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

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...

On Dec. 1, many students spent the Bulldog Pride Choice period in the Media Center. The Media Center was a top choice for students who wanted to complete homework, read or have quiet study time.

WCHS offers options for advisory with Bulldog Choice

By Caroline Harless, Photo Manager December 22, 2021

Every Wednesday, since the beginning of the school year, students have reported to their advisory classrooms between fourth period and lunch for a 30-minute lesson. With lessons covering topics such as...

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many classes being left empty. However now, 16 months later, students around the world are heading back to their classrooms, while major differences still separate them.

Follow up – “Column: looking through the eyes of high school students around the world”

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor June 2, 2021

In October of 2020, I wrote an article for The Observer titled “Column: Looking through the eyes of students around the world.” This article covered what it was like to live in a different country...

Lynne Harris poses for a picture. The board of education member ran a successful student-centered campaign.

New Board of Education member stands out with progressive policies

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor January 4, 2021

This year's election brought major changes on the national and local level. Elected on Nov. 3, Lynne Harris is the newest elected member of the Board of Education. If all goes well, Harris’s policies...

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....

Elyssa Shenker holds a digital meeting of her club, Purposefully Repurposed. Shenker has been forced to adapt to the challenges of virtual school.

WCHS clubs adapt to virtual meetings

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager November 11, 2020

As of the 2020-2021 school year, there are 157 active clubs at WCHS. Ranging from Kpop Dance Club to Women in Politics, there is truly a fit for every student. In a normal, in-person school year, it is...

The back corner of classrooms are usually this empty everyday, including parent observation day where the turnouts are low.

Parent Observation Day must go out the door

By Austin Vinner, Photo Editor November 12, 2019

With the turnout at last month’s Parent Observation Day being low, the purpose of this event comes into question. On the outside, Parent Observation Day seems like a great idea that allows parents to...

The current bell schedule would be greatly modified to include the new advisory period.

New advisory period keeps students informed about issues

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2019

WCHS is implementing a new monthly advisory period that started Feb. 14 for students to voice their thoughts and opinions and for teachers to share news with the student body. The idea came from Principal...

Large amounts of students line the streets in protest for gun control.

Students to be excused from school for protests

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor December 17, 2018

As of Dec. 5, MCPS is planning to pass a proposal which would allow students to skip classes to attend political protests. The MCPS Board of Education is expected to pass the proposal as early as Jan....

It is acceptable for high school students to put themselves before others.

CHS Students Need to Put Selves First When it Comes to College

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor September 29, 2017

College is a constant thought on CHS students’ minds, and it’s especially intense for juniors and seniors. Students focus so much on themselves and their future during their high school years that...

CHS Mourns Loss of Sophomore Baumann

CHS Mourns Loss of Sophomore Baumann

By Fiona Asbury and Balbina Yang March 22, 2016

Sophomore Alex Baumann passed away Feb. 25 at the age of 15. Baumann is survived by parents Lissa Cooper Baumann and David Baumann and extended family members. Baumann identified as non-binary, meaning...

The New Voices Act  is intended to increase student journalists’ freedom of speech and was introduced to 20 states  last year. Many of these states, including Maryland, were inspired by North Dakota’s first passage of the act.

Bill Seeks to Increase Freedom of Speech

By Emiliana Cardinale, Production Manager February 29, 2016

The Supreme Court decision in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier in 1988 limited freedom of speech for high school journalism students by giving administrators the right to censor school publications....

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