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Should CBD be so easily accessible?

Should CBD be so easily accessible?

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

May 14, 2019

With vaping becoming more popular by the day, people need to be aware of the overall effects that drugs put on their body. CBD, the non psychoactive version of marijuana, has become the newest craze. Many seem to want to try it out and many stores and businesses hope to gain popularity from the th...

One Act productions captivate audience

One Act productions captivate audience

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2019

A horde of zombies, a crazed director, a pharmaceutical marketing team, and a man with one arm all appear on one stage over the course of two hours. No, this isn’t a horror movie, or a mistake: it’s WCHS One Act plays. The performances took place on May 1st in the auditorium, and were complet...

Pet Sematary rises from the dead

Pet Sematary rises from the dead

By Mary Hinton, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

The 2019 version of “Pet Sematary” may be a remake, but it still manages to be fresh and original in its premise to draw in new viewers, as well as the old. “Pet Sematary,” originally a Stephen King novel published in 1983, was made into a film in 1989. Although the film never quite reac...

WCHS ultimate frisbee club creates fun and competitive environment

WCHS ultimate frisbee club creates fun and competitive environment

By Emma Chen, Assistant Observations Editor

April 10, 2019

All around WCHS, a student can see and hear announcements for joining the school’s ultimate frisbee team. Except it’s not a team—it’s a club that runs in the fall and spring. Captained in 2018-2019 by Ben Malech and Jerry Liu, the Ultimate Frisbee Club at WCHS is known for being a great way ...

Teachers strike to create change

Teachers strike to create change

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

April 8, 2019

Funding is decreasing for schools across the country, with no heating in classrooms, art and music programs being shut down, damaged textbooks and unfair wages for teachers. But does all of this allow teachers to take time out of instruction to protest for their own benefit? Teacher strikes create tension between teach...

Rentable scooters show future of transportation

Rentable scooters show future of transportation

By Bradley Furgerson, Features Editor

April 8, 2019

The future of transportation has arrived, and despite how many thought 2019 would be like twenty years ago, it is not hovercrafts, but instead electric scooters. The motorized scooters, rentable via mobile phone app, cost $1 to unlock and around 15 cents per minute to ride, and have been hailed as t...

New photo album app creates memory videos

New photo album app creates memory videos

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor

April 8, 2019

A long, long time ago in a land far, far away, cell phones did not exist and people used photo albums to document their lives. Today, we prefer a 365 second video instead. 1 Second Everyday (1SE) is an app created by Cesar Kuriyama where users record a second of their day every day to comprise a video...

Instagram stories captivate WCHS users

Instagram stories captivate WCHS users

By Eliza Asbury and Jenna Greenzaid

April 8, 2019

Just when we thought social media could not possibly captivate our attention, energy, and time any longer, the Instagram story feature scrolled into our lives. The circles sit right at the top of the screen when you open the app, begging to be opened. Instagram has long since become a regular social media platform ...

Ride sharing apps provide cheap alternatives

Ride sharing apps provide cheap alternatives

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

April 8, 2019

We’re all guilty of trying to find the cheapest option to get from one place to another, whether it be through Uber or Lyft, but are these modes of transportation really the best option? Uber and Lyft are on demand transportation companies that, in the past couple of years, have risen to the top of ...

Roommate search stresses rising college students

Roommate search stresses rising college students

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2019

Some say it’s more stressful than applying to college. Some say it’s harder than writing all those essays. It’s more than proving yourself; it’s making yourself seem chill, smart, desirable and fun all at once. It’s the search for a college roommate. For seniors opting out of the random roommat...

Facebook struggles with privacy issues

Facebook struggles with privacy issues

By Miranda Chung, Assistant Opinions Editor

April 5, 2019

For the past year, Facebook has been struggling with the government in regard to their data collection activities, and many people are aware of the scandals associated with the company. However, that’s not stopping users from agreeing to give up their digital privacy for some cash. It has been ...

Bao film impresses WCHS students

Bao film impresses WCHS students

By Miranda Chung, Assistant Opinions Editor

April 3, 2019

Pixar has recently become an avid supporter of cultural inclusion through its films like “Sanjay’s Super Team” portraying Indian culture, and “Coco” portraying Latino culture. To add another one to the list, “Bao” is an eight minute short film taking a bite into Chinese culture in a way t...

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