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The recording of the 2021 MPSSAA Boys Lacrosse Playoff game against Richard Montgomery is featured on demand on the NFHS Network website along with all other WCHS fall sport games.

No ticket, no worries: NFHS changes the game

By Olivia Yasharoff, Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2022

If students or parents missed a WCHS sporting event in years past, there would be no way to know what happened, except for word of mouth. Now, a new MCPS program means all sporting events can be live-streamed...

The album cover for Red (Taylors Version), is simpler than the orignal 2012 cover, without the album title or even Swifts name.

“Red (TV)” vault tracks make fans feel lucky

By Olivia Yasharoff and Jordan Pashkoff January 10, 2022

There is not a lot going on at the moment for Taylor Swift. In the past year she has only released two new albums and re-recorded two of her old albums, with her most recent re-recording being “Red (Taylor’s...

Pictured are the winners of the WCHS Gardening Club’s pumpkin carving contest on Oct. 25. The designs pictured from top to bottom are “Monsters Inc.” character Mike Wazowski, a Bulldog paw print and the meme “loss.”

Blossoming Gardening Club takes root at WCHS

By Olivia Yasharoff, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2021

Good thymes and green thumbs: the new WCHS Gardening Club is planting the seeds for a successful first year.  The formation of the club stemmed from the co-founders’ appreciation for plants, produce...

The David Driskell art exhibit at the Phillips Collection, which is located in the Dupont Circle area. The Phillips Collection is celebrating their 100 year anniversary this year.

Unique places in D.C. for students to check out

By Olivia Yasharoff, Editor-in-chief November 19, 2021

Although Washington, D.C. is only approximately a 30-minute ride from Potomac, it is easy to forget how close this hub of culture resides for WCHS students to explore. These are three ideas for fun activities...

Taylor seated in his office with a copy of The Churchill Observer from when he worked as an administrator at WCHS.

Meet Principal Taylor

By Ela Jalil and Olivia Yasharoff October 26, 2021

He just couldn’t stay away. Six years was too long for former WCHS Assistant Principal John Taylor to be apart from the magnetism of the Bulldog community. Now principal, Taylor brings his passion for...

One of the movie posters for In The Heights featuring Anthony Ramos, previously known for his role in the Broadway musical Hamilton. The film adaptation of the Tony award winning musical will come out on June 11 in theaters and on HBO Max.

End of the school year watchlist: upcoming shows and movies to look forward to

By Olivia Yasharoff, Editor in Chief May 30, 2021

While WCHS students are battling through AP exams and a plethora of end of the year assignments, it can be hard to find the light at the end of the tunnel. Luckily, there are a bunch of upcoming TV shows...

Chloé Zhao, Director of Nomadland, made Oscar history as the first woman of color to be nominated and to win an Academy Award for best director. Zhao is also only the second female director to win an Oscar since Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker in 2010.

Missed the show? These are the best and worst moments of the 93rd Oscars

By Ela Jalil and Olivia Yasharoff May 3, 2021

The 93rd Oscars was a night of bold fashion choices and historical firsts, with changes to the original way of doing things that left the audience confused and shocked. For those who missed out on watching...

The Flavortown Review, is the review book for AP Lunch, the newest AP course. It is recommended that students planning on taking AP Lunch buy the review book in preparation for the challenging AP exam.

AP Lunch returns to satisfy hungry students*(April Fools)

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor April 9, 2021

By popular demand, The College Board has decided to bring back AP Lunch and will reintroduce it in all MCPS schools starting next year for students with an appetite for learning about lunch. Honors...

The Young Artists Music Societys logo on their website. YAMS is a student-led group that aims to spread greater access to music education.

Young Artists Music Society connects aspiring musicians virtually

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor March 22, 2021

Music has provided an outlet to inspire, uplift and connect people, even during a time when it is not safe to be physically close to others. It can serve as an escape, and with the help of the Young Artists...

A graphic displaying the 2021 Golden Globe nominees for best actresses. Out of the 20 slots, the only two women of color nominated are Viola Davis and Andra Day.

The Golden Globe nominations lack diversity and disappoint communities everywhere

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor February 25, 2021

And once again, the winner is… white, neurotypical and straight. With the release of the 2021 Golden Globe Awards nominations, entertainment fans were left frustrated by the overwhelmingly white nominees...

An infographic posted by the Free the Slaves Club Instagram advertsing their partnership with Solidarity Masks and displaying the houndstooth pattern of the Free the Slaves masks.

Free the Slaves club helps raise awareness for human trafficking

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor February 22, 2021

While most WCHS clubs raise money by holding Chipotle fundraisers, the Free the Slaves club sets itself apart by partnering with the student-run, non-profit Solidarity Masks to raise money and awareness...

The beginning screen for Clue: Stay-At-Home Version, available on the streaming service Broadway on Demand.

WCHS virtual “Clue” production creatively reinvents theater in quarantine

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor January 25, 2021

Figuring out how to put on a play during a pandemic was a mystery, but the WCHS Theater Department solved it in an original and innovative way. The prerecorded play entitled, “Clue: Stay-At-Home Version,”...

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