, 2019

A lesson that is annually drilled into the heads of little kids all across the world: “Wear your helmet while riding your bike to prevent head injury.” However, according to recent studies, the number...

The Comfort Key’s simple design and inconspicuous appearance lends to its ease of use in dangerous situations.

New product provides the key to safety

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager June 5, 2019

For teens, especially young women, the threat of harassment on the street is a sad reality that many have to live with. Especially when alone, high school girls can be seen as easy targets by people with...

Snow days caused a delay in the promise of increased police presence to enforce traffic laws.

Safety campaign won’t cure traffic woes

By Fiona Asbury, Advertising Manager February 27, 2014

CHS has recently instituted stricter enforcement for the traffic rules and regulations around the school, including a new electronic sign outside the school aimed at improving the safety of students. According...

Students have mixed reactions to armed police officer: Officer vital to safety

Students have mixed reactions to armed police officer: Officer vital to safety

By Dana Harris, Online Features Editor October 1, 2013

Within the past few years, reports of school shootings have flooded the national media.  Too many innocent lives have been cut short by ill individuals.  These incidents may have turned out very differently...

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