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WCHS students express themselves through their clothing choices

Senior Wysh Anstine comes to school in outfits that not only make her stand out but make her feel good.

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager

November 12, 2019

American photographer and designer Bill Cunningham once said: “Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.”  This is especially true in high school, where students may feel judged by their peers everyday. Some students choose to use their personal style as not only a means o...

TBaar bubbles its way past other tea shops

TBaar bubbles its way past other tea shops

By Cherri Tung, Arts Editor

November 10, 2019

Many students may think of Kung Fu Tea or Gong Cha when the topic of bubble tea comes up, however, TBaar is the latest bubble tea shop in the WCHS area. TBaar is a bubble tea shop rooted in New York, but one has recently opened up in North Bethesda, a close range for WCHS students. They are well k...

Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding” Review

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By David Malament, Promotions Manager

October 28, 2019

This Sept. 6, Post Malone released his new album Hollywood’s Bleeding and currently has 14 of his 17 songs of the newly released album on the Billboard Hot 100! Though it is hard to say if this is his best album since Beerbongs and Bentleys, his last album, was nearly the same level of captivating...

Bulldog TV replaces daily announcements

The students behind Bulldog TV work in the studio in room 261. This year, there has been an increased focus on student creativity, prompting a once a week broadcast and longer student produced segments.

By Victoria Park, Opinions Editor

October 27, 2019

Seniors, juniors and sophomores who once enjoyed daily announcements may have noticed their absence in the new school year. Traditions are being pushed aside with Churchill’s “Daily Dose” being exchanged for “Bulldog TV.” Current freshmen will never experience the iconic theme song and “Go...

The Politician embodies current political issues

Ben Platt stars in the new hit dramedy, The Politician. The first season is available on Netflix.

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2019

How far are you willing to go to get what you want? Is there a difference between being a good person and just doing good things? Netflix’s new dramedy series, The Politician, intrigues watchers with its reflection of current politics in the form of a high school presidential election.  Payton Hob...

Poké Papa has a refreshing “create-your-own-bowl” option

This is an example of an order at Poké Papa, including salmon, diced chicken, white rice, edamame, sweet shoyu sauce, and sriracha sauce.

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

October 22, 2019

The food court in Westfield Montgomery Mall is one of the most popular places for WCHS students to hang out, and on Sept. 21, they introduced a new restaurant: Poké Papa. This restaurant is inspired by Hawaiian traditions, while also incorporating ingredients from Japanese, Korean, and Thai food. The resu...

Seasonal drinks taste like autumn

The infamous PSL from Starbucks shown to be seasonal with a dash of cinnamon on top of the drink.

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

October 22, 2019

With the wind blowing, leaves falling and the temperature dropping, we are beginning to truly get into the fall. This exciting time of year means two things: flu season and pumpkin spice. Are people getting sick of the same thing every year?  The pumpkin spice trend began in 2003 when Starbucks released th...

Student Art Spotlight: Shannon Hu

Shannon Hu enjoys painting, as it is a creative outlet for her to express herself. This is one of the many art pieces that Shannon has completed in the past. She often likes to use a variety of mediums to create her art.

By Emily Zhang, News Editor

October 21, 2019

Charcoal, acrylic paint and digital- these are a few of sophomore Shannon Hu’s favorite mediums to work with when creating her spectacular pieces of art. For Hu, art’s infinite possibilities provided her the ability to express herself.  Hu’s art journey all started when she was fairly young. Her pa...

Old Taylor comes back with new album release


By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

October 21, 2019

Two years ago, Taylor Swiftーarguably the most influential musician of our generationーannounced the death of the “old Taylor” in her album “reputation.” Now, the old Taylor is back with “Lover,” a collection of eighteen songs with personal stories about self love, moony romance and po...

Berries and Bowls opens in Kentlands this September

Berries and Bowls feature a colorful and welcoming exterior, which couples a clean and comfortable interior along with lots of business as a new smoothie restaurant.

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

October 17, 2019

People all over the area have long been searching for a healthy and local food option that is both delicious and carries a low calorie count. At last, everyone's wishes have been answered.  Smoothie bowls, acai bowls in particular, have seemingly taken over the internet. WCHS students often drive to A...

Finneas releases new EP “Blood Harmony”

On October 4th, Finneas released his EP album,

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

October 17, 2019

Billie Eilish’s 22-year-old brother Finneas is gaining recognition as one of the most multi-talented people in the music industry with the release of his debut EP, “Blood Harmony.” The album has a cinematic quality to it, with dreamy production, creative storytelling, and beautiful cover art. Whi...

Tall Girl falls short on the charts

The Netflix film Tall Girl is spearheaded by six foot newcomer actress Ava Michelle.

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

She’s smart, kind, pretty, blonde, a talented pianist and popular with two best friends. Jodi Kreyman (Ava Michelle), the main character in “Tall Girl”, appears to have it all. However, she does quite literally have one thing over the rest of the characters of the 2019 Netflix film: about a foot...

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