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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...

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...

Calling all single ladies: put your hands up for GALentine’s Day

Dove chocolates are the perfect treat for both you and your friends to enjoy on Valentines Day.

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor

February 13, 2020

Despite Valentine’s Day being the holiday of love, not everyone has found that special someone to celebrate with. This holiday has a unique way of making single people feel lonely and even depressed with its constant barrages of hearts, cupids and roses everywhere. The biggest thing to remember is th...

Newseum leaves more than a black and white legacy

The Newseum may no longer exist, but its spirit and dedication to exceptional journalism has inspired generations of Americans to value the freedom of speech, expression and press.

By Emily Zhang, News Editor

February 12, 2020

After 11 years and 10 million visitors, the Newseum closed Dec. 31, 2019, due to unsustainable operating costs and was sold to Johns Hopkins University. First opened by the Freedom Forum in 1997, the Newseum was a well known museum that strived to teach visitors the role of free press through a multitu...

See the new year with 2020 vision

Sophomores Juli Magud and Maddie Reeve pose with handmade posters at a protest for gun control in D.C. They made it a goal to be more politically active.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

Every January, people always promise themselves that they will be a better person in the upcoming year. They often vow to go to the gym everyday, to eat healthier foods or to spend less money. All of these goals sound good in theory but are rarely successfully executed. Instead of assigning yourself i...

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...

Maryland has gone viral on Tik-Tok: scary or beneficial?

Many students like Austin Betz (above) took advantage of the popularity of Maryland Tik Toks, and made a viral video that got on many students for you pages.

By Ela Jalil and Olivia Yasharoff

January 14, 2020

TikTok has been sweeping the nation with its viral dance trends, comedy skits and lipsyncing videos. But when WCHS students noticed lots of Maryland and Montgomery County themed videos randomly appearing, they knew something was off.  Picture this: you are mindlessly scrolling through the “For Yo...

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...

Creative and great ways to make money as a teenager

One of Sarah Genn's responsibilies as a retail workers at My Best Friend's Closet is to model the clothing for Instagram. This was a post from Nov. 3 promotting some of the store's newest winter styles.

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

January 3, 2020

Making money as a teen seems like a difficult task. Often, companies prefer to hire adults with years of experience or someone with at least a high school degree. However, this does not have to be the case as nowadays there are many opportunities for high schoolers to work or make money. Here is a l...

Native American Heritage Month creates cultural pride

Deb Haaland, of Native American heritage, ran for Congress in 2018 representing New Mexico.

By Victoria Park, Opinions Editor

January 3, 2020

Native Americans are often disregarded for their role in American history. Native American Heritage Month takes place in Nov. every year and is an important time to remember the lives and culture on which the foundations of America were laid out upon.  For most Americans, the first event taught i...

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