The Observer

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


Filed under Arts, CHS Community, Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

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...

Comfort zones allow WCHS student to shine

Comfort zones allow WCHS student to shine

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

March 11, 2019


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Everyone has a comfort zone, an environment where one has a sense of familiarity, safety, and security, and there is something to be said for stepping out of it. When students step out of of their comfort zone, they accomplish things that they aren’t necessarily comfortable doing, with higher levels of st...

WCHS English teacher publishes young adult novel series

WCHS English teacher publishes young adult novel series

By Jeremy Fredericks, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

If you’ve had English 9 teacher Grant Goodman, you may be familiar with his work as an author. Goodman is currently working on the fourth book in his series “Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve,” in addition to a sci-fi novel for high school students. Goodman first pursued his passion for writing in...

Movie memes take over social media platforms

Movie memes take over social media platforms

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The modern day movie watching experience goes as such: Movie. Meme. Repeat. You see a movie, and when you go home to check Instagram or Twitter, you see the thousands of memes created about said movie. Recently, movies of all genres have been subjects of the meme world. For those who have not gotten...

WCHS’ best of 2018

By Bradley Furgerson and Jackson Resnick

February 27, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Best Artist: Ariana Grande Ever since exploding onto the music scene in 2013, Ariana Grande has been one of the biggest names in pop music. Recent years have been kind to the former Nickelodeon star, as she has had hit single after hit single almost every year except 2017 when she did not release a...

How to survive college: a guide for incoming freshmen

How to survive college: a guide for incoming freshmen

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Features, Students

The thought of college can be scary for students of any age, especially since many do not know what to expect. College is supposed to be an amazing experience that gives young adults the chance to become independent, choose a career path and have fun, but it is also a lot to handle. The first semester...

Educational Foundation funds school initiatives

Educational Foundation funds school initiatives

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

February 8, 2019


Filed under CHS Community, Features

With such a wide array of highly productive and innovative students and staff at WCHS, a source for funding of school projects and events has become quite the necessity. For many years now, funding for some of the school’s largest endeavors has come from the WCHS Educational Foundation. The Educational...

Different cultures welcome in holidays

Different cultures welcome in holidays

By Victoria Park, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives

What do crackling fireworks, bubbly champagne (or apple cider for the kids), a kiss at midnight, 2019 LED glasses, and 4 wooden sticks have in common? Most Americans recognize New Year’s as a time to make resolutions and watch the ball drop, but other cultures welcome the year in much different ways...

Giving back during the holidays

Giving back during the holidays

By Riley Hurr, News Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Features

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and with the holidays comes the time for giving back to the community. At WCHS, students are not only giving back to the community during the holidays, but during other times of the year as well. Whether it be through fundraisers, volunteer work or startups,...

National parks vandalized because of govt. shutdown

National parks vandalized because of govt. shutdown

By Miranda Chung, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives

As of Jan. 9, the 2018-2019 U.S. government shutdown is now the longest in history, breaking the 1996 record. An estimate of 380,000 government employees have been granted leaves of absence and another 420,000 are expected to work without pay for the duration of the shutdown, halting progress in federal dep...

WCHS’ Robotics team makes finals

WCHS’ Robotics team makes finals

By Emma Chen, Assistant Observations Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under CHS Community, News, Observations, Online Exclusives, School

As part of WCHS’ Advanced Programming class, students are able to opt out of the class’s curriculum and instead participate in the Zero Gravity Robotics competition. Both MIT and NASA sponsor the international competition for high schoolers. WCHS made it to the finals in 2014, before the competition was o...

New phone game, BitLife, sweeps WCHS hallways

New phone game, BitLife, sweeps WCHS hallways

By Jordyn Green, Assistant Online Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2019


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives

You may have heard students in the hallways of WCHS yell things like, “I’ve won the lottery!” or, “I had 26 kids yesterday!” and wondered what they meant. As strange as these sentences sound, they are all common phrases in the immensely popular new phone game BitLife. The game revolves a...

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