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 sailing team members Jack Brinsfeild and Erez Engler get ready to set sail as they push the boat into the water.

WCHS sailing team navigates to success on the waves

By Olga Engler, Arts Editor May 1, 2024

When thinking of sailing, one might imagine the wind's breeze on their skin, facing the vast ocean or lounging on a large deck with a drink in hand. However, sailing is far from a glamorous and easy sport....

Blast 34: Into the Wild is an energetic and vibrant production, created by the work of incredible tech crew, dancers, singers and directors.

Swing into spring with WCHS Blast 34: Into the Wild

By Dehab Deglel, Assistant Features Editor May 1, 2024

“Blast 34: Into the Wild” is the most popular WCHS Blast of the decade, with over 600 audience members attending its opening night. This is unsurprising, as the experienced directors and leaders have...

Dylan Tortorellis submitted a digital artwork to the WCHS art show illustrating a cityscape. This is only one out of the many different styles of art that have been submitted.

A palette of possibilities: The WCHS art show that is redefining creativity

By Sydney Stern, Subscriptions, Promotions, and Communications Manager April 25, 2024

When course selection time rolls around in January, for students in most schools, they might notice that they are missing an art credit. In order to obtain their missing credit, they decide to select the...

In the front left of the photo, WCHS teacher, coach and alumnus, Ikechukwu Amadi-Davis, stands in the front left corner and played varsity football on the ‘Friday Night Lights’ field 10 years ago. Around him, the crowd is dressed up in blackout outfits to fit the game theme.

Slam dunking into the evolution of high school sports

By Sydney Stern, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

Flashback to 15 years ago when high school sports were much more quaint: smaller bleachers, less media buzz and less spectatorship. Today, the sports have remained the same while the conditions are the...

WCHS seniors Joey Kaplan and Eric Bomfim cohost the WCHS talent show produced by the 2024 SGA  on December 6, 2023.

2024 SGA produces WCHS Got Talent

By Kendyl Groisser and Sneha David December 7, 2023

Singing, dancing and even bird calls. These are just a few of what the WCHS community saw at the WCHS class of 2024 talent show. Being a school filled with talent, WCHS hosts multiple shows throughout...

Make everyday of highschool count

Coffee says make the most of each moment of highschool

By Diya Kachoria, Photo Manager June 14, 2023

When it came time to sign up for junior year classes, I knew exactly the class I wanted to take. I powered through AP Computer Science and Ceramics as an underclassman, but quickly realized neither of...

Inside of the art hallway...

Inside of the art hallway…

By Dehab Deglel, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

In a special pocket between the first and second floor of WCHS, there is a stretch of hallway where glossy glass cases of beautiful artwork, hanging ceiling mobiles and wall murals belong. This is the...

The new WCHS assignment schedule           1. WCHS website                         sets strict deadlines for students. Students 
                          have mixed emotions about the changes 
that were enacted on  February 28, 2023.

WCHS has done ‘well’ with taking care of their students

By Clara Young, Assistant News Editor April 27, 2023

Wellness Wednesday. Five minutes of wellness. Wellness rooms. This school year, WCHS has tried to implement a multitude of wellness opportunities for students. Now, WCHS has decided to take away one of...

In order to obtain their license, students drivers are required to complete six hours of in-car driving instruction using driving school-provided cars.

Observer Opinion: Driver’s Ed must be accessible

By Kalena Yee, Arts Editor March 24, 2023

Beep beep! Getting a driver’s license is arguably one of the most defining moments in a high schooler’s life. Although it may seem like just a plastic card to some, a driver’s license gives students...

Theodor Suess Giesel, also known as Dr. Suess, is shown next to his two books, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street and If I Ran The Zoo. Both well-known books have been included on an updated list of six banned Dr. Suess books, deemed too offensive for publications.

Dr. Suess must be reframed for his previous racist work

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi and Graeme Finley March 24, 2023

March 2nd marks the birthday of one of the most well-known and influential authors of all time: Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Throughout the early to mid 1900s, Dr. Seuss created some...

There are numerous ways of listening to and exploring indie music, whether it be through earbuds or streaming services. For example, Spotify is a great vehicle to get personalized music recommendations for every genre.

Has indie gone past the point of no return?

By George Chang, Arts Editor March 24, 2023

January 26th, 2010, from Paste Magazine: “Is Indie Dead?” January 16th, 2012, from The Guardian: "Indie rock's slow and painful death." October 25th, 2017, from Vox: "The life and death of the indie-rock...

Each year MCPS talks with the MCEA, the teachers union, to determine salaries.

Higher or lower: teachers’ wages

By Nate Levine, Promotions Manager March 6, 2023

What would we do without our teachers? That hypothetical could become a reality shortly, as MCPS is making it hard for teachers to maintain a consistent living situation. With the high cost of living in...

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