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WCHS’ Robotics team makes finals

WCHS’ Robotics team makes finals

By Emma Chen, Assistant Observations Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under CHS Community, Observations, Online Exclusives

As part of WCHS’ Advanced Programming class, students are able to opt out of the class’s curriculum and instead participate in the Zero Gravity Robotics competition. Both MIT and NASA sponsor the international competition for high schoolers. WCHS made it to the finals in 2014, before the competition was o...

Changes to athletic department boost school spirit

Changes to athletic department boost school spirit

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports

If you feel a sudden rush of school spirit and you aren't quite sure why, it may be because of the new changes that the athletics department has made to the look of the school. The bulldog logo on top of the scoreboard was updated to match the official WCHS logo. This was just one of many projects do...

New phone game, BitLife, sweeps WCHS hallways

New phone game, BitLife, sweeps WCHS hallways

By Jordyn Green, Assistant Online Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2019


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives

You may have heard students in the hallways of WCHS yell things like, “I’ve won the lottery!” or, “I had 26 kids yesterday!” and wondered what they meant. As strange as these sentences sound, they are all common phrases in the immensely popular new phone game BitLife. The game revolves a...

Anything Goes is a big hit on Arena Stage

Anything Goes is a big hit on Arena Stage

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2019


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives

I’m not quite sure what I was expecting when I first went to see Anything Goes, though I can honestly say that what I watched was a hundred times better than anything I could’ve imagined. Anything Goes is a musical (originally from Broadway) that is being performed at Arena Stage in D.C. from Nov...

Classic Christmas song causes controversy

Classic Christmas song causes controversy

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

The #MeToo movement has spurred a wave of sexual harassment claims, causing many to feel offended by pictures, videos, and in this case, song lyrics, that suggest any trace of harassment. The 1944 song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” has been banned by several radio stations across the country, includin...

WCHS Jazz Ensemble hosts annual concert for good cause

WCHS Jazz Ensemble hosts annual concert for good cause

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

January 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

On Friday Dec. 14, The WCHS Jazz Ensemble hosted their annual Jazz Coffeehouse in the band room. To accompany the music, they provided snacks and refreshments outside. The jazz performance was broken up into two sets, each consisting of four songs, with a brief intermission in between. Senior Tim Ducke...

WCHS English Honors Society hosts book fair

WCHS English Honors Society hosts book fair

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

December 21, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

On Dec. 13, the WCHS English Honors Society (EHS) held its third annual charity book fair. The fair offered over 500 books, all of which cost less than $5. Preparations started at lunch the day before, where EHS volunteers spent the entire period arranging countless stacks of books on carts. ...

CHS cheer team qualifies for states

CHS cheer team qualifies for states

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Winter

Best known for their cheers on Friday nights, WCHS varsity cheer also competes in multiple competitions when they are not cheering on the sidelines. Competition season consists of multiple early Saturday mornings during the fall season. Their first competition was invitationals at Whitman High School...

WCHS basketball programs hosts Midnight Madness

WCHS basketball programs hosts Midnight Madness

By Max Kandel, News Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories, Winter

On Nov. 30 the boys and girls basketball teams hosted Midnight Madness. The event was intended to boost excitement/hype for the teams’ upcoming season, was free to students and other young community members and helped raise funds for both teams. The night included a three point shooting competition, a dunk co...

French protests should not intervene with tourist destinations

French protests should not intervene with tourist destinations

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

The Arc de Triomphe is an iconic piece of French history and culture. With its beautiful design and rich history, it is one of the most popular tourist sites in the country. However, this monumental structure has been defaced with graffiti as a result of what has been deemed one of France’s worst ...

THRIVE club strives to improve CHS mental health

THRIVE club strives to improve CHS mental health

By Andrew Chan, Assistant Sports Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under News, Observations, Online Exclusives, School

Recently, mental health has become a major issue in Montgomery County, especially among high schoolers. The WCHS Thrive Club has taken it upon itself to shed more light on mental health, taking steps to try and help alleviate students’ stress. “Thrive Club’s main goal has always been to raise awareness ...

CHS students represent school on television

CHS students represent school on television

By Caitlyn Jennings, Assistant Observations Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Observations, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Have you ever thought, “I can do that,” while watching Jeopardy? On Nov. 10, three WCHS students participated in the first round of the It’s Academic quiz show for the 2018-2019 school year. Sponsored by Giant and Morgan State University, It’s Academic is not just any quiz show; it’s the longes...

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