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CHS students represent school on television

CHS students represent school on television

By Caitlyn Jennings, Assistant Observations Editor

December 17, 2018

Have you ever thought, “I can do that,” while watching Jeopardy? On Nov. 10, three WCHS students participated in the first round of the It’s Academic quiz show for the 2018-2019 school year. Sponsored by Giant and Morgan State University, It’s Academic is not just any quiz show; it’s the longes...

WCHS Council combats discrimination in the community

WCHS Council combats discrimination in the community

By Andrew Chan, Assistant Sports Editor

December 17, 2018

Discrimination exists everywhere, even at WCHS. After several public displays of hate, discrimination has become increasingly easy to spot, so WCHS students and parents formed the Churchill Inclusive Achievement Council to help the situation. The Churchill Inclusive Achievement Council, a group comprised...

Fall sports in review

Fall sports in review

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

December 17, 2018

Boys Soccer (8-5-1) Coach Arnold Tarzy’s squad impressed once again this season, but could not get past an obstacle that the team has not been able to overcome in the past couple of years-- the sectional semi-finals. The team finished 10-5, a disappointment by WCHS standards. However, three of...

English dept. leads teacher meditations

English dept. leads teacher meditations

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2018

English teachers Jeffrey Savett and Samantha McEvoy have began department-wide meditation meetings, where they lead English teachers in guided meditation. They meet in Savett’s classroom twice a week during the school day. The meetings began two weeks ago, and this is the first year either of the...

Students to be excused from school for protests

Students to be excused from school for protests

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

December 17, 2018

As of Dec. 5, MCPS is planning to pass a proposal which would allow students to skip classes to attend political protests. The MCPS Board of Education is expected to pass the proposal as early as Jan. If this proposal gets passed, MCPS will be one of very few school districts in the country that allows...

Poms continues training to remain within division two

Poms continues training to remain within division two

By Kathy Hu, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

December 17, 2018

Poms often does not get the credit they deserve, as they are one of only two teams at WCHS whose season lasts through both the fall and winter seasons. Their fall season consists of performing at halftime during football games, while their winter season consists of competing against other poms teams...

WCHS alumni continue their athletic careers

WCHS alumni continue their athletic careers

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2018

For most WCHS athletes, there will be a last shot, dribble, hit, stroke or pass. They will step off the field one last time in high school and move on to a new chapter in their lives. However, a select few get another four years to play, and even fewer get a shot to continue after college. Each year,...

New automated flaggers boost road safety

New automated flaggers boost road safety

By Brandon Li, Copy Editor

December 14, 2018

Maryland highway officials are testing a new method of directing traffic in a construction zone. Usually, a construction worker will be holding a sign that says “Stop” or “Slow,” but with the new initiative, an automated flagger assistance device will replace the need for that worker. On the...

WCHS student wins prestigious Russian award

WCHS student wins prestigious Russian award

By Cherri Tung, Photo Editor

December 14, 2018

Sophomore Ilana Trembisky received the award for having the highest score for outstanding achievement in the study of Russia in Md. during this year’s Olympiada of Spoken Russian that took place Feb. 17. The American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) created the Olympiada of Spoken Russian ...

All WCHS sports should have a junior varsity team

All WCHS sports should have a junior varsity team

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2018

This year, WCHS swim and dive coach Christopher Tappis decided to add a junior varsity (JV) swim team. Traditionally, swim and dive was one of WCHS’ few sports that did not have both varsity and JV teams. This change should encourage the rest of WCHS athletics to add a JV team if their sport does not...

Athlete of the Month: November 2018

Athlete of the Month: November 2018

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

November 21, 2018

Senior Jane Olcott led the varsity girls soccer team to a 10-4 record and to a MPSSAA sectional final by remaining focused and ready to tackle any challenges during the season. Olcott is the girls varsity soccer team captain and has already committed to Villanova University. Olcott started playing...

MCPS considers extending spring break

MCPS considers extending spring break

By Bradley Furgerson, Features Editor

November 21, 2018

Following student and staff input in relation to which holidays the most students are absent, MCPS is considering two proposals for the 2019-2020 calendar. Both have 182 days of instruction, which is two days over the 180 state-mandated number of school days, start on Sep. 3, 2019 and end on June 15, 2020....

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