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 sophomores Dahlia Suliman and Lily Meek sit and sulk aout TikTok. They cannot believe that the ban could take place in just 9 months.

Tiktok ban leaves students very “ticked” off

By Anne Ma, Staff Writer May 17, 2024

The threat has been floating above Gen Z’s heads for a while now, just waiting to pounce. A little over a month ago on March 13, 2024, the House of Representatives initiated the first action--with an...

Eric Bomfims confirmation order for his battery pack ordered from TikTok Shop depicts the massive deals that TikTok shop offers. He got a $40 product for $10.

Dancing and scrolling into deals on TikTok Shop

By Ananya Pandit, Arts Editor March 1, 2024

Stanley cups to Owalla water bottles. Summer Fridays Butter Balms to the Rhodes Peptide Lip Tint. Depending on the Internet’s weekly whims, must-buy products seem to fluctuate immeasurably. Recently,...

Students spend countless hours per week scrolling on TikTok to fill their time and as a distraction.

Popular social media app “TikTok” allows for WCHS students to let time tick away

By Ananya Pandit, Arts Editor February 16, 2024

Cold, dreary, February skies and the unrelenting rigor of schoolwork plague many WCHS students around this time of year. With standardized tests and college decisions causing a sense of impending doom...

Displayed here are some of the many Tiktok viral makeup products including Rare Beauty Blush, LOreal Telescopic mascara, Dior Oil and the Laneige Lip Mask.

The clock is ticking for Tiktok consumerism

By Kalena Yee, Features Editor June 8, 2023

From LED lights to New Balance 550s, TikTok is constantly discovering new products that will sell out in minutes. With so many creators, trends and growing businesses on the app, purchasing items because...

An Instagram post from artist Taylor Swift features her holding a plate of cookies decorated with the now presidents name. This is an example of celebrities using social media to influence their fans.

With great power comes great responsibilities for celebrities

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor March 13, 2022

The age-old icebreaker question of “would you rather be rich or famous?” entails more than the name suggests. Celebrities have always had an influence on the younger generation, but now more than ever,...

Released on Jan. 7, 2022, “Hype House” gives viewers an insight as to what goes on in the personal lives of the some of the most popular TikTok creators.

New Netflix show worth the ‘hype’

By Caroline Harless, Photo Manager February 13, 2022

Imagine a $5 million mansion located just outside of Los Angeles: 11,293 square feet within a gated community spanning across 20 acres of land, a seven-car garage and an indoor home theater that can seat...

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...

Padilla keeps all of her Squishmallows organized on her bed, with the large cat in the middle. Padilla loves to sleep on the cat, using it as an extra pillow to make her bed even more comfortable.

From the FYP to your home, TikTok showcases trending items for users to purchase

By Allison Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2021

From VSCO girls to Squishmallows, TikTok finds trends in just about everything. New makeup looks and crazy dances are common and easy for users to partake in. However, with over one billion users, if TikTok...

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...

WCHS Senior Andy Jiangs TikTok account focuses on educational content. Each of his posts tell stories and interesting facts about various different topics.

WCHS senior rises to fame on TikTok

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2020

Since exploding onto app stores, TikTok has taken over high schoolers’ screen times and the social media scene. The interactive platform allows users to post and watch quick videos in rapid succession,...

Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial is Roddy Ricchs new hit album, shaking the charts with its innovative combination of many styles and themes. The album was released on December 6, 2019 and has gotten millions of listens since release.

“Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial” paves a path to fame for Roddy Ricch

By Jasper Bernstein, Assistant Observation Editor March 11, 2020

“Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial” is anything but Roddy Ricch being antisocial, talking to the listener about different themes and opening up about his past. It’s a tough album to evaluate...

Many students like Austin Betz (above) took advantage of the popularity of Maryland Tik Toks, and made a viral video that got on many students for you pages.

Maryland has gone viral on Tik-Tok: scary or beneficial?

By Ela Jalil and Olivia Yasharoff January 14, 2020

TikTok has been sweeping the nation with its viral dance trends, comedy skits and lipsyncing videos. But when WCHS students noticed lots of Maryland and Montgomery County themed videos randomly appearing,...

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