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Technological advancements will damage the economy

Technological advancements will damage the economy

By Miranda Chung, Copy Editor

October 6, 2019

From high school to college to graduate school, students strive to pursue higher education in an attempt to build the credentials that they hope will aid them in landing the “perfect” job. The mentality is this: the more degrees, the more job offers. Logically, it makes sense. It worked for our ...

Wellness Wednesday isn’t going over well with students

Wellness Wednesday isn’t going over well with students

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor

October 1, 2019

Sources of Strength (SOS) days have been replaced by once a week, 20 minute periods of wellness. Both were an attempt at fixing the incredible mental health crisis now plaguing students, but neither have helped or will help ease any anxiety in teens as a result of schoolwork stress -- in fact, they will do...

Create culture of love and tolerance

Create culture of love and tolerance

By Dani Miller, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

On April 16, 15 year old Alabama High School student Nigel Shelby died by suicide after being relentlessly bullied for being gay. This story made national headlines, as many were taken aback that a kid who presented himself as so vibrant, and frankly happy, could be pushed to such drastic means. However,...

School ranks: the downfall of students?

School ranks: the downfall of students?

By Austin Vinner, Photo Manager

June 6, 2019

From number one to number twelve, WCHS seems to be on the decline according to US News magazine rankings of the best high schools in Maryland. There are many theories as to how this happened, but the most accepted theory is that WCHS and three other schools across the state were missing crucial info...

Quizzes? Tests? They are not helping anyone

Quizzes? Tests? They are not helping anyone

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinion Editor

June 6, 2019

Churchill students are used to spending their evenings studying for multiple quizzes and tests. Yet, students aren’t really learning and retaining the necessary information for their respective quizzes and tests. Quizzes and tests are often multiple choice and require knowledge of very specific...

Should teachers be allowed to confiscate your Uber eats?

Should teachers be allowed to confiscate your Uber eats?

By Mary Hinton, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

A high school principal in Georgia posted a picture of confiscated food on Facebook, captioning it “You cannot have Uber Eats deliver food to school… think about safety and logistics of 1000 students randomly calling and meeting Uber on the street all times of the day.” This sparked a debate ...

Delays in college applications add to the pressure

Delays in college applications add to the pressure

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

June 6, 2019

The college application process is long, complex, and often frustrating for many rising WCHS seniors. It includes asking teachers for recommendations, writing long, personal essays, and taking several state and national tests many times in order to maximize scores. Senior year, much like any other schoo...

School administration should stop giving out hall passes

School administration should stop giving out hall passes

By Janneke Kovoor, Staff Writer

June 5, 2019

Young people have always driven societal change, whether it be protesting the Vietnam War, spearheading the Civil Rights Movement, or creating Black Lives Matter. WCHS students are among those of the newest generation to fight for change. Students participated in March for Our Lives, one of the l...

WCHS clubs administration should crack down on clubs

WCHS clubs administration should crack down on clubs

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor

June 5, 2019

There are more than 125 clubs at WCHS, but how many of them actually meet every week? How many of them fundraise? How many of them actually accomplish what they say they will at club night? Clubs at WCHS are known for being constructed as a resume builder, as many students know that the title of club fou...

SAT adversity score is for the better

SAT adversity score is for the better

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor

June 5, 2019

WCHS students monitor their scores religiously, hoping to improve their chances of admission into top tier universities. SAT/ACT scores, College Board subject test scores, AP exam scores: all common tests which students are accustomed to preparing for. Now, adversity scores as well. On May 15th, 2019, ...

Women should have the right to chose what to do with their body

Women should have the right to chose what to do with their body

By Sapna David, Features Editor

June 5, 2019

Many WCHS students have heard about the new Alabama anti-abortion law that was signed this Wednesday, May 15th, by Governor Kay Ivey. It has sparked a worldwide conversation, causing many to speak up on social media about their opinions as well as starting conversations between friends, families, and ...

Ted Bundy movie captivates audiences once again

Ted Bundy movie captivates audiences once again

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor

June 5, 2019

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile came out a few months after Netflix unveiled the Ted Bundy Tapes—a collection of episodes retelling of the life, murders, and the interesting legal situation of the notorious serial killer. However, these two Netflix releases could not have told more diff...

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