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Student Arts Spotlight: Claire Yang

Student Arts Spotlight: Claire Yang

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

April 3, 2019

After receiving an honorable mention in the Johns Hopkins Curiosity Art Competition and a silver medal from the Scholastic National Art Competition, junior Claire Yang is an artist with a promising future ahead of her. Her unique and thought-provoking art meshes personal experiences with relatable emotions. Yang...

Jordan Peele’s “Us” uses horror to critique American life

Jordan Peele’s “Us” uses horror to critique American life

By Dani Miller, Production Designer

April 3, 2019

Rabbits, Sewers and Scissors, oh my! On the heels of his widely successful (and brilliant) 2017 directorial debut, Get Out, director Jordan Peele’s sophomore project, Us, tells the story of a modern day family placed in thrilling circumstances when confronted and attacked by their bitter clones....

Blast 30 brings WCHS students to center stage

Blast 30 brings WCHS students to center stage

By Sophie Liss, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019

Outstanding solo performances, catchy songs, sparkling lights and talented dancers. Blast 30: Blast From the Past included all of these aspects and more, and it definitely proved to be a memorable show for the audience. Similar to years past, this year’s Blast included a theme, which was Blast from...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine impresses WCHS students

Brooklyn Nine-Nine impresses WCHS students

By Olivia Yasharoff, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

“Noice.” “Smort.” “Cool, cool, cool.” These phrases can all be used to describe NBC’s hit comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in addition to being the lingo that the characters on the show (and its fans) love to use. Starring comedian Andy Samberg, actor Andre Braugher and actress Melissa Fumero...

Isn’t It Romantic inspires viewers

Isn’t It Romantic inspires viewers

By Ela Jalil, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

A stereotypical gay best friend, a clumsy but charming main character and a belief that all things will be solved by love all sound like parts of your classic romantic comedy. Nowadays, most people roll their eyes at these type of movies and the types of lessons they teach young girls and boys. Fortunate...

I-Illustrate club allows students to express their creativity

I-Illustrate club allows students to express their creativity

By Emily Zhang, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Interested in art, but do not know where to start? One of WCHS’ many clubs, i-Illustrate is the right place to express one’s creativity. Every Thursday during lunch in room 276, WCHS students can drop by to enjoy some relaxing art sessions. Juniors Claire Yang and Kristin Zhu run the club as Co-President...

Top Grammy performances of 2019

Top Grammy performances of 2019

By Cherri Tung, Photo Editor

March 11, 2019

From Camila Cabello and Ricky Martin scaling the replicated streets of Havana, to Lady Gaga and Dolly Parton’s soaring pipes and vocal highways, the performers at the 61st Grammy Awards blew the roof off of Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Feb.10. But the question is, which one was the best of the e...

Marie Kondo innovates cleaning techniques

Marie Kondo innovates cleaning techniques

By Kathy Hu, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

March 11, 2019

Marie Kondo is seen by many as the ‘Queen of Organization,’ after the popularity of her book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” blew up and she was awarded her own Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” The series shows how she declutters and organizes peoples’ homes. She ha...

Hostless Oscars create memorable night

Hostless Oscars create memorable night

By Jordyn Green, Assistant Online Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2019

The Oscars was a night filled with talented musical performances, comical ad-libs and a lack of a host. The flow of this show, however, was what made it so exceptional: the ceremony felt special and smooth, and was very personable. The Oscars was held on Feb. 24th, with, according to Time Magazi...

Netflix show hooks WCHS students with comedy

Netflix show hooks WCHS students with comedy

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editor

March 7, 2019

Netflix released the show “Sex Education”, a quirky yet hilarious show that seems to be meant for teens, Jan. 11. In each of the eight episodes, a new sexual or teen issue presents itself between one or two characters in the show and the rest of the episode is left to the resolution of said issue,...

Fashion club sews together new idea for show

Fashion club sews together new idea for show

By Fatima Yazdi, Features Editor

March 7, 2019

Trendy, casual, exotic and bohemian. All are types of fashion that have been featured in New York Fashion Week and are soon to be featured in future WCHS fashion shows. Previously, the WCHS fashion club has put together extensive and grand fashion shows displaying work from WCHS’ artistically talented...

Slam poetry club soon to compete in poetry slam festival

Slam poetry club soon to compete in poetry slam festival

By Riley Hurr, News Editor

March 7, 2019

Slam poetry is spoken word poetry full of expression and performance. Finding comfort through the sounds and rhythm of this art, the WCHS slam poetry club is ready for any verse to come their way. Members of the slam poetry club here at WCHS are eager to perform the pieces that they have been drafting,...

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