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Quarantine allows time for self reflection and improvement

The time in quarantine allows for more people to relax and improve their mental health. Meditation, journaling, and reading are some options to lift your spirits.

By Fatima Yazdi, Senior Writer

May 30, 2020

It's been two months and counting in quarantine, and we are all on the edge of our seats, wondering how, and when this nightmare is going to end. Life is uncertain right now, and aside from protecting each other and staying safe, there is nott more we can do. It can be unsettling to feel like you hav...

Chloe Ting workouts boost in popularity

Fitness youtuber Chloe Ting is notorious for her free workout programs. All of her workouts and programs are on her website for anyone to follow.

By Nur Yavuz, Features Editor

May 29, 2020

Since many places are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and many are in quarantine, there is more than enough time in the world to focus on feeling good and looking good. Fitness youtuber Chloe Ting has provided content to help anyone who wants to get in shape, while gyms around the country remain ...

“Bon Appétit” serves traditional and modern cooking content

A fanart drawing lays out all of the members of the Bon Appétit test kitchen staff. This mix of personalities and editors appear in and produce the videos that the Bon Appétit Youtube channel features.

By Quinn Cook, News Editor

May 29, 2020

Out of all the new trends and entertainment taking off because of pandemic induced free time, the Bon Appétit (or BA) Test Kitchen Youtube channel stands as the grand winner. The channel seamlessly combines the class and tradition of a decades old food magazine with the exciting, yet addicting taste o...

Worldwide shutdown amidst pandemic allows Earth to breathe

Since everyone has been in lockdown during the coronavirus and is using less transportation, pollution in the sky has cleared.

By Melissa Redlich, Sports Editor

May 21, 2020

For decades, a polluted cloud has loomed over China and murky waters have filled Venice’s canals. But recently, both the skies and the waterways have begun to clear up, leaving beautiful and clean cities. If everyone is determined enough, we can keep it this way.  It’s ironic that these positive changes ar...

How to stay entertained during quarantine

One popular way to stay entertained during Quarantine is through TikTok. Each video is different, ranging from humor to horror and it is easy to stay on the app for a while.

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

May 12, 2020

Day to day life in quarantine is completely different than what was happening months ago, with each day feeling the same and endless amounts of time to fill. The current situation with the Coronavirus and quarantine is a big life adjustment, however, The Observer is here to provide you with the top fiv...

WCHS students participate in politics

WCHS attenda march outside the DC Capitol. Protests are a common form of political participation

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

In today’s political climate, it is imperative that teens, the next generation of voters, get educated and involved in politics. WCHS students are doing all they can to create a better tomorrow, and this starts with knowledge on who is running their government.  With the Democratic Primary elections and de...

March Adness

Ellen Degeneres and wife, Portia De Rossi, are featured on an Amazon Alexa ad that was showcased during the superbowl.

By Emma Chen, Ohio Meshanko, and Maya Bhattiprolu

March 11, 2020

Super Bowl season has come and gone, every year it is American tradition that many companies bolster their marketing budgets to bring us some of the most scrutinized commercials of the year. Some are funny, some are sad, some reference pop culture and some are just plain out there, but all are more mem...

High school students kill time with summer jobs

Cabin John Mall is among the many places where students at WCHS look for jobs. One of the places that has been popular recently is Playa Bowls which employs mostly highschool students.

By Austin Vinner, Photo Editor

March 7, 2020

High school can be a time to explore and learn new things, where teens are granted the freedom to decide what interests them. That is why so many high schoolers look to get jobs either during the school year or over the summer. Mason Goldstein, a sophomore at WCHS, is among these students who get jobs d...

Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial sparks tears from audience members

A hoops poster of the basketball star Kobe Bryant with both of his jersey numbers, eight and 24.

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor

March 7, 2020

Feb. 24, 2020, the heart wrenching memorial service for the passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, was a very emotional day for all basketball fans and friends of the Bryant family. The service, held at the Staples center in Los Angeles, Calif., left the audience with heavy hearts and teary eyes.  The...

Early College Program graduates students with new skills

Students can now take college courses at Montgomery College while also being enrolled in their home high school. This allows students to not only graduate from college early, but to become better exposed to career opportunities that will suit their interests.

By Ari Dimitoglou, Photo Editor

March 5, 2020

Since 2018, WCHS students have been able to complete their last two years of high school at Montgomery College under the Early College Program. With this program, students are exposed to a new environment that gets them ready for college and possibly their future career--along with over 200 classes that are ...

Grammy and Oscars: The award goes to…

The 2020 Grammys outfits of Billie Eilish (left) wearing a green glittery suit with a mesh mask, Arianna Grande (middle) wearing a puffy grey dress and long grey gloves, and Lil Nas X with a neon pink cropped suit with studs.

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor

March 5, 2020

The 92nd Oscars Academy Awards and the 62nd Grammy Awards: considerably two of the most important award shows of the year kicked off with many surprising, powerful and controversial moments.  Here are the highlights and the lowlights of the 2020 Oscars and Grammys. The Oscars highlights: One of the m...

Tough cookie rankings for this Girl Scout season

Girl Scout Cookies not only teach girls lessons on business, but taste great. The best Girl Scout Cookie was Samoas, though they were all good.

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2020

You see them outside of supermarkets, in town squares and around the community. You can smell them from a mile away. The season of sweetness is upon us, a season when the lure of gluttony is too hard to resist. Girl Scout Cookies are flying off of the tables of troops in the WCHS area, so The Observ...

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