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WCHS confronts multiple circumstances of hate

The Anti Defamation League has a very common motto,

By Jenna Greenzaid and Sophie Liss

November 19, 2018

After recent incidents at WCHS in which anti-semitic symbols were drawn on school property and a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, WCHS has teamed up with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to introduce new forums where students can discuss their thoughts on hate within the MCPS community. Each...

Pipe burst floods WCHS with problems

Most of the computer science classrooms are in the process of being repaired.

By Emma Chen, Assistant Observations Editor

November 13, 2018

On Monday, Oct. 22, Michel Baker, a computer science teacher at WCHS, walked into his classroom only to discover the entire room flooded. This is the result of a pipe burst in the computer science hallway. All of the classrooms were affected by the water. “The room had a lot of water on the f...

WCHS students rally to create breast cancer walk

CHS students, including Varsity Cheer and the drumline walk around the track to raise Breast Cancer Awareness.

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

November 13, 2018

Seniors Jenny Dalrymple and Karly Emery organized a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, Oct. 17, during second period to campaign for breast cancer.In accordance to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students and staff were encouraged to dress in pink and hold up posters during the walk. “I thought the w...

MCPS Mental Health Fair educates students

The MCPS Mental Health Fair was held on October 27th.

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018

On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Julius West Middle School, the Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement held the MCPS Mental Health Fair in accordance with Mental Health and Wellness Awareness Month. This fair provided resources and outreach to those suffering from mental i...

WCHS implements new carpool line procedures

Cars pull into the stadium as part of the new initiative taken by the CHS administration for morning

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editor

November 1, 2018

At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, CHS administrators changed the morning drop off and afternoon pick up rules for students and parents in hopes of lightening the heavy traffic. Last year, major issues included parents dropping students off on the side of Gainsborough Road or going into s...

Increase of selling of school shirts leads to increase in school spirit

Lucia Alem and friends are all cheering on the CHS football team while wearing their blackout shirts.

By Jordyn Green, Assistant Online Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2018

Since the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, CHS SGA has sold four different tee shirts: the Blackout shirt, the annual Dawg Pound shirt, Powderpuff shirts and most recently, the Blue-out shirt. “The main reason [SGA is selling more shirts] is to unify Churchill as a community,” junior a...

NHS inducts new class of bright members

NHS inducts new class of bright members

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2018

CHS National Honor Society (NHS) inducted the rest of its members for the 2018-2019 school year Thursday, Oct. 4. The ceremony took place in the CHS auditorium and was led by NHS sponsor and social studies teacher Jamie Frank and the NHS officers. While half the society was inducted last May, a new ...

New infrastructure changes paint the hallways of WCHS

The Class of 2018 donated the CHS logo painting for the bulldog lobby as a senior gift. It's just one of the many changes accompanied by the 2018-2019 school year.

By Max Kandel, News Editor

October 22, 2018

With the arrival of the 2018-2019 school year and a new principal, CHS has decided to make some new updates to its building and facilities. These changes include painted hallways, a new median to direct traffic for carpool lanes, urinal dividers in the boys’ bathrooms and a new walkway tunnel entrance...

New countywide initiative encourages safe sex

After a recent rise of STDs and STIs in the state of Md., MCPS officials have implemented a new condom policy

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018

As of Oct. 1, all MCPS high schools will begin a free condom distribution program in light of a rise in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) amongst teens in Md. Though the pilot program has already begun this year at Wheaton, Northwood, Gaithersburg and...

Q&A with Principal Brandice Heckert

By Sophie Liss, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018

This year, Brandice Heckert has taken over as CHS principal and has already brought a multitude of new changes to the school, as well as an increase in school spirit. Heckert was the assistant principal at Bethesda-Chevy Chase (B-CC) High School before being appointed principal of CHS. She was previously...

NYU covers full medical school tuition cost for students

Junior Paula Hayden attended a nursing program this summer, where she learned more about the field of nursing throuigh medical professionals.

By Riley Hurr, News Editor

October 19, 2018

The New York University (NYU) School of Medicine announced Aug. 16 that it will cover the full tuition, roughly $55,018, of all current and future students regardless of financial need or merit. The goal is to help encourage all students to pursue their dreams without student debt getting in the way. In...

MCPS distributes free summer meals

 A student eats a meal provided to him during the summer time.

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

October 18, 2018

Starting Jun. 18, 2019 free meals will be distributed during the summer at approximately 120 sites throughout Montgomery County. The county will provide meals to  students attending summer school or recreation programs as part of a new program called the Montgomery County Summer Food Program. This...

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