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

Cursive is an old art form found commonly on many historical documents. Teaching and learning cursive in schools is essential for students to continue to comprehend old texts.

Faceoff: Cursive should be taught at school again

By Maximus Wang, Promotions and Subscriptions Manager December 18, 2023

Once upon a time, learning proper cursive was an essential part of any school curriculum. However, in modern days, it has become the exception. Only 21 states now require school curriculums to teach cursive...

Most MCPS classes today do not give long, written assignments. As a result, there is little benefit in the speed cursive writing enables.

Faceoff: The dying art holds no relevance in schools

By Isar Uslu, Assistant News Editor December 18, 2023

Chromebook screens illuminate dark rooms. Canvas pages open on every screen. Assignments are being worked on in Google Docs. Computers and the internet have been integral to MCPS classrooms for years....

From left to right, Michelle Zibrat, John Haas, Rachel Sonnenberg and Kevin Brown. Each of these teachers have been given new opportunities in the Arts, Social Studies, English and administration departments for the 2023-2024 school year.

New Teachers on The Block: WCHS’ newest cast

By Kendyl Groisser, Online Managing Editor October 18, 2023

In the past year, there have been immense changes in the WCHS community, whether it is the parking situation, PMD policy or most importantly: WCHS’ additions to the teacher and administration staff....

One of the new slot machines at WCHS is now ready for students to play.

Try your luck in the slots

By Graeme Finley, Oscar Nominated Producer June 6, 2023

Lately, WCHS students have been complaining about an insatiable craving for something. However, this craving is not what many may think. Rather than going to their favorite vending machine to pick up a...

WCHS has its own specialized summer program that students can find on the WCHS website to access any opportunities and frequently asked questions they might need answers to.

The benefits of summer school

By Diya Kachoria, Photo Manager June 10, 2022

Although students are wrapping up the school year and getting ready for summer break, some might not know the opportunities WCHS offers that students could use during the summer to assist their learning...

With the use of Zoom, MCPS teachers were able to host daily classes virtually. This helped protect the safety of staff and students while still engaging in learning.

MCPS must shift to virtual learning

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor February 25, 2022

Flashback to March 2020. As the severity of COVID-19 set in, the entire world was in a panic, and no one, especially the school systems, knew what to do. However, with the start of the 2020 school year...

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...

During sixth period on Jan. 21, students walk out in the bus loop of WCHS, to call for more transparency from MCPS on COVID-19. This was part of a countywide initative.

Students elect to stay “in” during meaningful walk out

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2022

In hundreds of schools across the U.S., students walked out to call for more actions regarding the spike in COVID-19 cases. Among those schools were WCHS and other MCPS schools, where students walked out...

Staying on top of assignments can be difficult especially with a heavy workload and tons of coursework. One way to ease the stress of time management is using organizational apps meant to create good study habits and stay focused during work.

Want the ‘Notion’ to be organized? Check out these apps

By Nur Yavuz, Social Media Manager February 13, 2022

As technology advances along with the new generation of students, organizational apps for students are on the incline. Just like how many job and college applications have mass transferred from paper to...

While it may look empty during classtime, the group of vending machines near the cafeteria are surrounded with students during lunch and after school, making it one of the most popular places students go to.

All vending machines should remain open during school

By Jeremy Chung, Assistant News Editor January 2, 2022

The clinking and rustling of coins and dollar bills perfectly complemented the overlapping chatter of students idly discussing their day or what to get. That is a perfect way to describe the environment...

Online schooling was not perfect and had its shortcomings, however it proved to be a viable option.

Three different school formats all have their pros and cons

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor June 3, 2021

The past year and a half has been extremely turbulent, filled with uncertainty in all walks of life, especially in schooling due to COVID-19. Students have gone through three or four different versions...

At WCHS, sophomore Sydney Willich walks to her class in Portable 3. Portables are a new addition to WCHS this year to accommodate all students.

Portables create a unique learning experience at WCHS

By Kaylen Chang, Assistant Social Media Manager April 30, 2021

Next to the WCHS carpool loop, wooden ramps lead students to an odd learning environment: trailers crammed together like puzzle pieces, better known as portables. These portables are detached from the...

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