The Observer

“Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial” paves a path to fame for Roddy Ricch

By Jasper Bernstein, Assistant Observation Editor

March 11, 2020

“Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial” is anything but Roddy Ricch being antisocial, talking to the listener about different themes and opening up about his past. It’s a tough album to evaluate due to one reason: each song has a different style, and a different claim to fame.  The rise of...

Teamania-c students found their new study spot

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

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 this past June, a new Asian-European inspired sit-down bakery and cafe has garnered lots of buzz and h...

“Radium Girls” radiates strong messages with female leads

The cast of

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor

March 3, 2020

The WCHS drama department promises a “jaw-dropping” performance with the spring play “Radium Girls,” which opened on Feb. 14. Highlighting a true American story that is often forgotten in history, the show has a strong message of female empowerment and fighting for what is right, similar to t...

Netflix says “you belong with me” to Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's highly-anticipated documentary

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

March 3, 2020

You don’t control what people think of your story, but you do control what you believe about yourself and how you tell your story to the world.  Having spent half of her life in the spotlight, Taylor Swift knows what it’s like to watch her reputation get shattered over and over again, but sh...

Student Art Spotlight: Nura Dhar

One part of Nura Dhar's fashion design process is sketching out possible designs for collections.

By Emily Zhang, News Editor

March 3, 2020

From using watercolors and prismacolor markers for fashion illustration, to sewing with unconventional materials, senior Nura Dhar is passionate in the art of fashion design. At WCHS, Dhar has taken four years of fashion design, as well as AP Art History, and now interns in the new architecture course ...

SnoCream offers competition to local ice-cream stores

One of the items on the SnoCream menu is Cookies and Cream. SnoCream is located in Pike and Rose.

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

March 1, 2020

As the warmer months approach, new frozen desserts are popping up everywhere you look. Before we get to the peak of the hot seasons, it is important to find the ice cream place that best suits you In Pike & Rose, everyone already knows about Baked Bear Ice Cream. The storefront opened last year in M...

Ben Phillipe’s new book guides students through high school

With its powerful friendships, stories and characters,

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor

February 25, 2020

If only there was a guide to high school. What to do. How to do it. What to say. Dating, crushes, jobs, friendships, schoolwork and fitting in would be among the topics covered.  While there is no such thing as a “guide to high school,” there is a book that could serve a similar purpose. New...

“Sonic the Hedgehog” races into theaters

Based on the video game character,

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

February 25, 2020

Video games, as popular as they are, have had a spotty history when it comes to film adaptations. While franchises like Pokémon have had success with animated features and with the recent success of Detective Pikachu, this is the exception rather than the rule.  When it was announced that Sega would be pro...

“How to Be Safe” explores gun violence in America

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor

February 23, 2020

The world is not always a safe place. There are robberies, drugs, alcohol and shootings. It is hard to be safe all the time, and Tom McAllister’s “How to Be Safe” certainly shows what it is like in 2020. The book starts off with a school shooting, a horrible and senseless act devastates the sm...

A Star Wars movie that’s not quite out of this galaxy

Astounding special effects and beautiful cinematography set this sci-fi franchise's newest film into an universe that is both colorful and terrifying. The end of the modern Star Wars trilogy,

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

February 4, 2020

On Dec.18, audiences worldwide were taken back to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away with the release of “Star Wars: Episode IX- The Rise of Skywalker.” In less than a month, the long-anticipated film has made Disney a grand total of $936,302,411, with weeks still to go in theaters. The movie, and...

“Two Sentence Horror Stories” spooks watchers

By Charley Hutton, Advertisement and Subscription Manager

February 4, 2020

What is the best horror story you can come up with in two sentences? This prompt sparked a Reddit thread in 2013, accumulating over 15,000 comments. Inspired by the thread, Vera Miao created the new-to-Netflix series, “Two-Sentence Horror Stories.” Similar to the popular Netflix show “Black...

Keep an eye (and ear) out for our fellow musicians

WCHS home football games would not be complete without Pep Band cheering on our fellow Bulldogs.

By Riley Hurr, Editor-In-Chief

February 4, 2020

One of the biggest supporters at our football games. One of the biggest supporters in our musicals. One of the biggest supporters representing WCHS. Musicians.  From Pep Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band to more, this great group of talented musicians never cease to amaze. With their annual trips to...

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