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 teams already have to play on many turf fields against opponents like Wootton (as pictured above). Thus, getting a turf field makes it more unilateral for our teams.

It’s time for a change, invest in turf.

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor May 8, 2022

What do Alabama football, Duke basketball and Vanderbilt baseball all have in common? They are all elite programs with elite facilities. There is a reason why the rich get richer in sports and that is...

WCHS auditorium celebrates its new prestigious award for Teacher of the Year with a big crowd and a bundle of congratulatory balloons.

Teacher of the Year: The Auditorium!

By Ryan Weiner, Professional Half-Face Snapper April 4, 2022

During the 2020-21 school year, this teacher took a break for most of the year as classes went virtual and only had a limited role for AP tests, even when students came back. Yet, since the start of the...

Symbols of patriotism like the US flag stand in virtually every room of the WCHS building. Yet, this has not stopped the increasing apathy towards patriotic acts such as standing for the Pledge.

Pledge of Allegiance at WCHS: To stand or not to stand?

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor March 10, 2022

It’s the end of second period. Students are packing up their things and pulling out their phones, eager to respond to text messages or play games. Teachers are preparing for their next class while constantly...

Gifts such as chocolates and flowers are very stereotypical and do not make the holiday and fun while cockroaches spice things up.

Flying solo? Fun activities for V-Day

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor February 25, 2022

Heart-shaped boxes with overpriced chocolates, teddy bears containing cheesy messages and corny cards that could have only been bought from Hallmark. For people unfortunate enough to be stuck in a relationship...

With the barring of fans from attending Winter sports games in January, scenes like this from a Fall football game were missed by fans and players alike.

Fans flock back to games to cheer on WCHS

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor February 15, 2022

The day was Feb. 1. Fans poured in to see the Division Champion Varsity Boys Basketball Team play in a home match vs Blake High School. A few days later, they did it again for both the boys and girls teams...

The house of the Madrigals is just as magical as they are, and every part of the house can move at the convenience of the family.

Disney’s “Encanto” spotlights magic of Latin America

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor January 10, 2022

As Thanksgiving passes and the winter holidays begin, families across the country will gather together to celebrate and reunite. Within every family there are unique social dynamics like special bonds...

Although fans might see him in a basketball uniform now, just a few weeks ago Jamie Calhoun was catching passes for the WCHS football team.

No rest for the best: dual-sport athletes have a unique challenge

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor December 14, 2021

On the night of Nov. 12, the WCHS Varsity Football team lost their final game of the season 42-6 to Northwest in the playoffs. Due to the hard work put in throughout the season to succeed, there is no...

Although the window to visit schools was shortened for this years senior class, many prospective athletes still took advantage of what they had. These visits, whether official or unofficial, are great ways for high school students to determine if a school is a good fit for them.

Recruiting process proves challenging through pandemic

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor December 8, 2021

For prospective college athletes at all levels, the recruitment process is a way to find schools that would best fit them academically and help them advance their careers athletically. In the process,...

Since NIL deals have been legalized, athletes Haley and Hanna Cavinder have partnered with clothing companies to produce merchandise.

College athletes finally cash in on NIL deals

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor October 26, 2021

The average 18- to 22-year-old American college student will likely have a job or an internship centered around their skills in order to make up debt, pocket some quick money to spend for fun or even save...

Although many staple ballpark traditions arent taking place anymore due to COVID, fans can still get game balls from players. Here, Max Brodsky shows off one he recieved from the Nationals game on May 22nd.

Eager Nationals fans get to return to games

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor May 30, 2021

Turnstiles unused, restaurants closed, 41,339 seats empty and little to no noise is the best way to describe Nationals Park last season. In fact, it was almost a perfect metaphor for the team’s 2020...

Visual effects like the hologram showed above were just one of the things that Zack Snyder nailed in his version. Additionally, great camera angle choice makes this scene one of the best in the movie.

Zack Snyder’s cut of “Justice League” is better than the original but not worth it

By Ryan Weiner, Assistant News Editor May 3, 2021

Four years ago, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Pictures paired up for their fifth movie in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Featuring a loaded cast and a plotline strong enough to rival any superhero movie...

The fate of Cara Dune, which is Gina Caranos character in The Mandalorian, is still unknown to fans. However, most suspect shell either be killed off or recast.

Social media contributes to celebrity cancel culture due to offensive posts

By Ryan Weiner, Assistant News Editor March 19, 2021

The day was Feb. 10, 2020 when “Star Wars” fans across the country woke up and checked their Twitter feeds, anxious for some news about the ten shows as well as numerous movies that were announced...

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