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New MD law helps to protect service vehicles

New MD law helps to protect service vehicles

By Brandon Li, Copy Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Starting Oct. 1, Maryland drivers will have to yield to transportation, service and utility vehicles that are parked along the side of the road. Maryland’s Move Over law, which details the proper driving principles when encountering work vehicles, is now expanding to require drivers to switch lanes whe...

Sierra Burgess is a Loser: not worth the controversy

Sierra Burgess is a Loser: not worth the controversy

By Fatima Yazdi, Features Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions

From “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” to “Clueless”to “Love Actually”, Netflix features all the favorite romantic comedies However, it’s newest addition to the rom com series, “Sierra Burgess is a Loser,” has stirred up quite a bit of controversy regarding the bad morals and examples por...

WCHS hosts 15th annual Maryland College Night

WCHS hosts 15th annual Maryland College Night

By Ben Pham, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

October 5, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

CHS hosted the 15th annual Maryland College Night on Tues., Sept. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium and several classrooms, in which 21 admissions officers from colleges across Md. met with students and parents. CHS ambassadors arrived early to decorate the halls with college flags and assist pare...

WCHS movie night draws big crowds

WCHS movie night draws big crowds

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

October 5, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

On Sept. 27, the class of 2020 hosted a Movie Night to provide a fun opportunity to raise funds. An important component of movie watching is the accompanying snack, and CHS Movie Night served up a surprisingly warm and comfortable setting, unusual for  the CHS cafeteria: Potomac Pizza boxes were pil...

Scandals highlight Youtube beauty guru community

Scandals highlight Youtube beauty guru community

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions

Whether it be for a night out or just laying in bed with nothing to do, people turn to YouTube beauty gurus for product  reviews, makeup tutorials, lifestyle videos and even comedy. The beauty community is dominated by the same, well-known YouTubers for years. However, with racist tweets resurfacing ...

Hip-hop artists’ fights disgruntle WCHS students

Hip-hop artists’ fights disgruntle WCHS students

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Hip-hop artists are some of the most scrutinized celebrities and are held to high standards, and expected to act as role models to their younger audience. However, these artists are human, too, and have their own disputes amongst each other. This past summer, things got particularly ‘heated’ betwe...

Poor weather rains on CHS Girls Varsity Soccer’s parade

Poor weather rains on CHS Girls Varsity Soccer’s parade

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Fall, Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

The girls varsity soccer team was cruising through the season, until a few storms sent them hydroplaning into uncertainty. Recent and frequent storms have hindered the team’s smooth start of as many team activities have been cancelled, including a rivalry game against Wootton, which has been re...

New hall passes spread germs through WCHS

New hall passes spread germs through WCHS

By Max Kandel, News Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

This school year, CHS introduced new bathroom and hall passes in order to help teachers keep track of students who leave the classroom during class. Each classroom gets two passes, and each pass has the room number of the classroom to which it belongs printed on the front. While these passes are meant...

Campaigning 101

By Ethan Miller, New Staff Liasion

June 8, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

It feels that now more than ever the political landscape is stratified; republicans and democrats entrenched in their positions with a government that is characterized by national events. As a result during this year’s 2018 primaries, candidates are falling into the trap of representing their poli...

WCHS student athletes train over the summer

WCHS student athletes train over the summer

By Kathy Hu, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

June 8, 2018


Filed under Fall, Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

Participating in school sports, although sometimes just an extracurricular, is a huge commitment, and one that can even begin over the summer. At CHS,  a total of 10 out of the 23 sports are fall sports. Almost all of the fall sports always begin their season in the summer with team training and ...

Self-tanning is burned into the minds of CHS students

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” not only delves into the story of a boy who won a golden ticket, but uses the characters of Oompa Loompas to help tell the tale. While also being quite musical, they manage to showcase a nice orange complexion, sometimes similar (though more extreme) t...

Yoga relaxes CHS students

Yoga relaxes CHS students

By Megan Park, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Yoga is commonly used as a method of stress relief, however, recent studies have shown that daily yoga can also help combat depression and anxiety. With many of these tribulations being faced by high school students, yoga is an easy way to ease their minds. Aerobic exercise is now known to help anxiet...

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