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 senior Julia Levi is used as a test subject for the implanted trackers. An electric shock was sent through her body after she had been in the hallway for over fifteen minutes.

Don’t pee your pants!

By Clara Young, Suspiciously Way Too Nice April 23, 2024

On March 24, 2024, the MCPS Board of Education (BOE) passed a bill that trades bathroom passes for trackers. This is the first step in the BOE’s four-step plan, “Implementation of a Fulfilling Future...

There are many holidays to commemorate the significant values and events of life. One holiday that is, however, often overlooked is Earth Day, despite its core importance, as there would be no life without Earth.

Green and blue are not only colors of our school but our precious Earth

By Clara Young, Copy Editor April 23, 2024

Holidays are always a cause for celebration. Whether it be Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day or Halloween, people across the country make preparations to commemorate these special days....

On Feb. 2, 2024, superintendant Monifa McKnight resigned from her position after serving MCPS for two years.

Superintendent Mckinght steps down amid turmoil

By Clara Young, Copy Editor March 1, 2024

On Feb. 2, 2024, MCPS’ superintendent of two years, Monifa McKnight, stepped down from her position following an agreement between her and the Montgomery County Board of Education. The resignation followed...

WCHS senior Matt Hsuan watches the new Percy Jackson show. As a lover of the original series, he is disappointed.

New Percy Jackson live-action series proves itself to be disappointing

By Clara Young, Copy Editor January 23, 2024

Some childhood books shape young children into who they are today. Series that stick with them for the rest of their lives. A series a person read when they were eight years old can still hold a special...

Ms. Emmalee Kenny proudly holds up her Teacher of the Month sign.

Teacher of the month: Emmalee Kenny

By Clara Young, Copy Editor December 15, 2023

On a dreary school morning, 40 minutes of physical activity or awkward health topics could sound more appealing to the average student. Yet, the Physical Education and Health departments might have changed...

WCHS senior Lyndee Sklute dresses up as a vampire for Halloween on the night of Oct. 31.

Halloween Costumes: The Lack of Uniqueness Over The Years

By Clara Young, Copy Editor November 13, 2023

Halloween. A night meant to be filled with gut-wrenching horrors and blood-curdling screams. However, what is seen is the complete opposite. People used to wear terrifying costumes to ward off ghosts in...

WCHS students Laura Jablonover (left) and Kaylee Tasin (right) stand next to the Project Happy Feet donation box in WCHS. This donation box is near the main office and accepts shoes along with other sports equipment.

WCHS club steps towards sports equity

By Clara Young, Copy Editor October 18, 2023

In a town where one-million-dollar houses are the norm, WCHS students are not often exposed to underprivileged communities. It is hard to imagine that a few miles away, people are struggling day to day...

Antonio Canovas piece, Adam and Eve Mourning the Dead Abel, is shown in its beginning terracotta stages. The National Gallery of Art will be displaying Canovas sculpting process and practice pieces in the exhibition Canova: Sketching in Clay that will debut on June 11, 2023.

Exhibitions to fill up a monotonous summer schedule

By Clara Young, Copy Editor June 8, 2023

Temperatures rise and the air humidifies as summer climaxes. Days drag on and become repetitive as school creeps closer. Around the midway mark of the work-free season, students begin to feel boredom....

WCHS students diligently work during their classes. Although time consuming, this work does not benefit them the way it should as MCPS’ rules and standards do not truly prepare students for college.

How well does MCPS actually prepare their high schoolers for college?

By Clara Young, Copy Editor May 30, 2023

Over the course of 12 years, students are consistently being molded into preparation for their next level of education. Expectations become higher over time in order for students to understand what will...

WCHS junior Julia Levi affectionately pets her cat, Samba, as she does her schoolwork. She feels much less stressed now.

WCHS initiates new wellness protocol: bring your pets

By Clara Young, The Other News Editor May 20, 2023

Stress about schoolwork. Stress about college applications. Stress about time management. Stress about social life. WCHS students, along with other high schoolers, know the feeling of stress all too well....

MCPS wants to apply new security protocols to fight the growing drug problem in schools. WCHS restrooms are currently unmonitored. However, with five schools being randomly selected, WCHS may soon see vape detectors installed in the bathroom entrances.

MCPS attempts to smoke out potential vape users

By Clara Young, Assistant News Editor May 15, 2023

When walking into the bathroom, the familiar saccharine scent is overwhelming. In the distance the sound of coughing and giggles fill the air. This is the reality for high schoolers in MCPS. New drugs...

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...

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