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 principal intern, Patrick Bilock, stands in the middle of the administration meeting room on Oct. 28, 2022. Bilock is projected to fill Principal Taylors position before the end of 2022 .

What is a Principal Intern and who is Mr. Bilock?

By Amir Abbas-Yazdi, Assistant Opinions Editor November 15, 2022

WCHS Principal John Taylor has only been on the job for one full school year but before the start of the second-semester principal intern, Patrick Bilock, will be taking his place. How is this process...

SAT and ACT studying resources are stacked on top of each other in abundance, on Oct. 31, 2022.  Should self-studying be the major form of preparation for these standardized tests, or should high schoolers opt for paid tutors?

Students can do well on the SAT without the price tag of a tutor

By Amir Abbas-Yazdi, Assistant Opinions Editor November 15, 2022

Standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT have always been a hot topic of discussion for high school students. Students are constantly concerned about how well they can score on these tests so that they...

Sra. Benitez - one of the most adored teachers in the language department - has earned the title of Teacher of The Month.

Teacher of the Month: Sra. Benitez

By Amir Abbas-Yazdi, Assistant Online Editor May 8, 2022

Anyone who’s been lucky enough to have him as a teacher, or fortunate enough to even have a conversation with him, knows that Mr. Rosenthal is one of the kindest and friendliest teachers at WCHS. He...

Hey, McFly, your Chromebook and iPhone are obsolete

Hey, McFly, your Chromebook and iPhone are obsolete

By Amir Abbas-Yazdi, Computer Charger Crew April 4, 2022

MCPS has moved far past the old days of pen and paper. The county has instituted a personal Chromebook for every student and most schools have normalized online services like Google Classroom and Canvas...

Pizza Roma is a long established, Italian styled-restaurant that serves fast and good service out of College Park, Md. Customers have been going for years on end because of the same friendly owners and consistently delicious food.

Grab a slice from “Pizza Roma”

By Abbas Yazdi, Assistant Online Editor March 30, 2022

Those looking for an underrated restaurant in the DMV area to get tasty Italian food for a good price should check out Pizza Roma. Located within the Hollywood Shopping Center in College Park, MD, it is...

Clinical vaccine trials for children took place back in fall of 2021. After the FDAs approval of child vaccinations, children in the 5-11 year old age group have been getting vaccinated.

All students in MCPS should have access to the vaccine

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, Assistant Online Editor March 17, 2022

Should children get the COVID-19 vaccine? Is it safe? Are they too young to get vaccinated? These are all questions that doctors, parents and children themselves have raised across the country. But the...

Mr. Rosenthal is shown holding his Teacher of The Month certificate. He is a social studies at WCHS, teaching AP NSL, Survey of Modern American Culture, and Student Leadership course, and has American pop-culture references all over his classroom.

Teacher of The Month: Evan Rosenthal

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, Assistant Online Editor February 15, 2022

Anyone who’s been lucky enough to have him as a teacher, or fortunate enough to even have a conversation with him, knows that Mr. Rosenthal is one of the kindest and friendliest teachers at WCHS. He...

The promotional flyer for the physics Discord server at WCHS is shown above, consisting of the info on the server and decorations of WCHS pride colors.

Discord goes viral in WCHS classrooms

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, Assistant Online Editor October 26, 2021

Lack of good out-of-school communication between teachers and students has always been a problem at school. In the past year, the result of full-time virtual learning has amplified the effects of miscommunication....

The time in quarantine allows for more people to relax and improve their mental health. Meditation, journaling, and reading are some options to lift your spirits.

Quarantine allows time for self reflection and improvement

By Fatima Yazdi, Senior Writer May 30, 2020

It's been two months and counting in quarantine, and we are all on the edge of our seats, wondering how, and when this nightmare is going to end. Life is uncertain right now, and aside from protecting...

Senior Fatima Yazdi poses on her Senior Skip Day with food purchased at the local shopping center. Because of the cancellation of in-person school, these trips no longer occur.

Senior Skip Days – 2020

By Fatima Yazdi, Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2020

Going into high school, people told me lots of things: freshman year is the most fun, homecoming is lame, junior year will drain every ounce of energy out of you and that you will regret ever taking AP...

Teamania recently added a plethora of savory dishes to their menu, including soups, salads, pastas and sandwiches. Though theyre known for their classic baked goods and french delicacies, the new additions are perfect for a quick lunch or supper option.

Teamania-c students found their new study spot

By Fatima Yazdi, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2020

Rockville is known to have a plethora of eatery options—from Qdoba’s Mexican Eats to Sadaf’s Middle-Eastern staples, you can get a taste of just about any cuisine you’re craving. Since opening...

TOTM: Christopher Forney

TOTM: Christopher Forney

By Fatima Yazdi, Editor-In-Chief December 17, 2019

Engaging, caring, dedicated and enthusiastic: all words that accurately describe AP World History and AP Psychology teacher Mr. Forney. Forney has been teaching at WCHS for 12 years now and has since left...

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