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Is senior skip day really worth it?

Is senior skip day really worth it?

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

November 10, 2019

It’s Friday, Nov. 1: senior skip day. There are just 6 kids in my Research Project class today, and 8 in AP Statistics. Nineteen have showed up to AP Spanish—out of a class of about 30—but only four are seniors.  I ask senior Sharol Hsieh in Honors World why she came to school today. “Why not?...

School violence threats must be taken seriously

School violence threats must be taken seriously

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor

November 10, 2019

Last year’s bomb threat left WCHS students evacuated from the building and contained within the football field stadium for hours. This past month’s shooting threat left students in their regular classes as if attending a normal day of school. Threats of school violence are becoming increasingly common. Alt...

TBaar bubbles its way past other tea shops

TBaar bubbles its way past other tea shops

By Cherri Tung, Arts Editor

November 10, 2019

Many students may think of Kung Fu Tea or Gong Cha when the topic of bubble tea comes up, however, TBaar is the latest bubble tea shop in the WCHS area. TBaar is a bubble tea shop rooted in New York, but one has recently opened up in North Bethesda, a close range for WCHS students. They are well k...

Justin Bieber needs a new purpose

Justin Bieber needs a new purpose

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

November 9, 2019

For all the Beliebers out there, there might be a treat coming sometime this Christmas: Justin Bieber is working on a new album. But, as you might suspect, there’s a catch: Bieber asked fans for 20 million likes on one of his latest Instagram posts. On Oct. 27, Bieber posted an all-pink photo with the words, “I...

Washington Nationals Fans celebrate World Series victory

Washington Nationals Fans celebrate World Series victory

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

November 9, 2019

It is no secret that recently, Washington D.C. has been the hub of sports championships: the Washington Capitals witnessed their first Stanley Cup win in 2018, the Washington Mystics received their first WNBA championship earlier this year and, of course, let’s not forget to mention the groundbreaking v...

WCHS golf team members swing their way to the top

WCHS golf team members swing their way to the top

By Emily Zhang, News Editor

November 7, 2019

WCHS golf makes a comeback this year, persisting through everything set in front of them this season. The 15 team members were extremely motivated after missing the cut last year at states. “We have won the county regular season, county tournament and county scramble. With one of the two days comple...

Bulldogs honor WCHS history at Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Bulldogs honor WCHS history at Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

November 7, 2019

Peter Menke, the WCHS Athletic Director from 1989 to 1997, began the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995. Nearly 25 years later, WCHS inducted its fourth class, and honored the man who started it all.  According to current WCHS Athletic Director Jesse Smith, Menke started the Hall of Fame to ...

Students look forward to fall into autumn

Students look forward to fall into autumn

By Austin Vinner, Photo Manager

November 7, 2019

Fall can be an exciting time for many people, but with all the holidays and winter break rapidly approaching, it is easy to get distracted from school work. However, many students claim that Fall is their favorite season. Some of the Fall activities include Halloween and visiting Field of Screams...

Free football games will increase school spirit

Free football games will increase school spirit

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor

October 27, 2019

On Friday nights, there are many different activities for WCHS students to go to -- shop at the mall, watch a movie, hang out with friends and attend school events. Also, WCHS students can go to football games every Friday in the fall, either at home or away.  But, not all students go to games. S...

Bulldog TV replaces daily announcements

Bulldog TV replaces daily announcements

By Victoria Park, Opinions Editor

October 27, 2019

Seniors, juniors and sophomores who once enjoyed daily announcements may have noticed their absence in the new school year. Traditions are being pushed aside with Churchill’s “Daily Dose” being exchanged for “Bulldog TV.” Current freshmen will never experience the iconic theme song and “Go...

The Politician embodies current political issues

The Politician embodies current political issues

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2019

How far are you willing to go to get what you want? Is there a difference between being a good person and just doing good things? Netflix’s new dramedy series, The Politician, intrigues watchers with its reflection of current politics in the form of a high school presidential election.  Payton Hob...

Poké Papa has a refreshing “create-your-own-bowl” option

Poké Papa has a refreshing “create-your-own-bowl” option

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

October 22, 2019

The food court in Westfield Montgomery Mall is one of the most popular places for WCHS students to hang out, and on Sept. 21, they introduced a new restaurant: Poké Papa. This restaurant is inspired by Hawaiian traditions, while also incorporating ingredients from Japanese, Korean, and Thai food. The resu...

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