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Watch out binge watchers: Netflix is changing its pace

Watch out binge watchers: Netflix is changing its pace

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor

October 21, 2019

Will Netflix be changing your binging habits for you? Netflix’s new pacing schedule is going to keep binging habits to a minimum. Binge watching devalues shows and gets rid of the concept of suspense, so not only will this be healthier for the younger audiences who have too much time on their hands, b...

Writing out traditions of cursive for the future

Writing out traditions of cursive for the future

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor

October 21, 2019

All of us remember the infamous kindergarten worksheets where students are asked to trace along a dotted line or continuously pencil out ten curly versions of the letter “Q” in a row to learn the cursive alphabet. What do not remember? Ever using it again.  For many years, there have been ongoing deba...

WCHS should offer self-defense classes for protection

WCHS should offer self-defense classes for protection

By Jasper Bernstein, Assistant Observations Editor

October 21, 2019

September 16 was a normal day at Walt Whitman High School until a student unexpectedly physically attacked another student with a kitchen appliance: a frying pan. Although the incident was promptly taken care of by school security, many WCHS students were worried for their own safety after the fight. Thi...

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 sparks debate

Wellness Wednesday sparks debate

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Sources of Strength (SOS) days have been replaced by once a week, 20 minute periods of wellness.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...

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