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

On July 16, 2022, Democracy Summer fellows meet Representatives Jennifer Wexton and Jamie Raskin to discuss the importance of canvassing during a mid-term election.

Students can get politically involved even if they can not vote

By Isabella Ngwana, Internal Communications Manager November 16, 2022

The commercials viewers watch from the comfort of their homes have been filled with political propaganda at every hour. With potential voters hearing why they should or shouldn’t elect a candidate to...

Cabin John Village is home to a few relatively expensive fast casual restaurants.

Cheap restaurant options are needed for WCHS students

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor May 8, 2022

First world problems, despite their triviality, are alive and well at WCHS. If the conversation ever delves into the inconsequentiality necessary for a conversation like this, there is a simple fact that...

Clinical vaccine trials for children took place back in fall of 2021. After the FDAs approval of child vaccinations, children in the 5-11 year old age group have been getting vaccinated.

All students in MCPS should have access to the vaccine

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, Assistant Online Editor March 17, 2022

Should children get the COVID-19 vaccine? Is it safe? Are they too young to get vaccinated? These are all questions that doctors, parents and children themselves have raised across the country. But the...

A poster encouraging students to vote for the 2021 SMOB. Voter turnout in past elections has been very concerning, sparking concerns about how much the SMOB truly represents MCPS.

SMOB falls short for students

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor March 17, 2022

A wave of applause swept over the crowd, as the two Student Member of the Board (SMOB) finalists were announced. Cheers radiated from the surviving two campaigns, while frowns and disappointment came from...

Student advisor Kaylen Chang (pictured left), and club teacher Aishling McGinty (pictured right) pose next to each other in at the GSA Club meeting held on February 8, 2022.

GSA provides safe space for LGBTQ+ studentss

By Olga Engler, Staff Writer March 15, 2022

Walking down the hallway, one’s eye might catch a brightly-colored poster on the wall. Students stop in front of it and read “GSA club at Churchill! Looking for new members! Anyone is welcome.” They...

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...

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