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The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

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The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

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WCHS senior Jack Gans takes a nap in his sixth period class because he did not take a Mental Health Day.

“Mental health day” trend benefits student performance

By Vaughn Malamut, Best World Cup Defenseman May 15, 2023

Seven grueling hours, five days a week, for 182 days. School can easily become something that is dreadful for many students. The tiresome and exhausting long days can cause students to slip into a negative...

The WCHS parking lot on the morning of Dec. 6. While getting to see the colors of the sunrise over Gainsborough Road are a treat, students should not have to see them because schools should start later.

Getting Z’s could lead to more A’s

By Nate Levine, Photo Manager January 2, 2022

An hour’s difference in the morning could haunt kids’ sleep cycles for life. If an issue of this magnitude has been caused by the school system, the conversation of schools opening later needs to be...

The results of The Churchill Observers Instagram poll on how COVID-19 has affected students sleep. A majority (58 percent) say they have gotten more sleep.

WCHS students experience changes in sleep during COVID-19

By Jeremy Fredricks, Copy Editor December 11, 2020

In a year of loss, from businesses to people and in-person education, sleep can be added to the list. Data shows sleeping habits are changing since COVID-19, impacted nearly every facet of daily life....

People lose too much sleep over worrying about sleep

People lose too much sleep over worrying about sleep

By Megan Park, Photo Editor March 20, 2018

When did getting enough rest become burdensome? As a high school student, it’s difficult enough to try to get a full seven to eight hours of sleep each night. As a result, many students and adults...

The blue light emitted from cell phones disrupts students’ sleep.

Phones Should Go to Sleep Before Students Do

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Online Editor-in-Chief January 4, 2016

A generation of addicts. Facebook, YouTube, Netflix, Twitter, Instagram. All distractions. All addictions. Today’s society is consumed with the use of cellphones and electronics, and these distractions...

Texts From Last Night

By By Nicole Weltmann, Staff Writer December 22, 2011

It is 3 a.m., and you just sent your friend a text message without knowing it. According to the Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute, sleep texting is when someone texts while sleeping, most likely during...

Rare genetic mutation shortens sleep cycle to six hours

By Allie Curwin Staff Writer October 27, 2011

  On a typical Monday morning, adults and children alike struggle to drag themselves out of bed and get on with their day. However, for the few people with the hDEC2 sleep mutation gene, functioning...

Senior petitions for sleep

With the start of a new school year, there is a renewed interest in the recurring debate over early high school start times and whether an additional hour of sleep in the morning could have a positive...

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