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Honors Societies induction ceremonies connects members during virtual learning

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.
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...

Boys basketball team prepares for season

The 2020 WCHS Boys Varsity basketball team is shown in the picture with two of their coaches. The photo was taken at the beginning of the basketball season. The text next to the image shows how dominant the team was, starting their season off with a 7-1 record.
November 22, 2020

After winning the 2020 Regional Championship for 4A West Region 1, the WCHS varsity boys basketball team looks to defend their title this coming winter. With a delayed season scheduled to start on Feb....

Athlete of the Month: Andrew Xue

Andrew Xue (far left) races in the 100 meter event at the Urbana Track Series Meet, head-to-head with fellow WCHS runner Langston Major. Xue finished second overall in the event. With no MCPS indoor track season, Xue took it upon himself to run at club track meets for the Corentyne Coasters.
November 22, 2020

It has always been the same grind. With his spikes shredding into the track, wind blowing through his hair, the only thing different for Andrew Xue is the mask on his face. Even with the world around him...

TOTM: Samantha McEvoy

McEvoy loves working with the English Department and WCHS students. She loves the feeling of successfully helping others.
November 19, 2020

Kind, determined and passionate are three words that perfectly describe Samantha McEvoy, a WCHS Honors English 10 and AP Literature teacher. She has been teaching for four years, which have all been at...

Wearing a mask is necessary to stop COVID-19 spread

Social media influencer Hannah Meloche wears a mask made by student run Solidarity Masks. Wearing masks are necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19.
November 19, 2020

It is no secret that COVID-19 has taken over 2020 and the lives of everyone across the globe. The never ending wait for it to be over has a lot of people wondering when they will be able to walk around...

Big businesses take action with clean energy initiatives

Wind farms like the one pictured are part of the future of clean energy. Soon, large corporations across the globe will use these to power stores, cell towers, and even homes.
November 19, 2020

In an effort to slow climate change and lower carbon footprint, many big corporations from all industries such as Apple, Starbucks and Disney have created environmental initiatives. These initiatives range...

As the winter approaches, sports continue to be online

The Boys Basketball team at WCHS had a great last season and they were disapointed to here that they will most likely not be meeting in person this season.
November 17, 2020

With the first quarter over, the 2020-2021 school year is heading into the winter season. Students have adjusted to virtual learning but have many unanswered questions concerning extracurricular activities...

Fall quarantine fashion trends to look out for

Senior Edina Weinbaum posing for the On Cloud 9 Instagram, where she works as a sales associate. She is wearing a cozy and stylish tie dye set, which matches her simple black face mask.
November 12, 2020

Exchanging sweaters for hoodies, dresses for tie-dye sets and scarves for masks: fall fashion looks a little different in 2020 than years prior. The global pandemic that has rocked all of our worlds is...

Restaurant apps turn into a lifesaver during the pandemic

A WCHS student uses the Dunkin' Donuts app to order food pickup. The Dunkin' Donuts app allows students to order food safely during the pandemic.
November 12, 2020

In a world of increasing economic uncertainty, WCHS students look for savings and deals at every turn. However, some students may not realize that one of the best ways to save money is in their pocket:...

Harry Styles shows artistic abilities in his new music video “Golden”

Singer Harry Styles soaks up the sun, wearing nothing but a pair of trousers and a vintage yellow hat, on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. He poses with his eyes closed, standing tall on a rock along the shoreline, during the shooting of the music video for his single
November 11, 2020

Although 2020 has been a year of near-constant turmoil, an unexpected hero has swooped in to turn it all around. Harry Styles, a singer and songwriter, promises us that “we’ll be alright,” in his...

Sarah’s Handmade Ice Cream opens in Wildwood Shopping Center

On the inside of Sarah's Handmade Ice Cream's Wildwood shopping center location are photographs and descriptions of their flavors lining the entire wall.
November 11, 2020

No matter the weather, it is always a good time for ice cream. Whether you are in the mood for a scoop of ice cream, a sundae, an ice cream sandwich or a milkshake, Sarah’s Handmade Ice Cream has it...

“Emily in Paris” takes viewers on a whimsical trip abroad

The show takes place in the beautiful city of Paris. A constant theme throughout the season is Emily figuring out how to navigate the unique culture and language Paris holds.
November 11, 2020

Paris, the city of love. With a fancy language, new foreign men, and exquisite dining, nothing could go wrong. Right? On Oct. 2, Netflix released the show “Emily in Paris,” a twist on an American...

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