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The counseling department made this one pager to easily show resources to use if you or someone you know is going through mental health issues.

SOS lessons on depression are out of touch

By Allison Jacobs, Editor in Cheif March 1, 2021

At the end of the first semester, juniors and seniors had SOS lessons focused on depression in their English classes. The lessons included a video, as well as a presentation and a discussion from the counselor...

One of the reasons that it may be dificult for the county to reopen schools is because of the low supply of COVID vaccines around the country.

Is going back to school worth it?

By Elijah Savett, Sports Editor March 1, 2021

As the deadline for a decision to reopen schools in Montgomery County nears, questions have risen throughout the community. Students, parents and teachers are questioning the safety of going back to school...

A screenshot of the MCPS proposed calendar for 2021-22. The calendar begins and ends very late, changing the summer plans of many students

MCPS makes drastic changes to 2021-2022 school calendar

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor February 23, 2021

Last year, The Observer wrote an article on the number of days of school for the upcoming year. In that article, it was noted that MCPS had significantly reduced the number of days off school, while keeping...

An infographic posted by the Free the Slaves Club Instagram advertsing their partnership with Solidarity Masks and displaying the houndstooth pattern of the

Free the Slaves club helps raise awareness for human trafficking

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor February 22, 2021

While most WCHS clubs raise money by holding Chipotle fundraisers, the Free the Slaves club sets itself apart by partnering with the student-run, non-profit Solidarity Masks to raise money and awareness...

Deli poses with the 2 books she got in the mail. A book lover who owns over a hundred books, she was super excited to receive and read books she does not own yet.

“Feelin My Shelf” gives English teachers a way to stay connected during the pandemic

By Emily Zhang, Features Editor February 8, 2021

14 English teachers; a myriad of books- the “Feelin My Shelf” book exchange brought the English department closer despite not being able to physically see each other. Jennifer Miller, the WCHS English...

With many families opting to stay home during winter break, video chatting is the easiest way to stay connected. Families like the one shown here organize Zoom calls to catch up and stay socially connected.

COVID hinders people from celebrating a normal winter break

By Austin Vinner, Observations Editor January 20, 2021

When the school year started in August, students and teachers alike had hoped to be back in person by early January. Unfortunately, this did not happen, and what is normally one of the best times of the...

As a teacher in the Special Education department, mainly in English, and as the Class of 2023 SGA sponsor, Ms. Kohr has been working extremely hard during this time of virtual learning.

TOTM: Shoshana Kohr

By Rachel Mattison, Assistant Advertisement and Subscription Manager December 23, 2020

Cracking dad jokes from her home computer, WCHS teacher Shoshana Kohr has helped to fuel success for the numerous students she supports every day. Her hard-working, caring and thoughtful attitude allow...

During the 11th grade class meeting, students and staff played

Virtual grade-level meetings connect students before Thanksgiving break

By Jeremy Fredricks, Copy Editor and New Staff Liaison December 14, 2020

While students looked forward to Thanksgiving, they first had to get through Monday and Tuesday, which included club and grade-level meetings, teacher check-ins and a variety of other activities meant...

MCPS's new health metric matrix helps sent baselines for the possibility of the return to in-person learning

MCPS teachers torn on returning to in person learning

By Liam Klein, Assistant Online Editor December 10, 2020

Montgomery County Public Schools recently released the list of requirements that must be met before in-person learning can resume. All of this comes as we slowly inch closer to the date of February 1st...

Obinna Obike strives to work hard and motivate his students to perform their best in the online classroom, providing a safe environment for everyone involved.

TOTM: Obinna Obike

By Nur Yavuz, Features Editor December 7, 2020

Solely from behind a computer screen, AP Computer Science Principles teacher Obinna Obike inspires, motivates and provides a safe, nurturing environment for his students. Obike’s first year of teaching...

The WCHS Reading for All Club's logo, created by President Dan Wei Zuo, shows three students on computers. The club involves its members reading to elementary school students virtually.

The WCHS Reading for All Club gives back to local elementary school students

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor December 7, 2020

For young children a huge part of learning comes from reading stories. Unfortunately, virtual school has ensured that kids today do not get to experience it the same way. To help students experience reading...

Students gather together on Zoom to celebrate their induction into the Math Honors Society. COVID has forced Honors Societies to come up with innovative ways to maintain their usual traditions.

Honors Societies induction ceremonies connect members during virtual learning

By Ela Jalil, News Editor November 30, 2020

For many WCHS students, Honors Societies are not only resume boosters, but they are also ways to be a part of a large organization to hone specific skills. Many societies are offered, providing tutoring...

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