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Seasonal drinks taste like autumn

Seasonal drinks taste like autumn

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

October 22, 2019

With the wind blowing, leaves falling and the temperature dropping, we are beginning to truly get into the fall. This exciting time of year means two things: flu season and pumpkin spice. Are people getting sick of the same thing every year?  The pumpkin spice trend began in 2003 when Starbucks released th...

Girls volleyball dig deep for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Girls volleyball dig deep for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

October 22, 2019

On Oct. 7th, WCHS girls volleyball hosted their annual Dig Pink game to raise money for breast cancer awareness. With an impressive 8-2 record, WCHS won the game over opponent Whitman, 3-0. Overall, the team raised $2,545 dollars, with $600 from the game sales and $1945 from the GoFundMe that parents ...

Finneas releases new EP “Blood Harmony”

Finneas releases new EP “Blood Harmony”

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

October 17, 2019

Billie Eilish’s 22-year old brother Finneas is gaining recognition as one of the most multi-talented people in the music industry with the release of his debut EP, “Blood Harmony.” The album has a cinematic quality to it, with dreamy production, creative storytelling, and beautiful cover art. Whi...

Tall Girl falls short on the charts

Tall Girl falls short on the charts

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

She’s smart, kind, pretty, blonde, a talented pianist and popular with two best friends. Jodi Kreyman (Ava Michelle), the main character in “Tall Girl”, appears to have it all. However, she does quite literally have one thing over the rest of the characters of the 2019 Netflix film: about a foot...

Lungs on fire: Amazon news encourage environmental action

Lungs on fire: Amazon news encourage environmental action

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

October 11, 2019

The ongoing fires in the Amazon are a prime example of an environmental crisis that has been fueled by a political and economic agenda. As the Amazon is the most biodiverse area on earth and additionally provides approximately six to nine percent of the world’s oxygen, its current undoing should be r...

Homecoming planning stresses WCHS students

Homecoming planning stresses WCHS students

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

October 11, 2019

Homecoming is an event that garnishes a lot of attention every year; the flashy skits and the colorful murals hung up around the halls of WCHS help get students in the homecoming spirit. While this is a time of excitement and celebration, to many members of SGA, homecoming is the most stressful time of t...

WCHS varsity field hockey is as united as ever

WCHS varsity field hockey is as united as ever

By Ava Freeman, Assistant Features Editor

October 11, 2019

With their theme being UN1TY, the WCHS Varsity field hockey team, coached by Catherine Miller, has proven that a united team is a winning team. The theme is inspired by the idea that in order to be successful, it is important for a team to work as a whole rather than individual athletes.  This season, the...

Friendship between teachers strengthens WCHS community

Friendship between teachers strengthens WCHS community

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor

October 8, 2019

Friendships are said to reduce stress, prevent loneliness and provide support through tough situations. At WCHS, students are not the only people who need friends.  When teachers find someone in the building that shares similar interests, is in a situation similar to theirs or someone they have a ...

2019 Emmy Awards inspires audience members

2019 Emmy Awards inspires audience members

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising and subscriptions manager

October 8, 2019

For the fourth time in Emmy history, the Primetime awards ceremony held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, was without a host (except for the augmented-reality-style Homer Simpson who opened the show before getting flattened by an animated piano). The 71st Emmy Awards ceremony was held on Se...

Spikeball club is a hit with students

Spikeball club is a hit with students

By Sapna David, Features Editor

October 8, 2019

A Spikeball roundnet, a ball and four players. The game Spikeball was revived in 2008 by Chris Ruder. The game consists of a volleyball inspired play; a server spikes the ball onto the net and his or her teammate has three passes before it must be spiked onto the net again for the other team. Although it...

Technological advancements will damage the economy

Technological advancements will damage the economy

By Miranda Chung, Copy Editor

October 6, 2019

From high school to college to graduate school, students strive to pursue higher education in an attempt to build the credentials that they hope will aid them in landing the “perfect” job. The mentality is this: the more degrees, the more job offers. Logically, it makes sense. It worked for our ...

The Peanut Butter Falcon warms viewers’ hearts

The Peanut Butter Falcon warms viewers’ hearts

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

October 6, 2019

“The Peanut Butter Falcon” may be a quiet indie film that falls under many people’s radars, but it is one that we need to see. It is a feel-gold adventure and a sweet comedy-drama. This is the kind of movie that will quietly steal your heart, break it, and then piece it back together again.  It...

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