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WCHS seniors register to vote in the 2020 presidential election

For the 2021 election, many first time voters have decided to vote using a mail-in ballot, instead of the traditional in-person polling method. Although there are concerns about the accuracy of mail-in ballots, they are an effective way to stay safe and avoid contracting COVID-19.

By Ava Freeman, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2020

Voting for the first time is an exciting milestone in any 18-years-old’s life. It is an opportunity to voice one's opinion in politics and be a part of a decision that will affect the future of the U. S. With this year's election in full swing, some students in the class of 2021 are of age to vote, but...

Guru Gobind Singh Foundation donates food to community members

WCHS SGA president Jay Wood (front) and another GGSF volunteer help load cars with fresh produce, hot meals, and other food supplies for those dealing with food insecurity and other food needs.

By Quinn Cook, News Editor

October 14, 2020

Outside of a Sikh temple located on Travilah Road in northern Potomac, the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation (or GGSF) has distributed thousands of pounds of food and meals to those in need. Montgomery County, like many places, has been economically rocked by the Covid-19 pandemic, and one of the largest problems...

WCHS students find creative ways to spend their free time

Dribbling a basketball towards a defender, Zack Mantz (left) plays basketball during his freetime at Cabin John Middle School against some of his closest friends.

By Justin Greenzaid, Assistant Sports Editor

October 13, 2020

From wanting to go to your favorite sports games to being optimistic about finding a store that has Lysol in stock, Covid-19 has made life significantly more challenging. There are many pressing matters in the world right now, like politics and climate change, but one thing teenagers around the coun...

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...

Basketball team toasts teachers with an a.m. caffeine fix

Members of WCHS varsity basketball team pose with their teachers in the media center during an appreciation coffee for staff.

By Kiran Krishnan, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Teacher appreciation week is not until the first week of May, but some students are already showing their gratitude. On Feb. seventh, the varsity basketball teams honored their teachers by hosting a staff coffee in the media center. Staff members arrived in the morning and were greeted by members...

Academic dishonesty takes root at WCHS

Recent cheating scandals have shed a light on the dishonest, unfaithful habits of some WCHS students.

By Ella Kaminsky, Features Editor

January 31, 2020

WCHS is known to be a high pressure, high achieving school. Being highly ranked comes with high test scores and other academic achievements that have set the bar high.  “There are families that move specifically into the WCHS community because of the reputation that we have.” WCHS Principal Br...

Unique gifts boosts teachers’ spirits

Mr. Antonucci stands in his office holding his gift of a Peppa Pig and the soysauce while he is surrounded by the written cards all over the walls.

By Cherri Tung, Arts Editor

January 5, 2020

Each year students struggle with finding the ideal gift for others. They browse the web and wander into stores at the mall in hopes of finding the perfect present whether it be for a friend or a teacher. They cannot be cliche or boring, but what about crazy? Often times teachers receive the craziest...

Student-run website sheds light on many important issues

Ellen Zhang waits patiently to speak with congressmen Jamie Raskin regarding gun control in order to get his take on the issue.

By Emily Zhang, News Editor

January 3, 2020

From the captivating design of the website to the inspiring articles on humanitarian crises, a student run website named 2 am post, strives to bring global awareness to today’s most pressing issues.  Initially, 2 am post was started by WCHS junior Ellen Zhang and her brother Justin Zhang, afte...

Trendsetters: teens taking after celebrities

Angela Ren, a senior at WCHS, draws inspiration from fashion icons like John Galliano and Thom Browne.

By Ohio Meshanko and Victoria Park

December 3, 2019

One of the most important aspects of teen lives is the clothing they wear. Brand names, color, price, design, celebrity endorsements and many other factors all influence the clothes they buy. Fashion-forward teens follow the changing trends of every season and also change the way they shop to develop th...

Pink-out unites WCHS community together

Juniors Brian Hung and Grace Merola rock the pink-out sweatshirts during world history class. The pink-out sweatshirts were worn by many 
WCHS students.

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

November 20, 2019

Royal blue. Kelly green. WCHS students proudly rock our colors—and it turns out that we can definitely rock pink, too. WCHS’s school-wide Pink-Out Day was last Friday, Oct. 25. The amount of support for breast cancer awareness and school spirit displayed among students was apparent. Special pink-o...

Tech updates needed within this technological age

Projectors that were used many years ago serve no purpose in this day and age as all they do is sit and collect dust.

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

November 6, 2019

In recent years, many MCPS classrooms have been completely overhauled to accommodate a modern learning and teaching experience. The widespread adoption of Promethean boards and chromebooks, specifically, have allowed for lessons to be planned and organized faster and  cleaner than with markers or ch...

Delays in college applications add to the pressure

The college application process is stressful and contains lots of forms to fill out, and being required to wait only adds to that stress.

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

June 6, 2019

The college application process is long, complex, and often frustrating for many rising WCHS seniors. It includes asking teachers for recommendations, writing long, personal essays, and taking several state and national tests many times in order to maximize scores. Senior year, much like any other schoo...

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