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 junior Agata Dolinska poses with her friends in the student section at the Blake vs. WCHS football game on September 9.

Two minutes on the clock. It’s time to BeReal

By Kalena Yee, Arts Editor October 20, 2022

The crushing crowd packed the stands under the bright Friday night lights on September 9. At exactly 8:19 p.m., the WCHS student section erupted with cheer. Did the football team score a touchdown? No,...

Student Member of the Board Hana O’looney at the Feb. 24 Board of Education meeting. At the meeting, O’looney advocated to keep the mask mandate in schools which caused her to face lots of negativity online.

SMOB Hana O’looney faces unfair cyberbullying for speaking up

By Caroline Harless, Photo Manager March 21, 2022

The role of the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) comes with engaging in issues prevalent in MCPS: having a say on the Board of Education (BOE) and advocating for the student body. However, when current...

Thoughts on Online Learning ft. Trevor Gardemal- Ep 3

Thoughts on Online Learning ft. Trevor Gardemal- Ep 3

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor January 29, 2022

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4vm9rW5Q60et72EJl6wJSP?si=oRvblLOuSUOVEqgy9lWlwQ On the latest episode, we chat with Trevor Gardemal, the Observer's social media manager, about how the 2020-21 school...

A screenshot of Andy Jiangs TikTok account with about three and a half million followers. Jiang was only a senior at WCHS when his rise in fame started.

Where is the famous TikToker, Andy Jiang, now?

By Jack Gans, Assistant Features Editor December 1, 2021

In April 2020, former WCHS student Andy Jiang’s TikTok career kicked off.  Jiang started TikTok when his friend, Jeff Yee, bet him that he could not get 1,000 followers in two weeks. He took on the...

These words are representative of the body positive movement. They promote self love and feeling confident in your own skin.

The use of Photoshop creates impossible beauty standards

By Ava Freeman, Online Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2021

“Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes” is the motto for the body positivity movement that took off on TikTok this year. More and more influencers have aimed to showcase their imperfections and emphasize...

The fate of Cara Dune, which is Gina Caranos character in The Mandalorian, is still unknown to fans. However, most suspect shell either be killed off or recast.

Social media contributes to celebrity cancel culture due to offensive posts

By Ryan Weiner, Assistant News Editor March 19, 2021

The day was Feb. 10, 2020 when “Star Wars” fans across the country woke up and checked their Twitter feeds, anxious for some news about the ten shows as well as numerous movies that were announced...

While depression and anxiety are often the most common and talked about teen mental illnesses, many teenagers struggle with a multitude of other illnesses. It is important for parents, teachers, and teens themselves to not overlook mental health, and to take the necessary steps to prevent and combat mental illnesses, such as limiting social media.

Social media damages teens’ mental health

By Caitlin Murphy, Staff Writer March 3, 2021

TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat all have one thing in common: they are forms of social media. Social media has many benefits for teens, such as keeping them in touch with friends, building communication...

Many prominent social media companies, such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter have banned users that do not follow their user policy. Tech giants have an obligation to suspend the accounts that violate their guidelines.

Social media companies should ban inappropriate users

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor January 27, 2021

Twitter, Instagram and other major social media companies banned President Trump and his fellow supporters from their platform days after the horrifying Jan. 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol riot, sparking controversy...

Sienna Mae Gomez, a teenager who is most known for her confidence and embracing her body, encourages her followers to be confident in their own bodies as well. She posts photos of her  true self, not just the most perfect pictures of the batch.

Body positivity is necessary to break beauty norms

By Ally Salzberg, Opinions Editor January 27, 2021

The time period that we live in comes with an exorbitant amount of technological advances. One thing that has come out of these advances that has become a very controversial topic over the years is social...

Facebook groups have been formed to connect incoming college freshman. To be featured, students can post a collection photos and a short description about themselves directly to the page.

Social media negatively affects the college freshmen experience

By Ava Freeman, Online Editor-in-Chief December 11, 2020

In today’s digital world, it seems like almost everyone is a “friend of a friend” or connected in one way or another. From a young age, Generation Z has created their own digital print, which is...

The Oct. 2018 documentary had a screening at Walter Johnson High School Jan. 15. The film highlights the effects of social media and how to monitor your technology use.

Documentary highlights the dangers of social media

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2019

Social media is here to stay and that is a fact. How we use it, however, is constantly changing. The IndieFlix Original documentary “LIKE,” released Oct. 2018, highlights the modern effects of social...

The Oct. 2018 documentary had a screening at Walter Johnson High School Jan. 15. The film highlights the effects of social media and how to monitor your technology use.

LIKE documentary highlights dangers of social media

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief January 23, 2019

Social media is here to stay, and that’s a fact. How we use it, however, is constantly changing. The IndieFlix Original documentary LIKE, released Oct. 2018, highlights these modern effects of social...

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