The Observer

As the winter approaches, sports continue to be online

The Boys Basketball team at WCHS had a great last season and they were disapointed to here that they will most likely not be meeting in person this season.
November 17, 2020

With the first quarter over, the 2020-2021 school year is heading into the winter season. Students have adjusted to virtual learning but have many unanswered questions concerning extracurricular activities...

Virtual socials connect new and returning students during online school

The WCHS Ambassadors have been creating graphics to advertise their virtual socials. This particular graphic advertised for the Halloween themed social on October 14th, which involved a game of Mafia and Skribbl.io.
October 26, 2020

As the second month of school comes to a close, students are finally getting used to the virtual format, thanks in part to the hard work of the school administration. While the administration has done...

Families should adopt animals during quarantine

Animal Fostering and pet adoption has increased greatly over the course of the Coronavirus pandemic with one family adopting 2 dogs, 6 month old Poppy (on the left) and 11 week old Pico (on the right).
May 29, 2020

During this crazy quarantine, pets have become a huge part of many people's lives. Whether it is rekindling an old routine of walking your dog or welcoming a new animal into the family, pets influence...

Adulting classes should be offered at WCHS

People know that being an adult is not all that kids think it is. It comes with many challenges and local organizations like the one pictured above use this idea to make drivers laugh as they pass this sign.
March 11, 2020

Classes in school on subjects that are useful in real life were once only a wish, but recently, classes on how to be an adult have begun to be offered at some schools. While this class does exist, there's...

High school students kill time with summer jobs

Cabin John Mall is among the many places where students at WCHS look for jobs. One of the places that has been popular recently is Playa Bowls which employs mostly highschool students.
March 7, 2020

High school can be a time to explore and learn new things, where teens are granted the freedom to decide what interests them. That is why so many high schoolers look to get jobs either during the school...

Students share their heritage through ISA club

Queen Balina tells her story by posting this photo on the ISA Facebook page. She wants others to know how she feels about her culture, as shown by the book, and encourages others to share as well.
December 19, 2019

When you are walking through the gym on club day, it can be hard to get a feel for every last club at WCHS. With so many people and all the different clubs trying to get your attention, it’s natural...

Parent Observation Day must go out the door

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

Students look forward to fall into autumn

WCHS alumn Kavya Bhattiprolu takes a walk in forest during the fall. The leaves turn orange at the trees which is a sign that winter break is rapidly approaching.
November 7, 2019

Fall can be an exciting time for many people, but with all the holidays and winter break rapidly approaching, it is easy to get distracted from school work. However, many students claim that Fall is their...

WCHS drivers stressed by parking dilemma

Traffic at WCHS during pickup and drop off is intensified by the amount of buses in the parking lot.
October 17, 2019

With hundreds of cars, many of which being driven by inexperienced student drivers, the WCHS parking lot can be a dangerous place. The fewer car accidents are thanks to the security and police officers...

School ranks: the downfall of students?

Winston Churchill High School has prided itself for many years on being one of the best, with their national blue ribbon ranking being displayed in front of the school.
June 6, 2019

From number one to number twelve, WCHS seems to be on the decline according to US News magazine rankings of the best high schools in Maryland. There are many theories as to how this happened, but the most...

MCPS monitors students’ wifi usage to help maintain safety

Many students use VPN apps during school so they can access social media and other sites that are blocked during school hours.
May 10, 2019

Everyone knows that the type of spies that are in movies are not likely to exist to the same degree that they do in the cinema, but other types of spying do exist and one of them is right under your nose....

Transplant debate should focus on increasing donors

March 21, 2011

Patient One is a seventy-five-year-old grandmother who is in need of a new kidney and has been on the transplant list for thirty years. Patient Two is a six-year-old boy who also needs a kidney, but was...

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