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College acceptances are over romanticized and unrealistic

A senior stands smiling as she holds up her acceptance letter to University of Southern Florida. Although some feel overjoyed when they receive letters, these sentiments are not shared with all seniors.
December 23, 2020

It’s your sophomore year and your favorite YouTuber just posted a video. You quickly click on the title “College Acceptances 2020: How did I do?” You watch as the senior giggles and claps, calling...

Harry Styles breaks gender stereotypes with Vogue magazine cover

Harry Styles decided to debut his beautiful ballgown for his photoshoot with Vogue as he finds himself to be captivated by the intricacy and detail of women's clothing.
December 23, 2020

On the morning of Nov. 13, Vogue revealed singer and actor Harry Styles as their December issue cover star. Vogue, a magazine that, for 128 years, has only featured solo women and duos or groups including...

Virtual learning homework is ineffective and stressful

WCHS spend each week on Zoom classes to be given more online homework to do. Being on a computer for this long is very stressful and exhausting for students and makes it harder for students to really absorb the information from homework assignments.
December 23, 2020

Ever since the pandemic hit and schools went fully virtual in March 2020, schools have had to adapt their curriculums and change the way they teach to fit being on Zoom. Teachers are trying to incorporate...

Is Advisory a good use of time?

In advisory we learn about Time Management skills and Balancing Obligations, however these values taught are incompatible with the schools practiced values.
December 20, 2020

Two months or so ago, I was sitting in my bedroom at my desk staring at my computer screen at 9:15 on a Tuesday morning. My fingers were mindlessly typing on my keyboard, answering the Nearpod questions...

Presidential inauguration must be safe and unifying

Joe Biden gets inaugurated in 2008. This is the second time that Joe Biden will be sworn into power.
December 14, 2020

In a world with a raging pandemic, the task of designing an inauguration becomes much greater. How should the Biden team handle this task and should Churchill students start booking their tickets? To...

Social media negatively affects the college freshmen experience

Facebook groups have been formed to connect incoming college freshman. To be featured, students can post a collection photos and a short description about themselves directly to the page.
December 11, 2020

In today’s digital world, it seems like almost everyone is a “friend of a friend” or connected in one way or another. From a young age, Generation Z has created their own digital print, which is...

MCPS should not return to in person learning

As online school becomes the new normal, students are learning to reap the benefits of virtual learning. Many students join school from the comfort of their beds, a definite improvement from previously having to wake up in the early morning to get to school.
December 10, 2020

After over eight months of quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it finally seems like a vaccine for this deadly illness is almost ready for public consumption. With the prospect of things returning...

Wearing a mask is necessary to stop COVID-19 spread

Social media influencer Hannah Meloche wears a mask made by student run Solidarity Masks. Wearing masks are necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19.
November 19, 2020

It is no secret that COVID-19 has taken over 2020 and the lives of everyone across the globe. The never ending wait for it to be over has a lot of people wondering when they will be able to walk around...

Online interviews are less effective than in-person ones

Zoom has quickly become one of the most common mediums of online interaction. Colleges are beginning to utilize Zoom for online tours, information sessions, and now online interviews.
November 11, 2020

With COVID-19 altering the way the world runs, nearly everything around us has changed. Whether it is getting lunch with friends or taking a unit test over Zoom, major aspects of our lives are drastically...

Column: looking through the eyes of high school students around the world

Lots of schools across the globe, including WCHS, have decided to make school virtual, in order to protect the students and educators.
October 21, 2020

When I started out with the idea to talk to students around the world, in public and private schools, about their experiences as students during COVID-19, I am not sure what I expected. I guess I thought...

WCHS’s name should be changed

WCHS's name has undergone scrutiny after a petition created by Students for Real Heroes created a petition asking for a name change.
October 21, 2020

Winston Churchill is finally undergoing the scrutiny he deserves and calls to change WCHS’ name have caused both great outrage and happiness in our community. @StudentsForRealHeroes on Instagram led...

Black Lives Matter is not an Instagram trend

As of June 2020, there were over 24 million posts for the  #blackouttuesday. However, posting a black square for the Black Lives Matter movement is unhelpful and should not be a trend.
June 26, 2020

Last month, Instagram feeds were flooded with black squares on posts and stories. In some of the  stories, users would use the hashtag “BlackLivesMatter” and then tag three more people to repost the...

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