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Allied softball teaches students importance of teamwork

Allie softball played a close game against Damascus High School March 27. Though they didn't secure a win, the team came together and had fun while doing so.

By Sophie Liss, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019

When you think of a typical WCHS spring sport, lacrosse, tennis or baseball may come to mind. However, with a co-ed team that unites to value teamwork and team spirit over individual statistics and results, one spring sport is unlike the rest: allied softball. Allied softball is playing its fourth...

Athlete of the Month: April 2019

Athlete of the Month: April 2019

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2019

Freshman Jaden Selby has set a new standard as a young wrestler on the mat, taking on opponents two or even three years older than him and still dominating each match. He was also one of only three wrestlers on the team to qualify for states. Selby has been wrestling for nine years and was one of...

New Ride On bus initiative to transport students for free


Rideonbus drives in downtown Rockville.

By Max Kandel, News Editor

April 1, 2019

As of now, the Montgomery County Council has a plan in place to expand the Kids Ride Free program. However, they must wait to see if Montgomery County allocated enough money to allow expansion. Currently, the Kids Ride Free program allows students 18 and under to ride the Ride On buses for free with...

MCPS student activists walk out for gun reform


On March 14, there was a walkout against gun violence where MCPS students protested in front of the White House.

By Riley Hurr, News Editor

April 1, 2019

Thousands of high schoolers walked out of their classrooms and onto Pennsylvania Avenue March 14 to protest gun violence. With posters reading “Enough is Enough” and “Policy and Change” which caught the eyes of many, students from all over Montgomery County and beyond exercised their First Amendment...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine impresses WCHS students

Brooklyn Nine-Nine” started airing in 2013 but it is still a very successful show. The comedy was picked up by NBC which renewed them for a sixth season that will be extended for a total of eighteen episodes.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

“Noice.” “Smort.” “Cool, cool, cool.” These phrases can all be used to describe NBC’s hit comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in addition to being the lingo that the characters on the show (and its fans) love to use. Starring comedian Andy Samberg, actor Andre Braugher and actress Melissa Fumero...

Think Big club hosts fourth annual TEDx event

The TEDx event is a Churchill tradition, hosted by the Think Big club.

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

March 14, 2019

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Think Big Club hosted the fourth annual TEDxChurchillHighSchool event. The event was held in the auditorium and featured a few guest speakers, which included some of Potomac’s leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and innovators. Lobbyist Abby Smith, entrepreneur Andy Richm...

Celebrities mistake fame for political influence

Katy Perry (2nd from left) speaking at a Hillary Clinton rally. The singer/songwriter hinted at a presidential run in 2020 on Instagram in 2018 in a picture with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

By Victoria Park, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

In times of turmoil and trouble, America looks to its celebrities to bless their wisdom upon the people and guide them to peace… not. After the election of Donald Trump, more and more celebrities have not only started publicly supporting political candidates, but also hinted at running for office...

I-Illustrate club allows students to express their creativity

Artist Claire Yang at work, painting on canvas for John’s Hopkins's art competition.

By Emily Zhang, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Interested in art, but do not know where to start? One of WCHS’ many clubs, i-Illustrate is the right place to express one’s creativity. Every Thursday during lunch in room 276, WCHS students can drop by to enjoy some relaxing art sessions. Juniors Claire Yang and Kristin Zhu run the club as Co-President...

High cost of AP exams hinders students

Students who take AP classes spend hours studying for their exams, which may not even end up providing them with the college credit they were hoping to recieve.

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2019

Taking AP classes at WCHS can mean high-intensity classes with hours of studying, but it can also mean another thing students don’t always think about until March: a high price tag. For students who take AP classes, there is only one true endgame: pass the AP exam in May. While there’s the go...

Top Grammy performances of 2019


Camila Cabello opening  the 2019 Grammy Awards ceremony with a performance of her song “Havana.”

By Cherri Tung, Photo Editor

March 11, 2019

From Camila Cabello and Ricky Martin scaling the replicated streets of Havana, to Lady Gaga and Dolly Parton’s soaring pipes and vocal highways, the performers at the 61st Grammy Awards blew the roof off of Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Feb.10. But the question is, which one was the best of the e...

Comfort zones allow WCHS student to shine

Julia Maa displays her piece of art that was painted, depicting a unique portrait.

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

March 11, 2019

Everyone has a comfort zone, an environment where one has a sense of familiarity, safety, and security, and there is something to be said for stepping out of it. When students step out of of their comfort zone, they accomplish things that they aren’t necessarily comfortable doing, with higher levels of st...

Marie Kondo innovates cleaning techniques

Marie Kondo’s popularity has been rapidly increasing because of her useful organizational tips, and more and more people have been watching her videos of tips to declutter your home.

By Kathy Hu, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

March 11, 2019

Marie Kondo is seen by many as the ‘Queen of Organization,’ after the popularity of her book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” blew up and she was awarded her own Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” The series shows how she declutters and organizes peoples’ homes. She ha...

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