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

Ban on women in combat lifted

Ban on women in combat lifted

By Emily Raab and Maher Kanwal March 1, 2013

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is lifting the ban on women from combat roles in the U.S. military. According to a Feb. 3 USA Today article, the new order could open up 230,000 jobs to women in all branches...

Student organization fights against sweatshops

By Joe Nolan, Staff Writer March 24, 2010

In response to the efforts of the United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), Russell Athletics recently rehired all of the workers at a factory in Honduras that it had previously shut down after its workers...

Relief pours in to help efforts in Haiti

The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated the nation of Haiti this January has stirred the conscience of the CHS community, and many are taking action to raise money for the impoverished country. The...

Countries outlaw use of head coverings

By Sophia Herbst January 4, 2010

In recent years the number of countries that have banned the hijab and niqab from schools and work places has risen significantly, causing many people to question the legality of these bans. The hijab...

Human trafficking remains troubling global practice

According to the U.S. State Department, approximately two million women, many of whom are abducted from Nepal and Bangladesh, are forced to work as prostitutes in India. This number does not even begin...

Sniper John Allen Muhammad faces Nov. 10 death sentence

By Jenna Cantor, Public Relations October 29, 2009

There were three weeks in October 2002 when people in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia could not walk outside without the fear of getting shot.  During this time, the then 41-year-old John Allen Muhammad and...

Supreme Court to rule on strip searches

By Amna Farooqi June 4, 2009

We know students use drugs in school, and we know people deal them. Should strip searching them be allowed? The Supreme Court heard a case April 21 that will decide just that. Savana Redding, now 19...

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