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Anonymous apps elicit more harm than good

Anonymous apps elicit more harm than good

By Bradley Furgerson, Features Editor

December 14, 2018

‘Hey, a friend added you on After Hours! Join the fun!’ a text message reads, indicating yet another anonymous app has been created. Marketing itself towards high schoolers, anonymous social media websites revolve around giving compliments, who’s hot (and who’s not), confessions, parties, hook-ups...

Juuls are now more prominent than ever among students

Juuls are now more prominent than ever among students

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2018

About 3.5 inches long, sleek, black and looks more similar to a flash drive than anything else, the Juul is everywhere. Walking into the bathroom, you are sure to meet someone puffing out flavored smoke, which, while seemingly harmless, has hooked lots of WCHS students. As with all fads, Juuling...

New year and new principal escalate spirit

New year and new principal escalate spirit

By Julia Lescht and Jenna Greenzaid, Online Editor-in-Chief, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2018

CHS students start each school year with the same jokes about their usual lack of school spirit. This year, however, the change in school spirit is no joke. Since the beginning of her term, Principal Brandice Heckert has made it a point to foster a welcoming, spirited and enthusiastic atmosphere....

Kamasine

Kamasine

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

November 26, 2018

From babysitting to shoveling snow in the winter time, WCHS students have many ways of making their own money. However, senior Maya Hatoum has done something truly exceptional in creating Kamasine, a clothing site run solely by high school students. Kamasine is an online clothing site run by high...

WCHS Students Embody Entrepreneurialism

WCHS Students Embody Entrepreneurialism

By Fatima Yazdi, Features Editor

November 26, 2018

For some WCHS students, a typical Sunday evening may consist of a nice stack of homework and family dinner. For others, their Sundays include tutoring, baking a batch of cupcakes or coming up with new choker designs. Whether it be jewelry making, babysitting or tutoring, WCHS students have found easy...

Fast Fashion Leads to Environment Concerns

Fast Fashion Leads to Environment Concerns

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor

November 26, 2018

Need a cheap yet fashionable outfit fast? Never fear! Look no further than Forever 21; it has everything you could possibly hope for and more, as long as you do not mind contributing to water pollution and supporting the brand’s violations of federal law. Fast fashion, by definition, is a term used...

WCHS student & alum create summer study spot

WCHS student & alum create summer study spot

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

November 13, 2018

While summer break is usually thought of as a time for vacation and relaxation for students and staff, a dynamic duo formed by a CHS student and alumnus found a way to give back to the community while being productive with their time off from school. The Crescent Lake Club (CLC) is an educational...

Amazon Wardrobe feature facilitates flexible shopping

Amazon Wardrobe feature facilitates flexible shopping

By Brandon Li and Joe Rab

October 18, 2018

Do you want to buy new clothes, but do not have time to try anything on? Do you wish you could order online items and only pay if you decide to keep them? Amazon Wardrobe might be your answer to these questions. Amazon Wardrobe, Amazon’s latest addition to its enterprise, began in late June. The...

Teachers bring family to WCHS through their own kids

Teachers bring family to WCHS through their own kids

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

October 18, 2018

A freshman boy gets dropped off at school in front of the main office before first period. He urges his dad to drive away fast so he is not seen with him. His dad drives away into a parking spot in the staff lot and walks right into school behind his son. While this may seem like every high schooler’s...

WCHS students aspire to be involved in military

WCHS students aspire to be involved in military

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising and Subscription Manager

October 18, 2018

Having a perfectly made bed, being extremely obedient, having constant room inspections and enlisting in the military purely to serve or harm people are common misconceptions that people have about those who want to join the military. However, these stereotypes are not always true. Senior Patrick...

It’s TIME to stand up and make a difference.

It’s TIME to stand up and make a difference.

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor

October 18, 2018

With recent controversial political events including judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court, the attack against the press and the controversy over assault weapons, many Montgomery County students have been standing up to have their voices heard by participating in protests and registering...

Hip-hop artists’ fights disgruntle WCHS students

Hip-hop artists’ fights disgruntle WCHS students

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

October 1, 2018

Hip-hop artists are some of the most scrutinized celebrities and are held to high standards, and expected to act as role models to their younger audience. However, these artists are human, too, and have their own disputes amongst each other. This past summer, things got particularly ‘heated’ betwe...

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