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End the year with the Observer Staff’s favorite movie and television shows

December 23, 2020

2020 has been an odd year for cinema and TV; many major movies that were slated for release in 2020, such as “A Quiet Place II,” “Black Widow,” “F9” and “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” have...

Celebrate the winter season with the Observer staff’s favorite holiday songs

With the holidays in full swing, The Observer staff song picks are sure to get you into the winter spirit. Featuring from Taylor Swift to Andy Williams, this playlist is full of no-skip songs.
December 16, 2020

Are you getting sick of Fall and ready to dive into the winter spirit? Are you looking for a way to emerge yourself in the holiday season? The Observer staff has selected their favorite holiday songs and...

Best “Hallmark” movies to watch this Christmas

Hallmark movies made history when they included their first gay couple on screen. Although last year Hallmark underwent controversy for not allowing a commercial of gay people to air on their channel, hallmark is making progress.
December 15, 2020

With Thanksgiving finally over and Christmas around the corner, families are starting to celebrate their beloved holiday traditions, such as blasting festive music or decorating their house. But one of...

“Grand Army” is a realistic portrayal of high school

Netflix released Grand Army on Oct. 16, a TV show featuring student life at an extremely competitive NYC high school. The show did an amazing job of keeping teen life realistic and focused on prominent issues in today's society.
December 15, 2020

School in America is different to say the least. Bomb threats, school shooting threats, rumors and bullying are not uncommon, which is sad to say. However, most TV shows only show American high schools...

“Happiest Season” blazes new paths for LGBTQ+ representation in romantic comedies

Released on Hulu on Nov. 25th,
December 6, 2020

The most wonderful time of the year is rapidly approaching and holiday season lovers are gearing up by binging their favorite feel-good Christmas movies. This year, a Christmas movie that breaks the cookie-cutter...

“Remote” by Wallows shows how powerful virtual connections can be

Wallows' new EP
December 2, 2020

Despite never referencing their time in quarantine, alternative rock band Wallows shows the world the power of virtual connections with their new EP “Remote,” released on Oct. 23, 2020 from the safety...

Glenstone museum provides a safe place to view art during the pandemic

WCHS senior Holly Shimabukuro stands outside of the entrance to the Pavilions building complex at the Glenstone art museum. The buildings hold most of Glenstone’s indoor artworks and installations, and has become the de-facto centerpiece of the mixed indoor-outdoor museum.
December 1, 2020

On hundreds of secluded acres found deep in Potomac, Md., sits a world far removed from the Washington, D.C. metro area’s dense suburban sprawl. One filled with rolling meadows, unimpeded streams, winding...

Disposable cameras bring back some 90’s nostalgia

Olivia Meshanko and Natalie Heshmat pose on top of a newly decorated car. Shoshana Rosenthal has been using an app that emulates a disposable cameras in order to make lasting memories with her friends.
December 1, 2020

In a year like 2020, it is no surprise that students are trying to escape to the past. Single-use disposable cameras, first popular in the 1990s, have recently made a comeback amongst teenagers. Although...

WCHS drama puts on a virtual production of “Clue”

Based on the popular board game, the WCHS rendition of
December 1, 2020

Ever wonder what it would be like to solve a murder mystery? Do you have a fascination with crime or detective work? If your answers to these questions are “yes” then WCHS’ upcoming production of ...

Movie and TV sets adapt to find ways to continue filming during COVID-19

The camera crew of
November 30, 2020

2020’s movie line up was supposed to be quite impressive: “No Time to Die,” “In the Heights,” “Wonder Woman 1984” and “A Quiet Place Part II” were all scheduled to come to theaters, but...

Among Us helps bring friends together during quarantine

When playing Among Us, there are two ways to play. You can play in a public lobby with people who you don't know, or if you have enough people, you can play with your friends in a private server.
November 23, 2020

Your are in a small corridor in a spaceship. The oxygen is depleting and you have one task left to complete. All of your crewmates are counting on you. Suddenly, you see your friend in the corridor with...

Fall quarantine fashion trends to look out for

Senior Edina Weinbaum posing for the On Cloud 9 Instagram, where she works as a sales associate. She is wearing a cozy and stylish tie dye set, which matches her simple black face mask.
November 12, 2020

Exchanging sweaters for hoodies, dresses for tie-dye sets and scarves for masks: fall fashion looks a little different in 2020 than years prior. The global pandemic that has rocked all of our worlds is...

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