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“Tick, Tick… Boom!” blows away audiences

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor January 17, 2022

"Tick, Tick... Boom!" A ticking time bomb. The sound of one man’s mounting anxiety. "Tick, Tick... Boom!" is a new Netflix film starring Andrew Garfield as Jonathan Larson- creator of the Tony Award-winning...

The MCEA (Montgomery County Education Association) has branches in every school, with two teacher representatives at WCHS.

What is the Teachers Union?

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor January 10, 2022

“I went to school, so I can teach just as well as you!” is something that many teachers hear, but it could not be further than the truth. Teachers are highly-educated professionals trained for their...

Lily Kriendler and her friends made cookies for the nonprofit organization Small Things Matter through their Kokua Foods Program.

Spread the holiday joy by helping the community

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor January 5, 2022

The holidays are a time to celebrate, relax, get together with family and friends, and most importantly, to give back to the community. Volunteering and making donations can largely impact the lives of...

The iconic Spotify Wrapped personal recap that millions of people post on social media is depicted above. Representing some of the things people look forward to the most, their specific top artists and songs.

Spotify listeners are Wrapped up in their yearly music review

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor December 14, 2021

Many people look forward to December for various reasons, the most significant being the holiday season that entails presents and vacations. However, WCHS students along with millions of people world-wide...

Although fans might see him in a basketball uniform now, just a few weeks ago Jamie Calhoun was catching passes for the WCHS football team.

No rest for the best: dual-sport athletes have a unique challenge

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor December 14, 2021

On the night of Nov. 12, the WCHS Varsity Football team lost their final game of the season 42-6 to Northwest in the playoffs. Due to the hard work put in throughout the season to succeed, there is no...

The WCHS chapter of Best Buddies is an opportunity for all students to interact and develop friendships.

Best Buddies fosters community of inclusion

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor December 9, 2021

Playing charades, watching a movie, gathering for dinner and singing karaoke are only some of the fun activities that the WCHS Best Buddies chapter have done this year. A group of friends doing activities...

Nina Dobrev stars as Natalie Bauer, and unlucky with love journalist who is taken on a journey of romance and self acceptance. Released on Nov. 5 2021, Love Hard is a diverse watch for the holidays.

Netflix’s “Love Hard” can be hard to watch

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2021

A Netflix rom-com that includes catfishing is usually a recipe for disaster, with the 2018 original “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” acting as a defense for this manipulative behavior, and being a prime...

Junior Danielle Faerberg’s family celebrates every Thanksgiving by writing down what they are thankful for on a tablecloth. This tradition started about 15 years ago, and they have used the same tablecloth ever since.

Unique Thanksgiving traditions enhance student’s holidays

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor December 2, 2021

Ever since the first one 400 years ago, Thanksgiving has evolved into a holiday where people are able to intertwine their various cultures and traditions with the original holiday. From carving the turkey...

At Bath and Body Works, the holiday display, located in the front of the store, presents customers with some of their most popular candles for the holiday season. Bath and Body Works offers a wide variety of scents to choose from during this time of the year.

The smell of the holidays: choosing the right candle

By Caroline Harless, Photo Manager December 2, 2021

Have you ever walked into Bath and Body Works and instantly became overwhelmed by the amount of products and scents they have to offer? Their candles and other bath products are enjoyed by many, but it...

The Varsity Football Squad posing for their final group photo after having an outstanding season. The team went 8-3 and won their first playoff game in ten years! It was a great follow up to a down 2019 season and an okay 2020 season. This year really showed improvements on all levels!

WCHS teams start strong with successful fall season

By Elijah Savett, Observations Editor December 2, 2021

As the trees become bare and frost appears on the grass, it is also the sign of the ending of an impressive WCHS fall athletic season. Congratulations are in order for Varsity Football, Volleyball, Golf,...

Pumpkin spice products flooded the shelves of stores this fall, once again cementing the trends place in the Fall season.

Taste test: Flavors of fall

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor December 2, 2021

Well, it is that time of the year again. The leaves begin to change to vibrant colors of red, orange and yellow. The sun starts setting earlier and the weather gets colder. And as of recent years, the...

Travis Scott’s encouragement of recklessness and dangerous acts in his crowds result in hundreds of injuries, starting from his Rodeo Tour in 2015.

Astroworld tragedy sparks questions on concert safety

By Nur Yavuz, Social Media Manager December 1, 2021

What could have been one of the most influential and iconic festivals in the music industry became ranked alongside the most deadly concerts in U.S. history.  The tragic debut of Travis Scott’s Astroworld...

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