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2019 Emmy Awards inspires audience members

The 71st Emmys award ceremony was filled with heartfelt speeches and inspirational messages, making this year’s ceremony historical.

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising and subscriptions manager

October 8, 2019

For the fourth time in Emmy history, the Primetime awards ceremony held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, was without a host (except for the augmented-reality-style Homer Simpson who opened the show before getting flattened by an animated piano). The 71st Emmy Awards ceremony was held on Se...

The Peanut Butter Falcon warms viewers’ hearts

“The Peanut Butter Falcon,” released on August 9th, is still playing now at Arclight.

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

October 6, 2019

“The Peanut Butter Falcon” may be a quiet indie film that falls under many people’s radars, but it is one that we need to see. It is a feel-gold adventure and a sweet comedy-drama. This is the kind of movie that will quietly steal your heart, break it, and then piece it back together again.  It...

IT 2: the comeback of Pennywise

Pennywise the Clown, the main terror of IT 2.

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

October 1, 2019

If you are looking for scary with a side of comedic, then IT 2 is the movie for you. Picking up 27 years after the first IT movie, IT 2 combines horror and a bit of dry humor to create yet another Stephen King novel blockbuster.  The movie starts off with a violent bout of homophobia to show viewers the...

The real cost behind going viral on TikTok

When opening the app, this screen would pop up as you scroll up and down.

By Nur Yavuz, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

With fun, quirky and creative concepts, TikTok is an app where users can create, share and discover short music videos. It is often used as a platform for people to express themselves through dance, lip syncing and comedy. TikTok was created in China and it is valued at $75 billion. A majority of th...

Bethesda arts festival displays work of numerous artists

A view of the entrance to the Bethesda Arts Festival.

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

June 5, 2019

Imagine a festival that celebrates the arts and accomplishments of various artists. Such a festival exists, and were held on May 11th and 12th called the Bethesda Arts Festival. It was hosted along the streets of Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. The festival consisted of many different booths featuring variou...

Ted Bundy movie captivates audiences once again

Zac Efron plays Ted Bundy in Netflix’s new release. He is shown to be a loving and doting husband to Elizabeth and father to her child.

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor

June 5, 2019

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile came out a few months after Netflix unveiled the Ted Bundy Tapes—a collection of episodes retelling of the life, murders, and the interesting legal situation of the notorious serial killer. However, these two Netflix releases could not have told more diff...

‘Book’ your summer with these five great reads

In, The Country We Love: My Family Divided written by actress Diane Guerrero, is an inspiring and emotional read.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

June 4, 2019

Whether you’re planning to spend the summer at the beach, pool or on the couch, you’ll need a good book to accompany you. The stories listed below range from inspirational memoirs to romantic comedies to thrilling mysteries. Here are the five page-turners you have to get your hands on this summ...

Student Art Spotlight: Elizabeth Kronthal

Elizabeth Kronthal's self portrait with a background of a cluster of mountains.

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

June 4, 2019

With artwork displayed at the John Hopkins annual art show, the Montpelier Studio contest, the Congressional art contest and the Montgomery County PTSA contest, WCHS junior Elizabeth Kronthal is a talented artist who has had many opportunities to showcase her artwork and skills to the public. Leadi...

Young travelers broaden their horizons

Christopher loves to travel and experience a variety of cultures from around the world. His favorite places he has visited are Laos and Cambodia.

By Riley Hurr and Fatima Yazdi

May 15, 2019

Traveling is an escape from reality, allowing one to experience different cultures all while creating lifelong memories and adventures along the way. Many WCHS students and teachers love to travel during breaks in order to relax and de-stress from school. From every corner of the globe, diverse coun...

Five Feet Apart has viewers on the edge of their seats

Haley Lu Richardson (left) and Cole Sprouse (right) portray two teens with a powerful connection in the romantic drama film Five Feet Apart.

May 14, 2019

When you’re in the moment, it’s hard to think about what love would be like without touch. This was a thought teens Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will Newman (Cole Sprouse) had never faced until they met each other. “Five Feet Apart” is a tear-jerking romantic drama film based on the forbi...

One Act productions captivate audience

The One Act, Bullies Anonymous, featured a group of stereotypical bullies. From Left, Anonymous User (Eleanor Raab), Zed (Nicky Sremac-Saari), Guidance Counselor Jane (Kate Goldberg), Kimmy (Avery Harner), Kevin (Josh Jacobson).

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2019

A horde of zombies, a crazed director, a pharmaceutical marketing team, and a man with one arm all appear on one stage over the course of two hours. No, this isn’t a horror movie, or a mistake: it’s WCHS One Act plays. The performances took place on May 1st in the auditorium, and were complet...

Pet Sematary rises from the dead

Pet Sematary’s new remake brings a few new twists while being just as thrilling as the original.

By Mary Hinton, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

The 2019 version of “Pet Sematary” may be a remake, but it still manages to be fresh and original in its premise to draw in new viewers, as well as the old. “Pet Sematary,” originally a Stephen King novel published in 1983, was made into a film in 1989. Although the film never quite reac...

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