The Observer

WCHS Boys Lacrosse prepares for a winning season

WCHS Boys Lacrosse prepares for a winning season

By Eli Gordon, Sports Editor

February 26, 2019

The WCHS boys lacrosse team is excited and ready for the 2019 season. They were one of MCPS’ best teams last year, making it all the way to the state finals for the second year in a row. They unfortunately lost in overtime. Regardless, they finished as the second best boys lacrosse team in MD....

Different cultures welcome in holidays

Different cultures welcome in holidays

By Victoria Park, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

What do crackling fireworks, bubbly champagne (or apple cider for the kids), a kiss at midnight, 2019 LED glasses, and 4 wooden sticks have in common? Most Americans recognize New Year’s as a time to make resolutions and watch the ball drop, but other cultures welcome the year in much different ways...

National parks vandalized because of govt. shutdown

National parks vandalized because of govt. shutdown

By Miranda Chung, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 23, 2019

As of Jan. 9, the 2018-2019 U.S. government shutdown is now the longest in history, breaking the 1996 record. An estimate of 380,000 government employees have been granted leaves of absence and another 420,000 are expected to work without pay for the duration of the shutdown, halting progress in federal dep...

WCHS’ Robotics team makes finals

WCHS’ Robotics team makes finals

By Emma Chen, Assistant Observations Editor

January 23, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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