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Contest boosts spirit

The Media Center chose the 1970's as their door decoration theme.

By Kathy Hu, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

November 21, 2018

To Kill a Mockingbird and “Toy Story” are two examples of the many intriguing themes teachers have used in past WCHS door decorating contests. Every year, along with many other WCHS homecoming festivities such as floats and skits, teachers from each department compete in a door decorating con...

TOTM: Scott Rivinius

Scott Rivinius is the November TOTM.

By Max Kandel, News Editor

November 21, 2018

Teaching in three different states and being an athletic director are not simple tasks, but Personal Finance and AP Comparative Government teacher Scott Rivinius has been able to juggle it all. A member of the social studies department, Rivinius has taught a wide range of courses including U.S. History, Wo...

Instagram account mocks poor WCHS parking jobs

A new WCHS Instagram account jokes about poor parking done by students at parking lots and on streets around the school.

By Emma Chen, Assistant Observaions Editor

November 21, 2018

“Just back up to the car behind you. You can do it. I believe in you,” reads the caption the Instagram account @churchillshi**yparkers posted Sept. 24, for the first time. Pictured were two examples of cars parked in front of WCHS that left too much room while parallel parking, effectively ru...

Pipe burst floods WCHS with problems

Most of the computer science classrooms are in the process of being repaired.

By Emma Chen, Assistant Observations Editor

November 13, 2018

On Monday, Oct. 22, Michel Baker, a computer science teacher at WCHS, walked into his classroom only to discover the entire room flooded. This is the result of a pipe burst in the computer science hallway. All of the classrooms were affected by the water. “The room had a lot of water on the f...

WCHS students rally to create breast cancer walk

CHS students, including Varsity Cheer and the drumline walk around the track to raise Breast Cancer Awareness.

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

November 13, 2018

Seniors Jenny Dalrymple and Karly Emery organized a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, Oct. 17, during second period to campaign for breast cancer.In accordance to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students and staff were encouraged to dress in pink and hold up posters during the walk. “I thought the w...

Club day brings convenience to annual event

Photo by Caitlyn Jennings.

By Caitlyn Jennings, Assistant Observations Editor

October 24, 2018

Have you ever wanted to be a part of a lettuce eating contest? CHS hosted its first club day Sept. 14 allowing students to connect their interests to school clubs, such as the lettuce club, where students compete in lettuce eating contests. This year’s club day replaced a CHS tradition known as club...

Pep rally boosts spirit

Photo courtesy of Lauren Hando.

By Kathy Hu, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

October 24, 2018

Tug of war, energetic music, limbo and a routine by the varsity cheer and poms teams are just a few aspects of a CHS pep rally. The first pep rally of the 2018-2019 school year took place Sept. 21. The pep rally was originally scheduled for Sept. 7 as a precursor to the reputable CHS versus Wootton...

TOTM: Robert Bolin

Photo by Vicky Gunawan.

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

October 24, 2018

Not every teacher can say that they knew their calling from a young age. However, English teacher Robert Bolin can. As a member of the CHS bridge department, Bolin teaches English to both freshmen and sophomores. Before coming to CHS, Bolin taught at the Chelsea School for students with language-based...

NHS inducts new class of bright members

NHS inducts new class of bright members

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2018

CHS National Honor Society (NHS) inducted the rest of its members for the 2018-2019 school year Thursday, Oct. 4. The ceremony took place in the CHS auditorium and was led by NHS sponsor and social studies teacher Jamie Frank and the NHS officers. While half the society was inducted last May, a new ...

MCPS distributes free summer meals

 A student eats a meal provided to him during the summer time.

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

October 18, 2018

Starting Jun. 18, 2019 free meals will be distributed during the summer at approximately 120 sites throughout Montgomery County. The county will provide meals to  students attending summer school or recreation programs as part of a new program called the Montgomery County Summer Food Program. This...

TOTM: Stacye Steele-Yue

TOTM: Stacye Steele-Yue

By Max Kandel, News Editor

May 17, 2018

Crediting her childhood growing up all over the world—from Columbia to Peru to Spain and to Mexico—this month’s Teacher of the Month, Stacey Steele-Yue, is able to teach her students Spanish culture in ways that they never could have imagined. A member of the foreign language department, Steele-Yue teaches ...

THRIVE Club brings peace to CHS

Caitlyn Jennings, Maya Simon, and Kiley Greiner (the officers of the new THRIVE club) after the club's first meditation, held by sponsor Makeyda Soriano.

By Jordyn Green, Assistant Online Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2018

CHS can be one of the most stressful places there is, so it’s often hard to find a place to relax. The THRIVE club, whose main goal is to make CHS a more positive environment, decided to hold a lunchtime meditation Apr. 20. The meditation was led by guidance counselor Makeyda  Soriano, who me...

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