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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...

Zero waste lifestyles are unrealistic

Zero waste lifestyles are unrealistic

By Caitlyn Jennings, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

Taking care of the environment has become a new trend. This is a good thing because many nearby restaurants have started to hand out paper straws instead of plastic ones, and stores encourage customers to bring their own plastic bags with them for shopping. While it is quite possible to live a low-wa...

Students should be exempt from jury duty

Students should be exempt from jury duty

By Julia Lescht, Senior Writer

May 17, 2019

One of the most exciting times in any high schooler’s life is reaching the age of 18. At this age, one is finally, and legally, an adult. However, what may be overshadowed from the excitement of registering to vote for the first time, proudly exercising this constitutional right, is one of the resp...

Should CBD be so easily accessible?

Should CBD be so easily accessible?

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

May 14, 2019

With vaping becoming more popular by the day, people need to be aware of the overall effects that drugs put on their body. CBD, the non psychoactive version of marijuana, has become the newest craze. Many seem to want to try it out and many stores and businesses hope to gain popularity from the th...

Foreign language class should be mandatory for all years

Foreign language class should be mandatory for all years

By Miranda Chung, Copy Editor

May 14, 2019

Currently at WCHS, the minimum requirement of foreign language credits that are needed to graduate is three. There are some universities in the country that make foreign language classes mandatory as well. Though these credits were put in place to encourage students to learn another language, many ar...

Country music is more explicit than people may think

Country music is more explicit than people may think

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

May 9, 2019

Parents traveling with little kids will often switch the station when a rap song comes on to a “safer” genre, like country, to avoid exposing them to controversial topics. However, changing the station to country music does just the opposite. While country music may seem to be clean, many songs in the genr...

Students should have the freedom to go out for lunch

Students should have the freedom to go out for lunch

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

May 9, 2019

Five days, 35 hours or 2,100 minutes is typically how long WCHS students spend within the walls of school each week. With the exception of seniors, students are not permitted to leave school grounds during lunch even if they are able to drive or receive a ride from someone else. Some may think that it...

MCPS students harmed by lack of final exams

MCPS students harmed by lack of final exams

By Jasper Bernstein, Assistant Observations Editor

May 8, 2019

Although a lack of final exams may make WCHS students happy in the short-term, exams are a very important part of college. Without exams, students are not being prepared for the intensive rigors of college. In college, “Finals Week” is a series of exams that is traditionally administered after ...

Oscars receive backlash from #MeToo supporters

Oscars receive backlash from #MeToo supporters

By Kathy Hu, Advertising and subscriptions manager

April 11, 2019

The #MeToo movement came into light in 2017 and has taken the world by storm ever since. With the 2018 Oscars, which included many accused men being nominated for awards, the #MeToo hashtag blew up on Twitter, and women from all parts of the country came together to speak out against the men of Hollywoo...

Teachers strike to create change

Teachers strike to create change

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

April 8, 2019

Funding is decreasing for schools across the country, with no heating in classrooms, art and music programs being shut down, damaged textbooks and unfair wages for teachers. But does all of this allow teachers to take time out of instruction to protest for their own benefit? Teacher strikes create tension between teach...

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