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SPICE Club pumps up WCHS students with music

Every Friday a student official of the key club attaches their phone to the PA system and plays music. This makes every Friday calming and exciting for the students.

By Melissa Redlich, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

Sophomore Elizabeth Qiu looks up at the clock to see that there are five minutes left of the third period. She rushes to the teacher, showing him a slip of paper and dashes out the door. Qiu makes her way to the front office, slips into a room and plugs her phone into a machine. Seconds later, music...

WCHS students participate in politics

WCHS attenda march outside the DC Capitol. Protests are a common form of political participation

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

In today’s political climate, it is imperative that teens, the next generation of voters, get educated and involved in politics. WCHS students are doing all they can to create a better tomorrow, and this starts with knowledge on who is running their government.  With the Democratic Primary elections and de...

“~how i’m feeling~” album paints different versions of Lauv

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

March 12, 2020

The Hopeless Romantic (blue), The Existentialist (purple), The Playboy (orange), The Eccentric (red), The Jokester (green), The Optimist (yellow): these are the different versions of Lauv that portray themselves throughout the album "~how i'm feeling~". The album cover has Lauv sitting in white attir...

Semester class changes are necessary for students

Students walk to their new classes after being given changed schedules for the new semester. At WCHS, this happens once a year.

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor

March 7, 2020

The beginning of the third quarter is not just the start of a new marking period-- it is the start of new teachers, new classmates and even new courses. At the beginning of the second semester, WCHS students receive completely new schedules. Although this change can make students have to complete...

High school students kill time with summer jobs

Cabin John Mall is among the many places where students at WCHS look for jobs. One of the places that has been popular recently is Playa Bowls which employs mostly highschool students.

By Austin Vinner, Photo Editor

March 7, 2020

High school can be a time to explore and learn new things, where teens are granted the freedom to decide what interests them. That is why so many high schoolers look to get jobs either during the school year or over the summer. Mason Goldstein, a sophomore at WCHS, is among these students who get jobs d...

WCHS Varsity Wrestling members compete at individual state tournament

Junior Max Kessler earning a point for his takedown against a very skilled opponent.

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

March 7, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 22, the 14 members of the WCHS varsity wrestling team went to the individual state tournament. Although the team’s season is over, following a lackluster season, members of the team hope to compete for individual recognition.  “I have the No. 14 seed and I am wrestling against the No. thr...

WCHS Swim and Dive team takes second place at States

Casey Meretta and his teammates on the WCHS Swim and Dive team pose with their trophy. The won second place at the Maryland State Championships.

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager

March 7, 2020

After winning first place in the Maryland Public School State Championship the last two years, the WCHS boys Swim and Dive team (CHSSD) had high hopes of bringing home another victory this year. While they came up a little short this year, their hard work throughout the season was enough to lead them ...

Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial sparks tears from audience members

A hoops poster of the basketball star Kobe Bryant with both of his jersey numbers, eight and 24.

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor

March 7, 2020

Feb. 24, 2020, the heart wrenching memorial service for the passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, was a very emotional day for all basketball fans and friends of the Bryant family. The service, held at the Staples center in Los Angeles, Calif., left the audience with heavy hearts and teary eyes.  The...

SnoCream offers competition to local ice-cream stores

One of the items on the SnoCream menu is Cookies and Cream. SnoCream is located in Pike and Rose.

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

March 1, 2020

As the warmer months approach, new frozen desserts are popping up everywhere you look. Before we get to the peak of the hot seasons, it is important to find the ice cream place that best suits you In Pike & Rose, everyone already knows about Baked Bear Ice Cream. The storefront opened last year in M...

Politics have no place in popular sporting events

Politics have no place in popular sporting events

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor

March 1, 2020

More than 102 million Americans watched Super Bowl LIV according to Adweek. This means nearly a third of the nation was watching the same channel. The game was filled with suspenseful moments, as the Kansas City Chiefs came back to defeat the San Francisco 49ers. In addition to the game, millions of Americ...

Bulldog Bash raises money for WCHS athletics program

The invitation for the Bulldog Bash event provided by the WCHS Booster Club. For more information and purchasing tickets, visit the Booster Club website.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

March 1, 2020

Sorry kids, you must be 21 or over to go to the Bulldog Bash, the annual fundraiser for the WCHS athletics department hosted by the Booster Club. The event will take place on Saturday, March 14 at The Barking Dog in Bethesda. From 6:30 to 10 p.m., attendees can bid on silent auction items, eat appet...

Four WCHS winter sports teams win division champions title

The WCHS Varsity Poms team took first place at their county competition on Feb. 1, 2020 at Blair High School.

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

March 1, 2020

The winter of 2019-2020 was a historic season for WCHS sports. The season featured a total of four division championships and was a great representation of all of the hard work all the athletes put in throughout the year. Division Championships were won by boys swim and dive, poms, girls varsity baske...

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