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

WCHS seniors Ryan You and Darian Tamami climb onto a car windshield during Senior Assassin.

Senior assassin sparks debate over student safety

By Isar Uslu, News Editor June 3, 2024

Broken windshields. Football arena brawls. Food fights and aggravated assault. All of these events have taken place at WCHS in the past and have worsened in recent years. To counteract these incidents,...

A WCHS senior is taken by surprise when he is chosen randomly to take a lie detector test on April 1, 2024. His identity is kept anonymous for his own safety.

Seniors sweat over pre-graduation lie dectector test

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, "Artisti" April 23, 2024

Hold onto your caps and gowns seniors, because WCHS is about to turn the dial on graduation stress. The administration is putting seniors through lie-detector tests to confirm that everyone has truthfully...

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Mango Sorbet says WCHS can be like movies

By Jordan Pashkoff, Mango Sorbet June 6, 2023

The inspiration for my joining The Observer was undoubtedly because of my favorite movie of all time: “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” Now, you might be wondering what a rom-com from 2003 starring Kate...

Seniors gather around a table together hanging out at Senior Day on April 14. Senior Day consisted of many games, sports, food and drinks for all seniors.

Day at Smokey Glen provides fun time for seniors

By Vaughn Malamut, Online Editor May 16, 2023

Nearing the end of their WCHS experience, seniors have a Friday full of sports, food and games, giving them a way to escape from the typical school day. Senior Day is a tradition that nearly every senior...

WCHS seniors Sanaz Wycoff and Hannah Schulsinger pose together outside of the school building in shirts with their colleges on it on May 1, 2023.

May 1st: a day to celebrate Seniors

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2023

Left and right, surrounding the front entrance outside of the school, phones could be seen everywhere taking pictures of friends touting shirts announcing their plans for after graduation. May 1st is the...

Senior Vincent Leon stands outside the WCHS Main Entrance with his water guns that he bought from Target.

Watch your back, and don’t get wet during senior assassin

By Diya Kachoria and Collin Chen April 28, 2023

266 students. 56 teams. One winner. It’s time for Senior Assassin, WCHS’s firecest and wettest tradition. With the year coming to an end, the annual “Senior Assassin” game will be played by...

Senior Courtney Cormier and Alyssa Sofat confirm their kill of Senior Kayla Mao with an instagram post. Getting a picture or video of the assasination is required, and after it gets posted on the main account, the kill is confirmed and the cycle continues.

Stay dry and stay alive in the new senior game of “assassin”

By Elijah Savett, Observations Editor May 6, 2022

25 teams, 125 students and a lot of water guns! Senior Assassin is the new craze at school - a new game where friends turn into enemies, floaties are mandatory, and nobody can be trusted. “Senior...

Election features Reese Witherspoon as Tracy Flick as an overachiever willing to do whatever it takes, with only one person willing to stand in her way being her history teacher played by Matthew Broderick. This is an iconic high school movie that all seniors should watch before graduation.

Top 10 movies to watch before graduation

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor in Chief June 2, 2021

WCHS seniors' graduation is next week, marking a departure from the community that they have been a part of for the past four years to embark on a new adventure -- college. The high school experience has...

This May, the senior class SGA will be hosting WCHS first ever drive-in movie. The purpose of this is to both celebrate seniors and give them the opportunity to safely reconnect before graduation.

Drive-in movies fill the void left behind by with the absence of senior events

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager April 26, 2021

No longer do seniors have roaring crowds at Friday night football games sending them off in the fall. Nor do they get to dress up, dine and dance with their friends on a Saturday night in spring. Senior...

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 SGA created the Beyond the Bulldog Instagram account. This account celebrates seniors who have committed to colleges.

Beyond the Bulldog showcases seniors’ college decisions

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager March 14, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been harder than ever for WCHS students to communicate with their peers. While this is a challenge for all students, it hits hardest for seniors, especially those committing...

For the 2021 election, many first time voters have decided to vote using a mail-in ballot, instead of the traditional in-person polling method. Although there are concerns about the accuracy of mail-in ballots, they are an effective way to stay safe and avoid contracting COVID-19.

WCHS seniors register to vote in the 2020 presidential election

By Ava Freeman, Online Editor-in-Chief October 14, 2020

Voting for the first time is an exciting milestone in any 18-years-old’s life. It is an opportunity to voice one's opinion in politics and be a part of a decision that will affect the future of the U....

Lauren Kuo (left) and Jessica Bowen (right) get pumped up before their 2019 State Cross Country Meet.  Kuo and Bowen have been on the team since freshman year and were disappointed when their last season was cancelled.

Seniors mourn loss of final spring season

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor May 30, 2020

Prom, graduation, beach week. Seniors have lost multiple important milestones this year. For senior athletes, they’re missing out on something else too: their final season.  “I was really disappointed...

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