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Junior Callie Burd poses in the dressing room of a thrift store with her new finds. Burd has been thrifting for almost three years and loves finding unique items and being eco-friendly.

Thrifting rises in popularity amongst teens

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor December 11, 2020

The thrill of buying new clothes, a so-called “shoppers high,” may have a short-term benefit on your mind, but is not always good for your pockets or the environment. With thrifting on the rise, consumers...

WCHS students recount their most embarrassing moments during the Fall and Thanksgiving. They hope to never relive this moments!

WCHS students recount embarrassing Thanksgiving day stories

By Melissa Redlich, Sports Editor December 10, 2020

I bet everyone reading this has gone through at least one embarrassing moment. It could be tripping and falling on your face, dropping your binder with papers going everywhere, or even giving your parents...

A view of a building at Montgomery Colleges Rockville campus. Because of COVID-19, classes in the Early College Program are being held virtually, instead of on campus.

Early College Program offers a unique education experience

By Jeremy Fredricks, Copy Editor November 29, 2020

Like most American 16-year-olds, Ariadne Dimitoglou is doing her schooling from home. Unlike most of her classmates, who are learning material from their junior year of high school, she is learning at...

Before the pandemic hit, Sperling and her boyfriend cuddle up at Lake Seneca in New York as a vacation together.

COVID-19 challenges couples to stay connected

By Allison Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief October 21, 2020

COVID-19 has provided more than enough challenges for society to deal with, more than anyone could have ever expected. However, one problem that some have forgotten about, yet still affects many, is trying...

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

Trendsetters: teens taking after celebrities

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...

Many students begin on JV teams and move up to varsity teams as their skills improve.

Moving up from JV teams to varsity teams brings students excitement

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor June 6, 2019

Most WCHS students grow up playing with their siblings, from biking together to playing random sports, but sometimes those sports can become an even bigger part of  their future. For junior Cammy Buckingham,...

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

Delays in college applications add to the pressure

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...

Students in high schools around the country are opening up about how they are feeling and about their mental health to help those around them.

Possible changes push to improve mental health at WCHS

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor June 5, 2019

A high school teacher from San Francisco has gone viral after making a poster that allows students to indicate how they are feeling mentally with colorful post-it notes. This innovative type of mental...

Students are often stressed  out trying to study for standardized tests.

SAT/ACT pushes students past their limits

By Emily Zhang, News Editor June 4, 2019

Attending countless tutoring sessions, spending a fortune on prep books, taking the SAT/ACT over and over again to get the best score possible—sound familiar? Students, especially at WCHS, put a lot...

Many students get very stressed out over standardized tests and dont believe the tests are an accurate representation of who they are.

Standardized testing may not be the best way for colleges to see who you are

By Emily Zhang, News Editor May 10, 2019

Attending countless tutoring sessions, spending a fortune on prep books, taking the SAT/ACT over and over again to get the best score possible—sound familiar? Students, especially at WCHS, put a lot...

Many students use VPN apps during school so they can access social media and other sites that are blocked during school hours.

MCPS monitors students’ wifi usage to help maintain safety

By Austin Vinner, Photo Manager May 10, 2019

Everyone knows that the type of spies that are in movies are not likely to exist to the same degree that they do in the cinema, but other types of spying do exist and one of them is right under your nose....

Chick-Fil-A features a new frosted key lime pie milkshake for the spring season.

New items appear on restaurant menus this spring

By Charley Hutton, Advertising and Subscription Manager May 9, 2019

Flowers are blooming. People are sneezing. Iced Coffee is making a comeback. Spring is officially here, and with that comes many little events that people wait for all year. One of which, is the release...

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