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WCHS students rally to create breast cancer walk

WCHS students rally to create breast cancer walk

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

November 13, 2018

Seniors Jenny Dalrymple and Karly Emery organized a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, Oct. 17, during second period to campaign for breast cancer.In accordance to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students and staff were encouraged to dress in pink and hold up posters during the walk. “I thought the w...

MCPS Mental Health Fair educates students

MCPS Mental Health Fair educates students

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018

On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Julius West Middle School, the Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement held the MCPS Mental Health Fair in accordance with Mental Health and Wellness Awareness Month. This fair provided resources and outreach to those suffering from mental i...

WCHS implements new carpool line procedures

WCHS implements new carpool line procedures

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editor

November 1, 2018

At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, CHS administrators changed the morning drop off and afternoon pick up rules for students and parents in hopes of lightening the heavy traffic. Last year, major issues included parents dropping students off on the side of Gainsborough Road or going into s...

WCHS students travel back in time at MD Renaissance Festival

WCHS students travel back in time at MD Renaissance Festival

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor

October 31, 2018

With the weather finally signaling the start of fall, many students are looking for ways to go out and enjoy the autumn air. While pumpkin patches are a must, many students have been travelling a little farther away to a land of princes, princesses, elves and fairies.   The Renaissance Festival ...

Increase of selling of school shirts leads to increase in school spirit

Increase of selling of school shirts leads to increase in school spirit

By Jordyn Green, Assistant Online Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2018

Since the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, CHS SGA has sold four different tee shirts: the Blackout shirt, the annual Dawg Pound shirt, Powderpuff shirts and most recently, the Blue-out shirt. “The main reason [SGA is selling more shirts] is to unify Churchill as a community,” junior a...

A Star is Born is a star in the theaters

A Star is Born is a star in the theaters

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

October 24, 2018

A significant prerequisite that determines whether a film will succeed in the box office is that it leaves an impact, and if any film has done that this year, it's “A Star is Born.” Marking both the film debut of Lady Gaga and the directorial debut of Bradley Cooper, “A Star is Born” has ...

WCHS teachers need to follow the testing schedule

WCHS teachers need to follow the testing schedule

By Riley Hurr, News Editor

October 23, 2018

Tests: a major contributor to the stress that comes along with high school. In hopes of eliminating stress and sleepless nights, CHS has created a testing schedule for departments to follow. Each department has specific days of the week they are allowed to schedule summative tests on. This way, students wo...

NHS inducts new class of bright members

NHS inducts new class of bright members

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2018

CHS National Honor Society (NHS) inducted the rest of its members for the 2018-2019 school year Thursday, Oct. 4. The ceremony took place in the CHS auditorium and was led by NHS sponsor and social studies teacher Jamie Frank and the NHS officers. While half the society was inducted last May, a new ...

New infrastructure changes paint the hallways of WCHS

New infrastructure changes paint the hallways of WCHS

By Max Kandel, News Editor

October 22, 2018

With the arrival of the 2018-2019 school year and a new principal, CHS has decided to make some new updates to its building and facilities. These changes include painted hallways, a new median to direct traffic for carpool lanes, urinal dividers in the boys’ bathrooms and a new walkway tunnel entrance...

Bulldogs look to score a spot in Md. playoffs

Bulldogs look to score a spot in Md. playoffs

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018

Varsity boys football has started this year off with a 5-1 record and has brought with its success a transformed sense of school spirit among CHS students. Former National Football League (NFL) players and current CHS head coach and offensive coordinator Willie Williams and Chris Samuels, respectively,...

New countywide initiative encourages safe sex

New countywide initiative encourages safe sex

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018

As of Oct. 1, all MCPS high schools will begin a free condom distribution program in light of a rise in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) amongst teens in Md. Though the pilot program has already begun this year at Wheaton, Northwood, Gaithersburg and...

Boys soccer shoots for playoff comeback this season

Boys soccer shoots for playoff comeback this season

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-In-Chief

October 19, 2018

Varsity boys soccer is in the middle of a competitive 2018 season, with eight wins, one tie and two losses. This is not the first year that the boys are making for a tough opponent on the field. Last season, they finished a strong regular season before losing in the sectional semi-final of the Maryland...

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